Outside of property. Srahan, County Loais in the heart of Southern IrelandSited on a large plot of land in a countryside location with great views and easy access to local villages.
2 bed Laois Heart of the Hills Cottage

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Spacious 2 bed cottage with modern kitchen & bathroom (incl. sauna). Nestled in the Laois countryside, perfectly located for exploring South West Ireland. Amenities incl. scenic walks, Slieve Bloom mountain, angling, landmarks, pubs, cycling, horses

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $13 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $132
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $86 / night


The space

This semi-detached property is set within a beautiful hillside location and benefits from amazing views and access to great walks. The property has only recently been created with new kitchen and bathroom ready for you to put to good use!

You will find a spacious open plan kitchen living area. This space contains everything you'll need to start or end the day. A fully equipped kitchen containing fridge/freezer, microwave, oven, hob, and all the cutlery and pots and pans you should need. There is a large breakfast bar with modern stools where you can your cooking creations. The living area has a comfortable sofa bed and large armchair to relax in whilst enjoying the electric fire and satellite TV. We also provide a stack of pamphlets to help you find out what's happening around Ireland and give you ideas of the best attractions and sightseeing to do.

When you step out of the kitchen/living area you will notice how large and bright the landing is with ample space to store your buggy or bikes during your stay.

Off the landing you'll find the two bedrooms. Both are spacious, one with a double bed and the other a king size. The two rooms also have bedside tables and lamps, fitted wardrobes for storing all your holiday gear and vanity units with sinks to freshen up in the morning or before bed without having to leave your room.

In terms of bathroom, this is again another large space with vanity unit and sink - tonnes of space for storing your toiletries. Plus a super funky high-tech shower with sauna - perfect for relaxing in after a long day of sightseeing! The shower has many settings to enjoy including a radio to help you get started in the morning.

So, once you've explored the house, you can then enjoy the outside area too. We have ample parking for at least 2 cars but you can bring more if you like:) We also have a large garden, mostly laid to lawn, for kicking a ball around or chilling out in on a summers day. There are fruit trees to enjoy, the sound of the local river, and you'll probably hear a few moos too from the local farmers cattle!

If you get bored of the garden and fancy a stroll, or some exercise just turn right out of the drive and take the road up to the mountains where you'll experience stunning views across the landscape.

Oh and even better news - we now have internet too so if you want to keep in touch with the outside world and let them know what they are missing, we will let you know the details on arrival.

Guest access

You'll have full uninterrupted access to your rental and the land at the front of the property with ample space for children and pets to enjoy.

We will provide a warm welcome but then leave you at peace to enjoy your stay. We're only a text away though so if you have any issues or need some guidance on the local area, we'll be more than happy to help you.

Interaction with guests

We are just a phone call or text away if there is anything you need, otherwise we'll leave you to enjoy your holiday home and the local area.

The neighborhood

Set within the Slieve Bloom Mountains which are among the most unspoilt and least explored areas in Ireland. Discover the real Ireland with a visit to the central/Midlands of Southern Ireland.

Srahan is nestled within a historic landscape with the remains of the Srahan Castle close by and some wondrous historical villages all within a short drive. Discover the history of Laois and it's surrounding county's.

If you want a base, then this is perfect since the major cities are all within a couple of hours drive. You can explore Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Kilkenny all easily and then head back to Laois for some relaxation.

The Cliffs of Mohair are but a drive away to and a favourite of ours for visiting family.

How about the Ring of Kerry? An amazing journey around beautiful landscape. It can do done in a day and although a little further, we've done the journey, enjoyed dinner out then headed back for some late night chilling on the sofa!

Whatever type if holiday you're looking for, I'm sure Ireland can cater for it and her in touch to see how we can help too!

Getting around

Due to the remote location, you will need private transport to get around but we have ample parking and are on hand to give directions and tips as required.

It's a great area for cycling but you will most likely need to bring your bikes on the back of your cars as public transport is limited since we are in the mountains.

Other things to note

We will stock the fridge for your arrival so you wont need to worry about breakfast on your first morning. Just let us know if you'd like anything specific and we will try our to accommodate. We'll confirm internet details on arrival too.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Your on holiday, so no need for rules! Pets are also more than welcome and we'll stock your fridge with breakfast goodies so you can relax on arrival.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Bridget User Profile
April 2017
My siblings and I had a great time at Joe's cottage. We were comfortable and felt at home.

Caoimhe User Profile
April 2017
This property is amazing. Modern, clean and cozy. Joe is a brilliant host and had the fridge stocked. We had total privacy for the weekend and the location is great for a complete break. Highly recommend

Amanda User Profile
March 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Joe's guesthouse, and we would definitely recommend it to others, especially those looking to take a city break or get away from it all. We took the most wonderful walks in the mornings, the surroundings are absolutely beautiful, and so is the guesthouse itself. We also arrived a lot later than we expected to, but Joe still met us in the next town over to make sure we found the guesthouse ok. Thanks again Joe!

Jodi User Profile
March 2017
The place was even better than in the pictures! So charming and the perfect location. We were in for the weekend of St. Patrick's so we wanted one day in Dublin and the rest to explore other parts of Ireland. Not only was this place perfect, but Joe was the perfect host. He stayed up late for our arrival the first night and left the light on for us every night until we were home. And there was food in the refrigerator for us on arrival! The shower and sauna were also put to good use. This is the perfect place for your stay.

Joe User Profile
February 2017
nice quiet area away from city life. rooms are nice and comfortable. shower room and sauna are fab

Megan User Profile
January 2017
A perfect place for a quiet weekend getaway. Close to shops/pubs for food and supplies, and a beautiful view of the mountains as you drive back to the house. Memory foam mattresses so comfortable we almost didn't leave!

Emer User Profile
November 2016
A comfortable stay in nicely appointed accommodation. Beds and shower are a real plus - excellent quality. As a host, Joe is very responsive.

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