|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The 'Old House' has been in the family for 500 years but was renovated in 2009 and is in mint condition. Yup its a long way to Tipperary.
If you are interested in experiencing traditional Irish music and pubs, please enquire. We know where all the gigs are.
If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and spacious cottage is nestled down an old boithrin by a river. There aren’t that many of them left. Take a look at the photos. A picture speaks a thousand words.
There is a front entrance and back entrance. The courtyard at the back entrance is a sun trap.
Recently renovated, this cottage epitomizes the rustic lifestyles of old Ireland. It has 2 large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and 2 double loft bedrooms. One of the lofts is enclosed. Sleeps 8 comfortably. Washing machine and dishwasher also included.
If you are interested in hiking, fishing or horse riding, it is ideal but you can also find live theaters, shopping and restaurants within a 30 minute drive. The famous Kilkenny arts festival takes place only 30 minutes drive away.
If you would like to know what real Ireland is like and how it is lived by the locals you will like this. The local pubs and shops are a 5 minute drive away. Its the real Ireland.
Keywords: cottage, farmhouse, private, self catering, traditional, traditional farmhouse, irish farmhouse, irish cottage
The old house has been in the family for 500 years. We recently renovated it. I lived in the house for the past 2 years. I just got a job in London and so I had to move. The area is very local and you will meet local people if that is what you want. If you want to be alone you can do that too. Its real Ireland
D Lanigan purchased this cottage in 1700
Unique, quiet, peaceful, and you will know you are in Ireland.
Privacy. Old house country cottage feel. Peaceful. Spacious.
We have arrived home ;) Your mom is a love and we loved being in Ireland. We put over 1,000 miles on the car stretching from the Cliffs of Moher to Castles here and there to Waterford to the Wicklow Mountains and then to Dublin. Your country is beautiful and GREEN! :) It was wonderful to have your home to always come back to…never more than (at most with my navigating) a 2:15 drive. We would get home and go for a little stroll and meet up with some very friendly cows! ;) Love the beautiful flowers on the rock walls, and explored the graveyard. We went to pubs and listened to wonderful Irish music and watched Irish dancing at Lanigans!! EVERYONE was so very friendly and helpful….but we did learn that no one knows the names of the streets..because they've lived there for their entire lives…so we identified colleges, Ys, pubs, "a couple streets past….", and I realized that I do the same thing! Pass the dog on the corner, take a right at the second tree on the green.. hee hee ;) Our family had a wonderful, relaxing time together and despite a little bout with the flu for my daughter and me, we are all coming home relaxed, educated, and looking forward to another trip back! Your home is just beautiful! I loved feeling like we were home. You've done such a beautiful job with making it modern, yet keeping the old Irish farmhouse feel. We loved the peace and quiet…and the space for each of us who were coming from different parts of life…finishing a semester abroad, graduation and job hunting, work… it was just what we needed.
I'll say that the only thing missing was being able to meet you! Your mum is just lovely and I could listen to her for hours! Your brother was a sweetheart about suggesting where we could eat, and the boys all went to the pub for some evening fun. They taped the dancers and music for Lynnie and me since we were down-and-out, and we just loved it!!
Thank you for making everything so very easy and relaxed in all of the planning stages! If you are back in the States, look us up! We are very close to NYC and love friends popping in to our home!
The best to you and your family!!
What a wonderful place to stay on the last days of our Ireland vacation. The house was so unique in its age and amazing renovation. So comfortable and large. Breda and her niece's visit on the last night was so much fun learning about their family, their history, and the place. Thanks for sharing your time with us!
You could not go wrong choosing this wonderful place to spend part of your time while in Ireland.
A wonderful house to stay in! Great accommodations and lots of room! We had a great time here!
The house is much larger than the pictures appear but just as marvelous! The rooms are beautiful and the living areas are spacious and comfy. There are 2 king beds and 2 double beds. There is one large sofa to sleep on but it is in two pieces and you have to keep pushing it back together. The other sofas are loveseats. Once you get acclimated the house is perfect. The instructions for the appliances could be clearer but through trial and error we figured out which switches turned the cooker, ect. The washer works fairly well. It's small and in an outside building. There were no instructions on where to find the key but my detective husband finally found it. The skylights all open with a pole and can also have the shades pulled down so the early sun doesn't wake you. This was awesome! It could use a DVD player and some movies because the TV reception is very poor. Also I would have liked a newer coffee maker. We couldn't figure out how to use the old fashioned one. Overall I would say it's perfect for two couples and 2 extra people. Unless small children want to sleep together in the 2 extra rooms. It took us about 25 minutes to get to Carrick-on-suir. Also, there are stairs to all bedrooms so a disabled person would need to know that ahead of time.
I had the pleasure of spending Christmas at the old house, a beautiful converted home set in the countryside of Tipperary. If you're looking to get away from it all, to have evenings in front of the fire with a glass of wine in hand (or a hot toddy for that matter!), this is the place for you! Although you may feel far removed from everyone, Kilkenny is just a 20 minute drive away, and you'll be in the midst of small Irish villages. (Think local pubs and bakeries).
The whole experience was topped off with meeting Alice up the road (the mother of the owners of the property). What a character!!! So charming and welcoming, she made you feel like you were in the real heart of Ireland.
A real treat, I can't wait to get back!
My family just returned from a very relaxing stay at the "Old House". The setting is very secluded and private and a great place to return to in the evening after day trips to other sights in the area. I was traveling with my parents (in their 80's), husband, brother and his girlfriend. It was a perfect location for us to go out for the day and allow my parents to stay behind to read and relax. Alice (Diane's mom) was very helpful and even invited my mother out for the afternoon. They visited with her sister and enjoyed a treat of cake and coffee and LOTS of conversation. That gesture meant so much to my mother. It was very easy for us to get to Kilkenny, Cashel, Waterford, Wexford, the coast, and a beautiful area called the V. The house had all of the amenities necessary for a perfect vacation for anyone. Wish I was still there!!!!!!
It was a very good house, which we enjoyed very much. A few things were different than we expected. The house was very difficult to find - better directions (or signage) would have been helpful. Advertising WiFi but then finding out it was a pay for service 3g fob for the computer was disappointing. The grounds were great and the people were great. We loved Kilkenny and it was fun to go to Lanigan's and meet Richard.
• Live Irish Music
Kilkenny in Lanigan's Bar every Thursday Friday and Sunday Night
Slievenamon (Sliabh na mBan, mountain of the women, 2,564 feet).
The Kilmacoliver Loop is one of the most scenic walks in County Kilkenny.
Ask us for our personal brochure for description and directions.
Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir, is strategically positioned on the River Suir. In times past it commanded vital access north to the town of Clonmel and South to the port of Waterford. There has been a Castle at this location since early 14th century. The former owners and extremely powerful Anglo-Norman Butler family, who were created Earls of Carrick and Ormond, gave their name to the Castle. Its 10 minutes drive from the Old House.
The Rock of Cashel is the most visited Heritage site in Ireland. Cashel is located in Tipperary and boasts some of the finest tourist attractions in Ireland. It’s about 40 minutes drive away.
Golf Course, Callan Ask us if you want to play. We can organize it for you. Green fees approx €20.00
•Tipperary Horse Riding Center
Lanigans and Zunis
There are little local theatres in Kilkenny, Waterford & Clonmel
Farmers Market, Carrick On Suir
Fridays 10 am to 2 pm
Johnson Lyons local pub
The Pump House in Grangemockler
Don’t miss Noni Freaneys in Nine-Mile-House. It’s a mile away. Noni’s family has owned the pub for 150 years. It’s where all the locals go. DONT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE.
Powers of Tullahought – Just reopened. The Clancy Brothers used to play here
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