Unusual Places to Stay

Accommodation in Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland


If you are looking for somewhere to stay why not try something out-of-the-ordinary? If you're thinking of experiencing Mayo's amazing countryside, a great option is a B&B or self-catering accommodation on a working farm.

There is a good range of accommodation available to suit every budget, style and itinerary nestled in woodlands or in green fields.

Here you can get in touch with real farm life at close quarters: cows, calves, sheep and lambs in springtime, but also wildlife. From your cottage window you can watch the little hares running gleefully in the fields, the elegant swans swimming in the lakes and turloughs, and the swallows, robins and pied wagtails flying busily about their daily chores.

Always a winner for kids!

Alternatively, for peace and quiet and great views there are some very special places waiting for you such as lighthouses and old coast guard stations on the little rocky isles just offshore along the Mayo coast.

Here you can experience what real life was like for fishermen and find a haven of tranquillity exploring caves at low tides, spotting seals and otters from cliff tops and rock fishing on natural oyster beds.

If you are looking for a great break why not try the full adrenaline rush of a Murder Mystery Weekend where you are not "at" the show, but you are "in" the show. You will experience fear, excitement and worry and that's just starting from breakfast time!

If you are attracted to Historical and Heritage Houses, County Mayo offers unique accommodation in charming properties, nestled in centuries-old parks and furnished with fine antiques and paintings.

Often these very exclusive accommodations offer outdoor activities such as fishing and horse riding and also gardening courses focused on organic fruit and vegetable growing and organic ornamental gardening. In one of these Historical Houses there is an original blacksmith course where it is possible to practice various traditional blacksmithing techniques.

Really the choice is up to you!