Area in front of kitchen stoveMain Bedroom 2 with king size bed
Secluded, Private Cottage by River
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
3 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
3 baths
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If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and spacious cottage is nestled down an old boithrin by a river. There aren't that many of them left.

The space

The "Old House" has been in our family for 500 years but was renovated in 2009 and is in mint condition. It is located in South Tipperary, 10 minutes from Carrick on Suir and 20 minutes from Kilkenny City.

If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and spacious cottage is nestled down an old boithrin by a river. There aren’t that many of them left.

This cottage epitomizes the rustic lifestyles of old Ireland. It has two large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and two double loft bedrooms. One of the lofts is enclosed. It sleeps eight comfortably. A washing machine and dishwasher are also available. If you would like to know what the real Ireland is like and see how it is lived by the locals you will like this. The local pubs and shops are a five-minute drive away. It’s the real Ireland.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire property. Its on 4 acres by a river and its totally private

Interaction with guests

We check in on guests at the property after they arrive just to make sure they are settled in. If a guest has a question or requires something, someone will call to see them straight away otherwise they have total privacy. Some people are more private than others and they just need to let us know. Some people like interaction with local people and so we are aware of that too.

Other things to note

Make sure you email me for pre-arrival instructions. Internet is available via a dongle, which we lend to guests. You will need to buy a voucher. Max cost 10 euros for a week. We have a working stove and fire. Firewood and coal is available in the local shop or you can have it delivered.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 24 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: 121
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Before you leave please bring your used bottles and cans to the local bottle bank in Grangemockler (your nearest village), which is one mile away.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

23 Reviews

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Lauri User Profile
March 2017
Very unique accommodations and lovely decor.

Maija User Profile
October 2016
The old house is in a lovely secluded location but still easy to find via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps. It is 10 mins outside of Carrick so ideal for us visiting family there. The ensuite rooms are lovely, very comfortable large beds and plenty of room and excellent showers. The main bathroom has a gorgeous bath that our son loved and the kitchen was well equipped. The outdoor space is lovely plenty of area for our son to play and he loved going up the lane to see the cows. There were some stray cats that were pretty persistent about getting into the house but luckily we are pet lovers so didn't bother us too much. The house is well looked after but there was one leak in the bedroom window that could be looked at. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be back to enjoy it again!

Michael User Profile
September 2016
The hosts, Breda and Diane, made a point to communicate with me every step of the way and couldn't have been more gracious, kind and accommodating. Their mother, Alice, was nearby and always ready to assist. They're warm demeanor and kind support of our first visit to Ireland was all we could have hoped for. Our family was thrilled with our accommodations and our visit fulfilled all of our dreams and more.

Peggi User Profile
September 2016
Love this house! This old house has been modernised and done very well. Aside from being a little secluded (found easily with host instructions), everything was great. Bring your groceries in with you as it is little drive to the nearest grocery store of any size. We were tired and didn't want to drive anymore but needed food. Plan ahead. I wish I had more time and could stay here longer. Fell in love with the place only moments after we arrived. Hosts mother came to check on us. She's a lovely, funny lady!!!
Diane User Profile
Response from Diane:
We do have internet access. However we should perhaps have made that clear to Peggi and her family. Lots of people dont ask us for it but our instructions let people know we have it. The wifi system is not of a standard that you get in hotels or probably in your own house, where you can just simply log on. That is due to the remoteness of the house. The government still hasn't kitted out parts of Ireland with wifi access. You can get it in most towns and cities but there are still pockets of the country that don't have it. Our area happens to fall into one of those pockets. The ONLY way to access the internet at the old house is through this white wifi surf kit that we lend out to all our guests if they want it. Guests can buy a voucher in the local shop for 10 euros and you have wifi for the week.
September 2016

William User Profile
October 2015
This was a beautiful, cosy cottage the photos don't do it justice. We had a fantastic 2 night stay and we felt very welcomed by the host. After a good walk in the Galtees we really enjoyed relaxing in front of the fire. The beds were very comfortable, the house was very clean and couldn't ask for more. As a group of five we give this a five star rating.

Lisa User Profile
August 2015
This was a great experience. So amazing to actually see it when we drove up the entry way. Everything was set up to make our stay simple and enjoyable. Thank you. After a very impressive 3 week vacation in both Spain and Ireland, our 9 year old granddaughter said this was the place she liked the best!

Rebecca User Profile
July 2015
We had the most fantastic time!! The home was just as it looks online but better! The treasures it holds you find as you go... The home has historic bones with delightfully cozy and modern touches. Diane's wonderful, friendly family, the neighbor cows to the fish in the creek are just a few of the treasures. It's the country feel we needed after hopping from b&bs throughout Ireland. We were a family of seven with three kids and this was the back home roots we needed to recharge our souls.. Ireland is full of beautiful things to see but my top memories of Ireland are sitting around that kitchen table eating, laughing and drinking watching the kids run laps around the house. There is nothing like being on vacation and feeling like your home.. My advice to future travelers is two nights is not enough!!

Tipperary, IrelandJoined in April 2012
Diane User Profile

Welcome to “The Old House”, Tipperary. Yes its a long way. It's been in the family for 500 years. It is located in South Tipperary, 10 minutes from Carrick on Suir and 20 minutes from Kilkenny City.

If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and spacious farmhouse is nestled down an old boithrin by a river. There aren’t that many of them left. Take a look at the photos. A picture speaks a thousand words.

Recently renovated, this farmhouse epitomizes the rustic lifestyles of old Ireland. It has 2 large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and 2 double loft bedrooms. One of the lofts is enclosed. Sleeps 8 comfortably. Washing machine and dishwasher also included.

Short term rentals are available. Please feel free to contact us with any queries for availability or other information about “The Old House” and the surrounding areas. We can be contacted by telephone or the email address

Regards Diane and Breda

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