About this listing
We offer a warm friendly relaxed welcome to our large country house in a rural area, on a small beef farm, only 6km from the historical town of Cashel. We have 1 bedroom available, en-suite. Included in price per room is a self service breakfast.
The main bedroom is very comfortable with a double bed and a seprate shower & toilet room. We have also made space in wardrobe. Included in the price is a self service breakfast. Therefore the table will be set and guests can make tea/coffee and can help themselves to fresh breads, eggs, cereal, fruit etc The house has a big garden. It is in a quite rural area on a small lane, very safe and plenty of free car parking spaces. There is public bus & train service, however we would recommend guests to have a car.
Guests are free to help themselves to breakfast: cereals, homemade breads, Fruit, eggs, tea & coffee. However because this is our family home, the kitchen is not available outside of breakfast time.
Interaction with Guests
We are hosts with Airbnb nearly two years now and our main policy is to provide a genuine service to our guests. We believe that we provide this (see our reviews). We are a busy family, however we will provide information if needed and hope to make guests feel at home. (Philip is a member of local historical society) We recommend that guests have a car as it is a rural area, even though there is public transport available and our local village is 1km and the town of Cashel is just 6km away, We want to make people feel as relaxed and at home as possible during their stay with us, and if its privacy that our guests want then we will endevour to provide it. We also have a pet dog called Toby who will probably welcome you (lives outside).
Currently on the first Tuesday of the month Cabra hold a terrific traditional music evening at 8pm (15 mins from house with free admission )
There is a promotion in cashel & if you spend 15 euro in the town, you are entitled to a free pass to visit the Rock (would advise that you ask restaurant or shop prior to purchase if they provide vouchers) And Areas of attraction include the following:
1....Rock of Cashel (6km) This is one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland, It's huge, it's complex, it's iconic, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world and it's right here in Cashel at the heart of Tipperary.
2......Hore Abbey, Cashel (6km) a ruined cistercian monastery (walking distance from the rock)
3.......Coolmore Stud Farm (20km) Home to the most famous stallions in the world
4.......Mitchelstown Caves (15km) Explore a world without sun, without time, a world where man almost feels an intruder, stumbling on a past age, and an era where nature reigns supreme.
5......Cahir Castle (12km) built in the 13th century and well preserved and one of the largest castles in Ireland, was used to film the movie 'Excaliber'
6.......Holycross Abbey (5km) a restored cistecian monastery dating back to 1233, situated on the River Suir.
7........The Vee (18km) a spectacular scenic route through the Knockmaoldowns Mountains, very popular with hikers and walker(URL HIDDEN)8........The National Stud & Japenese Gardens, Kildare (over an hour away on motorway. Great daytrip
9......Bru Boru Theatre, Cashel (6km) which hosts an irish traditional music, song and dance show throughout the summer months , commencing on 23/6/16 (Tue - Sat) Admission 20euro per person.
The unique Brú Ború performing group have achieved international recognition on five continents. They are in constant demand throughout the world because of their performance of Irish authentic traditional music, song and dance. This group comprises the very best and most talented of musicians, singers and dancers. The show is delivered with verve, colour, panache and style in the intimate settings of the Brú Ború theatre, but the night does not finish there! Following on from the stage show, performers and visitors mingle in the Teach Ceoil for some more entertainment where visitors can dance a jig, sing a song or play a tune. You can also visit the adjoining bar or can enjoy tea or coffee and a scone.
Prior to the evenings entertainment, you can avail of their restaurant facilities. Enjoy fine food with good friends in the awe inspiring atmosphere of the Rock of Cashel. Irish recipies, home baking and good fresh produce are the ingredients which combine to make a dining experience in Brú Ború a memorable one. (Pre- booking is required for the restaurant ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)).
Bru Boru - Cultural Exhibition
Brú Ború also incorporates the “Sounds of History” cultural exhibition. The subterranean chambers, seven metres underground at the base of the famous Rock of Cashel, echo to the story of Ireland from ancient times to the present day. Through the passage of time, the visitor’s journey is marked by milestones of achievement, conflict and renewal.
10.... The Source Arts Centre, Thurles (15km), The Source Arts Centre
is Tipperary's cultural & entertainment venue presenting music, dance, comedy, film, children's events, visual art & more. Please check out their website to find out what is on at the time of your visit
11........ Local Ameteur Drama, the season for drama is beginning in October, so if you are coming to stay, kindly ask and I will find out what is on locally in the area of amateur drama (as I am a big fan)
Other attractions might include going to see a local game of hurling or gaelic football (national sport) which we can arrange for you. Also in our local village (Boherlahan) every Monday night, the local community have a game of bingo with an attendance of about 100 people.
I believe it is essential that one has a car, we have had guests who have stayed here for few days and have found our home to be a great base to travel easily (daytrips) to Kilkenny(famous smithwicks brewery tours) Waterford (famous for its crystal) Cork (one of the oldest cities in Europe and close to Blarney Stone) Clare (its pituresque landscape) Kerry (its many tourist attractions), Galway (cultural city) & Dublin (our capital city).
Other Things to Note
Cashel Town is also renowned for its amazing restaurants and pubs, we can advise guests on these. We have had guests who have stayed a few days and they describe the area as a hikers paradise, so it is perfect if you want to spend a few days hiking in the knockmaoldown, commeragh or galtee mountains, you can check out a great site called walkingroutes and we can give some local information as well. However if you just want to go for a 'rural ramble', you just need to step outside our front door and you could wander down to Ardmayle (1.5km) and on your way, you would pass a castle ruin (Castlemoyle) and a graveyard with the cutest country church (see photos).... Holycross Abbey (5 miles from house) has tours twice a week and also Coolmore Stud (10 miles) have tours twice a week. Please let me know in advance and we can book for you or if you have any other areas of interest in the local area. The National Stud & Japenese Gardens (1hr 15 on motorway) in Kikdare are well worth a visit. We went recently & would highly recommend.
We love to travel ourselves and have done house swaps to Germany, France & USA over the years, so we expect people to treat our house as they would their own.
My name is Ann and I am married to Philip and we have four daughers, aged 11 to 17 years. We are both working as teachers at present and we also have a small beef farm. We have a large friendly, comfortable home and we are making 1 bedroom available for rent (with en suite). We believe we provide value for money and the price per room includes a breakfast (self service).