Monday 23 August 2021

Dooega Cottage, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Dooega Cottage is a traditional Irish cottage, with stunning views. It is ideally situated above the centre of the quiet village of Dooega. The holiday home overlooks the beach and harbour, facing south, with views to the Atlantic Drive, Clew Bay, Clare Island and mountains and islands beyond. You can walk through the meadow below and be on the beautiful Blue Flag beach in a few minutes or stroll to the river to fish for brown trout. Behind is the mountain of Minaun, from the top of which you can see right across the rest of the island.

The accommodation is ideal for a small family or two couples and is laid out as follows:

From the entrance porch you go through the original red front door into the living room, which has a south facing picture window, an open fire, comfortable sofa and chairs and an old dresser, complete with delft. The TV/DVD player is complemented by books, games and jigsaws.

To the left is the main bedroom, with a double and a single bed, and to the right the twin bedroom, both with sea facing windows and equipped with electric wall radiators.

Through what was once the rear doorway of the house you enter the modern, light, well equipped kitchen with electric fan oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Then the utility area, which has a sink, washing machine and tumble dryer and a little window looking towards Minaun.

The main bathroom has a bath with electric shower, basin and WC and there is a separate bathroom with WC and basin.

All rooms have ample electric power points (220/240 volts). Calor gas is supplied and electricity is included in the rent.

Blankets and pillows are provided. Guests bring own linen, unless pre-booked (for which there is a separate charge) and towels.

Micky’s Bar (at Lavelle’s Seaside House) is only a short walk away. The main shopping centre is at Achill Sound (14kms) but there is a smaller shop, garage and pub at 6kms.

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