Old Forge IOld Forge II
2 FOUR **** RATED COTTAGES 4 you !
2 FOUR **** RATED COTTAGES 4 you !
5 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Two Exceptional yet cosy 4 star homes in a lovely village at the foot of the Silvermines Mountains.Both have 2 double beds, 2 bath, best of comforts, & a local pub! Nenagh market town is 5km for bars & shops, Dublin, Galway, Cork are 1.30 hours away.

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The price shown is only for ONE cottage. The calendar serves only one of the cottages. Please message me for the availability on the second cottage
Discounts apply when booking both places.

The cottage, Old Forge I and Old Forge II, a loft/warehouse apartment , both officially listed by the Irish tourist board as 4 star rated, are set in a courtyard next to the oldest stone house in the village and on the site of the old forge. On arrival you will be greeted with a welcome basket of goodies to get you started and your log burner ready to light!
Each home has 2 generous double bedrooms comfortably sleeps 5 in super king size beds , which can be separated to make 4 large single beds. A further single bed and a cot and high chair are available on request.
In both accommodations, there is a log fire, power showers, heated bathroom floors, 42" Smart TV with cable and Irish channels, DVD player, docking station with radio and CD player, and free WiFi.
Board games,cards,DVDs and CDs are available to use.
High quality kitchen with granite worktop, dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, GF grill, fridge freezer. Laundry facilities, comprising of washing machines, tumble dryers, heated drying racks, sink, hose down area and cold storage are located in the boot room.
There is a private patio and court yard with a BBQ, table and chairs, set in a wildlife/woodland garden. There is an organic fruit trees and vegetable patch, from which you are welcome to pick apples, pears, potatoes ,cabbage and other seasonal fruit and vegetables for a complimentary meal. This is all set in amazing views of the mountain back drop and countryside.
All water for your services is via a water harvesting system, saving all of the rainwater to recycle back for use. The Silvermines village has a local pub full of charm and characters . There is a village shop for groceries, artisan breads, and newspapers, etc.
For the active there are so many walking and cycling trails, mountain bike forest, horse riding, golf fishing and water sports, all available within 10 to 30 mins drive away. There is also a walking trail with a picnic area in the village, along side the stream also preserved stone buildings called Cornish steam engine houses which were used in the 1800 s to facilitate the mining of tin.

The lovely Georgian market town of Nenagh, with bars, coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants and a farmers market. Also a Norman castle, a heritage and genealogy center to find your ancestors. All this is a 10 minute drive away. There is a taxi service in the silvermines.

In the surrounding area,there are many wonderful "way-marked" loop trails for walking and biking. Search irishtrails ie , location- Tipperary and look around the Nenagh area
There are other outdoor activities, such as horse riding, a mountain bike forest, The stunning Lough Derg for Fishing, sailing and other watersports, golf, tennis, and lots more. The golden sandy beach of Kilkee is 1.30 hours away, which also has a dive centre and the best diving in Ireland.

Both homes sleep 8/10 in total making it a great place for larger gatherings, yet having your own space when you need. The price listed is for one of the homes. Contact me for special offers for both!

Guest access

Guests have access to the landscaped garden, courtyard and organic vegetable patch. Free parking is always available. The boot room is shared by both homes. Sorry but no access to the main house.

Interaction with guests

If not myself, there will be someone available to meet and assist guests with settling in and to answer any questions regarding the local area, ie. restaurants, directions, facilities, bookings etc. With notice, and at an additional cost, arrangements can be made for a local chef to be available to cook meals, and any other services that maybe required ie cleaning, and shopping.

Other things to note

There might be other guests staying at the same time if you are occupying only one of the places. The Old Forge 1 is a cottage on the ground floor which is wheelchair and disabled accessible. Old Forge 2 which is not wheelchair accessible and this is accessed by an external stone staircase, the accommodation is on 2 levels. It is disabled accessible.
The price of per night, per week, is for one of the homes only,sleeps 4 adults.
There is a small farm yard next door which is used occasionally and cattle sometimes kept in the field at the end of the garden giving a true sense of country living.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check out by 10AM

Only rules,no smoking,stag parties and sorry, no pets, treat the place kindness, and finally to relax and have fun!


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Vicki User Profile
September 2017
Silvermines is a quaint little town nestled in a rural area of south-central Ireland, near Negnah. My sister and I stayed with Paul and Karyn in Forge II and couldn't have been happier. The view from the master bedroom is breathtaking and everything you could ever need is there waiting for you. It's quiet, It's homey, and has 2 bedrooms to give two sisters a little needed alone time. The rain showerheads in the guest bathrooms were phenominal. I've never used one before, but it's a luxury everyone should experience. The beds, also, were extremely comfortable and I really loved the MCM desk in the master bedroom. If you are looking for an historic, comfortable home-away-from-home, with a completely stocked kitchen, dishwasher, refrig, laundry facilities and more, I whole-heartedly recommend staying here. As soon as we can, we'll be back to stay for a longer visit!!

Emily User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful clean accommodation. Karin is lovely! Plenty of space and super comfortable beds

Lori User Profile
August 2016
My sister and two friends and I stayed at Forge I in August. We had a wonderful experience from the moment we booked with Paul. The communication was great from the start, through the entire stay and after. Our check-in was very easy with Karin meeting us late in the eveining when we finally made it and showing us around and giving us great information about local activities. The cottage itself was perfectly described and was even more beautiful with an amazing setting in silvermines, an old village on a hillside located less than 10 minutes away from Nenagh. A city with everything you need! The pub across the street from the cottage was very welcoming and inviting. Tom, the owner, couldn't of been nicer and shared many stories with us along with a few other locals. We kept him open until 3:00 am one night! I cannot recommend Paul's place more. One of the best places I've ever stayed in Europe! Hope to go back one day.

Mary User Profile
May 2016
We stayed in Old Forge II and had a lovely stay. Paul was in contact regularly and the accommodations were terrific. The area is very quiet and the ambience is what I would term luxurious rustic. The beds were extremely comfortable and a good night's rest is guaranteed. It was quite cool but with a nice fire going it was cozy. I would most definitely return and highly recommend staying in either of Paul's cottages.

Ritch User Profile
May 2016
Beautiful property! Very intimate experience in the small town of Silvermines. Excellent location to explore the west coast. Paul was very communicative. We had a little trouble locating the property, but Tommy, the bartender in the Main Street pub, knew Paul and the property immediately. It turns out it's right across the street from the pub! There is also a very convenient small market just a few doors down. The small town experience was wonderful.

Nate User Profile
April 2016
The experience here was amazing! Paul was nothing short of awesome and just all around a great guy! The cottage was everything we wanted and then some! The location was ideal and 1.5 hours away from everything! If you are looking for a very serene and relaxing place to stay, this place is perfect!
Paul User Profile
Response from Paul:
Thank you for such a great review!! Really hope to see you again some time . Best wishes Paul
April 2016

Jessica User Profile
November 2015
We had an amazing time in Silvermines staying at this house. Paul wasn't there as he was out of country, but we did get to meet Karin and she was very helpful. The place was gorgeous. As pretty as the photos showed it to be. Very clean and had plenty of space for us. Silvermines is tiny, but very close to Nenagh so you can get food to make or do dinner there. One thing we all really enjoyed was that there was a bar right across the street and it was so much fun to chat with the bartender there who knew so much about Ireland and was so friendly to talk with. Silvermines is really centrally located so it was easy for us to do day trips to places. The only thing that was unexpected was that we had to pay for the electricity at the end. We didn't know that was custom or needed, although it wasn't very much. We had a very lovely time though and if we can go back we definitely would stay at this place again. Thank you!

Nenagh, IrelandJoined in February 2014
Paul User Profile
Sociable, creative, and passionate about period properties, having restored many, including The Silvermines accommodation. I have lived in different countries, and enjoy meeting new people. I like being outdoors, and am happy to inform and show guests the outdoor activities avai…
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