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Blackberry cottage lacken Co, Mayo , Ireland

Blackberry cottage lacken Co, Mayo , Ireland

kitchen

kitchen

third  bedroom with double bed

third bedroom with double bed

main bedroom

main bedroom

garden

garden

View from front garden

View from front garden

patio

patio

garden view

garden view

view from garden patio

view from garden patio

Rainbow over lacken

Rainbow over lacken

garden

garden

front patio at cottage

front patio at cottage

abbey

abbey

lacken strand

lacken strand

abbey

abbey

lacken abbey

lacken abbey

information on abbey in lacken

information on abbey in lacken

river beside abbey

river beside abbey

gate to abbey

gate to abbey

local historic ruins

local historic ruins

nephin mountain co mayo, photo taken from beach

nephin mountain co mayo, photo taken from beach

beach 3 minutes from cottage

beach 3 minutes from cottage

ballycastle 20 minutes from house

ballycastle 20 minutes from house

view on way to pier 5 minutes from cottage

view on way to pier 5 minutes from cottage

local boating

local boating

beach 3 minute from cottages

beach 3 minute from cottages

main bathroom

main bathroom

ensuite

ensuite

main bathroom from another angle

main bathroom from another angle

garden of cottage

garden of cottage

Sunset from sitting room window

Sunset from sitting room window

sunset

sunset

Sunset

Sunset

ashford castle co mayo

ashford castle co mayo

beach near cottage

beach near cottage

glass of wine evening at the cottage

glass of wine evening at the cottage

sunset at cottage

sunset at cottage

beautiful evening

beautiful evening

a beautiful evening sky at cottage

a beautiful evening sky at cottage

Sitting room

Sitting room

Front of cottage

Front of cottage

garage

garage

sitting room with log burner

sitting room with log burner

hall

hall

hallway

hallway

Utility room wit washer dryer, microwave and small freezer.

Utility room wit washer dryer, microwave and small freezer.

Side of cottage

Side of cottage

Beach within three minutes of cottage

Beach within three minutes of cottage

Birds flight takes place most summer evenings

Birds flight takes place most summer evenings

Sunset over beach on a July evening

Sunset over beach on a July evening

View from walking from strand to beach

View from walking from strand to beach

beach

beach

view of neiphin mountain

view of neiphin mountain

walk  in sunset

walk in sunset

west coast

west coast

irish landscape

irish landscape

irish landscape

irish landscape

lanscape

lanscape

early morning

early morning

sunset at side of cottage

sunset at side of cottage

beach 3 minutes away

beach 3 minutes away

beach near cottage

beach near cottage

Rathfran priory.

Rathfran priory.

Rathfran abbey

Rathfran abbey

Rathfran abbey/ priory

Rathfran abbey/ priory

Down Patrick Ballycastle 
15/20 mins from cottage

Down Patrick Ballycastle 15/20 mins from cottage

West coast of Ireland

West coast of Ireland

Ballycastle  close to cottage

Ballycastle close to cottage

Killala bridge towards lacken and cottage

Killala bridge towards lacken and cottage

Hill view of rathfran abbey 10 mins from cottage

Hill view of rathfran abbey 10 mins from cottage

Rathfran abbey

Rathfran abbey

Neiphin mountain co mayo

Neiphin mountain co mayo

Lacken strand

Lacken strand

Killcummin  pier .

Killcummin pier .

Gazebo lacken

Gazebo lacken

Lacken strand

Lacken strand

Lacken

Lacken

Ballycastle 14km from cottage .

Ballycastle 14km from cottage .

Ballycastle

Ballycastle

Rosserk abbey

Rosserk abbey

Information on abbey

Information on abbey

Sunset  at enniscrone pier looking towards lacken 18th June 2014

Sunset at enniscrone pier looking towards lacken 18th June 2014

Ballina  12km from cottage

Ballina 12km from cottage

Ballina ridge pool  famous for salmon fishing

Ballina ridge pool famous for salmon fishing

Beach near cottage

Beach near cottage

 View of Sunset  out the kitchen window

View of Sunset out the kitchen window

Our family

Our family

Winters evening

Winters evening

Westport

Westport

Westport

Westport

Westport

Westport

Westport

Westport

 bedroom 2 with double bed

bedroom 2 with double bed

Side of  cottage

Side of cottage

Killcummin pier

Killcummin pier

Sarah's graduation day

Sarah's graduation day

David's debs night

David's debs night

New-years  celebration

New-years celebration

Blackberry cottage lacken Co, Mayo , Ireland kitchen third  bedroom with double bed main bedroom garden View from front garden patio garden view view from garden patio Rainbow over lacken garden front patio at cottage abbey lacken strand
abbey
lacken abbey
information on abbey in lacken river beside abbey gate to abbey local historic ruins nephin mountain co mayo, photo taken from beach beach 3 minutes from cottage ballycastle 20 minutes from house view on way to pier 5 minutes from cottage local boating beach 3 minute from cottages main bathroom
ensuite 
main bathroom from another angle garden of cottage Sunset from sitting room window sunset Sunset ashford castle co mayo beach near cottage glass of wine evening at the cottage sunset at cottage beautiful evening a beautiful evening sky at cottage Sitting room Front of cottage garage sitting room with log burner hall hallway Utility room wit washer dryer, microwave and small freezer. Side of cottage Beach within three minutes of cottage Birds flight takes place most summer evenings Sunset over beach on a July evening View from walking from strand to beach beach view of neiphin mountain walk  in sunset
west coast irish landscape irish landscape lanscape early morning sunset at side of cottage beach 3 minutes away beach near cottage Rathfran priory. Rathfran abbey Rathfran abbey/ priory Down Patrick Ballycastle 
15/20 mins from cottage West coast of Ireland Ballycastle  close to cottage Killala bridge towards lacken and cottage Hill view of rathfran abbey 10 mins from cottage Rathfran abbey Neiphin mountain co mayo Lacken strand Killcummin  pier . Gazebo lacken Lacken strand Lacken Ballycastle 14km from cottage . Ballycastle Rosserk abbey Information on abbey Sunset  at enniscrone pier looking towards lacken 18th June 2014 Ballina  12km from cottage Ballina ridge pool  famous for salmon fishing Beach near cottage  View of Sunset  out the kitchen window Our family Winters evening Westport Westport Westport Westport  bedroom 2 with double bed Side of  cottage Killcummin pier 
Sarah's graduation day David's debs night New-years  celebration
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Exchange dates Duration
January 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Is Ireland on your exchange list ???. Then we offer you a beautiful part of it at our holiday cottage in Co. Mayo. We are open to all offers to exchange from January 2017 to December 2017 . We will reply to all offers of exchange . Many thank, Paddy and Pauline.

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We have just agreed our house swap for July 2017. We would like to find a possible swap for April 2017 We could travel between Saturday 8th and Saturday 22 nd of April.Our holiday home with sea views is on the west coast of Ireland

Hello intervac families, our names are Paddy and Pauline Andrews, we have two children Sarah aged 24 and David 19 They will not be travelling with us.

Our holiday home is a three bedroom cottage on the west coast of Ireland .As this is a holiday home we are open to all offers ,both short term and longer throughout the year . We welcome any offers and advice from seasoned exchangers.
The cottage which was built 9 years ago has three bedrooms, all of which has one double bed .There are two bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite in the main bedroom .
A kitchen / dining room. Sitting room. There is a utility room with washer/dryer ,microwave and undercounter freezer. Larger chest freezer in garage.
The front garden has a patio with sea views and there is a patio to the rear of the cottage for your early morning breakfast/ coffee (these flag stones on this rear patio are rescued from the original cottage and are about 100 years old.

There is a separate garage for storage
There is under floor heating throughout the cottage thermostats in each room to regulate heating as required. There is a log burner in the sitting room for that cosy evening feeling , logs are in the garage for your use.

There is a new vinyl record player with hundreds of vinyl records to suit most tastes. 😍 A DVD player. CD Stereo , TV with surround sound . Many board games for young and older alike.
There is a recently purchased extended site /garden to the side of the cottage ,ideal safe area for a kick around of football suitable for children or the young at heart adults.
There are two bikes plus equipment available for use in the garage.
There is a small gym in the local hall one minute from cottage. The local GAA pitch where you get to see Gaelic football matches played is opposite the cottage. There is internet access at the cottage and the local hall opposite the cottage also has computer internet access
Area of killcummin known for the history of the French landing about 1 km away .The ceide fields (largest stone age monument in the world is a 6000 year old historic site )is about 15/20 minutes away (see web site Ireland heritage site for information).Great surfing ,fishing, beaches. Strand horse racing. Great hiking ,walking and biking area.
Closest beach is about 3 minutes away ,suitable for swimming, surfing and fishing.
Many historical sites, Salmon fishing on the infamous ridge pool on the River Moy and golf close by.
Many hiking trials around mayo. Travel the Wild Atlantic Way (website: www.ireland.com) The Great Western Greenway (www.greenway.ie) biking trial 40minutes away.
Knock airport is about an hours drive away.Dublin airport is 3 and half hour drive away.
Croagh Patrick the infamous pilgrimage mountain is about 40 minutes away.
Large town of Ballina is about 15 minutes away with many pubs , restaurants ,swimming pool new arts centre which holds many concerts and plays and there is a six screen cinema in the town, two of which are 3D cinemas.
The town celebrates the salmon festival in July, see festival web site for further information. Great for couples and families alike
Beleek castle has an award winning restaurant is on the outskirts of the town.you can also take beautiful walks through beleek woods or have a picnic at the many picnic benches throughout the woods
Smaller village of killala with shops , pubs and one of the best round tower examples in Ireland , etc 5/10 minutes away. Local pub 3 minutes away on the pier with great views. Beautiful scenic walks /runs outside your door.
Large town of castlebar approx 50km away . There is the turlough folk museum here well worth visiting .
The beautiful village of Westport well worth visiting is about one hours drive away . Many scenic drives here , on your way home to cottage Foxford known for its rug making and museum is a nice place to stop for a cuppa and a visit

Large gas BBQ . Small patio log burner. (Chimney ). There are wet suits available for use.
In the garage .
We have out door patio furniture and a double swing hammock. To use on the two patios ( one in front of the cottage with sea view and one to the back of the cottage ideal for your morning coffee.).

We are a couple who would like to exchange from end of June to aug for a period of two / three weeks.. And maybe some long weekends or single weeks during the year. We are open to all offers or suggestions . We have two children aged 24 and 19 but do not think they will be travelling with us. But will let you know if it changes.

We love animals but do not have any at this time .
We will treat your home as we would our own with care and respect.
Google mayo to see the many festivals held around the county in summer. We will have as much information as possible left for you at the cottage..

We have a Nissan juke car to exchange
If you have any special requirements I will endeavour to meet them in as much as possible. Please contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing and sharing with you.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • company director
  • special needs assistant

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Property Details

  • Car necessary
  • Garden
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Public swimming pool
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • French Riviera
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Scotland, UK
  • Mexico
  • Aisai, Aichi, Japan
  • India
  • Utah, USA
  • Colorado, USA
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Knock Co, Mayo - 60 km

Do you like a home away from home , then, our home is it. In the very scenic west of Ireland. Close to beaches , with lovely walks and hikes .The cottage is in the countryside ,with the sea about 1 mile away from our cottage. There are many historical sites close by . The ceide fields, killcummin pier area associated with historical French landing of 1798. Rathfran Abbey dated around 1274 ,The round tower dated between 11 th to 13th century reported to be the best example in mayo if not the whole of ireland is in killala ,these are to name but a few. The famous ridge pool known worldwide to anglers as an area of the best fishing in Europe for salmon is about 12 km away. There is three beaches within 2 to 5 km away the closest been 2km. There are many hiking trials both for the average walker and the more seasoned walkers in co mayo with some of the most beautiful views . The towns of Westport and Castlebar are worth a visit, as is the village of Foxford famous for the Foxford rugs made in the local factory which also has a museum. The Turlough folk life museum in Castlebar. Cong village famous for the film starring John Wayne and Maureen o Hara The Quite Man are all within reach. If you like the outdoor life then you will love mayo.Mayo is as busy as you want to make it or as relaxing as you may want. There are both German and French families who have holiday homes in the area as well as many other nationalities . Come relax enjoy the beautiful west of ireland

Occupation

  • company director
  • special needs assistant

Children

  • Girl - Age: 26
  • Boy - Age: 21

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a family of four. Our two children are Sarah aged 24 years and David 19 years of age . Paddy is a company director and Pauline is a special needs assistant/teacher assistant working with special needs children aged 13 to 18 years of age .
Daughter Sarah works in an A B A (applied behaviour analysis ) school which caters for children aged 4 to 18 years of age with autism . Our Son David Is in his 2nd year of college studying computer science..
Our main home is in Navan, Co, Meath, on the east coast of Ireland.

Our holiday home is in Lacken, Co, Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.
We love to travel, do outdoor activities eg. Golf ,fishing , canoeing , hiking ,walking ,running, cycling, and explore new places and meeting people .

Lifestyle

We enjoy the outdoors lifestyle, . travelling , music , keeping fit, reading, golf, fishing biking . Hiking and walking.

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