Themed Bed & Breakfast - Drom Caoin, Belmullet
Property Name:Drom Caoin
Considering its situation, Drom Caoin, an Irish term meaning ‘gentle slope’ is a very appropriate name given to this welcoming home of Mairín Maguire-Murphy; and with part of the façade painted a warm shade of blue reminiscent of the waters of the magnificent Blacksod Bay over which it looks, this house is very at home in its surroundings. This ‘at home’ feeling continues right through the house, created by Mairín with the help of her husband Gerry and their family.
Just a 5 minute walk from the nearby town of Belmullet and the unspoilt Mullet Peninsula, Drom Caoin has the advantage of being close to Restaurants, Shops, Theatre, Playground, Pubs, all the facilities one could require for the enjoyment of their holiday. Yet sitting in the sensory garden overlooking the swell of the Atlantic, somewhat tamed by the shelter of the peninsula, you could be miles from civilization. A short drive further out towards Erris Head, will lead you to amazing sculptures, rugged cliffs and breathtaking views of Eagle island lighthouse and the islands. Further on towards Blacksod you have a choice of many beautiful small beaches; chances are you’ll have one all to yourself!! Ever heard of Geocaching? Test your skills in finding the geocaches in and around Belmullet. Need some tips then we will be happy to help!
Before you head out for the day, breakfast at Drom Caoin is one not to be missed, where necessary Mairín will serve breakfast from as early as 6.00am to accommodate visiting Golfers, Anglers or Walkers. Máirín has won awards for her breakfasts and makes her own breads, scones, muesli, granola, fruit compotes and fruit salads. One of the highlights has to be the ‘boxty’ which is made in the nearby town of Bangor Erris, and for coffee lovers Máirín has just qualified as a Barista so you will be able to choose from various specialist coffees from the Coffee Menu.
Continuing the theme of slopes, with slightly greater gradients are the ones located at the well known Carne Golf Links, just a short drive away. This magnificent links course practically evolved itself with naturally occurring towering dunes, and very little earth moving was required during the course construction. Breathtaking would be a good way to describe it when you come up over a hill, the wind will certainly ‘clear the cobwebs’ off you. In fact anything you want to know about Carne, the Murphy family members are more than qualified to help you out as they were part of the establishing committee of the links. They will be delighted to organize and book golf tee-times or buggies for you and Mairín will send you off with a drink and a ‘high energy’ bar to get you over those dunes. In fact you need look no further than Drom Caoin for a professional caddie; Mairín’s son is for hire! That’s quite an advantage to have if you’re playing in a competition!! There are drying facilities available should there be a drop of rain (unusual in the west of Ireland!!) and charging facilities for batteries. Such a love the Murphy’s have for the game of golf at Carne, that they have spare clubs should anybody arrive to stay on ‘speck’ and Gerry is happy to accompany any single bookings if they need a partner, to play golf of course!!
To keep in contact with the outside world, sometimes a necessary evil, Drom Caoin has free Wireless Lan throughout the house.
Gaeilge agus Fáilte!
GPS co-ordinates for Drom Caoin: E. 47 07 21, N. 83 17 38.