Apartment in Georgian House & Mill

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Durrow, Laois, Ireland
Tara

Tucked away with the sound of the mill race, stables, country walks, fishing on our own river, pony/cycle tracks and the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains. Great food & pubs nearby, 90 mins by car from Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

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Tucked away with the sound of the mill race, stables, country walks, fishing on our own river, pony/cycle tracks and the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains. Great food & pubs nearby, 90 mins by car from Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

The Space

Recently renovated apartment in the coach house of a Georgian House and Mill complex, originally part of the lands of the Earl of Portarlington, this is truly part of hidden Ireland

Complete privacy with only the sound of the mill pond make this a great location to explore this corner right in the centre of the south of Ireland

Lots of local walks, cycle & riding treks abound, we are close to the Slieve Bloom mountains, with onsite stables (& riding lessons by arrangement), lawn croquet and canoeing on our local river in summer, we are minutes from Durrow and Abbeyliex with great food and pubs and only 3 km from the motorway linking us to Dublin, Cork and Limerick in c 90 mins. 30 km from glorious medieval Kilkenny which offers a myriad of things to do from ancient abbeys to up to the minute night life, and an almost never ending list of festivals

Spacious en suite bedroom, large loft style living room with fully stocked kitchen facilities, or avail of country breakfast in the main house - evening catering available by prior arrangement

We can also help you arrange hunting with our local packs and provide stables and grooming service

Guest Access

Your own living accommodation, en suite bedroom with king size bed, living room furnished with comfy sofas and stocked with books and games, a capacious library of dvd's - you are welcome to all the facilities we have on site, including croquet in summer, fishing in the mill pond and on our river - season permitting, bicycles etc.

Interaction with Guests

We live onsite and welcome guests as friends and are delighted to show them the local beauties and amenities, or leave them as much privacy and solitude as they would like.

The Neighborhood

This is a quiet rural backwater,in the heart of Hidden Ireland, we are five minutes from Durrow and Abbeyliex both of which (email hidden)ly selection of eateries and pubs, local shops, and good services yet convenient (c. 30 mins) to historic Kilkenny, Portlaoise, Thurles and equidistant from Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Locally there is so much to do, we have lots of walks, cycle tracks, pony trekking, and canoeing in season

Getting around

A car is needed to travel around, but we have good links from Portlaoise and Kilkenny - 3 mins from M8 - halfway between Dublin, Cork and Limerick we really are in the middle of everywhere

Other Things to Note

We are very close to local Castle Durrow country house & wedding venue as well as Abbeliex Manor Hotel. and can arrange taxis to and from for guests attending events at either. A babysitting service is also available; and on site massage (subject to pre booking )

We can assist you with hunting with our local packs and offer stables, livery and a grooming service

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Weekly Price: $561 /week
Monthly Price: $1123 /month
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  • The Georgian house and Mill is the most gorgeous spot. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay at the BnB there. The accommodation was adorable and very comfortable. The brekky provided was more than we could desire. We were intrigued by the flour mill and its history. We loved walking around the property and the surrounding area, everywhere we looked there was beautiful scenery and we took lots of photos. Tara and Anthony were friendly, informative and most helpful. We loved the animals as well. The location of this property is very central to great things to do. The nearby town, Durrow is gorgeous. We also drove down to Waterford through Kilkenny, and round the coast to Dunmore East and back along to Dungarvan, then back to the mill via Carrick-on-Suir. We would highly recommend this BnB.

    July 2014
  • Tara and Anthony's house is lovely, set in beautiful grounds. Our accommodation was very comfortable. We especially loved all their very friendly dogs.

    June 2014
  • I wished we could stayed longer than just 1 night,
    Tara and her husband are such nice hosts. We enjoyed to stay there.
    The dogs are amazing as well :-)
    The apartement is a lot nicer than the pictures can show, super clean, spacious!

    May 2014
  • Wonderful place to stay with plenty of character - loved the animals, beautiful setting and comfortable living space. Tara was a fantastic host and had everything we needed - just a pity we couldn't stay longer!

    April 2014
  • I had a GREAT time staying at Tara's!!! The whole property is gorgeous, serene, wonderful. I don't have enough words to express how perfect I found it. I had my own space and freedom combined with the warmth of open arms a great cup of tea. I highly recommend everyone to stay with Tara, and explore the wonderful village of Durrow. I can't wait to go back again.

    November 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Tara's mill. It was a lovely relaxing break from city life. We felt very welcome and Tara was very helpful with suggestions of things to do in the area.

    October 2013
  • We had a fabulous time at Tara's b&b ......even though we only stayed one night..... The main house, self contained unit, mill and gardens are absolutely awesome. Tara was the perfect host and very interesting to talk to,she gave us heaps of advice on what to do and where to go, and fed us a beautiful breakfast. The unit is clean,comfortable and warm AND the muffins were YUMMMMM thanks Tara. Walking around the gardens with the dogs was fun. An amazing place to stay, I would absolutely recommend Tara's place to anyone who wants a stay in the countryside

    September 2013
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Pembroke School, Pembroke Road, Dublin 6, College of Commerce Rathmines
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About
I moved here with my husband Anthony in 2008 after we had spent quite a lot of time travelling for his career in sailing Stars, and now we live here with our children, dogs and horses we work from home and have been restoring the mill and outbuildings , - we live in the main house and offer any guest as much privacy as they would like - but also like to welcome guests as family. We both have a great interest in cooking & food, have a thriving vegetable garden and aim to provide most of our vegetables from it; we love sports in general, rugby sailing polo and hunting in particular, and would be described as people people !!
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