About this listing
TOUR IRELAND FROM THE HEART OF IRELAND!
It may be a long way to Tipperary from where you live but once you have arrived you will find yourself at the very heart of Ireland! Tipperary borders Clare, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Limerick, Laois & Offaly!
It's no formula holiday house! It's got uncontrived character, history & ambience and poses a serious challenge to the determined sight seer; stay home or go touring! Most guests have vowed to return for longer so they can do a little more staying home!
A guest mobile phone with an Irish sim card & some credit is supplied with the house. Use it to contact me if you should need to or top it up with credit to make other calls.
There are bikes, fishing rods, children's playthings, a tyre swing, a barbecue, a keyboard, guitar, tents, blackberry bushes in Autumn. The Eamonn a Chnoic Walking Loop is on the doorstep!
Interaction with guests
I interact with guests at the beginning & end of their stay. I am available to chat in the middle too if guests wish. I supply a courtesy phone which can be used to contact me any time.
The peaceful pastoral views of rolling hills & Knockalough are sublime. In between the silences you'll catch the sound of birdsong, wind in the trees, & maybe some cattle uphill or an occasional tractor passing by. It's uplifting. The people are friendly & welcoming with a generosity of spirit which lingers. Last but not least there's Jim o' th Mill's! You'll never experience a Thursday quite like it!
Local taxi available for trips into Thurles from which there is a regular train service to Dublin.
Other things to note
Be aware! This cottage is a LOW tech zone. One guest described his experience thus: "great not to be tempted by tv and internet"! There are radios in the cottage but the tv set plays dvd's only; no tv signal! I have a usb device which can be used with your lap top to access the net but the signal is weak & the speed slow so only recommended if it's an emergency/essential for you. Wifi is available a km away in the local pubs.
Smoking outside only please
Complimentary slippers supplied for going upstairs
Please keep pets downstairs and off soft furnishings
Please declare damages even if minor so I can repair/replace before next guest!
Please strip beds and tidy house before departure then lock the door and post the key in the letterbox!
Thanks a million