Located along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Stella Maris Country House provides stunning views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, majestic Downpatrick Head Sea Stack and the stunning, pastoral countryside of Ballycastle in County Mayo.
Stella Maris is the epitome of serenity. Built originally as a Coast Guard House in mid 1800’s, later used as a convent for the Sisters of Mercy circa 1916, Stella Maris Country House was sympathetically restored and opened to critical acclaim as a four-star country house hotel in 2002. Today, Stella Maris Country House is recommended by fine travel guides throughout the world, while receiving the praises of Ireland’s toughest hospitality critics. Since its debut as a country house with full hotel amenities, Stella Maris has been presented several national awards for the service, quality and comfort provided to guests who enjoy the benefits of this personable establishment.
Stella Maris Country House has been named Hideaway of the Year, Small Hotel of the Year and Best Seaside Hotel, as well as one of the Best Romantic Wedding and Honeymoon Venues.
National Geographic Traveler named Stella Maris Country House one of the best places to stay in Ireland. Major travel guides such as Michelin, Bridgestone, Georgina Campbell, Karen Brown, McKenna’s Guides and The Good Hotel Guide recommend Stella Maris Country House Hotel. Noted publications such as the Financial Times, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Sunday Times, Boston Globe and Food & Wine magazine, among others, have praised Stella Maris for food, service and Irish hospitality.
Hugging the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s West Coast, Stella Maris Country House features 11 individually appointed rooms, most overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A full bar and lounge complement the 100-foot glass conservatory where guests can pass the time immersed in the beauty of County Mayo.
We enjoy sharing our wonderful four-star house and home with others who appreciate the finer aspects of life. We work diligently to provide our guests with a memorable getaway from the rigors of everyday life, and wish that you too are able to share the Stella Maris experience with us.