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Cosy Rural Retreat Midway between Galway & Dublin.

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Cosy comfortable self-catering traditional Irish holiday cottage located in the village of Kinnitty at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountain midway between the east and west coast of Ireland. O'Brien's cottage is a tastefully decorated cottage set in it's own private grounds on a quiet country road. The central location makes it the ideal base for exploring Ireland being just 90 minutes drive from Dublin & Galway on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and less than 60 minutes driver from Kilkenny and the Rock of Cashel, 2 hours drive from Killarney, Cork, the Blarney stone, Sligo Connemara. There are many local attractions such as Ireland's most haunted castle Leap Castle, Birr Castle Gardens with it's Giant Telescope, Tullamore Dew Visitor's Centre, Kilbeggan Distiller...Cosy comfortable self-catering traditional Irish holiday cottage located in the village of Kinnitty at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountain midway between the east and west coast of Ireland. O'Brien's cottage is a tastefully decorated cottage set in it's own private grounds on a quiet country road. The central location makes it the ideal base for exploring Ireland being just 90 minutes drive from Dublin & Galway on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and less than 60 minutes driver from Kilkenny and the Rock of Cashel, 2 hours drive from Killarney, Cork, the Blarney stone, Sligo Connemara. There are many local attractions such as Ireland's most haunted castle Leap Castle, Birr Castle Gardens with it's Giant Telescope, Tullamore Dew Visitor's Centre, Kilbeggan Distillery, Lough Boora Parklands and Sculpture Park where you can hire bicycles to cycle the many looped trails. The village of Kinnitty is located at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains which has signed looped walking trails at 6 different trail heads varying in length fro 1 to 3 hours. Nearby heritage sites include Clonmacnoise, the Georgian town of Birr, Emo Court House and Gardens. Not to be missed on Wednesday nights there is a wonderful traditional music and singing session in a nearby pub. Free wifi is available for guest use across the road at Ardmore House Bed and Breakfast.More
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About the Owner
Christina B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:71%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
Interaction with guests
I live just across the road and will arrange to meet you on arrival. Should there be anything you require I will do my utmost to provide for you. I can give you hints and tips on exploring Ireland and local hidden gems. Because there is no broadband in this area there is no internet in the cottage but you can use it for free in a common room at the rear of my hose where there is wireless wifi.
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We were a party of four staying here for a week. The cottage works well for a family but can be a bit awkward for non-family members. The house was clean and the kitchen well supplied with most of our needs. Good size refrigerator, stove...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank K1059
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Top class place to stay. Will be back before the years out. Nice back yard for bbq and chill out....

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank John M
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Toaster
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Kinnitty is less than 2 hours from almost anywhere in Ireland. There are many local attractions such as Ireland's most haunted castle Leap Castle, Birr Castle Gardens with it's Giant Telescope, Tullamore Dew Visitor's Centre, Kilbeggan Distillery, Lough Boora Parklands and Sculpture Park where you can hire bicycles to cycle the many looped trails. Nearby heritage sites include Clonmacnoise, the Georgian town of Birr, Emo Court House and Gardens. Not to be missed on Wednesday nights there is a wonderful traditional music and singing session in a nearby pub.
Getting around
Because of the rural location a car is needed to get around. The nearest public transport is Birr where there are a couple of bus companies. There is a train station in Tullamore where you can connect to Dublin or Galway.
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