Comfortable double bedroom with en-suite shower room adjacent . Electric blanket on bed + elect radiatorThe other upstairs bedrooms. Cosy and bright.
Cosy Traditional Ivy Farm Cottage
Hosted by Michael
Michael is the host.Michael is a superhost.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

The lovely thing here is the quiet and relaxing peace of this little cottage. With the open fire and also the South facing frontage this is indeed a most welcoming place to just take some time out and recharge your batteries.

The space

Lovely whitewashed traditional Irish Farm cottage. FREE WIFI in the cottage !( signal not great ! ) It has a cozy sittingroom with open fire. You can burn wood, turf (peat ) coal etc. Small fully fitted Kitchen . Double bedroom with comfortable double bed and shower en-suite, on the ground floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with 2 single beds in each room and there is a toilet and wash basin. These upstairs bedrooms have low attic ceilings and are probably best suited for children , although many adults have also stayed here, There is an electric blanket on the bed for added comfort. You have Free access to the farm and all the lovely walks, both on the farm and on the local mountains. There is also a great traditional music culture in this area.
Your cottage is adjacent to the owners, so you have instant access should your have any enquiries , or if you are looking for hot tips on places to visit , stories and legends from the area, etc.
There is an authentic old Fairy Fort on the farm, and an ancient 'Swearing Stone', on which it's said Oisin lay his hand, on his return to the Land of Erin , after he had spent 400 years in Tir na nOg ( Land of Youth ) If you stand in the centre of the fairyfort and close your eyes, and listen with a quiet peaceful heart, then you will hear the ceoil ( music ) of the Fairies.
The Cottages are situated on a farm about 1mile from the village of Borrisoleigh. Here you may buy petrol, hardware, food and drink. There are also restaurant and Fast Food outlets. You can buy fresh home grown vegetables from Barbara and her husband Michael on Friday mornings in the 'Square', in front of the beautiful Parish church. There is a garage and 3 Filling Stations. Bus service serve Borrisoleigh as it's on the main Thurles to Nenagh R498
Here you will get a flavour of Irish hospitality and friendliness at its best ! There are loads of testimonials from all over the world, which verify the wonderful experience holidaymakers have had here in this part of traditional Ireland. There are goats, ponies, chickens, ducks etc on the farm adjacent.

Guest access

Guests will have Free access to the adjacent FairyFortFarm, visitor farm, with its walks, around the Swearing Stone , Fairy Fort, Famine haggard, Tree House , stream and little waterfall, animals, fields, streams and relaxation of the fields and countryside

Interaction with guests

There is usually a great interaction with guests, who are welcomed and invited into Michaels house for copious cups of tea , sing songs, music etc.
There is often a, ' Romancing the Fairies', when music and songs are performed to entertain the 'Little People' or Leprechauns !

Other things to note

Great little spot for Art, Writing, or just doing nothing !

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please tell us if anything needs attention. We will take your household rubbish, or you can help us by seperating paper, plastics,etc. Food Scraps can be given to our pig Pablo She will love you for it. So will we ! You may feed the cats and Pippy our wonderful dog if you wish. She loves people, but we understand if a member of your group is allergic to dogs. Just tell us and we will ensure Pippy is kept away.
Please do not encourage dog or cats into house. The vacuum cleaner lives under the stairs, should you need it for spillages etc.
Above all, Have a wonderful holiday at the farm.


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Connie User Profile
June 2017
Great location for visiting family in Tipp. Small house but can sleep 6. Host Michael lives in back and is very responsive (bought me a new frying pan when I requested a second one).

Emma User Profile
November 2016
Michael is an absolutely wonderful host that is always willing to help his visitors. He willingly picked us up from the train station upon our arrival and saw us off as well. Michael is a happy soul overflowing with knowledge. Dhia and I thoroughly enjoyed our time chatting about various topics with him over coffee and tea. We would highly recommend taking part in the local traditional music sessions that Michael suggests as well, Jim of the Mills was one of the major highlights of our trip! Additionally, take the time to absorb the sweet little town of Borrisoleigh and all of its hidden gems, you won't be disappointed! The Bothy, a community run cafe, has some of the friendliest staff and displays local artists, we became regulars here throughout the week! Also don't miss out on viewing the beautiful night skies, I don't know if I've ever been able to see more stars than I did from Fairy Fort Farm. Getting to know Micheal has been one of our favorite experiences thus far.

Linda User Profile
July 2016
Michael met us at the cottage even though we were early. He was extremely helpful with his suggestions and recommendations for places to go. The place was wonderful. It was peaceful and serene. My kids absolutely loved the Fairy Fort Farm down the road with the animals. Every morning we walked up to give Pablo our scraps. We were greeting by Pippy, his dog. She followed us around the farm. I would love to have stayed here our whole vacation! If we ever have the chance to return to Ireland, we will definitely stay here again. What an incredible start to our first visit to Ireland.

Colleen User Profile
July 2016
Michael and his farm are just perfect. Relaxing, peaceful, and happy. Couldn't imagine a better place to stay. We miss them already.

Patricia User Profile
October 2014
When we arrived it was raining, Michael was not there to meet us because he was taking someone to the airport. There was someone to meet us and there was a fire going. Although the main bedroom had the bathroom, it had a lot to be desired. We have stayed at rustic lodgings before, but we were not prepared for the truly rustic condition of the cabin. What we wanted was a central location to go to Cork or other cities, and this listing did not meet our needs. We felt that this should have been stated within the listing on airbandb. Recommend for families with children under the age of 10.

Colleen User Profile
July 2014
Our stay was comfortable and relaxing. The farm animals made the visit perfect. Michael was very welcoming. We look forward to returning.

Wallace User Profile
October 2013
Charming! Beautiful Irish cottage. Mr. O'Donnell is a wonderful host. A beautiful fire in the fireplace greeted us. Great getaway.

Borrisoleigh, IrelandJoined in November 2012
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
I am easygoing. I like friendship, fun, good conversation, music, art, pottery, drawing, painting, writing poems and stories, singing, picnics, walking, cycling, horse riding, I dont smoke. I take an occasional drink in company. I like travelling, new experiences. etc.i grow a l…
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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