What You Will Find at Hillside Cottage

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Your Accomodation

  • 2 bedrooms - sleeps 6 - 2 double beds, 1 single bed, 1 pull-out single, 1 cot
  • Kitchenette, Living Room, Dining/Sun Room, Outdoor storage, Patio
  • 1 bathroom - power shower; washing machine and dryer
We regret that, due to the fact that this cottage is a renovation, Hillside Cottage is not readily wheelchair accessible
The master bedroom has a double bed. The second bedroom has a double bed and a single. A second single on a trundle stores under the single bed. A full size cot is available also.
The living room is cosy and inviting with a solid fuel stove and a comfortable sofa with seating for six or more. TV has all the saorview channels, and there is a DVD player with an extensive DVD library for all ages and tastes to choose from. 
Both bedrooms have blackout curtains, memory foam mattresses, extra pillows, good reading lights and ample clothing storage for your comfort. All duvets and linens are provided, excepting those for the cot. 
Board games are provided for different ages, and include chess, cards and monopoly. The bookshelves hold a variety of paperbacks for adults, teens and younger readers and some children's books, 
The kitchenette is a part of the open-plan living room. The stove is gas, the oven is electric. A dishwasher, large fridge-freezer and microwave make for convenience.
The dining room / conservatory is a sun-lit room off the living area, with direct access to the kitchen. There is seating for six at the dining table where you can enjoy the view while you dine; a high chair is available also.
This room is perfect for cosying up on the squishy sofa to relax with a book or a cuppa. These bookshelves contain a selection of reading material on the subject of Achill itself: history, writers, art and stories.
We have provided all the tools and implements you should need for cooking or baking, including tubs for storing leftovers. Childrens plastic cups and plates are provided, as well as an equipped picnic basket, cooler bag, flask and picnic rug.
The bathroom has a spacious power shower. The large space includes a utility closet with washer and dryer and has plenty of room to hang up drying clothes and towels. All towels are provided.
The entrance vestibule is small but has plenty of space for coats, hats and shoes - and umbrellas are provided - just in case! There are two USB charging ports in the kitchen. 
Beach towels are also provided. If you have forgotten any essential toiletry supplies, there is an "emergency supply" box in the bathroom with some basic needs for your convenience until you can get to a shop.
Among the little extras we provide: an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer, hot water bottles, bathrobes, facecloths, beach toys and a beach bag.We recommend you bring slippers for your comfort on the tiled floors.
Outdoors
Equipment
Pets
Outside the house there is a storage unit for fuel and beach gear and a shed for the storage of bicycles and items such as surfboards and kayaks. Wetsuits can also be hung here to dry overnight. There is also an outdoor washing line and a wetsuit washing tank.
The patio is equipped with chairs and loungers, dining table, a fire-pit and a barbeque (fuel and coals are not provided). The hammock in the garden will allow for relaxing in the sun, and the bench out front is perfect for enjoying the view.
There is parking for 3 or 4 cars. 
We have some bicycles and weather gear for use by guests: see Services.
For the comfort of future guests we do not allow pets in Hillside Cottage. However, if you need to bring your pet to Achill, we have a day kennel available for your use, with a long-lead to keep your pet safe but with garden access.
Please bring your own pet's bedding and feeding trays.
Cleanliness of the kennel and garden following a pet's stay are the responsibility of the guest. Pets are not allowed to enter the cottage or to roam on site.
Please advise us in advance if you wish to bring your pet with you.
Heating
Heating and hot water supply is by either the solid fuel stove, or the oil fired boiler.
A quantity of solid fuel is provided to suit your length of stay: extra fuel can be bought locally.
WiFi
WiFi is available at 25GB. It is not suitable for large downloads.
Click here for further information on Availability of Equipment, Services and other Options
We ask that guests of Hillside Cottage do not smoke inside the cottage, in the doorways or in the storage shed.
An ash bucket is provided on the patio. Thank you.