Sound Cottage

ID: S5510

  • Bedrooms 3
  • ・ Sleeps 6
  • ・ Pets 2

Snaptrip says

Guests have been charmed by Sound Cottage's tranquil setting and stunning views, with many praising its cleanliness, comfort, and the mix of character and modern amenities. The presence of friendly donkeys and local wildlife adds to the property's appeal, creating a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. While most experiences were positive, a few guests noted issues with comfort and access.

Guests that stayed at this property said

The cottage received high praise for its cleanliness, with several guests specifically mentioning it was spotless upon arrival.

The location is celebrated for its tranquility, scenic views, and proximity to nature. However, one review mentioned difficulty with the access road, slightly impacting the score.

Many guests found the cottage comfortable and cosy, especially with the stove and sofas. However, one negative comment about a creaky and uncomfortable bed in the main bedroom slightly lowers the score.

Facilities are generally well-regarded, with mentions of a well-equipped kitchen and laundry. Some guests experienced issues with regulating hot water and heating, and one suggested improvement for the garden view.

There are no specific mentions of gifts or special touches that would indicate thoughtfulness from the hosts, so it is not possible to provide a score in this category.

About this property

Achill Sound 1.8 miles. A well-presented, detached coastal cottage, situated close to the village of Achill Sound in County Mayo. Located at the end of a country lane in peaceful isolation, this Achill Island cottage has been appointed in a friendly and traditional style to provide cosy and comfortable accommodation, perfect for a small family or a couple looking for a romantic retreat. With the accommodation entirely across the ground floor,this Achill Island cottage has three bedrooms, a kitchen with dining area, and a homely sitting room featuring a warming stove adding to the serene atmosphere. Outside you can settle and enjoy the stunning views, or take a stroll down to the shoreline to absorb the wonderful scenery. The village of Achill Sound is situated on Achill Island and is surrounded by spectacular countryside and a beautiful bay. The island has five Blue Flag beaches, so an unspoilt haven is never far away, ideal for a day of family fun or a late evening stroll with only the sound of the sea for company. There are plenty of activities to be found on this stunning island, including watersports, horse riding, mountain hiking, golf and fishing. The finest attraction not to be missed is the Great Western Greenway cycle route that winds through the wild scenery all the way to the cosmopolitan town of Westport, revealing breathtaking vistas en route. Explore the magical Clew Bay or conquer Croagh Patrick; all this and more before returning to your lovely Achill Island cottage.

At 57 square miles, Achill is the largest island of Ireland, and lies off the west coast, in County Mayo. The island is linked to the mainland by the Michael Davitt Bridge, making it easily accessible. Boasting five Blue Flag beaches, Achill has some of the most beautiful, secluded, remote beaches in Ireland, but water sports are always easy to find.


All ground floor.

Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite, 1x twin 1 x adult bunks.

Shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Kitchen with dining area.

Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.

Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove.

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books and games.

Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Cot and highchair.

Ample off road parking.

Front lawned garden with furniture.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Sorry, no smoking.

Shop and pub 2 miles.

Coast 2 mins walk.

Note: This property is surrounded by farmland, so pets must be kept under strict control.

Note: Though all ground floor, there is a step between the kitchen and hall, which leads to the bathroom.

Reviews (14)

  • Majella

    right on the shore. It is a beautiful 100 year old cottage which has just the right mix of character and modern facilities. Michael and Mary are the caretakers for the property and they do a fabulous job. We were so comfortable with the stove and cosy sofas while the wind howled outside on the first two nights. But we were also blessed with sunshine and could sit outside and watch all the birds, feed the donkeys or watch the tide. If you are looking tranquility, cosiness, nature with more than a splash of bona fide Achill then Sound Cottage will tick all the boxes.

  • Angela

    Really enjoyed the holiday, location, cleanliness, and amenities at the cottage were excellent, apologies for not signing visitors book, l would highly recommend this cottage

  • Paul

    The cottage is clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The location is wonderful and a decent distance from other properties. We loved the garden and our girls loved the swing and especially loved feeding the two nosey donkeys over the fence. I sat having my breakfast one day watching a heron catch fish and seals on the flats as the tide receded. It really is a place to relax and Achill is a special place.

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