About this listing
Whether you yearn for some quiet time away from it all or wish to explore the many attractions of this historic part of the country, this former parochial house, with accommodation for 11 adults, is the perfect base for your holiday in Ireland.
Located on the scenic route between Cashel and Kilkenny in County Tipperary, this beautiful period home was built in 1886 and served as the parish priest's house for the village of Ballingarry for over 100 years. In 2008 it was completely refurbished and transformed into a stunning family residence. With spacious accommodation for 11 adults the Old Parochial House offers visitors a truly unique experience in a luxurious country home.
So, whether you wish to relax and enjoy a book in the reading room, take some time out to listen to the flow of the river at the bottom of the garden, hike the famous Slievenamon enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding counties or just relax with a cup of tea in the drawing room, this home is the perfect choice for your holiday in Tipperary.
Guests have full and exclusive use of the entire property. Key features include:
1.5 acres of mature grounds set behind stone walls with electric gated entrance and intercom
Garden with old apple trees, hammocks and seating area
Decked area with picnic bench over the King's River
Six spacious bedrooms decorated to reflect the tranquil surroundings (three ensuite)
Beautiful drawing room with marble open fire, flat screen TV, DVD player and piano
Traditional dining room with open fire for special meals
Bright modern fully equipped kitchen with underfloor heating, flat screen TV and back door opening to enclosed courtyard with barbeque and dining area
Reading room (former Oratory) with chaise longue and stained glass window
Large selection of books, CDs, DVDs and board games for your use
Interaction with Guests
The entire property is exclusively yours for your stay but we are very happy to meet you on arrival should you wish.
This property in the Slieveardagh Hills, is located one mile from Ballingarry, a small village steeped in history, heritage and tradition. With 2 welcoming pubs, 3 small shops, a post office, medical centre, church, GAA field, walking trails and playground, Ballingarry has much to offer guests staying in the area. Less than 30 minutes by car will take you to historic towns such as Cashel, Thurles, Kilkenny and Clonmel, making the options for short trips endless.
A car is recommended to get the most out of your stay as our location, just 10 miles from the M8 (Cork/Dublin) motorway, makes this home the ideal base from which to explore all the treasures of southern Ireland.
If you don't have access to a car, it is possible to travel by train or bus to any of the nearby towns and our local hackney (taxi driver) with his 14-seater mini-bus will do the rest!
Other Things to Note
This former Parochial House is located just 2 miles from the famous Famine Warhouse, scene of the 1848 uprising against British rule. The Warhouse has since been designated as a national memorial and historical building by the State. It was here during the ill-fated rebellion of 1848 that the national tricolour of green, white and orange was unfurled for the first time. Tours of this and other local sights or a trip to a traditional Irish music session in a local pub can be organised.
This house, with its spacious rooms and high ceilings, is a fantastic venue for family celebrations. We are happy to provide you with contact details for a local catering company should you wish to have a special banquet prepared for you during your stay.
We want you to feel at home and enjoy your stay and ask that you respect the house by leaving it as you found it. We regret to say that no pets are allowed in the house and that smoking is permitted outside only.
From Dec 20, 2015 - Jan 04, 2016 the minimum stay is 4 nights.