Gardens Open

It takes a generous person to open their garden to the public for the enjoyment of others. Here lists about 300 gardens open for visiting, some year-round, others by appointment, and be sure to phone ahead.

Windmill Cottages


A group of old stone cottages huddle together in the shelter of sycamore and hawthorn trees on the shore of Clew Bay. Around them is a series of garden areas: an old orchard and a new one; formal rose garden and a relaxed lawn with herbaceous beds; a large deck for parties, and a small sea-facing deck with hot tub and sauna. The ruins of an old stone windmill and spectacular views of Croagh Patrick across the Bay complete the picture.

  • Name:Windmill Cottages
  • Address:Carraholly Westport, Co. Mayo
  • Phone:087 2788821
  • Website:
  • Contact:Mr Pierre Blezat
  • Opening Times:All the gardens in the Clew Bay garden trail are CLOSED and the 2020 trail has been deferred until 2021. However visitors may follow the gardens on our new Facebook page -
  • Memberships:CBGT
  • Wheelchair Access:partial