Tigh Mhic Holiday Cottage, East Mayo, Ireland
Built in 1903 and beautifully restored 105 years later, Tigh Mhic (‘Mick’s Place’ in English) is in the small village of Bracklagh in East Mayo – with Knock, Claremorris, Ballyhaunis and Knock airport nearby. While the cottage has kept its original proportions, the addition of new sash windows, underfloor heating, light, bright décor, high-quality fixtures and fittings and comfortable furniture make it a gem of a location. All this has helped Tigh Mhic achieve a 4* rating from Fáilte Ireland. This is the highest rating possible for any self-catering property in Ireland and Tigh Mhic is the only one in this part of Mayo to achieve this award.
Set in just over an acre, the property also includes three restored barns and two rescued miniature Shetland ponies – Timmy and Pancóg. They claim to do some of the gardening, but we have our doubts.
Tigh Mhic is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the peace and relaxed pace of life here in East Mayo, or as a base to explore further into the County and beyond. For more information on Tigh Mhic itself and on some of what this part of Ireland has to offer, see our Gallery and Video pages. Also keep an eye on our Blog below for updates on what our visitors are recommending, and please contact us if you would like to find out more about this amazing part of Ireland.
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What our guests think Everything was as advertised. Sean is a gracious, informed and engaging host. The space is wonderful from the beds to the in-floor heating. The meal Suzy catered for us was outstanding. Our only regret was we didn't get to meet her and thank her personally. We were four brothers and two wives ages 69-62. We couldn't have been happier with our accommodations James, USA, March 2016 Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality. I truly enjoyed my three weeks at Mick's Place, your knowledge and pointing out the beautiful Mayo countryside provided a wonderful experience. I can't thank you enough. Also this is the first time I have stayed at a cottage where I was able to help take care of the animals and I LOVED it. The ponies were so adorable and the cats truly are cute Jenny, USA, April 2016 Dear Suzi, dear Sean, thank you so much for your warm and friendly welcome - the cookies were very delicious! We really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful and cosy cottage - Tigh Mhic was like paradise!
We had fun feeding the cats and the ponies, Pancog and Timmy, and loved the peaceful atmosphere. It was the perfect base for us to discover the surrounding attractions (e.g. Connemara, Westport, Cong including Ashford Castle). Kind regards and best wishes from Germany Joern and family, August 2015 Dear Seán and Suzi, just a few lines to thank you both sincerely for the lovely house. It really made a big difference to our stay in Mayo. It has to be one of the most comfortable houses in Mayo and the standard of everything in it is second to none. The best renovated 112-year old cottage in Mayo in our eyes. We will definitely be staying again on our next visit to Mayo. Suzi’s cookies were the best we ever tasted and a lovely gesture. I can highly recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone and it was lovely to have Pancóg and Timmy there too. It has been a very memorable stay for us. Mary and Vincent Prendergast Mary and Vincent Prendergast, August 2015 We had a warm welcome with the fire on, homemade cookies and loaf of bread, butter and milk. Very thoughtful. This cottage is the cleanest holiday home I have ever stayed (and not only in Ireland!) Spotless beds, lovely white linen, clean bathroom, clean windows (most cottages don't bother with this!). Well done. We will be back. Highly recommended 5 Katerina, June 2015 This is a fabulously restored cottage with every amenity available. There is something to occupy everyone irrespective of age. My son loved feeding the cats every morning. The location is peaceful with lovely views and is close enough to nearby towns, which require a car to get to. We would definitely stay again Rachel, August 2016 Mick's Place was everything we had hoped a holiday cottage in Ireland would be. Although from the outside it looks like a traditional cottage, inside it is modern and very well equipped making our stay a real pleasure. Sean and Suzi were excellent hosts, making sure we had all the information we needed to enjoy the cottage and the local area. We would also thoroughly recommend the delicious food that Suzi and Sean offer, a lovely treat for our final night. All in all a great place to spend your holiday in County Mayo Lisa, August 2016 We had a wonderful time in the cottage. Very peaceful away from all the hustle and bustle but yet only short drives from many interesting places. I travelled with 2 elderly ladies and 2 young children and the cottage was perfect for both, nice and relaxing but with plenty of games, toys supplied to keep the kids happy. Of course having the two lovely ponies beside us was an added bonus. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and we will definitely visit again Gillian, July 2016 Really enjoyed our stay, the property was well equipped with everything we needed and had a warm and welcoming feel to it. Bed was really comfy and we had a great night’s sleep. Will definitely stay again and look forward to it Shirley, July 2016 Es ist ein mit Liebe eingerichtetes Haus. Sehr sauber und mit allem ausgestattet was man zum Leben braucht, wie zuhause. Wir sind sehr herzlich empfangen worden und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus werden wir jederzeit weiterempfehlen Elke, July 2016 My friends and I had the most perfect time. The cottage is gorgeous; beautifully restored, immaculate and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The homemade cookies were a lovely touch and delicious too! The rural setting was so peaceful and private and we spent most of our time relaxing outdoors enjoying the rare Irish sunshine. Sean was a great host, extremely helpful and accommodating. We were so sad to have to leave after the few days and would absolutely love to stay there again soon. I cannot recommend Tigh Mhic highly enough! Caitriona, June 2016 Mick's Place was so much more than we expected. It was cosy, warm, extremely comfortable and very clean. Its location in the heart of the countryside is perfect for a relaxing vacation, yet so many attractions are only a short drive away. The long walks we took through the country roads and bogs around Mick’s Place, with only the sounds of the birds around us and the view of Croagh Patrick, 35 miles away, is a cherished memory. We will be back...soon Catherine, June 2016 We stayed last weekend at Sean and Suzi's cottage and were thrilled with all the amenities, we were warmly welcomed and given instructions how everything worked, it had everything you could possibly need , fresh baked cookies, bread, butter and milk were even included. We loved the underfloor heating, hot showers, comfortable beds and peaceful sleep. The kids loved Timmy and Pancog the tiny horses and the cats JJ and Sam and took their job of feeding them very seriously everyday. The cottage is centrally located for so many sights and if you are in the mayo area you must stay here Caroline, April 2016
Three double rooms, one with wetroom
Large family bathroom
Linen and robes by The White Company
Wood burning stove
Entertainment and media
Widescreen LCD television
Sky+HD and DVD player
Small library and selection of games
Roberts digital/analogue radio
iPod and iPod/mp3 docking station
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