Built in the mid 1800's as a Coastguard headquarters, Stella Maris Country House is now a four star ocean front hotel, located on the Wild Atlantic Way, just outside the village of Ballycastle, County Mayo. Facilities include bedrooms with stunning ocean views, a full bar, an a la carte restaurant, free WiFi and ample free parking.
A 100-foot long conservatory fonts the impressive ocean front building, overlooking the Wild Atlantic and the pastoral landscape of Ballycastle, providing ever-changing, mesmerising ocean views and great bird watching.
Stella Maris Country House has convenient access to several local walking trails: Doonfeeney Loop, Sralaggagh Trail, Rathlacken Trail, Benwee Head, Carrowteigue and Rossport Walks. Erris Head walks are a short drive westward.
Ceide Fields, a 5,000 year old Neolithic site, is 5 miles from Stella Maris. Rosserk Friary and Moyne Franciscan Abbey are within 20 mins drive. Towering Cliffs, as spectacular as the Cliffs of Moher, run along the roadside on route to Ceide Fields. Achill Island is an easy day trip, as is the Mullet Peninsula and the great western small town of Westport.
For golfers, 3 world-class, unique, links golf courses are within comfortable driving distance of Stella Maris Country House. Carne in Belmullet, Enniscrone Golf Links and Rosses Point, all spectacular 18-hole championship layouts.