About this listing
Exceptional yet cosy 4 star home in a lovely village at the foot of the Silvermines Mountains, 2 double beds, 2 bath, wifi 42" TV, best of comforts, & a local pub! Nenagh market town is 5km for bars & shops, Dublin, Galway, Cork are 1.30 hours away.
Old Forge II, is officially listed by the Irish tourist board as 4 star rated, is 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!
There are 2 generous double bedrooms which comfortably sleeps 4 in queen size beds, which can be separated to make 4 large single beds, a cot and high chair are available on request.
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 are organic fruit trees and a 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.
For larger bookings,both homes sleep 8 in total making it a great place for larger gatherings, yet having your own space when you need it.
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 like cleaning, and shopping.
My beautiful award winning village is somewhat sleepy, traditional, and quiet, yet only 10 minutes from a busy town, and not so far from the big cities, giving the best of both worlds.
The people are very friendly and helpful ,there is plenty of beautiful flora, wildlife and birds, even wild horses and goats up in the hills. They say the Silvermines gets under your skin and you will always return.
For local travelling a car would be preferable. Taxis and mini buses are available from the village. Bicycles can be hired in Nenagh town. There is a train station to major cities and also a coach station in Nenagh that also goes to all the major cities. Regular coaches to the airports Shannon ( 1 hr) and Dublin (2.30Hrs) airports making this a very central location for all parts of Ireland. Guests will be picked up from Nenagh and taken to the Silvermines.
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.
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.
Only rules,no smoking,stag parties and sorry, no pets, treat the place kindness, and finally to relax and have fun!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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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 available to them in this local area, in the County of Tipperary.