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Alison Rosse

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english

Cottage in Birr Castle Demesne (World-Acclaimed Garden)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


County Tipperary Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This secluded cottage (named 'The Bothy') is in Ireland's top heritage garden, the Birr Castle Demesne. The Demesne also includes Ireland's Historic Science Centre, whose galleries are centered on the achievements of the scientific Parsons family, Earls of Rosse. The massive telescope built by the 3rd Earl can be seen in the grounds. The town of Birr is within walking distance and has restaurants, many pubs, a small theatre, and other entertainment in summer.

The area is close to the Slieve Bloom hills, great for walking and cycling, and is only 30 minutes drive from the Shannon for windsurfing and boating in the summer. Fishing is available, as well as horseback riding. Its central location also makes it a good base for touring Ireland - Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick, and Galway can all be reached within two hours.

Keywords: Cottage

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Alison Rosse (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Alison Rosse

The Parsons family has owned this land since 1620. The Bothy cottage was built for the young gardiners about 100 years ago. (We have done a few make over since then!!)

Alison Rosse purchased this cottage in 1620

What makes this cottage unique

In a beautiful garden - indeed one of Europe's top gardens.



Nearest Airport
90 Miles
shannon or dublin
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
tullamore to the North or Roscrea to south, both
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: recommended

Located in the garden Birr Castle Demesne, and Science Centre Museum. Home of the great telescope of the 3rd Earl of Rosse, 1845. Located within walking distance of the town of Birr, a charming market town with pubs, two hotels with resteraunts, churches, a small theatre. Great walking in the Slieve Bloom mountains about a 10 mile drive away. Histroical sites and castles. Fishing can be arranged in season. Very central in the country with most attractions less than a two hour drive. Train to Dublin for the day at Tullamore, half an hour away.


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County Tipperary Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Open fireplace with fuel provided, oil central-heating, The cottage, called the Bothy, is over 100 years old, A gate in the wall opens on to the famous Millennium Gardens, The Parkland is a must for nature lovers and gardeners

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