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Quality self catering cottage with BBQ, open fire,C.H & WIFI situated in Coobawn

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Close to Coolbawn Quay, Kilgarvan Quay ( Brocka on The Water restaurant)

Primrose Cottage is one of a pair of beautiful, newly built detached cottages each sitting on 3/4 acre and with quality fittings and furnishings. Both cottages are available and very similar in design.

There are 3 bedrooms 2 with en-suites and a separate family bathroom. A comfortable open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area creates a spacious and light interior. Kitchen equipment etc for self catering to the best standard. A cosy open fire and full central heating ensure comfort all year round.

The tranquil location of these cottages provides privacy without remoteness. Found situated approx 1 mile from the magnificent Lough Derg, Ireland's second largest lake with shores in Clare, Galway and N. Tipperary.

The area attracts water sports enthusiasts and there are numerous quays dotted along less than 1 mile away which include Coolbawn Quay, the popular wedding venue and spa.

Fishing is popular along the Shannon and lake. Private angling and boating are available locally. Canoes and buoyancy aids can be made available for the use of our guests at our own discretion i.e to experienced canoeists.

Hikers and walkers enjoy exploring the local Cominchas Forest and numerous winding country lanes.

Nenagh, the historic local town is 10 miles away with a choice of eateries, a variety of shops, local arts centre and cinema.

The local village of Kilbarron is 5 minutes away by car where you will find Hannigan's shop and pub. Balinderry village again is only 5 minutes away where you can find Elsie Hogans's pub which serves food.

Nenagh is also home to the highly recommended and beautifully landscaped Nenagh Golf Club.

15 mins drive away is Portumna which boasts a range of activities including water sports, golf, horse riding and go-karting.

**You will find more information including directions, on our website **

More Details

Alison Mckenna
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Alison Mckenna

My husband and I are from the UK and have divided our time between UK and Ireland for 23 years now. I fell in love with this part of the world when we came for the first time touring through with our young and quite large family of 4 children (with no. 5 soon to follow!) who were treated so kindly by the Irish people. The welcome you receive here is tangible and the countryside is magical at any time of year.

Why Alison Mckenna chose County Tipperary

We love this peaceful spot; the lake just a short walk away, is stunning at every season. Blackberry and Primrose cottages are in such a tranquil position with woodland just at the back which is south facing - sit quietly and wait for pheasant, hares and foxes to emerge ! With an entire area of 1.5 acres to ourselves, there is a feeling of being a part of nature. From inside the cottages you have lovely views all around and the open plan living area gives that feeling of spaciousness rarely found in urban dwellings.Come and see for yourself !.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Gorgeous cozy cottage ”

Reviewed October 21, 2013

We loved our stay at Primrose in Tipperary! It was exactly what we needed, a nice quiet time away from the city in a convenient location for exploring Ireland's lakes, landscapes and castle ruins. The house was very warm, cozy, and welcoming (we especially loved our evenings by the fireplace.) We also had fun exploring the woods behind the house. The whole area is full of really colorful history and stooped in legend reaching back to the Neolithic age! We had a lot of fun wandering the country backroads, sampling the local pubs, and even took some kayaks out on the lake one day and went exploring some haunted castle ruins on an island! On the way back the sun began to set, the lake was still and eerily quiet, very spooky! The owner was really helpful and friendly, recommending interesting excursions, riverside walks, forest explorations and beautiful country drives. It was a perfect Ireland experience.
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballyscanlan in North Tipperary

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This family sized bathroom has a bath and separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is an ensuite bathroom adjoining the main bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is an ensuite bathroom adjoining a twin bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , This room also has a wardrobe, chest of drawers + en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This room has a wardrobe, rattan drawer unit and en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , All beds have quality bedding :down pillows and duvets
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are situated very near to a private angling centre and a day or more can easily be booked at a reasonable rate. See North Tipperary Angling Centre website. Similarly we are close to either Nenagh Golf Club and Portumna Golf club. Visitors are welcome at both. The Coolbawn Quay wedding venue and spa is 5 mins away and pamper days can be booked from Wednesday to Saturday. There is a very extensive website listing full spa information and special offers.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Quality self catering cottage with BBQ, open fire,C.H & WIFI situated in Coobawn
average rating of 4.9 based on 14 reviews

A very relaxing retreat.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Primrose Cottage for 3 nights and enjoyed it very much. The breakfast items supplied were more than we could eat in the 3 days and were very good. Finding it was a little difficult but Rebecca led us to it. I highly recommend staying here. The only drawbacks we found were the narrow roads getting to and from the cottage but that is the norm in rural Ireland. We also were there during the warmest part of the summer and even though it was cool at night eliminating the need for AC, a fan to circulate the air would have helped us sleep better. I would also recommend the Whiskey Still restaurant about 15 minutes away. Very good food. We were easy driving distance from many sites.

Thank you Allison and Rebecca for the lovely time we had at your cottage.

T. Walter

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the positive and constructive comments! You are welcome back at any time at all for another holiday. Many thanks Alison
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Wonderful authentic Ireland expierence staying in this area ! Very quite and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Primrose Cottage was fantastic. We have stayed there for the full 7 nights and felt we could have stayed longer ! but we were traveling all around Ireland and had only 6 more days. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and is fitted out with everything that we needed for a great vacation. We arrived to find milk in the fridge and jam and bread to help begin our stay.

We enjoyed waking up in the morning to the local cows in the field behind us !!! We enjoyed eating in the pubs and listen to the locals play Irish music. There was always a variety of fresh sea food on the menus which come straight off the local boats.

We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a kind and positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful corner of Ireland. Alison
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Fantastic, hospitality second to none!!!

  • 5 of 5

Alison was great during our stay. We arrived earlier in the day & it was no problem to gain access to the cottage a bit earlier than 4pm as no one had been staying immediately before us. We had a welcome/breakfast pack waiting, something which I have personally never came across anywhere else so there was no immediate need to rush to shops. The cottage is spacious, clean & comfortable, has an open fire (which kept my husband happy), is perfectly located for exploring much of Ireland, or that of the local area, Irish pubs, beautiful countryside, Lough Derg & local castles. Would absolutely recommend staying in this cottage!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lesley, thank you so much for taking the trouble to write this lovely review for us! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and exploring Ireland too. I think the welcome pack is quite important in our rural location especially after a long journey - glad you agree! Autumn is a beautiful season here in N. Tipperary but each season has a unique beauty so I hope you do make a return trip and see for yourselves !
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Sun shines in Coolbawn

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding welcome and care from the landlord fitting nicely with the property which has a lot of charm, large enough for 6 and central to get all the benefits of Ireland.

I do strongly recommend this place with a 3 days minimum stay.

Fox family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. I can only say it was a pleasure to have such enthusiastic, appreciative and charming guests! I agree we are well positioned for exploring Ireland or ideally alternate with days out locally around the lake or playing a few rounds of golf in Nenagh or Portumna !! Come back for longer next time..... Alison
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Quiet and Comfortable Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Alison couldn't have been a better host, lovely welcome package on our arrival and the scones and homemade jam were A plus! Easy access to attractions we wanted to visit while there and even with a flight cancellation and late arrival, we contacted Alison and she was there to help us get on our way to enjoy the rest of our stay. Would highly recommend this home for anyone wanting to get away from the city stays and enjoy the Ireland countryside and friendly hospitality!

Stay 04/08/15-13/08/15 from Illinois, USA

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin and Jane for taking the time to write this very kind review, it is much appreciated. We are well located for day trips to many of Ireland's places of interest or simply for enjoying all that Tipperary has to offer so hopefully you will make a return visit one day - maybe for the golf or fishing ! Kind Regards Alison
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Wilmot, New Hampshire/USA

Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored our Primrose Cottage. It was the perfect home away from home and centrally located for lots of fabulous day trips. My sister and I stayed here for two weeks of touring some of the amazing areas of Ireland. We enjoyed exploring the country and returning each night to build a fire and sip wine while talking about all we did that day. Alison greeted us on arrival with a scrumptious welcome basket which was greatly needed after a long days travel. Throughout the week Alison was always available to answer questions and offer suggestions of things to do in the area. She has stocked the house with maps and brochures of Ireland which came in very handy. She couldn't have been a better hostess and has set up the cottage with absolutely anything you might need. Kelly and I can't wait until our next trip to Ireland. We would definitely return to Primrose Cottage. Thank you Alison!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sara for such an enthusiastic and positive review! It is helpful to know the welcome pack was useful after your long trip from the U.S. and that you found all the various information leaflets handy too. I agree we are well positioned for wider exploration as well as the immediate attractions of the lake and forest -not to mention quite a few golf courses within 1/2hr if that is of interest at all. A return visit could be a future option for you,and of course you will be very welcome. Warmest Regards Alison
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Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Hannigan's, Kilbarron
Nearest Ferry
175 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nenagh Golf Course, Portumna Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Brocka on The Water
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Limerick city at just under 1 hours drive away is the historic home of King John's Castle which is a must see for anyone interested in the history of Ireland. There are regular guided tours, a video describing the history and a shop to purchase souvenirs and preserves. The added advantage of visiting the castle is that it is located conveniently to take a look at Limerick city itself and enjoy the variety of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs.

Another historical experience is the Bunratty folk Park just outside Limerick. The most complete medieval fortress in Ireland and where 19th century life is recreated. This is a great day out and one to include on your list.

Galway city is just over an hour away and it is a very lively and vibrant city, famous for its music which is evident throughout! There are some great shops with specialities including Connemara woollen goods and Celtic jewellery. Don't miss the regular artisan craft and food street market on Saturdays.

There are many other places of interest more locally such as Terryglass, Portumna and Dromineer all of which are on the lake shore and many water sports are available from these with Portumna offering a wider range of facilities such as golf. There are lots of festivals and events throughout the year in this region ranging from horse racing and the oyster festival at Galway to the annual Terryglass arts festival. Dromineer hosts numerous yacht and boating events.

There is a wealth of information available on the internet to get the most out of your holiday in Tipperary unless you simply want a peaceful retreat in the heart of the gorgeous countryside - the choice is yours!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ballyscanlan, Ireland

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please see our own website for more info on the property and local area -coolbawnbreaks.com
Rates for bookings will be confirmed via personal mail and are negotiable.

* Week night bookings (i.e Mon-Thurs) not attached to weekends will incur a surcharge*

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