About this listing
A serene retreat in the picturesque village of Kinnitty at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. O Brien's cottage is set on a quiet country road in it's own grounds. The central location makes it the ideal base for touring Ireland.
3 bedroom cottage all on ground floor sleeps 5 people with off road private car parking. Living room has wood burning stove. Oil central heating. Large back yard and garden. Within 2 minutes walking distance of shops and 2 pubs. 3 minutes drive to Kinnitty Castle Hotel.
Free Wi Fi and drying room is available at owners house just across the road.
Interaction with Guests
I live just across the road and am available for guests to assist them in having a great relaxing holiday.
The sheer range of activities in the locality is astonishing, there is something for everyone. It’s quiet it’s natural and reminders of the past are all around you. Visit Leap Castle Ireland’s most haunted castle of the O’Carroll’s where Sean will regale you with stories of the castle’s history and if you are lucky he may play a tune for you on the penny whistle. Admire the extraordinary outdoor sculpture trail at nearby Lough Boora Parklands or hire a bicycle to cycle along the off road tracks of this amazing wilderness park .
Stroll around the heritage town of Birr where the award-winning Birr Castle Gardens, Giant Telescope, Science Museum and Children’s Tree House can be found.
Relax and absorb the stunning scenery as you take a boat on the Shannon from Banagher to the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise the final resting grounds of some of the High Kings of Ireland .
Pick up some wonderful bog oak crafts at Ballinahowen Craft village. Savour the flavour of Tullamore Dew Whiskey on a visit to Tullamore Dew Heritage centre. Catch one of the many festivals that run the whole year round. Truly, you won't be bored.
There is no public transport to the village. You can catch a train to Tullamore or a bus to Birr. From there you will need a taxi. It is advisable to have your own transport.
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About the Host, Christina
Outgoing, sociable, love to meet people. Have been running a bed and breakfast in my home for 20 years, and still enjoying it. I play traditional Irish music on the fiddle and often take guests with me to the local Wednesday night session. I am a regular walker and know the Slieve Bloom Mountains very well. Love to travel, been to Cuba, South American and many more places.