HISTORIC IRISH COUNTRY GEORGIAN HOUSE

Mike Fitzpatrick

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HISTORIC IRISH COUNTRY GEORGIAN HOUSE

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Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Aghaboe House was finished about 1730. It was the home to the famous Irish Antiquarian Edward Ledwich circa 1790. Ledwich was the author of 'Antiquities of Ireland' a two volume set with spectacular woodcuts published in 1795. A pristine copy may be inspected by prior arrangement.

The views of adjoining Aghaboe Abbey are enhanced at night with floodlights. The views of the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains, winter home of Finn MacCool and the Fiana or Irish warrior class, are spectacular from the back patio and most of the bedrooms and common rooms.

The newly completed motorway system in Ireland makes the central location of Aghaboe House an ideal base for touring. Nearby golf and historic attractions are plentiful.

If you are looking for a real Irish 'Country Estate' experience this is it.

Large American pellet stoves keep the house warm and aired. The large oil fired AGA stove in the kitchen is an added experience.

There is a separate large sitting room and a separate large dining room as well as an eat-in kitchen.

Aghaboe House is both unique and unforgettable.

Keywords: Irish Period House, Georgian Manor House, Irish Country House, Irish Heritage House

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only

Mike Fitzpatrick

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
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My daughter was born here in 1986 and after completing her medical training in the States may return and run her clinic here.

I stumbled upon the historic property while researching my roots. It turns out that both my great-great grandparents on my Fitzpatrick side were born and raised in Aghaboe before emigrating in the time of the 'Great Hunger'.

I guess that this type of venture could be called a 'labor of love' and never really ends.

I hope that you will find it as enjoyable to be far from the hustle and bustle but near enough to everything you need.

There is a concierge/handyman living in a nearby building on the Estate to assist you.

Mike Fitzpatrick purchased this estate in 1984

Unique Country House built almost three hundred years ago with care.

I maintain a large wine cellar to which the concierge has access. The prices for the French and Spanish wines will be based upon continental prices that I paid not Irish prices. My personal preference is for Rioja Crianzas and Reservas so they will be in greatest supply.

I also have a decent library which you could peruse and enjoy.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
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Historic Irish Country Georgian House
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Historic Irish Country Georgian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333136vb
5059901803
County Laois Ireland
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
5

WONDERFUL IRISH ADVENTURE!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a Fantastic time while staying at the Aghaboe house despite the coldest March on Record. Our family, consisiting of 2 Grand Parents, 2 Parents and 2 Boys ages 13 and 10, stayed at the house for about a week travelling each day to a different Irish attraction. The House provided a Perfect back drop to our wanting to be as close to Ireland as possible. We loved the centuries old house over looking the Mult-century old Abby. The simplicity of the farm-land surroundings was gorgeous. We saved loads of money by having family meals prepared on the old AGA Stove (adventure all its own). The House was very accomodating with warm beds and history in every nook & craney. The location is perfect as we were able to do the Ring of Kerry, Kilkenny and Cork all in day trips. I was worried the boys were not appreciating the trip and asked if they would rather have been on the beach where most of their friends went for the week and they gave a quick and resounding NO. Many Thanks to Mike and Rod for helping us make the most of this trip and making it as authentic and fulfilling as any trip can be.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Irish Country Georgian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333136vb
5059901803
County Laois Ireland
Arlington, TX
5

COUNTRY GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Loved our five day stay at AH. It is an easy drive to Kilkenny, Waterford, Dublin but so quiet and peaceful. Not a tour bus in sight! Wonderful.
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Irish Country Georgian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333136vb
5059901803
County Laois Ireland
Alna, Maine, USA
4

HISTORIC IRISH COUNTRY HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed this house very much. We found the location easily and the photos on the website were accurate. The property was clean, and the caretaker was most informative and also helpful in setting up our computers with additional cables. He was so friendly and welcoming. The historic atmosphere was everywhere, and the location with the next door Abbey and the many sheep in the field made for a beautiful location. We would recommend this spot to anyone that has a car for sightseeing.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Irish Country Georgian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333136vb
5059901803
County Laois Ireland
Texas
5

COMFORTABLE AND SCENIC

  • 5 of 5
Our group of four women stayed here for 5 nights. We were able to spread out and enjoy the quiet solitude of this lovely home. The kitchen was only used to make coffee or tea in the mornings and to pour our wine in the evenings, but it would have been fun to cook in it. As the nights are chilly, even in September, we all looked forward to the wood pellet stoves in each bedroom to bring the rooms to a toasty temp. The caretaker helped us with directions, shopping information and even looked up details of visiting Dublin. We never figured out the washer/dryer combo, so we hung our wet clothes on the Aga kitchen stove. The location proved ideal for our day trips to Waterford, Ardmore, Kilkenny and Dublin. Before you go, get detailed driving directions as the motorways do not have exits as often as the maps indicate.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Historic Irish Country Georgian House
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5059901803
County Laois Ireland
New Jersey
5

FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Great House! Every window of the house offers a different scene of pristine Irish countryside. Grazing sheep and cows fill the fields as they roll into the distant Slieve Bloom Mountains. At the foot of the property are the ruins of a 14th century Abby and the remains of a Norman Motte and Bailey castle that was part of the Norman invasion of Ireland in the late 1100’s. The house and adjoining buildings are what's left of the town of Aghaboe, some of them dating back to the 1600’s, perhaps longer.

The charm of the house is its gentile rustic nature. If you’re looking for the experience of a well to do Irish home of a day gone by, this it the place to stay. The rooms are quite large with high ceilings and comfortable furniture, yet every room is heating by its own stove. The kitchen is very functional for modern cooking, yet is still set in a by gone era with the oil stove and separate room for the sink. Many a great meals were cooked by us on the stove and adaptation to its uniqueness took only a few minutes.

There’s plenty to do in this region for the whole family. We spent a good part of our time in the Slieve Bloom Mountains hiking, horseback riding and driving. Kilkenny is not to far away and a must see when here. The area is rural so don’t expect too lively a night life. However the trade off is the spectacular beauty of the Irish countryside. Every bend in the road brings yet another shade of green and fantastically charming villages.

One of the best parts of our trip was the interaction with the owner (who happened to be there), the caretaker and his friend. We enjoyed excellent company (along with a few bottles of wine) with them. It was like having a personal concierge on site. While there don’t forget to explore the wine cellar; and added bonus to the house.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Irish Country Georgian House
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5059901803
County Laois Ireland
Long Beach Island, NJ USA
5

A THROW BACK TO HISTORIC TIMES... WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF MODERN AMENITIES!

  • 5 of 5
Driving up to the property was breathtaking in itself as the property sits upon a gorgeous piece of land. The house itself was made of beautiful stone reminiscent of earlier times. The parlor was quite magnificent yet cozy. The bedrooms were surprisingly toasty. I felt like I was staying in a castle as the bedrooms were so large. It was great to be able to totally spread out. We visited the house when it was a bit chilly out but the pellet stoves made the rooms perfectly warm. I was intrigued by the kitchen as I had never used an oil-fired stove before. It worked quite well and was just as easy as using the gas and electric stoves that I am used to.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Dublin and Shannon are equidistant
Car: necessary

Kilkenny is some 35 miles away by scenic roads.

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County Laois Estate Rental Rates

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Amenities

County Laois Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom One Tub and Shower Bathroom Two Tub only Bathroom Three Shower only
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (4) Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
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