About this listing
Stay in a beautifully restored 2 bed farmhouse in Ballylooby, Cahir, Co. Tipperary in the heart of the Golden Vale. Situated on a working farm, this 100 year old farmhouse comes full with Irish charm and character.
This is an incredible opportunity to stay in a beautiful traditional Irish cottage in the heart of the Irish countryside. Located in a working farm with cattle and horses, this cottage is a real gem with the famous Irish hospitality included. Contains 1 bedroom with double bed, and 1 single bedroom.
Guests have full use of our lovely cottage. This location has also hosted events by top International horse trainers, and people have flown in to attend from as far away as the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Interaction with Guests
Pat & family will welcome you when you arrive, and live nearby if you need to get in contact quickly during your stay.
There are TONS of things to do in the area:
COUNTRYSIDE: Walk the Vee in the nearby Sugar Loaf mountains. The Vee is famous because of the breathtaking panoramic views afforded to travellers and sight seers going through the pass. The journey rises to about 2,000 feet (610m) above sea level above Bay Lough, and as it does so it gives wonderful views of a portion of the ‘Golden Vale’ between the Knockmealdown and Galtee Mountain Ranges.
RAMBLING: If walking is your thing, then the area around the Vee, Bay Lough, Loughglenbridge, Sugar Loaf Hill, Knockshanahullion and Gortacullen Wood (just under the Vee following the Tipperary Heritage Way sign) offer a multitude of choices no matter what type of road walking or mountain climbing you fancy. Take a look at our Walks section to give you an idea of some of your options.
HISTORY: Visit nearby Cahir Castle, one of the largest castles in Ireland, is sited on an island in the river Suir. It was built in 1142 by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond. This is a magnificent must see option for any visit to Cahir.
The Rock Of Cashel is also a short drive away. It's huge, it's complex, it's iconic, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world and it's right here in Cashel at the heart of Tipperary. The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), more formally St. Patrick's Rock, it is also known as Cashel of the Kings. Reputedly the site of the conversion of Aenghus the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD. Long before the Norman invasion The Rock of Cashel was the seat of the High Kings of Munster.
SHOPPING: The cottage is a short drive away from the heritage town Cahir, full of interesting shops and pubs and an excellent tourist office set on the banks of the majestic river Suir (perfect for a lazy afternoons picnic!)
GOLF: There are many golf courses in the area, including Cahir, Tipperary, Thurles, Ballykisteen and Dundrum House golf club. If you are a golfer this is the perfect location for you!
EQUESTRIAN: Tipperary is home to Coolmore Stud in Fethard and many equestrian entreprises due to the superb quality of its limestone based grass. Whether you want to go horse trekking, racing or play polocrosse, there is something for everyone here.
Cahir is a really beautiful part of Ireland and we look forward to welcoming you!
You'll need a hire car to access the local area.
Other Things to Note
Check is time is after 4pm.
No smoking or pets.
When we arrived the table was set for tea with homemade cakes and scones which made a really nice start to our holiday. There was food in the fridge and cupboards, which meant we didn't have to shop on that first evening, which made for a very relaxing start. Pat and Marian were very welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.
The cottage was exactly as described but the pictures do not do it justice. Thanks to Pat's directions it was very easy to find. We would highly recommend this cottage, as the location is beautiful and the roads are very good for driving out each day. We were also able to see Paddy the pony. A great holiday, many thanks.
What a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, and with a most gracious host! We had sadly only one night there but wished we could have made it our base for longer. Pat was very responsive prior to arrival and then so welcoming and helpful once we arrived. It was just as pictured and well stocked, we were certainly happy there. Paddy warms up to you with an apple and my daughter just wanted to spend our time there with him! This cottage and the area was a highlight on our week stay in Ireland!
Dear Pat, thanks a lot for thoughtfulness. I have to say that the reviews are correct: your approach has been very open and your cottage is warm and full of everything. Thanks a lot for everything. See you nest time. Ciao. F.
C'est un merveilleux endroit: on s'y sent chez soi. Pat est très accueillant. Je recommande à 100 %!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Pat's cottage. From the moment we arrived, he made us feel welcome. Our kids especially enjoyed the fire that he started for us and getting to meet Paddy the pony!
Pat and his lovely wife were very accommodating and welcoming. Their cottage was cozy, clean and just as pictured! So blessed to have stayed there our 1st evening in Ireland!!!
Pat is a wonderful host. Everything we needed was provided. When we arrived, afternoon tea was waiting for us. We really enjoyed talking to Pat. We were sorry that we couldn't longer. We highly recommend this accommodation. Thank you Pat we will definitely say with you again if we make it back to Ireland