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Visit Timahoe Round Tower, Donaghmore Workhouse and Agricultural Musuem, Castlecomer Craft Yard, Discovery Park, Heywood Gardens, (All 15min drive from Tulip Cottage) For more details visit Laois Tourism website .www.laoistourism.ie/?
Visit Dunmore Caves, Kilkenny Castle, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, Jerpoint Abbey, , Jerpoint Glass. ( All 30min drive from Tulip Cottage) For details visit www.visitkilkenny.ie
Visit the world famous castel ‘The Rock of Cashel’ in the picturesque town of Cashel (50 mins drive from Tulip Cottage). For details visit www.cashel.ie
If Angling is your thing, Co Laois offers a plethora of nearby locations and fish types for game and coarse anglers. Species of fish to be caught include salmon, wild brown trout, pike, tench, rudd, breem, eel and perch.
The River Barrow’s headwaters have been the birthplace of millions of salmon and trout since time immemorial.
The River Nore and its tributaries are a delight to fish as they flow east through Castletown and on to Durrow before taking a southerly course for the Waterford coastline. It is a noted dry-fly fishery with good stocks of brown trout . Also Lake Fishing in Castlecomer Lakes, Ballinakill Lakes and Stradbally Lake. All 10min drive from Tulip Cottage.
Abbeyleix Golf Club (10mins drive from Tulip Cottage) The 18 hole course at Abbeyleix is fast developing a reputation as one of the best courses in the midlands. Designed by the well known Golf Architect Mel Flanigan, the 18 hole layout will prove a fair test of Golf for players of all categories.
The old 9 hole course was recognised as one of the best 9 hole courses in the country and now having obtained an adjacent piece of rolling terraine which contains many specimen mature trees, the 18 holes ensures enjoyable golf with many scenic views.
A famous feature of the old course at Abbeyleix was the beautiful soil based greens, as well as retaining the old greens, all the new greens are again soil based giving a consistancy
Castlecomer Golf Club (15mins drive from Tulip Cottage) Set in a 200 year old forest, Castlecomer's course provides a great test of golf combined with breath taking views of the local terrain. With the development of this course completed in 2003, it is clear to everyone at Castlecomer Golf Club that Pat Ruddy has designed a unique Golf Course.
Tulip Cottage is 45mins (approx) from the quaint Mildands village on Moneygall, the Ancestral home of US President Barack Obama.
What a treat... the cottage is welcoming and the owners even more so. Whether it be providing directions, restaurant recommendations, or anything in between... we were in good hands. The cottage is very comfortable, well appointed, and simply terrific! The garden is beautiful, the area is lovely, and we wished we could have stayed for more. We will recommend this property to our friends and family, it is as described, and truly a gem.
Our family of five (kids 9, 13 & 15) spent a week at the cottage and will never forget this WONDERFUL experience! This is the real thing, not a polished, modern replica. The cottage is spacious and comfortable, and beautifully decorated with vintage items. We didn't luck out with the weather the first few days, so we enjoyed a toasty fire every night with peat bricks and wood provided by the owners The beds were warm and comfortable. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed to get settled in. The surrounding yard is gorgeous and the owners and their children couldn't have been more kind or charming. I feel like we've made lifelong friends as well as fabulous family memories. They provided us with a loaf freshly baked Irish soda bread and eggs from their hens to start out, and every room had fresh wildflowers.
The cottage itself is over 300 years old with all the charm of that era, including thick stone walls, low doorways and quirky little nooks. We used the cottage as a base to travel to Dublin, Newgrange, Kilkenny, Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. The windy narrow roads were adorable (though the roads between the cliffs of Moher and Galway were REALLY narrow!), the countryside with sheep-dotted fields amongst innumerable ruins were bucolic, and we quickly adapted to driving on the "wrong" side of the road!
I can't emphasize enough how lovely the owners, Deirdre and Darragh, were, as were their children. They are a big part of the fond memories of our trip. They did everything in their power to help us settle in and give us tips on where to visit. We feel like we've lived the life of the Irish!
Word of advice: Get detailed directions to the cottage from the owners in advance, our GPS couldn't find it!
Our family of four, with two teenage girls, spent a fabulous summer week staying at this wonderful Irish cottage. Set in the the beautiful hills of County Laois, it was a great spot to call home after different day trips around the eastern part of Ireland, Exactly as pictured, the cottage gave us all we needed in terms of amenities. The girls each had their own cozy room and we made dinner most nights in the homey kitchen. Our hosts were warm and helpful and great to deal with. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting an authentic Irish experience.
What a fabulous place! Pictureque in every way, it was a wonderful experience to stay in a unique 300+year old cottage. Easy sight-seeing during the day - we loved Kilkenny, lots of ruins, Limerick, the Cliffes of Moher and the Burren. We then came back to warm up with a turf fire in the stove before taking a walk down to the Swan pub. The Kettle family was lovely. Staying at the Tulip Cottage help make our trip to Ireland absolutely perfect.
My family and I had a wonderful time staying here. The cottage is beautiful and the surrounding countryside was picturesque. It was in a central location for sightseeing in many regions of the country and the owners gave us helpful information on the surrounding areas. I would recommend a stay at this cottage to anyone!
A tastefully restored traditional Irish Country Farm Cottage located in the beautiful picturesque and peaceful setting on the southern slopes of Wolfhill (Co. Laois) in the Irish Midlands. Tulip Cottage is a wonderful location in the hills for a calm and simple vacation or break on the Emerald Isle. An ideal writers or artist hideaway, perfect for a romantic or family vacation in a quiet rural farm land.
Tulip Cottage will make an ideal central base for touring most regions of Ireland. We are less than 30 minutes drive from Kilkenny, Carlow, Portlaoise, and just an hour from Waterford. It is 70 Minutes drive from Dublin, 1 hour and 45 mins drive from Cork,
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A deposit of $200 is required to secure all bookings.
Electricity usage and oil based central heating are metered and charged separately (on departure)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.