Large Luxurious Country House

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Last updated: 07/20/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Period property with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. 3700sq feet in total

Located on the scenic route between Cashel and Kilkenny in County Tipperary, this beautiful period home was built in 1886 by request of his Grace Dr Croke, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly 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 holiday residence with beautiful chandeliers and antique furniture. With accommodation for 11 guests the Old Parochial House offers visitors a truly unique experience in a luxurious self-catering home.

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, the Old Parochial House is the perfect base for your holiday in Ireland. 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 - the choice is yours!

Features include:
• Deck with picnic bench over the King's River
• Garden with old apple trees, hammocks and seating area
• Set behind stone walls with electric gated entrance and
• Beautiful drawing room with marble open fire, LCD TV, DVD
player and piano
• Traditional dining room with open fire for special meals
• Bright modern fully equipped kitchen with underfloor heating,
LCD TV and back door opening to enclosed courtyard with
barbeque and dining area
• Six spacious bedrooms decorated to reflect the tranquil
surroundings (three ensuite)
• Reading room (former Oratory) with chaise lounge and stained
glass window It has been refurbished to the highest standards
• Large selection of books, DVDs and board games for your use
• The Old Parochial House is located just 2 miles from the
famous Famine Warhouse


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Groups
  • Children Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Full ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Full ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Full ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single

    Downstairs room...moreless

  • All bedrooms and very spacious and luxurious with high ceilings and antique furniture. Our past guests have commented on how comfortable the beds are. Bedlinen and towels are provided free of charge. Three of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms (also very spacious!)....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Located on ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Located on half landing...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

    Ensuite to main bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

    Ensuite to twin bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to bedroom 5...moreless

  • All bathrooms are newly redecorated and are very spacious with high ceilings. The bathroom on the half-landing has a luxurious free-standing bath. The downstairs bathroom has an electric shower....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • River:

    Kings River runs by the edge of the property...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in the countryside just one mile from the nearest village...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 - Dec 21, 2015
3 night min stay
€1,200 €4,000
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2016
5 night min stay
Low Season
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
€1,200 €4,000
Mid Season
May 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
€1,500 €4,500
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,700 €5,500
Mid Season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
€1,500 €4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
€1,200 €4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
  • Taxes Not included


Check-in time is 3pm on day of arrival. Check-out is at 10am on the day of departure. It is essential that these times are adhered so that the house is immaculate enough for all our guests. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% of booking fee is required upon confirmation of booking along with refundable breakage deposit of €200. Balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or via PayPal. Utilities (oil and electricity) are charged at cost by meter reading and are payable on departure.

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71 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shannon, Co Clare
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
79 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Rosslare, Co Wexford
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
44 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tramore, Co Waterford

Car: Recommended

The Old Parochial House is located just 2 miles from the famous Famine Warhouse. During the great famine the Warhouse was the scene of the principal action of the 1848 Rebellion by the Young Irelanders. The house now exhibits the history of the Famine, mass emigration and the rebellion - admission is free.

Slievenamon, the most written about mountain in Ireland is just a 10 minute drive away. It offers an easy climb to a spectacular 360º view of just about all of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford.

For walking enthusiasts three approved national loop walks are located within 5 miles of the Old Parochial House at Grange Crag and Lough Doire Bhile.

A 20 minute drive takes you to Cashel, home of the Rock of Cashel the most visited Heritage site in Ireland, the Bolton Library which houses the smallest book in Ireland and some great restaurants.

The medieval city of Kilkenny is less than 25 minutes away by car. Here you can explore ancient laneways, visit the majestic halls of Kilkenny castle, take in some shopping or enjoy a great night out.

Thurles, the birthplace of Ireland's national sport hurling is 18 miles away. If you don't catch a game in Semple Stadium you might like to spend some time shopping or just enjoying a pint with the locals in one of its many pubs.

One of Ireland's finest golf courses is just 30 miles away at Mount Juliet, Thomastown. The Jack Nicklaus designed course is a challenging championship course and is presented in beautiful condition throughout the year.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Hi, we're Donal and Aileen and we're lucky enough to own this beautiful and historic home. We live near Cahir in Tipperary, about 40 minutes away from the house and have two beautiful little children - Tom and Iris.

Why the Owner Chose Thurles:
The Old Parochial House came up for sale just before we were married in August 2006. We both grew up within 3 miles of the property and knew that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase such a special property. It had served as the parish Priest's house for many years so was one of the most iconic and fine houses around.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a stunning listed period home with carved staircase and two original stained glass windows. The rooms are huge with 13ft ceilings and most have fire places. It is situated on 1.5 acres of mature grounds with old apple trees and stone walls. The King's River flows by the bottom of the garden and because it's just 10 miles for the M8 motorway it is perfectly located for exploring all of Southern Ireland.

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Speaks: english

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  • Old Parochial House

    Old Parochial House

  • Deck over King's River

    Deck over King's River

  • Drawing Room

    Drawing Room

  • Piano


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  • Kitchen from Back Door

    Kitchen from Back Door

  • Main Bathroom

    Main Bathroom

  • Main Bedroom with Canopy Bed

    Main Bedroom with Canopy Bed

  • Canopy Bed

    Canopy Bed

  • Side of House and Orchard

    Side of House and Orchard

  • Front Hallway

    Front Hallway

  • Mantle


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Back Door

    Back Door

  • Free-standing Bath

    Free-standing Bath

  • Ensuite to Main Bedroom

    Ensuite to Main Bedroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

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