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Elegant Country House in Panoramic Rural Location in Tipperary

Bedrooms 6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-13)

Rathellen House is an elegant Georgian style country house set on four acres of grounds, with panoramic views of the Galtee Mountains, at the edge of the Glen of Aherlow, near Bansha, Co. Tipperary. It is an ideal location for touring the south of Ireland. Heritage sites such as the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle are a twenty minute drive. Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork are a one hour drive. Take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher or to the Dingle Penninusula on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Rathellen House is stylish and sophisticated, yet informal and relaxing. It's six bedrooms are individually decorated in a classical style. Rathellen House is truly a special place to stay. It is a newly built house offering extremely luxurious accommodation in elegant surroundings.

Rathellen House is the perfect venue for family gatherings, for holiday makers, for walkers and anglers, for small weddings or celebrations. The Drawing Room is the main room of the house. It is furnished in a country house style. A large Waterford Crystal chandelier enhances the setting. The white marble fireplace forms the centerpiece of the room. Patio doors open from the Drawing Room to the large garden. The Drawing Room leads to the Library. This very cozy room is the ideal place to sit and enjoy one of the books from the well stocked library. The Dining Room has a Kilkenny Marble fireplace, a Waterford Crystan chandelier and a wooden floor. The antique furniture creates a room full of character (seats 20).

Civil Weddings can take place in Rathellen House. We can cater for your wedding requirements and seat up to 24 people in the Dining Room. Rathellen House provides a very intimate setting for a private wedding ceremony.

Each bedroom is individually decorated in a classical style. They are the essence of luxury, comfort and relaxation (memory foam mattresses and Egyptian Cotton bed linen). All bedrooms are ensuite (two with Jacuzzi bath tubs). There are power showers, demist mirrors and under floor heating in each ensuite.

Rathellen House is proud of its eco friendly heating system. Solar panels provide plentiful supplies of hot water, backed up by the wood pellet heating system. There is under floor heating throughout the house. The Laundry is well equipped with a Miele washing machine, a large tumble dryer and ironing facilities. A Drying room is available for walkers/anglers.

Additional accommodation is available in Coopers Cottage - also featured on VRBO . Coopers Cottage sleeps 6 and is located at the end of the drive.

Contact us directly for lower occupancy rates and shorter stays. We would be delighted to welcome you!

Keywords: Country House

More Details

Eamonn and Stella Long
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2017

Why Eamonn and Stella Long chose County Tipperary

Eamonn and Stella Long have fulfilled a long-held dream with the building of Rathellen House (built 2006) on a four acre site which had been in the family for generations.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Guests at Rathellen House will enjoy the peaceful, rural location. Set at the edge of the Glen of Aherlow, Rathellen House has spacious grounds. There is ample parking and plenty of room for children to run on the lawns. The location is very central for touring in Ireland.

Eamonn and Stella live on site and are available throughout your stay, providing a professional, friendly service.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Elegant Country House in Panoramic Rural Location in Tipperary
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

If you're looking for magic- look no further!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know where to begin to explain our experience staying at Rathellen. We were excited to be in Ireland but the moment we drove into the driveway we almost stopped breathing. The setting is out of a movie set, the estate is beautiful and the owners are like family. I met up with my sister and her family in from the east coast for 10 days. We each took a

day to say what we wanted to do and the others had to go along with the itinerary. Needless to say it was a lot of fun. We went fly fishing by the river at Cashel Castle, we went canoeing in Kilkenny, we went horse back riding in the hills of Tipperary, we went to the coast and boated out to the islands, we kissed the Blarney Stone and had a private Irish music concert in the beautiful living room at Rathellen.

The location is perfect for all the day trips we took. We spent time in Kilmallock at a favorite pub too (where kids are welcome to have a soda and play darts) called Lynch's Pub. And we did the Titanic Experience because the 12 year old with us had studied about it and wanted to stand in the spot where passengers stood when they boarded the ship a few days before it sank. With everything we did, we barely scratched the surface of all the things that can be done.

We went in early June and the weather was perfect.

We cooked many meals at the Rathellen house in the dream kitchen. There is not a gadget you could want for.

We also had two prepared meals made for us and served and cleaned up ( that was a huge undertaking!) made by the owners, Eammon and served by Stella and beautiful Emily, their daughter home from college for the summer. They were 4 star meals. And they were 4 hour meals. No one wanted to leave the table because the food and talk were so good.

We had as much contact with the owners as we wanted. I promise you we could have spent more time with them, they are lovely and we fell in love with them and Murphy ( the black lab) and will consider them friends for the rest of our lives.

If you get really lucky you might get invited on a walk to some holy wells that only the locals know about.

There is not another place to stay if you want beautiful lodging ( the outlook from every room in this manor is spectacular). My spouse sat in every seat in the house because she said she didn't want to miss a spot of it and loved each one them for their comfort and views.

This is the place to retire to after a full day of the most beautiful scenery and people in the world!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

This house is more beautiful and impressive than pictures can capture. The 11 of us ranging in age from 14 to 72 had plenty of room to be together or be alone as we chose. Eammon made us a gourmet dinner one night, which was followed by entertainment in the living room by a talented Irish music group that Stella arranged for us. All of the accouterments deserve better than 5 stars, ie. beds, furniture, equiptment, decor, linens, dishes, etc. The rooms are large and wonderfully decorated.The kitchen is professional and equipped for a caterer. Stella and Eammon are wonderful! It is better than my review!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Helena, California

A Wonderful Irish Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The Rathellen House has all the charm and elegance of an old Georgian country house, but with the new modern conveniences and comfort. We stayed at the Rathellen House for a week and our stay was fantastic. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The décor of the house with antique furniture is beautiful and the house was very clean. The bed was extremely comfortable. The ensuite bathroom in our bedroom was large with a Jacuzzi tub and a heated towel rack. The Jacuzzi tub was wonderful after a long trip from the Napa Valley. The house faces the beautiful Galtee Mountains, so most of the bedrooms have a view of the mountains. The commercial kitchen is well equipped with anything you may want, if your are planning on cooking at home.

The location is great! Centrally located in County Tipperary, we were within about an hour to Waterford, Kilkenny, and Limerick. Rock of Cashel and Cahir are less than 30 minutes. There are also several scenic drives in the area of the Galtee Mountains. It was great to go exploring for the day and come back to this elegant and very comfortable home.

The owners, Stella and Eamonn, live in a separate wing of the house, but were available for anything that we needed. They were extremely helpful in assisting us plan the rest of our trip around Ireland.

We hope to return to Ireland and to be able to stay at the Rathellen House again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Irish/Canadian Rovers

  • 5 of 5

We were in a group of 10 travelling from Canada and I have to say that our visit at the Rathellen House was truly amazing - the owners of the home could not have been more helpful in making sure that our stay was enjoyable and relaxing - their home is beautiful and had all the conveniences that you would every need - we all had our own private bath and bedroom - we also had a wonderful night of fine dining, the meal being prepared by the owners. The home is centrally located so we were able to do day trips and not feel that we were rushing from one spot to the another - I would highly recommend this home for anyone making a trip to Tipperary county and also if you would like a weekend away this would be a location that you would find very relaxing and enjoy a lovely meal without having to leave the residence - Thanks to the owners for making our stay a pleasure - look forward to visiting again in the future

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The Longs were nothing short of wonderful, accommodating and gracious hosts during our stay at Rathellen House. Our large group could not have picked a better place to stay for our four days in beautiful County Tipperary. Rathellen House is centrally located for day trips, or a walk into town, and local Bansha Bus Company handled all of our transportation needs. Eamonn, a Ballymoe-trained chef, prepared a delicious evening meal of local and traditional fare, and wonderful full Irish breakfasts each morning...absolutely delectable! I would recommend Rathellen House, and hosts Eamonn and Stella, to anyone wishing a fabulous stay in Ireland. Thank you, Eamonn and Stella!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Jolla, CA

Feels Like You are Staying With Friends

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 selected Rathellen House because of its location - central to all the things we wanted to visit on our day trips. We also wanted a place where we could all stay together, in more of a home-style setting. The house itself is beautiful with large, well appointed rooms. There is a wonderful living room and dining room on the first floor that provided us with great opportunities to gather. Each bedroom has an excellent en-suite bathroom.

But my favorite thing about Rathellen House was the warm hospitality provided by the owners, Stella and Eamonn. During the planning stages of our trip they were extremely helpful putting us in contact with a bus company for our transportation needs, giving us restaurant and sightseeing suggestions, etc. We asked for "add on" services such as snacks and drinks on our touring bus, appetizers in the afternoon, etc. and they came through with flying colors. On our first night, we hired Eamonn to prepare us a traditional Irish dinner - it was more spectacular and delicious than we could have imagined.

The charm of the house, the ideal location for day trips (Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Gallway, Killarney...) and the incredible hospitality make the Rathellen House the perfect place - especially for a group.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Raheen Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January to Easter
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Heating & Electricity $211
Refundable damage deposit $211

Contact us directly for lower occupancy rates.
Heating and electricity charges are additional. 100 euro per 7 night rental in July & August. 200 euro per 7 night rental rest of year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Raheen Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (3) Four Poster King Bed in Master Bedroom. , Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Option in two bedrooms for twin beds or king sized double., Child Beds (2) Bedroom 6 has a King size bed and a single bed (suitable for a child) Bedroom 4: A guest bed can be placed in this room (suitable for a child), Baby Cribs (1) One travel cot (suitable for a young child) available. Bed linen supplied.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rathellen House enjoys a tranquil, rural location at the edge of the Glen of Aherlow. There are a wide range of visitor attractions and things to do in the Glen including walking and trekking in the Galtee Mountains, Aherlow Nature Park and Bansha Woods (looped walking maps available in Rathellen House). There are numerous heritage sites in the immediate area (within a five to ten minute drive) including St. Peacaun's Church and Holy Well, St. Beirheart's Kyle and Athassel Abbey. The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage and Holycross Abbey are all nearby. Equestrian facilities at three local centers. Horse racing at Tipperary, Clonmel and Thurles tracks. Greyhound racing at Clonmel and Thurles. Hunting locally with the Tipperary Foxhounds and the Scarteen Hunt. Golf at Tipperary, Cahir, Ballykisteen and County Tipperary Golf Clubs (18 hole). Live theatre at the Excel Theatre in Tipperary Town and at Brú Ború in Cashel. Traditional Irish Music sess

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