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Four-star retreat in the heart of Ireland close to walking, fishing, boating

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Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Self-catering restored Georgian house - private, peaceful and fully-equipped

No visitor to the house fails to appreciate the painstaking time and effort that has gone into restoring this residence to its original splendour. From the artfully refurbished original floorboards to the magnificent nineteenth century iron bath, this tastefully restored Georgian residence is a real treat to anyone looking for a refreshing and authentic alternative to the sterile and characterless accommodation so prevalent today. No expense has been spared in combining the original character with all the comfort and trappings of modern convenience. Three of the four bedrooms are en-suite while the kitchen comes equipped with an array of accessories. All that you could possibly need to make your stay both restive and restorative is included.

The house is situated in the very heart of the beautiful village of Kinnitty, nestled at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Magnificent walking trails are at your door while the Shannon river is close, for quality fishing and sailing

Setting: The private and spacious environs are the perfect compliment to the authentic charm and beauty of the tastefully restored Georgian residence. Through double doors, the soothing sounds of the passing river offer those relaxing on the patio a chance to savour the rugged beauty of the majestic Slieve Bloom mountains. This idyllic setting will be perfect for any couple enjoying the vista of the retreating sun or indeed for any family enjoying the space and sanctuary of the private garden.

On your doorstep: Take a step outside and find yourself in the very heart of the beautiful village of Kinnitty, nestled at the foot of the Slieve Blooms. Take a stroll through the centre or stop at the 'Slieve Bloom Bar', where live music is often found or at the Black and White award-winning pub 'Clendenings' where a turf fire and a friendly welcome is guaranteed. A pleasant walk East of the village will bring you to the world famous Kinnitty Castle where all the opulence and luxury of the original castle is combined with a host of activities from equestrian trips to mountain hikes to Falconry.

Lots to do and see: The sheer range of activities available is astonishing. From falconry to fishing,hill-walking to water sports, there is something for everyone. Enjoy the music and atmosphere in the local pubs or take in some of the native Irish field sports played in the area. Walk through the heart of the Bog of Allen and admire the extraordinary sculptures in Lough Boora parklands. Stroll around the heritage town of Birr where the award-winning Birr Castle Demense Gardens can be found. Take a boat on the Shannon down to Lough Derg to fish or simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Marvel at the immaculately preserved Monastic ruins at Clonmacnoise. Catch one of the many festivals or explore the mountains on your doorstep with the local club. Truly, you won't be bored.

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About the Owner

James O Brien
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

28 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect accomodation choice for families!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed almost 2 weeks at this property and think it is the perfect choice for families. The house is huge with 4 bedrooms and bathrooms. We have three small children and they absolutely loved the house and the brook that runs past the property. My husband loved the open fireplace (which was lighting on our arrival). All the amenities one needs in self-catering accommodation are provided. The house was so lovely and warm! This property is a great place to base yourself if you want to explore Kinnitty, the Slieve Bloom mountains, Lough Boora and all of the delights of the midlands. It's also only an hour from Dublin or Galway which makes its location ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our extended family

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for us as there was plenty of room for 4 adults and 4 kids. The heating is very good so even though we were there in February the house was nice and snug. The owner was very accommodating of any request. We'll definitely stay there again when in Offaly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A lovely, warm and comfortable house.

  • 4 of 5

This house was the perfect location for us as our son was getting married in Kinnitty Castle on 24th November. We were staying in the Castle for two nights for the wedding and needed somewhere to stay the few days before and a few days after the wedding so we rented the house for a week.

Flying in to Dublin from the UK we rented a car at the airport and following the instructions from Connor O'Brien we found the house easily. Mr. Jimmy O'Brien was there to greet us and let us into the house. What could be more welcoming on a bitter cold November afternoon than a roaring fire? Yes Jimmy had one burning for us. The house was lovely. Larger than we expected and provided everything we needed. After exchanging pleasantries and letting us look over the house Jimmy left us to it after assuring us he was just next door should we need anything. With a basket of logs and a garage full of turf for the fire and central heating we were certainly not going to be cold.

A trip to the local "newsagent" where the owner, Michael, was a joy to meet, provided us with everything we needed. Milk, coffee, eggs , bacon, sausage, mushrooms etc. He stocks almost everything.

The house was just perfect. Plenty of room, 4 bathrooms, 5 toilets, a constant supply of hot water, a kitchen large enough to dance in and all the pots, pans and utensils etc you could possibly need.

As we were in Ireland for the purpose of the wedding we did not get time for sight seeing which gives us an excuse to return and we would definately return to this house. It was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home with Ireland character!!! Очень рекоммендуем всем!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Ireland! The owner is a very nice man. He is nearby and always ready to help.

The house has everything you might need. It's located in the middle of the country and you can visit as many places as you want and enjoy the real country side of the Ireland.

We are naturally Russians and would love to say few words in Russian for a future Russian tourists.

Дорогие друзья, наши соотечественники, если Вы решили посетить Ирландию и ищете подходящий дом, где остановиться, Киннити, близ Биорра, это самое подходящее место. Дом находиться в самом центре страны, так-что можно посетить много различных мест, арендуя один дом.

В доме много комнат и ванных комнат. Для большой семьи или большой компании этот дом может быть лучший выбор.

Ирландский бар рядом с домом. Если вы любите выпить и посмотреть как это делают ирландцы то за руль садиться не надо. Дом, который вы будете арендовать прямо за углом.

Хорошая цена и хорошее качество. Хозяин очень дружелюбный и живет недалеко, всегда может помочь если что надо.

Очень рекоммендуем всем!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely large property by the pub

  • 5 of 5

Really homely place with big rooms and a really comfy fire in the living room.

Good easy to spot near lots of great walks. Great that it was by the pub (the landlord Keiran, was most really welcoming), though it quite noisy in the front bedroom, which looked out across the pub front.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed for 10 days in mid July. The property is great for this amount of people. Four bedrooms and five toilets is always going to be a great combination! The property was clean and well maintained and the owner is right next door to sort out any requirements that you may have that are not already taken care of. I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

This place is situated right next door to the famous Slieve Bloom Bar where often there is live traditional Irish music and you will be well looked after by Kieren the proprietor.

A great location and a great property that is good value.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Shannon/ Dublin at 75 Miles Nearest Ferry : Dublin (Dun Laoghaire at 75 Miles Nearest Train : Tullamore at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : Galway at 70 Miles

This is a wonderful base for exploring and discovering the Slieve Bloom and its Environmental Park, there are many walking trails, two equestrian centres, Kinnitty Castle Hotel, the ancient monastic site of Clommacnoise, Birr Castle Gardens and Telescope, Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Lough Boora Parklands, Birr Heritage Town and much more.

There are also three full Golf courses within a 20 minute drive with many more in close proximity to Kinnitty.

The Shannon river is only a 20 minute drive, while one of it's most magnificent lakes, Lough Derg, and it's array of activities, is only 35 minutes away.

Fishing is very popular in the area, both on the Shannon and its many tributaries.

Local Festivals include Birr Vintage Week (Aug), The Tullamore Show (Aug) Tullamore Phoenix Festival (July), Slieve Bloom Storytelling (October), Irish Fleadh Ceoil in Tullamore (Aug ) as well as weekly organised walking trips with the local club.

Kinnitty Castle is a centre of Irish music.

Other Activities: Birr Castle's magnificent gardens (10 min); Water sports on Lough Derg (30 min); Lough Boora bog Parklands; Kinnitty Castle; Falconry

Golf: For the golf lover, there is an abundance of golf courses in the vicinity, some within a ten minute drive and many more that are easily accessible.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£338
for 3 nights
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£113
£468
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£364
for 3 nights
From
£121
£554
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Reasonable usage of fuel is included in the rent
All electricity costs are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 140 m²

Bathrooms

  • En-suite 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite
  • En-suite 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Restored Iron bath
  • Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
  • The property has four bathrooms including three en-suites as well as a downstairs toilet. The highlight is the perfectly restored original iron bath in the main bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, en-suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, en-suite
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, en-suite
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Three of the bedrooms are en-suite and all are newly restored to their original elegance including original wooden floors and restored period sash windows.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Free broadband access in the house while a pre-pay wireless broadband modem (dongle) is also available for tenants to take with them as they travel around Ireland. Children always welcome as are pets (as long as they're suitably house-trained!).

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