Our charming, cosy Old World house with exposed stone walls, brick fireplace, ceiling beams is centrally located in County Laois just off the M7. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dinning and sitting room. Parking, garden and patio. Accommodates six.
Our house has three double bedrooms, one Family bathroom, Modern Kitchen with washing machine, dryer, fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hop and all necessary kitchen utensils. Dinning room and sitting room, an external garden and patio for outdoor dinning (weather permitting) and parking facilities.
Meet and greet facilities upon your arrival.
Interaction with Guests
You may have as little or as much interaction with us as you wish, we are situated next door should you need help or information on anything at anytime.
We are located just outside the town boundary of Mountmellick town. 300m takes you to the nearest shop and two pubs and 1km to the town center. We are located in a very peaceful area with a small number of neighboruing houses around us, easy walk into town.
Our house is also only a short drive to some beautiful heritage site and the beautiful neo- classical house of Emo Court. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are on our door step if mountain walking is your passion and we also have with 30min drive some of the top golf couses in the world.
A car is necessary to see the beautiful area. We are only a 10 minute drive to local train stations and the central railway hub of Ireland .
Other Things to Note
We have plenty of tourist information leaflets on hand to help you decide how best to spend you time in the area.
Arrival Check in time is 2.00pm and Check out time is 10.00am on change over days to facilitate house cleaning arrangements, please discuss requirements. Luggage holding is available if required.
We expect the house and property to be treated with respect and no unruly behaviour is permitted.
This is strictly a No Smoking house. Smokers may smoke outside on the patio.
Miriam and Hugh were fantastic hosts, we could not have felt more comfortable in their home. The house is easy to locate, central to the area's attractions, large enough for a family, and cozy. Our gracious hosts went out of their way to make us feel at home and went so far as to light a fire for us each evening. Truly a pleasure and highly recommended.
Accueil très sympathique et une maison vraiment extraordinaire par la qualité de la décoration et de son équipement Nous conseillons à tous ce logement.
Even though our stay was just for one night, it was very enjoyable. The house was clean and very comfortable. The host was extremely nice and was next door if we needed anything. I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you so much Miriam for making me feel so welcome!
The house was wonderful and so full of that old world charm too. Clean and decorated beautifully. The kitchen had everything you would need with the addition of the tea, coffee and things for breakfast was a bonus.
Sitting in the garden with the beautiful views of the Irish countryside was just perfect. It was one of the most relaxing breaks I have had in ages. I would definitely recommend to others.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay at our Old World house in the heart of the Irish midlands, in Co. Laois. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friend and we wish you all the very best for the future.
Regards, Miriam & Hugh.
Hi, my name is Miriam and I am married to Hugh for the past 31years. We both live in Debbicot, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. I am a native of Mountmellick and Hugh is a Native of Derry City, Northern Ireland. We have lived in our home for the past 22years and we have two adult children. We love living here, as our location is so central to the rest of Ireland and is great for day trips out and about to see all Ireland has to offer in terms of Culture and Heritage. No place is too far to travel from here, you can travel as far as Cork in 2 hrs and Derry City in 4hrs, Dublin in 1hr and Galway in less than 2hrs and all within the speed limits!
We love traveling and recently returned from traveling around Australia, New Zealand and California. We have been in most European countries, the USA , Cape Verde Islands & Canary Islands and our next trip we hope shall be Canada. High has been to India - which I hope to visit sometime in the future also. We organise our own trips abroad and never stay in hotels or holiday tourist apartments , we like the personal interaction with home owners and have home exchanged in more than 25 homes to date around the world. So if you want a place to stay that gives you your own privacy, you may have that here or you can also just drop into us anytime for a chat and a cuppa. We are very easy going.
We love meeting new people and hearing about their adventures and travels.
I love reading and drawing and I am a qualified Interior Designer, but have retired from work early. Hugh loves Computers, Music & Movies. He loves revamping old houses and has completed most of the work himself around our house.
We both love good music sessions in the local pubs in the area. Mountmellick has some great singers and musicians. We like a wide variety of music and have in the past gone to many music concerts( something we need to start doing again). We enjoy going to Blues & Jazz festivals.
As guests in other peoples properties we are respectful of their homes and properties and as hosts we would hope our guests would be respectful of our home and property, because it is a beautiful homely old house that has always received plenty of TLC.
While our house is Self Catering Accommodation, we do provide Complementary tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter and preserves to get you started.
We look forward to meeting you in the future should you choose to book your accommodation with us.
If we were to have a life motto- ( which we really don't), it would be " Life is too short, so make the most of it and enjoy it while you can". Happy Holidays to all.