What can we tell you about Ireland that you don’t already know? That it is unique, that its landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful, that its people are warm and friendly, that it is the ideal place for a holiday with complete freedom with a stunning backdrop?
Well, we can tell you plenty about Mayo, a county in the west of the island also known as Ireland’s “Wild West”.
Of course, Mayo remains off the beaten tourist tracks and relatively few visitors have wandered into its heartland, or if they do it is often for a quick stopover.
And yet, it is one of Ireland’s most magnificent spots, and nothing compares to its “hilltops”, the many lakes that dotted across the county, its rough-hewn coastline, white sandy beaches and bog landscapes (unique in Europe) that stretch as far as the eye can see.
What’s more, it is in County Mayo that we have set down roots over the past 29 years. The estate covers 34,000 acres, and we have been organising custom-made holidays for a number of years – our guests enjoy comfortable accommodation in a truly unique setting.
This estate, with its vast country house – Rock House, built in the heart of a park covering almost 100 acres – is ideally located on the shores of the Atlantic and on the Wild Atlantic Way, nestled deep in a region where everything makes the visitor yearn to discover more, on foot or by bike.
Just next door is Ballycroy National Park, an expansive peat bog and mountainous territory that is entirely protected. Rock House Estate is one of the best-kept secrets in Mayo: it is nestled in the heart of a region that is totally preserved from the reaches of civilisation.
Did you know that the Rock House parklands, which are spread over 100 acres, won an award for best park in Ireland in 2002 for its biodiversity? The park is home to rare species in [...]