We have rented this condo for a week in 2014, 2016 and 2018 because it is comfortable, good value and a good location in Westport. 5 minutes walking distance to several restaurants and bars at the Quay (The Helm, The Towers and others), and about 20 minutes walk to town centre. Bea and Matt are excellent to deal with. Street parking is just outside the door. Communication has always been excellent. The Centra shop is right beside the condo and is good for groceries. There is a small charge at the end of the week for electricity used but Matt gives tips to minimize the cost. Wifi was apparently added this year but we could not connect. It wasn't a problem as I used my phone data instead. We hope to be back in 2020.
Holiday apartment 30 Quay Village Westport.
The apartment is situated 0.8 of a mile from the town centre and 200 yards from the harbour area. It has two bedrooms, one with ensuite and a family bathroom on the ground floor. The second bedroom has a single bed with a second single pullout bed. The first floor has one large room with living, eating and kitchen. The kitchen has a cooker, fridge, microwave, dish washer and a washing machine. The living room has a small television and DVD player. There is ample on-street, unrestricted parking.
Westport is a medium sized town with many shops, pubs and coffee shops. The harbour area, which is 2 minutes away on foot, has a number of shops, a water activity centre and a number of pub-restaurants. We found the Helm Bar a great pub and it became our local for the week we were in the apartment, ending the day with a pint of Guinness.
The apartment has a Centra shop 3 doors away. The store stocks a good range of items and makes cooked breakfasts and has long opening hours.
Westport is a great base to explore the west of Ireland which has many attractions. Some must do activities: a visit to Achill Island, a coffee and food in the Beehive followed by a walk along Keem beach.
A visit to Clifden is a great day out with the spectacular scenery on route including Kylemore Abbey. The small town of Clifden has great little shops, restaurants and pubs. It has a number of jewellery shops, some of which make jewellery at reasonable prices. Another must do is the Clifden Sky Loop, a coastal route of outstanding natural beauty.
The most spectacular journey is around Ireland's only fjord and the waterfall at Aasleagh. Another must is the Grace O'Malley exhibition and Irish famine display at the heritage centre in Louisburgh. All around this coastline you have great views of Clare Island, the home island of Grace.
A trip to Roundstone is a good place to visit and have lunch, we had great seafood chowder in O'Dowds, a little restaurant overlooking the harbour. Roundstone is the backdrop for a number of films.
A day is easily spent in Galway city, a large city on the coast with a large museum. The city has both historical and modern areas.
The highlight of our week in Westport were our visits to Cong, the village used as a set for the John Wayne film, The Quiet Man. The premises used in the film has been opened as Cohen's Bar, a pub and restaurant since 2008, with the most helpful staff you will ever meet. Also must sees include the monks' fish house, the only one in Ireland and of course Ashford Castle. Cong also has a number of great little gift shops with good quality gifts.
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Lack of Internet and very limited tv lets it down. Otherwise it was grand as a base to explore Mayo. Centrally located in Westport
Lovely! Clean, comfortable, washing machine/dryer. Location is super. Near the harbour which is lovely day and night for a stroll and nice food. Centra round the corner and reasonably priced. Matt the owner was so welcoming and helpful. Won't be disappointed. We will stay again!
House is in great location for Westport Quay, supermarket and restaurants very close. Easy to reach Achill Island and The Reek.