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Coopers Cottage: Traditional Cottage in Tipperary

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). Free wifi available.

Coopers Cottage is situated on its own grounds in a tranquil, rural location in County Tipperary. There are lovely views of the Galtee Mountains and the Glen of Aherlow from the property. Its' central location makes it an ideal base for touring the South of Ireland. Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and Kilkenny are all a one hour drive from the cottage. Take a day trip to Dingle or the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way. The cottage is located one mile off the N24, near Bansha and six miles from the M8 (Cahir).

Coopers Cottage is a traditional cottage which has been renovated recently. Coopers Cottage has three bedrooms (sleeps 6). The main bedroom is a double room with an ensuite. This is a downstairs room. There are two twin rooms upstairs, sharing the main bathroom (bath tub and separate shower) downstairs. White Egyptian bed linen is used in the bedrooms. Fluffy white towels are also provided. The sitting room has a solid fuel stove, creating a very homely atmosphere. The kitchen/dining room is well equipped with all the necessary kitchen gadgets (fridge/freezer/dishwasher/microwave). Laundry facilities are available in our main property, Rathellen House, just across the road. Heating in the cottage is electric. There is a south facing patio, furnished with table and chairs. A barbecue is available. Free wifi is available at Coopers Cottage. Low occupancy rates for couples are available. Late availability rates available. Please email directly for quotes.

For larger groups, additional self catering accommodation is available at Rathellen House (sleeps 12) situated across the road from Coopers Cottage.

‘This adorable cottage is perfect for a family wanting to explore the southeastern counties of Tipperary, Waterford, and Kilkenny. Stella and Eamonn Long have lovingly restored and renovated this 19th-century cooper's cottage, once Eamonn's family home, into a comfortable, tasteful hideaway. With exposed beams and polished wood floors, the Longs have created a house full of light, with spectacular views of the Galtee Mountains. While retaining the cosy proportions and traditional lines of the original dwelling, the Longs have created a house full of light, with generous skylights and windows opening to spectacular views of the Galtee Mountains. The furnishings have a bright, contemporary feel. The house, which has three bedrooms and sleeps six, comes with absolutely everything, and there's even a barbecue and a modest fenced-in garden, with a patio for sunny days’. Frommer’s Guide to Ireland.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Eamonn and Stella Long
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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About Eamonn and Stella Long

Coopers Cottage has been in the Long family for over one hundred years. Eamonn's grandfather, Michael, was a cooper by trade. He ran his business from the cottage. With his team of coopers, barrels were made to supply the Butter Market in nearby Tipperary Town. Coopers Cottage has been completely renovated. It has been operating as a vacation rental property for a number of years now. Guests enjoy the traditional cottage feel, the wonderful views of the Galtee Mountains from the kitchen and sitting room.

Why Eamonn and Stella Long chose County Tipperary

Central location for touring. Rural, peaceful location. Owners live in an adjacent property and are available to guests. There is free wifi available at the cottage. Enjoy an opportunity to experience rural Ireland in an easily, accessible location.There are lots of local attractions such as the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Mitchelstown Cave. Take a day trip to the the Lakes of Killarney or to Dingle or the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way.

What makes this cottage unique

Coopers Cottage is located at the edge of the Glen of Aherlow. This is a quiet, secluded valley stretching stretches from the N24, south of the heritage town of Tipperary, through sixteen miles of unspoilt countryside affording some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable making it one of the most desirable holiday destinations in Ireland. There are a wide range of visitor attractions and things to do in the Glen of Aherlow including; walking and trekking in the Galtee Mountains, the Glen of Aherlow Nature park, numerous heritage sites (Clonbeg Church and St. Sedna’s Holy Well, St. Peacaun’s Church and Holy Well, St. Beirheart’s of Kyle, Athassel Abbey). There are a number of looped walks in the Glen of Aherlow catering for walkers of all levels. While Coopers Cottage is centrally located for touring the south of Ireland, there are numerous heritage sites and towns nearby. Visit the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, the Swiss Cottage and the Mitchelstown Cave.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Coopers Cottage: Traditional Cottage in Tipperary
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Lovely cottage and welconibg hosts

  • 5 of 5

We were attending a family reunion in Tipperary and discovered this lovely little cottage in Bansha a sweet little town around 10 minutes drive from Tip. The cottage is clean, has everything we needed for a four night stay. It was great to stay in such a peaceful and quiet location while only a hop skip and jump from the towns of Tipperary and Cahir. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming - a wonderful few days.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cozy cottage, exactly how I pictured Ireland.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable, and a good location for traveling. The owners were great to work with from the booking process to providing us with information about the area. The place was very clean, with comfortable beds. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to explore the south-western part of Ireland although Dublin was only 2 hr drive.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A lovely little place with great accommodations! Thanks!

  • 5 of 5

Stella did a great job communicating about good places to eat and tour.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We also spent time on this trip in 4 star hotels. But our memories were made in this cottage! It was not hotel living... It was home! We appreciated all the tips and information from the owners. We had something special here and are very thankful!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Estada excel·lent

  • 5 of 5

Un bon lloc per visitar Irlanda. Al centre de l'Illa tot queda molt a prop. La casa molt ben cuidada i neta. Escolteu les recomanacions de l'Stella i pregunteu-li per tot el que necessiteu.

A good place to visit Ireland. At the center of the island everything is very close. The house well maintained and clean. Listen the recommendations of Stella and ask her for what you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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COOPER'S COTTAGE - Just as advertized!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our stay. The cottage was as quaint, nicely appointed, and comfortable as the pictures and description had described. It is nicely furnished, very clean, and has a home-like feeling. For us, it was a "The Quiet Man" experience! Stella and Eamonn are the perfect hosts! Their knowledge and willingness to share it, of the surrounding area, is second to none.

There's nothing better than getting "non-tourist" suggestions and directions to must see places such as the "V", Rock of Cashel, and taking the "daring" ride over Connor Pass to Dingle Bay. Eamonn is a human GPS. We plan on returning to Eire and staying in Cooper's Cottage again. Thank you Stella and Eamonn for making our stay so enjoyable.


  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nellie's, Bansha
Nearest Ferry
95 Miles
Rosslare Harbour
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Tipperary Town
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Limerick Junction
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Clonea Strand
Car: necessary

A holiday in Coopers Cottage allows easy access to the main road networks in Ireland. There are lots of hidden gems locally such as Athassel Abbey and St. Peacaun's Well.


Rates & Availability

Gortavalla Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Electricity $54
Refundable damage deposit $109

Electricity is charged at usage as per meter reading. 30 euro is an approximate rate for summer usage. 50 euro is an approximate rate for usage in spring/autumn/winter. Fuel for the stove is included in the rental. Special Rates may apply for low occupancy rates. Please email directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gortavalla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double ensuite bedroom located on the ground floor.
  • Double Beds (1) The main bedroom has a double bed with ensuite. This is a downstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) Bedrooms 2 and 3 are twin rooms. There are two single beds in each room. These bedrooms are upstairs and share a bathroom (downstairs)., Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Coopers Cottage is located at the edge of the Glen of Aherlow, near Bansha, Co. Tipperary. It is set on its own grounds in a panoramic, rural setting. 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 Coopers Cottage). 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 centres. 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 Tip

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