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.
Thank you for a delightful stay at the farmhouse. We were warmly welcomed by Pat and family. The kitchen and home was well stocked and the pastries were yummy! It was so relaxing sitting by the fire after a long day touring.
It was a perfect stay. Pat was very friendly and accommodating. We saw a million stars at night and woke up to the incredible mountains. I can only recommend to stay there longer than just one night!
Pat was very friendly and when we arrived his wife had left us loads of scones and jam which were great.
Hope to be back for a longer stay very soon.
Recommend if you want a relaxing get away from it all few days.
Bill, Virginia and Esteban
What a wonderful little cottage! Pat met us when we arrived, and had the fire already going in the kitchen with treats on the table. The cottage is beautifully homey and well-equipped - they've thought of everything. The fire was so cozy on a rainy day, and we were very comfortable. The location, outside of Cahir, would be perfect for hillwalking - hopefully I'll be able to return for that purpose! Pat was kind enough to chat with us, help us with a travel conundrum, and even lend my dad a wonderful book on Irish stonework that he just loved! Definitely would recommend this cottage - what a great value!
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful night at Pat's idyllic farmhouse cottage recently. After a long drive we were amazed and touched to see a set table with two delicious home-made scones laid out to welcome us. There was plenty of firewood to get the stove immediately lighting as my Australian girlfriend was still getting used to the climate!
A lovely rural stay in absolute peace and quiet.
Lovely stay. Highly recommended. It's very close to the tourist areas we wanted to see, and easily found with GPS coordinates. Would stay again.
We had a great experience staying here. Pat and Marion were really helpful, especially when our car broke down and they called a mechanic out to fix it for us. Lovely cosy cottage and a warm welcome from the hosts. Would recommend it and hope to return some day. Thanks for the memories!