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 2015 guests think This is our fourth visit to Tigh Mhic so I think that says it all. It was an extended family get-together and from the crisp fresh linen (my achilles heel), the attention to detail of the beautiful individual touches like blinds, pictures, craftwork, cleanliness, up to the minute technology (TV, music centre) right down to the heart of the house - the stove ready to be lit and all necessary kindling at the ready, Tigh Mhic has it all. It has a beautiful understated ambience which gives a tranquil feeling to life. On this visit, we particularly enjoyed the lovely wide wooden covered swing seat with tables built in to each side, which very nicely accommodated our wine and olives throughout the beautiful afternoon sunshine. All this before we mention the hospitality of Sean and Suzi, who, should you not wish to use the lovely well planned kitchen containing every item necessary for self catering, will provide (with notice of course)! the most wonderful mouth-watering home cooked main courses, desserts and - this has to be noted - mouth-watering tea brack. In fact, you need to make sure to order one to take home with you…the presence of Pancóg and Timmy- the resident stable guests complete the idyll. I can't recommend Tig Mhic highly enough. Thank you Sean and Suzi for your hospitality. Marguerite, June 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 cottage is perfect for our visits to Co Mayo and this last visit was my 17th to Tigh Mhic! The welcome pack on arrival is lovely and we take advantage of Suzi's home catering service which is really very good! The cottage is warm, inviting and very comfortable and "home from home". We are returning again in October - I think that says it all!!! A truly great place to stay and unwind in the Irish Countryside where the only noise is the birdsong or lowing of cows! Liz, June 2015 Our family, including two girls and our dog enjoyed a week at Tigh Mhic. The cottage is a modern/vintage twist on a traditional Irish cottage. We especially loved the under floor heating and the fire stove. Although unusually for Ireland we had beautiful sunshine most days. Waking up to see the mist rising of the nearby farmland, with only birdsong to disturb your thoughts made this a very special place. As ex-pats, we know the area well and availed of trips to nearby Ballyhaunis and Claremorris and day trips to Galway and Foxford. Highly recommended for families, a small group or those just seeking a peaceful hideaway. Loved the soda bread and butter in our welcome package. We will be back Imelda, April 2015 We have stayed in many self catering properties in our time, but never in one that lacked for nothing. The cottage was spotless, warm and every detail attended to. We arrived on Christmas Eve to find a decorated tree in the lounge, a bottle of wine and card under the tree, milk, bread and butter in the fridge and even homemade mince pies waiting to accompany our cup of tea - coffee, tea and sugar also provided! The wood burner was ready to be fired up and it put us in the Christmas spirit immediately. Not that the cottage was cold. The underfloor heating kept the cottage toasty-warm day and night. Sean and Suzi have thought of everything. The property is perfect for us 'oldies', but is well equipped for families with wee ones. The outside space with ponies in the field will keep children amused for hours. And if you don't feel like cooking in the superb kitchen, just pick up the phone or text Suzi and have home cooked food delivered to your door. Thank you guys for looking after us so well. We have already recommended the cottage to others and we will definitely be back! Marilyn, January 2015
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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