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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. Ballinderry village again is only 5 minutes away where you can find a pretty stream to sit beside.

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.

More Details

Alison Mckenna
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

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 Ballyscanlan

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 around the Ballyscanlan around the North Tipperary

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We kindly request that all dishes, saucepans and kitchen equipment such as the oven and microwave are left clean and as they were found.
  • We kindly request that all rubbish, bottles, cans etc are removed from the property.
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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Quality self catering cottage with BBQ, open fire,C.H & WIFI situated in Coobawn
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 23 reviews

Quiet Rural Cottage

  • 3 of 5

I have mixed reviews for this cottage. I guess we can start with the pros and then the cons. When we arrived the cottage was extremely clean. The owner purchased eggs, butter, cereal and bread for us. I thought this was a wonderful gesture. The cottage is in a very rural area with sheep in the front and cows in the back. It is very quiet and serene. It is in every way a typical Irish cottage. One con would be the shower water situation. The first day we woke up in the cottage and only two of us were able to take hot showers. There is a button for the showers which we didn't touch for the hot water. In the cottage manual it states that after every two people you have to wait 30 minutes for the water to reheat. It took much longer and with five of us trying to get ready, you can imagine it was taking a long time. A second con was the way in which we were addressed after checking out of the cottage. I have rented many places for vacation and never received emails accusing me of using the heat too much or anything else for that matter. I found myself texting and emailing the owners a week after I left Ireland defending myself against accusations of using too much heat among other things,. I have never had an experience like this and hope to never have one like that again. . We always leave the vacation homes the way we found them. I felt the harassment was unnecessary and unprofessional. Again there were positive things about the cottage but unfortunately the treatment form the owner and her daughter would cause me to find another home if I returned to Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is disappointing to read such unpleasant comments however I am pleased to say that these are in sharp contrast to all others written for both of our cottages across various websites and in our guest book. We look forward to welcoming all future guests to Primrose Cottage and to this beautiful part of Ireland!
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Nice clean and quiet cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. We would stay here again with no hesitations!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the Best

  • 5 of 5

For 4 women, this was a beautiful and spacious place to stay. It was not only very clean and located in a beautiful part of Ireland, Alison had the fridge fully stocked, even supplying us with bacon, eggs, sausages and so much more. We really loved our stay here and to thank Alison for making it such an enjoyable visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carla for taking the time to write such a kind review. It was an absolute pleasure to have your lovely group who seemed full of enthusiasm and interest in all that Ireland has to offer using our cottage as a base for exploration. The other thank you is for your consideration in leaving the cottage not only clean and tidy, but with beds all stripped ready for washing! All very much appreciated !
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Comfortable, immaculate and charming

  • 5 of 5

Alison was a lovely host, she made sure we had everything we needed and the breakfast welcome pack was a lovely touch. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you might need, spotless and well situated if a quiet country retreat is what you're after. That being said, the town Nenagh is not far away with a large Tesco and petrol station. Would definitely stay here again if we were back in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lizzie thank you for taking the time to write this very positive review it is much appreciated! I can only say that having such considerate and easy guests who leave the cottage as they find it is a pleasure ! So please do come back and visit again !
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Stunning house and location, Fully recommend

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was fantastic, in fact so much so that we have now visited 3 times, and will be booking again! The location and the cottage are beautiful. The cottage has a lovely homely feel and the owners make you feel really welcome leaving a food hamper and loads of logs for the fire. If you have any requests they are more than happy to help, and nothing is too much trouble. The cottages are always immaculately clean, and the cooking facilities are more than enough for a family. Paddy's Bar in Terryglass is a lovely pub just 10mins drive away, and the walk down to Lough Derg from there is a must. Cannot recommend highly enough :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review especially as I know your lifestyle is busy and you have little spare time. We look forward to having you back for your next short or long break ! Check the calendar section on our Homeaway ad for up to date availability. :)
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Primrose Cottage from 4/29/2017 to 6/24/2017. We may have been John and Alison's longest staying guests! We had a great time staying at the cottage, it had everything we needed. The wifi is a bit slow, but as we found it seems to be like that everywhere in Ireland. We purchased at hot spot because we work online and it seemed to be a bit faster. The only other complaint I could say is that we had a few very warm days/nights (for Ireland standards), and the cottage got warmer than comfortable. A few fans would be nice. Otherwise, it was everything we needed. Alison was always accessible and very helpful, we really only had one issue (which ended up not actually being an issue) and John came over immediately to help. The cottage is about 20 minutes outside of the town of Nenagh, but is in a nice peaceful location just a few minutes from the lake 'Lough Derg'. The cottage is much larger than it looks from the pictures, as two married couples we never felt we were stumbling over each other. If you like rural farm areas, away from the hustle and bustle, this place is for you! Thank you so much John & Alison!! We hope to be back someday.


  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us Ashton! We always endeavour to provide comfortable and above average facilities to enable our guests to enjoy their stay. As you point out we always do our utmost to respond quickly to any queries or problems, this is why we remain close by. You were fortunate to have weather here so warm that you could have used some electric fans! I would say this is the first time anyone has said this and I would have thought opening all windows would do the trick especially in the living room with windows at each end plus the patio doors. I would also add that if you had requested a couple of fans I would have obliged. We have not had any previous issues with the WIFI in the cottage. I do hope you will come back for another trip at some point - try a winter break with cozy evenings in front of the log fire next time !
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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!


GPS N.52.99829


The property address is Primrose Cottage, Ballyscanlan, Coolbawn, Nenagh, County Tipperary, E45 NY10

Nenagh is the largest and nearest town to your cottage so I would recommend stopping here to pick up any groceries etc prior to completing the final section of your journey. There is a large Tesco superstore as you exit Nenagh.

You will exit Nenagh onto the Lough Derg Drive ( R493) which you continue on for approximately 12 miles passing through the small tourist village of Puckane. Our cottages are situated on the narrow lane of Ballyscanlan (the L5668 ). As you face the 2 cottages Blackberry is on the right and Primrose to the left.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Please see our own website for more info on the property and local area
Rates for bookings will be confirmed via personal mail and are negotiable.
Please respect and treat our property as you would your own. Leave the kitchen tidy with dishes done and rubbish disposed of properly. Your damage deposit will be returned asap once satisfactory checks are completed and usually within 48 hours, the preferred method is Paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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