Rent an Irish Cottage
on Achill Island

Holiday On Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast In A 4-Bed 1920s Stone Cottage

Discover The Hill Cottage

Experience beautiful views from the Hill Cottage & get away from it all...

The Hill Cottage, located in Saulia on Achill Island boasts a wonderful panoramic view far across beautiful mountains and a sea estuary. 

It offers 65 square metres of living space, 2 bedrooms with twin beds, a 3-seater sleeping couch, bathroom with shower & bathtub, fully equipped kitchen with open plan living room, fireplace and stove and a simple garden.

The cottage was lovingly renovated just a few years ago and is ideal for families, couples or friends holidays including pets.

The sunsets and forever changing weather scenarios are legendary and never cease to fascinate.

Escape and find peace ...
between vast moorland landscapes far and wide ...

floorplan of an Irish Cottage on Achill Island

Facilities

Hill Cottage Layout

Sleeping A

Twin beds, shelves.

Sleeping B

Twin beds, shelf, wardrobe.

Bath

Toilet, sink, bathtub & shower, mirror.

Lounge

Sofa (3 seater sleeper with Chaiselongue), fireplace.

Kitchen

Fridge freezer, stove & oven, kitchen table for 2-4 people.

Entrance

Hanger for jackets and room for shoes.

Passageway with rear exit

Washing machine, tumble dryer.

Permanently on site: Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels; TV & DVD player, turf briquettes for the fireplace and kitchen stove.

The Achill Island Hill Cottage

... experiences that will stick with you

Achill Island, at 146 km², is the largest island off the Irish mainland and accessible by bridge
It is located halfway up the west Atlantic side, easily recognisable on all maps by its distinctive pistol shape,
facing west towards the open sea.

Achill Island and with its approximately 2600 inhabitants and belongs to the county of Mayo. It is connected to the mainland via the approx. 100 metre long Michael Davitt Bridge.

Around 87% of the 146km² island is covered with peat bogs. Achill is not only home to Keem Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches/bays in Europe, Heinrich Böll (famous German writer) also fell in love with the tranquillity, country and people in 1954 and wrote his Nobel prize-winning “Irish Diary” there. 

The American painter and teacher Robert Henri also lived on Achill Island from 1910-1919, where he painted a whole series of world-famous portraits of the local population. The island with its beautiful landscape was used several times as a backdrop for international film productions such as “My Sailor, My Love” and most recently the recent award-winning film “The Banshees of Inisherin” starring Colin Farrell.

In addition to various pubs and restaurants, Achill also has a many small shops, a post office, a Supervalu market and a bank branch. The nearest towns are Newport, Westport and Castlebar.

Achill Island has an ocean climate. Throughout the year, often strong winds blow across the island with frequent and rapidly changing weather.

Activities

Lots to choose from, especially for lovers of the outdoors

From water sports to walking trails, kite surfing to fishing, relaxing on stunning blue flag beaches to cycling the superb landscapes, Achill has it all to offer.

Sports

Culture, history & sights

Fun & events

Bíodh bogha báistí os cionn do theach tar éis gach stoirme.
May there be a rainbow over your house after every storm.

Prices

60€ / per day for the house, plus 1 x 100€ cleaning (flat rate) & 15€ laundry / per person (bed linen, towels).

Example: 4 visitors x 7 nights 

7 x 60€ per night = 420€ rental cost for the cottage

+ 100€ cleaning 

+ 60€ laundry

580€ total

 

Minimum Rental Time: 3 days

Adventure awaits

Create memories on Achill Island

The Hill Cottage is a great choice for simple comfort and is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty to explore.

Check availability here

Achill Hill Cottage

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Journey

It is generally advisable to have a car available on Achill Island.

Option A: with your own car / camper / motorhome > ferry from Holyhead / England to Dublin or Fishguard / England to Rosslare > continue to Achill
Option B: by plane to one of the airports below > hire car to Achill
Option C: by train > Dublin to Castlebar or Westport > taxi or bus to Achill
Option D: by bike

Airports

Dublin: e.g. Air Lingus, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Easyjet
Knock: e.g. Ryanair, Flybe, bmibaby
Shannon: e.g. Air Lingus, Ryanair, United Airlines

Distances

  • Dublin (airport & ferry) → Achill Island: approx. 290 km, approx. 3:40 h
  • Knock (airport) → Achill Island: approx. 85km, 1:25 h
  • Shannon (airport) → Achill Island: approx. 215 km, 2:45 h
  • Newport → Achill Island: 33km, approx. 35 min.
  • Westport (train station) → Achill Island: 47 km, approx. 44 min.
  • Castlebar (train station) → Achill Island: 53 km, approx. 56 min.
  • London → Achill Island: approx. 900 km, approx. 16 h (incl. ferry)
  • Hamburg → Achill Island: approx. 1.800 km, approx. 26 h