What a magical place to stay! With my parents visiting us from England, I wanted to find a spot that would truly showcase Paternoster's beauty whilst making them feel at home. Ceol Na Mara was all that and more.
Nestled right on Mosselbank beach, with stunning sunset views, the house itself is homely, generously spaced yet cosy in feel and beautifully appointed - with natural wood, double-height ceilings and a mezzanine second bedroom level overlooking the ocean.
Both comfortable bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, allowing everyone plenty their own independent space - coming together in the evening for sundowners and a wood braai on the large terrace or huddled around the fireplace for a movie on squishy sofas. The kitchen had everything we needed for dining at home and is really well kitted out for cooking and entertaining.
We cannot WAIT to return. Hopefully next time taking the smaller connecting apartment Ceoleen with some friends. This spot really is paradise on the beach. Thanks Chris & Michele.
We stayed for 3 nights in Ceol na Mara with the whole family and we felt home from the first second. Right on the beach, perfect for the kids and for long walks. There is enough space for everyone and you can see the ocean from the top floor shower. The ancient TV has been replaced and everything promised was tip top. We can only recommend it.
We spent a night at Ceol na Mara during a trip down the west coast – absolutely loved it! The house is situated right on the beach with nothing obscuring the fantastic sea views. It is about a kilometer or so up to the shops and restaurants, so quite close. Plenty of places around for running, walking, and bicycling.
I was traveling with family so we rented out the entire house. The house is very bright and airy, plenty of room for everyone. There are very high ceilings so good in the summer heat, not so good in the dead of winter – very hard to heat with the woodstove. The kitchen was fully equipped and functional, however the TV/DVD/DSTV system was ancient, something out of the 90’s, and not all that easy to operate. The free Wifi internet was decent speed and a great bonus. We had a few problems with burned out light bulbs in two of the bathrooms, but we let the owners know so that this could be addressed for the next guests.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it to other travelers as a wonderful and relaxing place for their holiday in Paternoster.
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The house is very well located; you walk off the front lawn onto the beach. It is set along the beach, a short walk away from the village centre - this is a plus being a little quieter.
There is a lovely deck from which you can enjoy the sunset on the sea, & the sunrise over the bay. We made good use of the cast iron fireplace during the chilly evenings. I trust the few maintenance issues we reported will be attended to ; nothing major & that wont prevent us from returning.
We were all impressed with the comfy accommodation and the view of the ocean right outside our door:-)