Charming Country House Near Scenic Westport Town
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||2100 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
Drive down our little boreen, through the canopy of trees, to the gates of 'Teach Mo Chroi', a fresh friendly country home overlooking the Partry Mountains and Croagh Patrick. Our boreen, Irish for tiny one-lane road, is just a 1/4 mile off N84 and midway between Castlebar and Ballinrobe Town. Only a 15 minute drive into Westport, a bustling seaside town on the Atlantic's Clew Bay, an hour to Galway City, and 25 minutes to Cong Village, home to Ashford Castle and The Quiet Man Cottage.
'Teach Mo Chroi' meaning "Home of My Heart", is set upon an acre of meadowland amidst the farmland of Cartronbower, Ballintubber, where your nearest neig...Read more
Charming Country House Near Scenic Westport Town
Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Additional Location Information
The home is situated upon an acre of meadowland in the small countryside village of Ballintubber Co. Mayo. Home to the Historic 12th Century Ballintubber Abbey, our local parish church. The house known as Teach Mo Chroi' meaning "Home of My Heart" is in a splendid location for touring the West of Ireland. We are only a short easy drive into any one of 3 Towns; Westport, Castlebar, & Ballinrobe. Just 15 minutes East of Scenic Seaside Westport town, 10 minutes South of Castlebar town, & 10 minutes North of Ballinrobe town. Slightly further at 25 minutes is Ashford Castle in Cong Village and an hour away is Galway city.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$114 - $190||$181 - $268||$804 - $1,273||$0||3 nights|
|Jan. 7 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
|Apr. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 30 2013
|Jul. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Oct. 1 2013 - Dec. 19 2013
|Dec. 20 2013 - Jan. 5 2014
|All Other Dates||$190||$190||-||-||3 nights|
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- Cleaning & Utilities - $201 / stay - Fee - ONLY 1-Week or More Stays Require One-time Clean/Utility Fee
- Reservation/ Damage Deposit - $335 - Security Deposit - Paid at time of Booking
Additional notes from owner
FOR STAYS OF 1-Week or More....There is a One-Time Flat-Rate Cleaning & Utility fee of 150 Euro.
All 3-Night minimum stays already include the cleaning & utility fee
3-Night Rates: *(Cleaning is INCLUDED in Rate Quote)
Low Season 3-Nt minimum is 425 Euro*
Mid Season 3-Nt minimum is 500 Euro*
Mid-High Season 3-Nt minimum is 550 Euro*
High Season 3-Nt minimum is 600 Euro*
Wireless Internet Optional Fee:
3-4 Nts is 10 Euro
5-6 Nts is 15 Euro
1- Week or More is 20 Euro.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 03, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A Six Star Holiday Home
The property and the amenities were more comfortable and lovelier than described. It was comfortable, very clean, well-maintained and the manager did everything to make our stay perfect.
We would definitely recommend this property to others because it is a wonderful family home and also because of the easy proximity to a host of tourist sites.
From here we enjoyed visiting Ballintubber abbey and the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life as well as our excursion to Crough Patrick and the Foxford Woollen Mills.
Response from K Geraghty - 05/04/2013
It is always wonderful to hear that our guests liked our home. I'm glad you and the ladies found it so comfortable. Maura will be pleased with your praise. Thank you for choosing us over the many other homes in the area.
Madison, South Dakota, United States
A Little Bit of Heaven
Teach Mo Chroi is truly a little bit of heaven. The house is spacious with all the amenities of a U.S. home, including a dishwasher! The kitchen is a delight with a grand view of Croagh Patrick through the patio doors and a large table which made for many wonderful conversations with family and friends. The availability of 110 volt electricity made the job of keeping all of our gadgets fully charged much easier. The location is outstanding with just enough day trips for our 3 week stay. Well, there were some favorites that we had to see twice. We especially enjoyed Tom Heneganâ€™s farm and the cruise on Lake Corrib. The short distance to both Westport and Castlebar was a great advantage. The peacefulness because of being off the main road was an added attraction. Karla is a great help with all the arrangements. Her local staff was also a bonus.
Florence, New Jersey, USA
This was our first visit to Ireland. We had a wonderful time. The home was lovely. It was very clean, had all the major appliances, and the beds were very comfortable. There was plenty of space for our family of eight. The view of the mountains and Croagh Patrick from the back of the house is gorgeous. We enjoyed our stay and saw many of the attractions that the owners recommended. Wish we could have stayed longer. We would definitely go back again. Just be careful driving on the very narrow roads.
Truly a home away from home!
We stayed for 12 days in this wonderful house while visiting County Mayo from the USa. It was the perfect location for staying while exploring the west of Ireland. There were 7 of us and we had more than enough room in this spacious house and inviting house. It was very clean and well-maintained both indoors and out and had every amenity that was needed. It truly was like being in your own home in another country. Our host and housekeeper were more than helpful in showing/telling us how everything worked and were available if we needed to telephone with questions. The location of the house is situated between Ballinrobe and Castlebar, and it was very easy to drive to either town for grocery shopping, etc. We cooked most of our meals instead of going out to eat at restaurants and found the kitchen to be well-equipped. The home is child-friendly as well, which was a plus for us since we had one teenager and one child in our group. They enjoyed the basketball and soccer goals. There is also a swing set for younger children. I highly recommend staying here if you are planning on visiting Mayo. It really made our vacation more enjoyable, comfortable and memorable! Thank you again!
Response from K Geraghty - 06/28/2012
Sandy it is a pleasure to have had such respectful guests. You left the house in terrific condition.
While it is true we are situated in off the main N84 Castlebar/Ballinrobe Rd, we are also less than 15 mins from Westport town, an easily accessible road just behind the home leads you straight into town.
We traveled to Ireland to visit my son who was doing a semester abroad in Dublin. This was our first time to Ireland and my first time using homeaway.com. Our experience was wonderful! We stayed in "Teach Mo Chroi" for an entire week and the house was just amazing and very, very beautiful! Everything was at our disposal and there was nothing lacking at all! The Kitchen is huge and well-equipped with all of the amenities! We cooked wonderful meals each night utilizing the fresh local produce and meats from the local markets. The floor plan of the house is perfect for families who want to have all of the kids in one end of the house and keep the other end of the house "quiet" for adults who might want to go to bed alittle bit earlier. The outside space is very private with sheep and lambs surrounding the property. The landscape is beautiful and we really enjoyed taking walks down the driveway and along the dirt road.
We have rented houses before in the us for vacations but I must say, this has definately been one of our favorites! Thank you so much to Karla for letting us have such a wonderful vacation in her beautiful home!! I hope that we can make it back to Ireland again next year because there is still so much to see and do!!!
Response from K Geraghty - 04/11/2012
As always, we realize there are many choices out there for self catering rentals, and are very grateful when guests choose "Teach Mo Chroi'". We strive to make your visit as pleasurable as possible, and appreciate when our guests give us such positive feedback. It means we've done a good job! Thank you for visiting.
Fabulous Home in a Peaceful Beautiful Rural Setting
My family had a fabulous stay at this lovely home. The home was clean, spacious and had everything our family of 5 needed for a relaxing vacation in Ireland. The views were gorgeous, the setting so peaceful. The bedrooms and kitchen were large and the bathrooms very up to date. We took several day-trips from here, including to gorgeous achill Island, Westport, Ashford Castle (where we fished and did horseback riding), and to visit family in Sligo. We enjoyed cooking in the cozy kitchen, and relaxing fireside in the evenings. Highly recommended!
Response from K Geraghty - 11/11/2011
We strive to offer exceptional accommodations at a reasonable rate, we are happy to have met that goal for your stay with us. I'm glad our recommendations for fishing and horseback riding at Ashford Castle turned out to be an enjoyable experience for you and your girls. Many Thanks, Karla
New Hudson, Michigan
Truly a wonderful home for a family vacation. Great for touring the west of Ireland. We will be back!
Beautiful, Warm & Welcoming
We set out on a journey to discover our heritage and see if we had any living relatives in Co. Mayo Ireland. We arrived on an unseasonably cold and blustery day so when we opened the door to the house and were welcomed by the warmth of heat we were delighted. Teach Mo Chroi' was our home base but turned out to be so much more. It is truly a lovely home. The rooms were very spacious and the beds incredibly comfortable after a long day of touring. The kids enjoyed playing soccer and especially the tire swing, but the highlight was watching the fathers and sons play basketball together. It turned out to be one of the best family vacations we've ever taken. There were so many places to visit in the area; a boat ride from ashford Castle to the island was among our favorites. But don't miss Ballintubber abbey, Achill Island, Climbing Croagh Patrick and especially the nightlife in Westport town. Everything was so easily accessible and convenient. The home is furnished with everything you could possibly need or want for cooking, and with so many Satellite channels it was easy to keep the kids entertained. Maura our hostess was warm and friendly and helpful. We were especially impressed with how clean the home was when we arrived and how easily it handled our large group of 11 adults & children. I will recommend the home to others and hope we can find another excuse to visit again in the future. If there was any disappointment it was that we were unable to find any living relatives but our visit to Mayo and Teach Mo Chroi more than made up for that disappointment.
Response from K Geraghty - 09/18/2011
We strive to provide excellent accommodations for our guests and are very happy to hear your stay with us met your expectations. The home was designed with large groups in mind so handling your party of 11 easily, is a welcome compliment. We hope we'll have the pleasure of hosting you again one day. Thank you for choosing Teach Mo Chroi'.