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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sited on a large plot of land in a countryside location with great views and easy access to local villages.
Two of us stayed for two nights last weekend. Joe was extremly welcoming - before we arrived he answered our queries very quickly and was helpful and accomodating by meeting us at a local pub to show us the way to the house (even though we were very delayed!). The house is new, clean and nicely decorated. Perfect size. Great shower (with sauna beside it!). We went for a long walk in Kinnitty Forest, about half hour drive from the house with lots of marked paths and routes. Very beautiful!
This rental unit is in the middle of the beautiful Irish countryside, and the host was great to work with. Joe took good care of us, turning on some extra heat when the weather was unexpectedly cold and making sure we had everything we needed.
Joe was a friendly and accommodating host. His rental was clean and tidy, and a few breakfast items were provided. The neighborhood in the country was very quiet, and several times we walked the area. As we were ending our vacation this was a good place to unwind and do some hiking in nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains and watch a bit of satellite TV. Recommend O'Loughlin's in nearby Port Laoise for lunch/dinner.
Joe Kelly came and met me in a nearby village in order to guide me to the apartment. Joe was very welcoming and warm with a great sense of humour. Although Joe lives on the adjoining property he respects his guests privacy and except for bumping into him and having a chat in the local pub we didn't see him.
The apartment was clean, warm and very modern. It had everything we needed for the few days. The area is beautiful and it is a perfect place to relax for a few days. The fridge stocked with breakfast goods was a nice touch! The shower/sauna/radio is a great way to wake up and start your day feeling fully awake and refreshed.
Joe picked us up in the near village and showed us the way to the house, what is absolutely necessay there. ;)
It is nice, new and clean, the kitchen is well equipped with all you need for your stay. Also the shower with ist nitfy little functions will impress you.
Because of spending our Christmas holidays here, we were welcomed by a little christmas tree and some decoration. Thumbs up for that. :)
Joe es un hombre increible y muy amable. su casa es super acogedora, comoda y limpia. tiene un sentido del humor divertidisimo. no dudeis en pasar alguna noche alli. es increible!!!!
Lime kilns are usually associated with farmsteads and were used in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries across Ireland. (website hidden)Laois
Camross is close to Ard Erin-the highest peak in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Places of interest include The Poets Cottage, The Old Village Church, and of course, The Camross Inn.Laois
Coolrain is a wonderful traditional local town with thatched charming properties.Laois
Youll be staying in the heart of the mountains so make sure you take a scenic drive around.
Slieve Bloom Mountains are among the most unspoilt and least explored areas in Ireland.Laois
In 1182 Hugh de Lacy built a castle here for Robert de Bigarz, and it became the center of an important Norman borough. Only fragments of the castle remain.Castletown Laois
You have to indulge whilst in Ireland and what better way then a Guinness at the local pub. The Fountain is recommended for a good Craic!Mountrath Laois
One of Ireland’s finest heritage towns, Abbeyleix is a planned estate town where visitors can admire the fine period buildings.Abbeyleix Laois
Want to stock-up on food for your stay, youll find a selection of shops including Tescos and Aldi at Portlaoise along with smaller local shops too.Portlaoise Laois
Visit the spectacular Emo Court and Gardens, just 4 miles from Portlaoise, one of the finest stately houses in Ireland.Emo Laois
Limerick is a vibrate city with lots of shops and restaurants to choose from, all within an 1-2 hours drive.Limerick Limerick