Cuingmore House is a 3 bedroom bungalow in picturesque location in the heart of the popular fishing region of Pontoon. Cuingmore House is located in a quiet area of great scenic beauty and peace. It is nestled between Lough Conn and Lough Cullen and enjoys splendid views of both lakes, renowned worldwide for the quality wild trout and salmon fishing.
It is an ideal base for touring all corners of County Mayo and the West of Ireland and discovering the hidden gems that Mayo has to offer too.
A perfect 'getaway from it all' holiday destination where you can simply unwind and relax.
The bungalow sleeps up to 6 people and is surrounded by a large garden. The garden provides also plenty of car parking. From the bungalow you will enjoy spectacular views overlooking the twin lakes and the peaceful countryside.
Inside you will find a sitting room with TV and DVD player. The fully fitted wooden kitchen/dining area has a cosy open fire, all mod cons including toaster, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, ironing board along with an iron and hairdryer.
3 Bedrooms (1 ensuite) nicely furnished.
A bathroom with electric shower.
Pets are allowed on request, if you have a pet please let us know prior to arrival. There is a 30.00E charge payable onsite.
If history and Mayo’s Heritage inspires you the bungalow is located near the most important museums in Co. Mayo such as Michael Davitt Museum, the National Museum of Country Life, Kiltimagh Museum, Enniscoe House, Hennigan's Heritage Farm and Foxford Woollen Mills. The Knock Shrine and Folk Museum are within easy reach.
HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
There are many interesting historical sites in the area: Moyne and Rosserk Abbeys nestled on Killala Bay and Ballintubber Abbey in South Mayo.
The nearby Ceide Field site will offer you a unique experience.
TOWNS AND NATURE
The most vibrant and popular towns are all within a short drive. Westport, Ballina and Castlebar offer excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. Achill Island and the nearby Clew Bay will give you an unforgettable experience.
The bungalow is an ideal base to plan day-trips to Connemara, Aran Islands, Galway and Sligo.
WITHIN EASY REACH
Ballina - 18km
Castlebar - 18km
Enniscrone - 29km
Westport - 32km
Ireland West Airport Knock - 25 min drive
Cities of Galway and Sligo - just over 1 hour drive
THINGS TO DO
Pontoon is in the heartland of a fishing haven and with a choice of rivers, lakes or sea it is an annual destination for many fishermen from all corners of the globe. Local lakes, Lough Conn and Lough Cullen, offer trout and salmon fishing; Ballina's River Moy is famed for salmon fishing and deep sea angling can be enjoyed off Killala Bay for seatrout, mackerel etc.
There are many excellent golf courses in the immediate and surrounding areas and most are within a comfortable one hour drive of Cuingmore House.
Amongst the popular courses are Castlebar, Enniscrone, Westport, Mulranny and Carne Golf Links at Belmullet.
There are a number of charming forest and lakeshore walks in the Pontoon region with a rich variety of flora and fauna along the way. The most popular walk is the Foxford Way, an 86km walking route around County Mayo, part of which contours around Pontoon.
In Foxford there are other very well developed trails, the Foxford Loops Walks suitable for all levels of fitness all easily accessible from town.
The Mullet Peninsula, the Western Way, the Sculpture Trail, the historical Great Famine Walk and Croagh Patrick are also within easy reach.
The Wild Atlantic Way and its spectacular natural scenery is at our doorstep and the bungalow is on the Lough Conn Drive, a looped drive around majestic Lough Conn with magnificent scenery and photographic opportunities.
Lough Cullen has a number of small sheltered beaches with the most popular one at Drummin Wood.
The bungalow is also a good base for visiting the many Mayo’s Blue Flag beaches and strands in North Mayo: Ross Strand, Lacken Strand or Enniscrone's sandy dunes, where you can enjoy a swim in the clear water or experience Enniscrone Seaweed Baths.
Nearby is Easkey, a popular destination for tourists interested in water sports and one of Europe's premier surfing locations.
Cycling is an activity very well developed in this area. The bicycle is a very interesting way to discover the countryside, its beautiful landscapes and many breathtaking views. You can travel along in comfort at your own pace, taking time to enjoy the valleys, plains, mountains and steep cliffs.
Some of the more popular cycling routes are within easy reach such as the Great Western Greenway and the Humbert Road.