This traditional thatch cottage is nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, 3 miles from Mountrath, 5 miles from the heritage town of Abbeyleix and within 1 hour of Dublin city. The property has been lovingly restored yet retains original features including a traditional Irish fireplace in the lounge, exposed oak beams, traditional oak dresser and low doors (not of standard height) which blend in with all modern conveniences which include free Wifi internet access. It really has the WOW factor, but is unsuitable for children under 12 due to the pond and well in the garden.Shop. Pub. Restaurant 3 miles. Beach 75 miles. GF: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, 2 doubles, bathroom with shower over bath.Electricity and oil central heating included, linen and towels included, No Smoking, TV, dvd player, CD, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, internet access, hairdryer, uk tv channels, welcome pack, partially enclosed garden, patio area, garden furniture, private off road parking. Sorry no pets.
Detached Thatched Cottage, 2 Bedooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
What makes this Cottage unique
Walk the Slieve Bloom Mountains - Fantastic Base- Free WiFi
Living like an Irishwoman
Our stay in the thatched cottage in the woods near Mountrath was delightful. Ireland is my heart's home, although I live (so far) in the USA. So when I saw this cottage on VRBO, I knew it was the perfect place for my cousin and me to spend our last week in Ireland. After all the sightseeing, shopping and hotel-hopping in Dublin, Killarney, Bunratty, Dingle, etc. it was such a pleasure to settle down in the cottage and pretend we lived there. The nights there are profoundly dark, quiet and peaceful. The grounds and garden are lovely. Mary Dowling was a charming and very welcoming host, who gave us all the information we needed to feel comfortable. When I come back to Ireland (as my heart tells me I must) I will certainly want to stay in this cottage again!
We are delighted to hear you had such a lovely time staying in our cottage. My mother (and the rest of the family) thoroughly enjoyed hearing about your adventures around Ireland. Especially the fun you had driving on our tiny little twisty roads! It was an absolute pleasure looking after you during your stay and we really do hope you will come and stay with us again.
Very best wishes,
Deirdre & Mary
Prices for 2018 are based on rates from 2017. We are still awaiting confirmation of exact arrangements from the suppliers. In the unlikely event of changes to the price, advertised facilities or withdrawal of the property, your payment is fully transferrable to another Imagine Ireland property or refundable. We will contact you to confirm a 2018 booking before the end of December 2017.