1800s cottage in rural location

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Three Gables, Toomdeely South, Askeaton, County Limerick, Ireland

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Three Gables Bed and Breakfast is located in the mid-west of Ireland, on the scenic Estuary Drive, along the southern coastline of the Shannon Estuary between Limerick City and North Kerry.

Three Gables is a charming cottage on an acre of land, surrounded by fields, with open views in all directions. The area has many delightful towns, villages and places of interest, along with access to major routes, making it an ideal base for touring, walking, cycling, fishing, or just relaxing.

The original cottage is stone-built, and dates back to the late 1800s. At that time it had only two rooms and an attic. It stayed in the ownership of the same family until 2003, when it passed to the present owners. A modest extension was added in the late 1980s but, during the period 2004 to 2012, the cottage underwent major extension, complete refurbishment and modernisation. The old and new parts of the cottage compliment each other perfectly, and features of the original cottage remain, creating a home full of period character and charm.

Three Gables Bed and Breakfast offers the friendly welcome and hospitality for which Ireland is famous, and has much more besides. Accommodation comprises of two adjacent bedrooms, each approximately 190 sq ft, each with en-suite shower, satellite TV and WiFi. The south bedroom has twin beds, and the west bedroom has a double bed. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. There is no charge for WiFi or for the facilities in the bedrooms - it's all included in the advertised price.

Although we have 2 guest bedrooms we only use the one listing to advertise. Therefore our calendar may not show a vacancy even though a room may still be available. Please feel free to e-mail us to check.

Our breakfast menu should satisfy all tastes and even the heartiest of appetites. Choices include full Irish breakfast, along with alternative and lighter options. Produce is locally sourced wherever and whenever possible to ensure freshness and quality. Please note that breakfast is included in the advertised price - there is no extra charge.

Free parking is provided, and the grounds of the cottage are available for guests at all times. Feel free to wander, sit and relax whenever you please. Bicycles and safety wear can be hired by the day. Secure on-site garage parking is also available if required - please enquire.

Askeaton is within walking or easy cycling distance. There is a post office, a cafe, a bar which also serves food, many local shops, a swimming pool and fitness centre, a bank, a medical centre, and a supermarket. You can fill your car with fuel, and there is a service, repair, and car sales garage. Call at the Tourist Information Centre for guided tours of Askeaton Castle and the Franciscan Friary.

A visit to Foynes is highly recommended, and is within cycling distance. The town has many shops, bars, and places to eat. Foynes was a stop-over for transatlantic flights in the early days of aviation, and is now home to the famous Flying Boat Museum.

Knockpatrick Gardens, The Celtic Theme Park and Gardens, Stonehall Visitor Farm, and Currachase Forest Park are all within cycling distance, and are well worth a visit.

Adare is a quaint and picturesque village within easy driving distance, and with many shops and places to eat. Traditional thatched roofs can be seen on many of the buildings in the main street. Call in at the Tourist Information Centre for more details, or to visit the cafe and the museum.

The Folk Park at Bunratty Castle is only a short drive away, and offers a fascinating insight into early rural life in Ireland. Guided tours of the castle are very popular with visitors. You can also book a place at a Medieval Banquet for an evening of unique entertainment .

The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Killarney Castle are just a few of many more attractions within driving distance.

The local area is also a popular fishing and angling destination for trout, salmon, pike and rudd. Fishing licenses can be purchased for the day - please enquire for details

Closest towns and cities (distances are approximate):
Askeaton – 2 miles (3 km)
Foynes – 4 miles (6 km)
Adare – 13 miles (21 km)
Croom - 18 miles (28 km)
Tarbert (and local ferry) – 20 miles (31 km)
Limerick – 20 miles (33 km)
Listowel – 30 miles (47 km)
Ballybunion – 33 miles (53 km)
Tralee – 45miles (73 km)

Distances to airports and travelling times (approximate):
Shannon Airport - 30 miles (50km), 40 mins.
Kerry (Farranfore) Airport - 48 miles (77 km), 1 hr 15 mins.
Cork Airport - 83 miles (133 km), 1 hr 55 mins.
Dublin Airport - 150 miles (240 km), 2 hrs 30 mins.

Distances to ferries and travelling times (approximate):
Cork (Crosshaven) - 80 miles (130 km), 2 hrs 10 mins.
Rosslare – 140 miles (230 km), 3 hrs 20 mins.
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire or Dublin Port) - 150 miles (240 km), 2 hrs 30 mins.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
  • John and Aileen provide a wonderful experience for their guests. They were the most delightful hosts. Their breakfast was delicious and the accommodations, beautiful! I will definitely include them on my itinerary anytime I am in Ireland. Their farmhouse inn is ideally located to get to the Shannon airport easily. Wonderful people, wonderful place!

    October 2013
    John And Aileen
    Response from John And Aileen:

    Valerie, thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and It was our pleasure to meet you and have you stay with us.

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We moved from England to Ireland in 2002, looking to retire in a few years. Those few years turned into ten years because the cottage we bought in 2003 took far longer to fix up than we originally planned. Although we did very little structural work ourselves, most of the internal work is our own. It's been a tough time but it's finished now, and we are delighted with the results. We are both very happy here, and we've made many friends both locally and farther afield. It's great for walking and cycling, and there is a strong community spirit. We love visiting quaint Irish towns and villages, people are very friendly and helpful wherever you go. It's a pleasant change after many years of urban living. We both share an interest in classic cars - I maintain and repair them, and both Aileen and I like driving them. There are several active classic and vintage car clubs in the Limerick area. There are many meetings and shows, particularly in the summer months. We also like to travel, and one of our favourite destinations is Paris. We have a passion for staying in places with character, and where the service is friendly and helpful. We hope that our passion is reflected in the character of Three Gables, and in the service we provide. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay with us. John and Aileen.
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