Old Rectory Retreat Westport - Olde KitchenHouse

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4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
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THE OLDE KITCHENHOUSE is one of two apartments at The Old Rectory Retreat. Quirky, beautiful and much loved, this is not a holiday rental place but a home we sometimes share with others. We offer atmosphere and the joy of age.

We are a small extended family group living around the Old Rectory - built in 1852 and set among trees, with a stream running between our gardens.

A house of 170 years age is not a blemish free space!

We're in Knappagh, 3 miles from beautiful Westport town.

The space
The Olde KitchenHouse at The Old Rectory Retreat is one of the two apartments into which the house is now divided. As you might guess, its' hub is the old kitchen and livingroom of the original house. The large main room has a big comfortable sofa as well as dining table and kitchen area with wicker armchairs and wooden island and an always on Aga cooker. (there's also a double ringed gas hob for those who prefer their cooking fast). There is a sunroom at the entrance which also has a small sofa, table and rocking chair. Off this is a utility room and downstairs toilet.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double, one either double or single, each with a writing desk and easy chair.

These rooms share a small wet room- shower room cum toilet. We realize this would not suit everyone but also feel it's a small concession for the other amenities, for the charm and beauty of the place.

There is a small lovely garden, entirely private, to one side. A terraced area to the front is also dedicated to the OldeKitchenHouse. The remaining front and riverside gardens are common areas. There is also a garden to the rere which is private to the Churchside apartment .


GENERAL
Different members of an extended family live and work in the various homes set around the land.
Our aim is to create a space for anyone looking for time out in a welcoming home from home, a base to explore beautiful Mayo and Clew Bay or find a quiet place in which to pursue creative work . We all share an interest in writing and music and feel our place is a quiet and inspirational environment.

Parties and loud noise are not welcome. Unfortunately it's not a suitable environment for younger children. The stairs are steep and open tread. There is a steep hill beside the house and the stream across on the other side of the driveway is not fenced.
In the next door apartment there is a dog and a cat who at other times of the year would be in the KitchenHouse. We sometimes have chickens at some distance from the house.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Free washer – In unit
Patio or balcony
Private garden
Indoor fireplace: electric
Hair dryer
Fire pit

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Where you’ll be

Westport, Mayo, Ireland

Westport is a Heritage Town situated in beautiful countryside on the shores of Clew Bay. It's one of Ireland’s few planned towns and a walk around town shows how beautifully designed it was. The town is always bustling with life but still keeps that small town feel that’s so relaxing in these often stressful times.The sea and the Holy Mountain are at our doorstep.The Greenway goes from Westport to Achill and has become beloved by cyclists and walkers. Our local area is full of beautiful walks and stories from history.There's a strong community and people of all sorts including artistic, musical and sporty people are drawn here. What a lovely combination!

Hosted by Róísín

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I’m Róísín – your hostess and general organiser. From the first time our family set eyes on The Old Rectory at Knappagh we knew we wanted to share it with others…so this is a dream come true. I’ve written with and been involved in writers’ workshops on and off over the years and worked in amateur and community drama in one of many past lives. Having hosted and cooked for so many family and friends’ gatherings which included evenings of music and poetry and found our house offered a creative space in many ways, it seemed a logical step to extend our hospitality to the wider community. These days I have a new partner in my son Maitiú. Maitiú is 25 and studying Performing ~Arts with Blue Teapot in Galway. When he's at home he helps keep the Togón clean and tidy and welcomes guests. This year he also plans to do a bit of gardening. The hens are his good friends because he looks after them so well.
I’m Róísín – your hostess and general organiser. From the first time our family set eyes on The Old Rectory at Knappagh we knew we wanted to share it with others…so this is a dream…

During your stay

Our aim is to create a space for anyone looking for time out in a welcoming home from home or or a base to tour the countryside or avail of a quiet place for creative work
Either myself (Roisin) or Mick will be unobtrusively next door and will be delighted to share any information or help we can give you about the locality and what to do here.
Our aim is to create a space for anyone looking for time out in a welcoming home from home or or a base to tour the countryside or avail of a quiet place for creative work
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Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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