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Blackberry Cottage is one of a pair of beautiful, newly built detached cottages each sitting on 3/4 acre with quality fittings and furnishings. Both cottages are available and very similar in design.
There are 3 bedrooms 2 with en-suites and a separate family bathroom. A comfortable open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area creates a spacious and light interior. Kitchen equipment etc for self catering to the best standard. A cosy open fire and full central heating ensure comfort all year round.
The tranquil location of these cottages provides privacy without remoteness. Found situated approx 1 mile from the magnificent Lough Derg, Ireland's second largest lake with shores in Clare, Galway and N. Tipperary.
The area attracts water sports enthusiasts and there are numerous quays dotted along less than 1 mile away which include Coolbawn Quay, the popular wedding venue and spa.
Fishing is popular along the Shannon and lake. Private angling and boating are available locally. Canoes and buoyancy aids can be made available for the use of our guests at our own discretion i.e to experienced canoeists. Hikers and walkers enjoy exploring the local Cominchas Forest and numerous winding country lanes.
Nenagh, the historic local town is 10 miles away with a choice of eateries, a variety of shops, local arts centre and cinema.
The local village of Kilbarron is 5 minutes away by car where you will find Hannigan's shop and pub. Balinderry village again is only 5 minutes away where you can find Elsie Hogans's pub which serves food.
Nenagh is also home to the highly recommended and beautifully landscaped Nenagh Golf Club.
15 mins drive away is Portumna which boasts a range of activities including water sports, golf, horse riding and go-kart.
** For more information including directions to the cottage see our website **
My husband and I are from the UK and have divided our time between UK and Ireland for 23 years now. I fell in love with this part of the world when we came for the first time touring through with our young and quite large family of 4 children (with no. 5 soon to follow!) who were treated so kindly by the Irish people. The welcome you receive here is tangible and the countryside is magical at any time of year.
Because Blackberry and Primrose Cottage are on 1.5 acres there is a wonderful sense of space and oneness with nature. The views from all directions are of gently sloping, tree clad hills and from the south facing back is the magical woodland area on the edge of the forest. Both cottages create an instant sense of spaciousness with the open plan living area which brings the family together in every sense. The en suite bathrooms are a touch of luxury and offer privacy.
We want to share our love of this area with you and invite you to stay in our lovely cottages, so come and see for yourself !
Relaxing and a 5 star accommodation”
Wow, what can we say! Wonderful......We came for a family gathering and at the same time a to relax and enjoy all that part of Ireland can offer. It was certainly relaxing as the cottage was set in magnificent grounds, was so peaceful and it all seemed brand new. We wanted for nothing as everything, including a starter food pack was provided. There was a fantastic wood burning fire(but also central heating if required). The bedrooms (2 on suite) were very comfortable with the beds perfect. We loved the cottage, the amenities and the lovely villages surrounding. We went to the nearby lake for a stroll and ended up canoeing! A first time for everything, the instructor was very patient and we had a great time. In summary we loved the cottage, the surrounding countryside and will go again. Alison ( the owner) met us and left us her contact number - she was very knowledgable even showed us how to get to the local shops.
The cottage really is in the middle of nowhere so really peaceful (apart from native cows in field). The welcome pack was very welcome and generous. Also other "essentials" in the cottage which was really useful. Comfortable and good layout. I would encourage a stay here.
Le cottage est très accueillant. Tout est préparé avec soin. C'est très agréable. Plein de petites attentions qui font plaisir. Merci à Allison.
As two families we stayed in Primrose and Blackberry cottages to attend a local wedding on the lake. The cottages were very comfortable, clean and we got a lovely welcome from Rebecca + the fresh scones and blackberry jam!. The cottages are well laid out and all facilities needed to make our break so easy.They are in a beautiful rural part of North Tipperary but easy access to the lake for water activities and for a touring holiday. The two white donkeys were an extra bit of company and relaxation to our week-end break. I would be very happy to recommend these cottages for your break.
My second visit to this lovely cottage. An easy flight over from Liverpool and then arrived at the cottage within the hour. Blackberry Cottage is spacious and has everything you could need especially with the broadband facility. The garden has lovely views and there are plenty of great walks around the area. We camped out in Portumna one night and had a day in Terryglass by the lake. I hope to return soon.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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** For more info on the area and cottage please look at our website coolbawnbreaks.com also find us on Facebook under coolbawnbreaks **
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Limerick city at just under 1 hours drive away is the historic home of King John's Castle which is a must see for anyone interested in the history of Ireland. There are regular guided tours, a video describing the history and a shop to purchase souvenirs and preserves. The added advantage of visiting the castle is that it is located conveniently to take a look at Limerick city itself and enjoy the variety of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs.
Another historical experience is the Bunratty Folk Park just outside Limerick. The most complete medieval fortress in Ireland and where 19th century life is recreated. This is a great day out and one to include on the list.
Galway city is just over an hour away and it is a very lively and vibrant city, famous for its music which is evident throughout ! There are some great shops, with specialities including Connemara woollen goods and celtic jewellery. Don't miss the regular artisan craft and food street market on Saturdays.
There are many other places of interest more locally such as Terryglass, Portumna and Dromineer all of which are on the lake shore and many water sports are available from these with Portumna offering a wider range of facilities such as golf.
There are many festivals and events throughout the year in this region ranging from horse racing and the oyster festival at Galway to the annual Terryglass arts festival. Dromineer hosts numerous yacht and boating events.
There is a wealth of information available on the internet to get the most out of your holiday in Tipperary unless you simply want a peaceful retreat in the heart of the gorgeous countryside - the choice is yours !