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Large luxury farmhouse in centre of Ireland

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Morette House
Morette House
The river Barrow in the Slieve Bloom
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 ...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 200 years, now incorporated into the kitchen floor! It's visible through more than 30 mm of toughened glass. The large garden and orchard is a peaceful retreat and views around the house are mainly rural landscape, with a working farm to one side. Close by are the homes of two other family members who operate the farm. WHAT TO DO Located in the heart of Ireland, County Laois is the perfect base from which to explore the country. Dublin, with all that it has got to offer, is under 50 miles, and out of traffic can be done in an hour. Cork, Galway, and Waterford are all less that two hours away. Other places of real interest like Wicklow, Kilkenny and Cashel can be done in under an hour. Lots of visitors venture to the Cliffs of Moher, and even Belfast. Hiking, fishing, golfing and historical sightseeing holidays are the tourism staple of the local region. 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 offer hikes and walks for all abilities. It also has a newly opened cycle track, which begins in the village of Kinnity. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Justin T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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Reviewed 2 August 2020

Morette House is beautifully rustic, spacious and charming. Although it is in the countryside it’s a short drive to pubs, restaurants and shops. Our host, Justin Treacy, could not have been more helpful and was always there when we had a query. The house is...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Steve_Harborne
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
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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Was greeted by Justin (and not turned away) as we drove in earlier than expected. He quickly went over everything and departed knowing what a long trip we had. The beds were comfortable, so nice for everyone to have their own room. Very safe area,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank M W
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2016
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Myself, my partner and a couple of friends recently stayed in Morette House and we cannot say enough about it. The pictures don't do this place justice, the house itself is absolutely stunning, the decor in every single room is so unique, we really loved...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Laura D
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We really enjoyed our week at the farmhouse. The house is beautiful and very clean and Justin is very friendly and helpful. In the house there is everything you need and we felt like kings and queens for a week! When we arrived at the...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Fam_Heijden
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Morette House is a beautiful home located in the countryside within driving of a lot of locations. We did daytrips to Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wicklow, Tullamore, County Tipperary to name a few while still enjoying the towns and villages in the surrounding area. It...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Debbie M
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 June 2016

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Date of stay: June 2016
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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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.
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