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.
Pat and his wife were wonderful hosts, making us feel very welcome with scones and muffins ready on arrival.They went out of their way to make us feel at home and Pat showed us around on the farm. The cottage is homey and catered to all our needs. The photos give a good idea of what the cottage looks like, yet in reality it is even better! Being on the farm was the perfect end to a very busy road trip through Ireland. It is well located outside of the town, and still it is close enough to major tourist sites. This was definitely one of the highlights of our stay in Ireland and we were quite sad to say goodbye, also to gorgeous Paddy, the pony. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Pat was wonderful and had everything planned perfectly down to the fireplace and a nice supply of logs. We were able to do a load of laundry and dry them by the fire. My two daughters didn't want to leave and this would have been a nice place to stay for several days and go out for day trips to the different areas. I was able to get up an enjoy a nice morning walk on the back country roads of Ireland.
The host was extremely welcoming and helpful. The cottage was warm and cozy and everything we expected. Thanks to Pat for an enjoyable stay
The farmhouse was a great home away from home. We arrived to a glowing fire and some delicious snacks found that the house is spacious and comfortable for 3. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking your own meals. We had a nice chat with Pat, who was very friendly and gave us some good tips on places to see around Cahir, and took a walk down their road, enjoying the views and the birds. Highly recommended!
Being from Ireland, my boyfriend and I searched carefully to find an authentic Irish getaway to escape from our busy city lives. The search ended in a small village in the Glen of Aherlow called Ballylooby. The scenery has to be seen to be believed! Situated in luscious planes guarded by both the biggest inland mountain range (The Galtees) and the Knockmealdown Mountains, stood our cosy farmhouse cottage. A farmhouse cottage it truly was with views from the window of newborn calves and the local Shetland pony paddy (which we were allowed feed!). The modern warm stove was built into a huge heart fireplace, honouring the past. Over 100 years old, the cottage's vintage interiors remain true to it's heritage but with modern touches to ensure a comfortable stay. Our host Pat was extremely welcoming. On arrival he gave us a brief history of the local area as well as freshly baked goods and tea to have after our journey down. There are splendid country drives in both mountain ranges. Make sure to drive to Christ the King statue for a perfect visa of the Galtees. The Vee is another spectacular viewing point which is well sign posted and worth the visit. A truly wonderful retreat from the frantic pace of a Dublin working life! Thanks Pat :) Emer & Ed.
We stayed one night at Pat's place and enjoyed everything about it! Pat was a wonderful, welcoming host and provided everything you could possibly need (except wifi), making it a true getaway from the hustle and bustle. House was clean and comfy and he even laid a fire to welcome us back from dinner. Thanks for a great memory!
Pat has a great little farmhouse in Ballylooby! It was very cozy and Pat made my boyfriend and I feel very welcome. The house is very clean and has all the essentials you need. The added touch of homemade scones and muffins as well as fresh milk in the fridge was welcoming. If you are looking to get away from the busy cities and and want some time off your mobile device - then a few nights at this beautiful farm would be what you need.
It was also a good location to drive to local attractions and the animal friends on the farm were great company too!