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A Room of One’s Own…Writer, Artist, Musician, Time Out

We are a small family run guest house and creative retreat in a historic building dating from 1852, set among trees, with a stream running past our front lawn. We are situated just off the Leenane Rd.- gateway to wild West Mayo and on to Connemara. Our house is only 3 miles from the beautiful town of Westport with all its tourist amenities.

If you are looking for a place where you can immerse yourself in your own creative work: writing, making art, making music;

If you just want to get away for a few days or a week or more;

If you want an alternative to international hotel style, and a modern B & B doesn’t fit the bill and hostels sound too Spartan –

Try the Old Rectory Experience!


The Artist’s Retreat –  a creative space for writers or anyone looking for a quiet working place or just time out.

At An Tigín- The Writer’s Cabin is a completely self contained tiny house set in its’ own garden by the stream.

 Or  ‘A Room of Ones Own’ ,  Churchside in the Main House, A space for your own creative work or just quiet time out of everyday life

Bed and Self-service Breakfast in a family home in a secluded environment.

  • If you dream of something a bit different:  a taste of the peace of a less frenetic age, the character of a simple country house, of sitting under a willow tree by the river or exploring the secret garden, of feeling far from the madding crowd while only a five-minute drive from the pubs, music, social life, shops, arts and craft centres of Westport – then we may be just that of which you dream.


Please Note that since March 2020 under conditions of the Covid 19 Pandemic, only The Writer’s Cabin is open. The Cabin is ideal for those who wish to get away as it’s in its own garden separate from the Main House and can be accessed without contact with us. We would ask that guests intending to visit would check out and comply with all current requests and requirements of the government and health authorities. (