The houses are as advertised, nice quiet location , about 4K from the Ballyhoura mtb trails. The lack of phone exception and wifi in the houses is actually refreshing. However The lady who manages the place was very rude and quite condescending when we complained in a nice way about a problem with the immersion boost for hot water. She did also feel she could barge in uninvited a few times.
Stayed in the luxury cottages, really enjoyed the location in the middle of the forest very peaceful with mountain biking close by too. Houses were spacious with three bedrooms and nice living area so we had plenty of room for all of our group. would highly recommend and will definately be back again
We spent 4 nights in one of the 3 bedroomed homes and enjoyed it very much. The location is great and the homes are well constructed.
However the home we stayed in could have done with a good clean and also some maintenence. All the drawers in the kitchen were dirty, there were cobwebs hanging off every ceiling,there was a cm of dust in all of the wardrobes and the curtains reeked of damp and must. The damper in the stove didn't work so well so it was impossible to keep the fire going. The shower switched from cold to hot every few seconds, one of the shower drains was blocked. The toilet brush holder was full to the brim and pretty disgusting.
A rug in the sitting room was filthy and all if the furniture could do with either a clean or an update.
It's a pity that the houses aren't better maintained as they have tremendous potential. Everything that's wrong with them is small but the faults are however significant and do impact the quality of your stay.
We spent 3 wonderful nights in one of the luxury lodges over new year. The couple who own and run ballyhoura lodges were welcoming and very helpful. The lodges are gorgeous. Spacious, spotless and fully equipped. A huge open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with a wood burning stove, gigantic couch and sky TV. There were 3 bedrooms all en suite with the most comfortable beds. We brought our two dogs with us who adored the walks of the area. It was a complete break from it all. There is a discount of 20% for returning visitors. We are booked again for March.
After travelling around in Ireland we stayed one week in Ballyhoura Forest Luxury Homes. First thing our children said when entering the house: "It looks nicer as at home." That was a good start already. Everything was just perfect. The accomodation had all the comfort needed - washing machine with dryer included so that we could get all our clothes ready. All the interior was of high quality and we really missed nothing. Mary and John have been perfect hosts and were flexible with late check out in the evening as suddenly we had to leave at night due to a cancelled ferry. We can only recommend this place and we did so with our friends. If we come back again one day to Ireland, we will definitely visit Ballyhoura Forest Luxury Homes again.
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