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.
We had a great four days with Pat at his cottage. We couldn't have asked for a nicer experience. The cottage was clean and rustic with everything you need, giving you the feel like you were living in a small home. The area gives you a true rural Ireland experience not the usual tourist trap.
Everything that was advertised was correct ! It was a beautiful place to stay with a fire that was going in the cottage with plenty of wood for us to keep it going. The sleeping arrangements was very good, kitchen well stocked and the shower / bathroom was good. Everything was very clean. Pat himself was very pleasant and left us alone to enjoy the place and surroundings as it is very picturesque !! I would recommend this place to anyone !!!!
Un lieu magnifique, un accueil très gentil, une maison très confortable et bien aménagée, des propriétaires d'une grande gentillesse. A recommander les yeux fermés
So nice place and house, well equipped, very kind welcoming, owners very nice. I recommend!
The place was great! Beautiful location, very kind hosts and a wonderful time! Highly recommended!
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