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Large luxury farmhouse in centre of Ireland

Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Portlaoise, County Laois
Less than an hour's drive from Dublin Airport, this is a two storey, stone-built farmhouse, located on a working family farm. The property was originally built in the early 1800s, first appearing on the census of 1830. In 2006, it was completely redeveloped. It was knocked, rebuilt and extended, using all the old, original stone.

It has a large kitchen/dining area, utility room with laundry facilities and downstairs bathroom. It also has two reception rooms downstairs. Upstairs comprises a master bedroom, which is en-suite and two more bedrooms, one double, one triple and the main bathroom. A fourth bedroom is currently used for storage of owner's possessions.

The house has wireless internet, satellite TV, underfloor central heating, a wood burning stove and an open fireplace. It also has an original well dating back almost 20...
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Listing #HL1367576
About the Owner
Justin T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
Interaction with guests
In most instances I meet guest personally. In the days leading up to your stay, I will send detailed directions, with a navigation pin that can be used with Google/Apple maps. On the day of your arrival, I will quickly take you through what you need to know, and that's it.
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The farmhouse was just as advertised....clean, welcoming, and homey. Justin stayed in touch throughout our stay. Socks greeted us every time we came home. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Mark P
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Spacious house to enjoy as home base for traveling to scenic spots in Ireland. House is beautiful and Justin is very accommodating. Loved Socks greeting us when we came back every day. Beds are comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank 523keithb
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was a perfect base for 7 adults attending a wedding in nearby Portlaoise. It has everything you need for your stay. The patio/garden area is beautiful, and made for some lovely pre-wedding photos. The kitchen is very well equipped. The bedrooms are spacious. The...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank sarahgethings
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Twin
    1 King
    2 Fulls
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Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Cleaning: AU$0 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$317 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The house is located near the village of Emo, a charming village which boasts the spectacular Emo Court and Gardens which offers a range of parkland walks. The award winning golf course and five star resort The Heritage is a ten minute drive away.

The property is also close to the Slieve Bloom mountains which has hikes, walks and biking for all abilities.
Getting around
The house's location makes it ideal for day-tripping by car to pretty much all of the island.
The house is only 10 minutes from Portlaoise and Portarlington train stations. A reliable and reasonable cab service can be recommended.
From Portarlington, Dublin is under an hour. Portarlington also gives you direct rail access to Galway and Westport.
From Portlaoise, there are direct services to Cork and Killarney. Train travel is a great way to see the country. Getting a cab to Portarlington, and then taking the train to Dublin, for instance, gives great freedom from having to find and pay for parking. The house is also well served by bus. Dublin Coach provides a service from Dubin Airport to nearby towns and villages.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Dublin: 80.0 km
Railway: Portlaoise & Portarlington: 8.0 km
Ferry: Dublin: 80.0 km
Because of the house's location, most visitors use it as a base to explore Ireland, and to so by car. The house is just of the M7 motorway, at junction 15. The area is also served by rail and coach connections. Both services have stations and stops about 10 minutes from the house.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby.
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