Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched Cottage

IrelandCounty LaoisLaois
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
Per Night
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Why not have a relaxing holiday in this beautiful sympathetically restored Traditional Thatch Cottage, dating back to around the 16th/17th Century making the central rooms of the cottage as much as 400 years old!

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The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $116
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space


Why not have a relaxing holiday in this beautiful sympathetically restored Traditional Thatch Cottage, dating back to around the 16th/17th Century making the central rooms of the cottage as much as 400 years old!
Great care has been taken to keep the character of the cottage. The thick stone and mud walls are wonderfully uneven with little nooks and crannys for books and lanterns. Two lower than average doors (leading off the oldest room in the house) still hang on their original hinges. The sash windows with their deep window cills, flagstone floors, the old hobs by the fire with rare wattle and daub hood, together with the original oak beams, complete the picture. The cottage is set in totally private grounds, at the end of a private country lane about 3 miles outside the small market town of Mountrath.
This cottage really has the WOW factor.
The accommodation offers, 2 double bedrooms, 1 with original oak beams, bathroom with shower over bath bath, character living room with original oak beams and fireplace with turf burning stove, kitchen/diner with all mod cons ie. dish washer. electric ovens/gas hobs, microwave & fridge/freezer. Utility room with washing machine. Oil fired heating through out. However you will need to light the stove in the living room in the evenings during the colder months of the year. With the very high ceiling in this room that extra bit of heat is sometimes needed to keep everything cosy (especially if you are coming from a warmer climate than ours!) The cottage also offers FREE WIFI.
Lovely rural location, nearest town with mini supermarkets, butcher, shops, take aways, postoffice = 3 miles.
County town with bars, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, banks = 7 miles.
Nearest motorway junction 7 miles.
Nearest railway station 7 miles.
Although the cottage location is rural and private it is not isolated. It's in the heart of a traditional farming community with the family farm just a short distance away.
Just 15min drive from the lovely Slieve Bloom mountains with popular outdoor activities: walking, horse riding, fishing & golf. Or just take a picnic and relax by a mountain stream.
About 1 hours drive from Dublin airport.
The cottage has been built on a southfacing slope which means there are some steps both inside and out which may present a challange for people with limited mobility.
Not suitable for children.
Sorry no pets.

The cottage is normally let as a 2 bedroom accommodation suitable for up to 4 people. However the cottage can take a maximum of 6 people as there is an additional twin room which can be made available upon request when making your booking, for only €20 per night.
There is a security deposit of €100.

June, July and August bookings are minimum 5 night stay.

Please contact me for weekly rates.
Reduced Off Peak weekly rates also available.
'Off Peak' is from 1st Sept - 10th Nov and 31st March - 31st May.

Getting Around

You can catch a bus from Mountrath to Limerick and Dublin. There is a bus service from Portlaoise direct to Dublin airport which also stops at the Red Cow station on the Luas Tram Line into Dublin. There are also buses from Portlaoise to Carlow, Kilkenny and Limerick. You can catch a train from Portlaoise to Dublin, Limerick and Cork and many more places. You can call a local taxi to get you from the cottage to Mountrath or Portlaoise if you haven't got a car. Bicycles can also be hired from Portlaoise.

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House Rules

No smoking.
Sorry no pets.
Not suitable for young children due to pond and old well in grounds.
I try to be as 'green' as possible with regard to household waste and I would love if my guests could embrace the green living spirit too!
So please put organic waste in organic bin provided for disposal in compost heap ie:(raw veg peelings/fruit/small pieces of paper/cardboard/tea bags).
There is a seperate bin for normal waste.
Please keep glass, cardboard & plastics seperate from normal bin waste.
Please help yourself to some veg and fruit from the garden when it's in season.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
Traditional Half Door

Traditional Half Door

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Member since August 2010


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