$156 / night
Total guests, Nights

Charming Country House Near Scenic Westport Town – Home 2194422 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Charming Country House Near Scenic Westport Town – Home 2194422

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from 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 neighbor is likely to be the cow or sheep in a nearby field. There's nothing quite as nice as awakening to the birdsong on a fine summer morning. Relax with a cup of tea on the patio beside sunlit mountains; or pluck a novel from the book shelves and settle in for a good read. When night falls, the sky is transformed into a visual feast of stars!

The house is in an ideal location for touring the West of Ireland. Whether you've an hour or the day, consider visiting these worthwhile nearby offerings: 12th Century Ballintubber Abbey, Ballinrobe Horseraces, Heneghans Heritage Centre, Ashford Castle’s Boat Cruises, The Ceide Fields, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Westport House & Country Park Amusements, The Fjords at Killary Harbor, Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Galway City, the spectacular cliffs and superb beaches of Achill Island, or for a special treat learn to fly a hawk at Ashford Castle's Falconry School. For the thrill seekers and outdoorsmen, try the unique challenges offered at the Killary Adventure Center.

Teach Mo Chroi' is a family friendly home with many desirable features to its credit; providing excellent accommodations to large groups, for reunions, anniversaries, and special family gatherings. There is ample parking for 6 vehicles. The house is equipped with US 110v outlets as well as the standard Irish 220v, so bring along your Ipods, etc. For the film buff, relax and enjoy a slection from our more than 30 Irish Films on DVD or take advantage of our Wireless Internet for your laptop or smart phone. From the spacious kitchen to the warm inviting living room, every room is large and comfortable. The Master Bedroom is en suite with a King bed and walk-in closet. All bedrooms are fitted with ultra plush US mattresses. The Extra large Dbl Bedroom has 2 Queen beds and TV w/DVD-VCR. Two additional Bedrooms host a Queen & Single bed in each. There are 2 more bathrooms with tub and shower units as well as a large utility room w/washer and dryer. Great water pressure throughout the home.

Cartronbower boreen serves as a walking route to many of the locals because its peaceful and rarely traveled. Wander down its winding path and you're likely to encounter cows, horses, or donkeys in the surrounding fields, each known to enjoy a carrot or apple from a friendly passerby. In early Spring, the fields are alive with the sights and sounds of baby lambs, a vision to behold for children and adults alike. A portion of the front garden is a soccer/gaelic football field complete with 2 netted goals. Additionally, there's a paved area for basketball with 2 backboards, child's swing set, and a patio complete with furniture and BBQ Grill.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Queen Beds
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed Twin bed
  • 2 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking

Getting around

Trains and buses are available from Dublin Airport & City to Castlebar Town 10 mins from the property. Buses are also available from Shannon Airport connecting in Galway City.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($293.10) €250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Guests must be 25 years old to make a booking. We do not allow large groups of singles for things like Hen (Bachelorette) or Stag Parties. Only 12 people plus 1 infant can stay in the house. The rental rate is the same even with fewer guests staying. Our 3 NIGHT MINIMUM is listed as the WEEKEND NIGHT FEE. The Weekend Night Fee is for ANY 3 night stay (Mid-Week or Weekend). The Nightly Fee is for nights 4-6. Weekly Rates are listed by season. Extra nights (8+) are further reduced, see Rate Notes.


About the owner

Karla G.
Average reply time:
1 hour 42 minutes
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Calendar last updated:
18 Sep 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





35 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic base for a wonderful family holiday in Mayo”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2021

Our family of 7 spent a wonderful week in Teach Mo Chroí in July. With our kids’ ages ranging from 11 to 20 it’s not always easy to find a place where everyone is happy but this bea… More

Response from the owner We are very happy your family enjoyed your stay with us. It's always a pleasure to read that guests want to return. Thank you for choosing our property for your visit when we know there are many others you could have selected. We will be delighted to welcome you back in the future.

“A rural retreat”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2021

We had a very relaxing weekend at Teach mo Croi. The house is extremely comfortable and well thought through. We were a family of 5 and our three children (age 2-11) disappeared into the garden for mo… More

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are always delighted to hear our guests enjoyed their stay. We would welcome you back anytime.

“Ideal spot for exploring Mayo with young family.”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2020

My young family and I really enjoyed our holiday in Teacht Mó Craoí. The house had plenty of room for entertaining our three kids - with a large garden area complete with football nets … More

“Fantastic staycation base!!”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2020

Thanks to Covid, we decided to staycation in Mayo this year. Knowing the weather can be at best predictably changeable, we wanted to ensure we had a good comfortable base to come back to each evening … More

“We miss it already.....”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2019

What a find! Absolutely everything has been thought of for visitors. A beautiful house, beautiful grounds and an ideal base for travelling around Mayo. Booking was stress free, instructions regarding … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind words. It’s a pleasure to host families like yours. Please come and stay again if the opportunity arises.

“Beautiful home away from home”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2019

This is our 3rd stay in this wonderful home. Plenty of room for myself and my Dad and several of my Irish cousins who spend time with us while there. Wonderful large kitchen for cooking family dinner… More

Response from the owner Thank you Mary we appreciate your return business. The seated shower en-suite remodel was intended to assist our older guests and anyone wanting a relaxed shower with added space. We look forward to your return in 2021.

“Mayo magic”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2018

Fantastic spacious cottage just outside Ballintubber, near Westport. Scenery amazing. Absolutely perfect in every way. Looking forward to going back

Response from the owner Thank you we aim to please our guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

“Highly Recommend”

Reviewed 11 May 2018

There was 11 people in our party. We booked the house as we planned to climb Croagh Patrick. We were blessed with the weather. This house is in a beautiful location, so tranquil. Big front garden and plenty of room for our 6 children. The house was in pristine condition upon arrival. Literally home from home. The cupboard in the hall was full of clean towels and linen. We didn't want to leave!! I have never stayed in such a well equipped house. We will definitely be back. Thank you very much.

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind words. We try to provide a comfortable stay for all our guests so they do feel its like their home away from home. The key is in the details. We hope you will return if your schedule allows.


Reviewed 5 Apr 2018

A fab stay in a beautiful home. Our two families had a blissful stay, a great house with plenty of facilities and space outside for the kids to play and to enjoy the best Easter Egg Hunt ever! Both Ka… More

Response from the owner Thank you for staying with us, we know there are many properties to choose from. The donkeys are everyone’s favorite, even mine. Family gatherings were foremost in our mind when we built our home, so it’s nice that you enjoyed your stay the way it was intended. I hope you’ll come and visit again.

“Home Away From Home”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2017

I chose this home because it was near my cousins. It worked out perfectly! The caretaker, Maura, met us in town so we could follow her to the house. She gave us a simple and thorough tour and was k… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Karla (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Karla (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Karla the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Karla (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Karla (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Karla (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Karla (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Karla (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Karla (the owner) a message.

If Karla (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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