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Secluded, Private Cottage on 4 Acres by a River

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The 'Old House' has been in the family for 500 years but was renovated in 2009 and is in mint condition. Yup its a long way to Tipperary.

If you are interested in experiencing traditional Irish music and pubs, please enquire. We know where all the gigs are.

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. Take a look at the photos. A picture speaks a thousand words.

There is a front entrance and back entrance. The courtyard at the back entrance is a sun trap.

Recently renovated, this cottage 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.

If you are interested in hiking, fishing or horse riding, it is ideal but you can also find live theaters, shopping and restaurants within a 30 minute drive. The famous Kilkenny arts festival takes place only 30 minutes drive away.

If you would like to know what real Ireland is like and how it is lived by the locals you will like this. The local pubs and shops are a 5 minute drive away. Its the real Ireland.

Keywords: cottage, farmhouse, private, self catering, traditional, traditional farmhouse, irish farmhouse, irish cottage

More Details

D Lanigan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About D Lanigan

The old house has been in the family for 500 years. We recently renovated it. I lived in the house for the past 2 years. I just got a job in London and so I had to move. The area is very local and you will meet local people if that is what you want. If you want to be alone you can do that too. Its real Ireland

Why D Lanigan chose Templemichael

Unique, quiet, peaceful, and you will know you are in Ireland.

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy. Old house country cottage feel. Peaceful. Spacious.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Diane!

We have arrived home ;) Your mom is a love and we loved being in Ireland. We put over 1,000 miles on the car stretching from the Cliffs of Moher to Castles here and there to Waterford to the Wicklow Mountains and then to Dublin. Your country is beautiful and GREEN! :) It was wonderful to have your home to always come back to…never more than (at most with my navigating) a 2:15 drive. We would get home and go for a little stroll and meet up with some very friendly cows! ;) Love the beautiful flowers on the rock walls, and explored the graveyard. We went to pubs and listened to wonderful Irish music and watched Irish dancing at Lanigans!! EVERYONE was so very friendly and helpful….but we did learn that no one knows the names of the streets..because they've lived there for their entire lives…so we identified colleges, Ys, pubs, "a couple streets past….", and I realized that I do the same thing! Pass the dog on the corner, take a right at the second tree on the green.. hee hee ;) Our family had a wonderful, relaxing time together and despite a little bout with the flu for my daughter and me, we are all coming home relaxed, educated, and looking forward to another trip back! Your home is just beautiful! I loved feeling like we were home. You've done such a beautiful job with making it modern, yet keeping the old Irish farmhouse feel. We loved the peace and quiet…and the space for each of us who were coming from different parts of life…finishing a semester abroad, graduation and job hunting, work… it was just what we needed.

I'll say that the only thing missing was being able to meet you! Your mum is just lovely and I could listen to her for hours! Your brother was a sweetheart about suggesting where we could eat, and the boys all went to the pub for some evening fun. They taped the dancers and music for Lynnie and me since we were down-and-out, and we just loved it!!

Thank you for making everything so very easy and relaxed in all of the planning stages! If you are back in the States, look us up! We are very close to NYC and love friends popping in to our home!

The best to you and your family!!
Apr 2013
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Templemichael Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
Fishing, hill walking, Golf, clay pidgeon shooting


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Secluded, Private Cottage on 4 Acres by a River
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in The Old House. I’m sure the owners family has had lots of good times here as it was furnished for enjoyment! The space was open, warm and inviting! Everything was nice but not stuffy by any means. The sky lights were great letting in light as you needed but allowing you to close for a great nights sleep. Beds were very comfortable and host was easy to work with. If peaceful and relaxing are important to you then this is it! If you want hustle and bustle keep looking. We enjoyed our stay here tremendously. Wish our trip was just starting...

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ashland, Ohio USA

Interesting old home.

  • 4 of 5

Lots of character in this old farmhouse. Great house for a larger family. It's in the country but close enough to places to eat. . I gave it 4 stars due to the fact that the linens, furniture and other touches seemed a little worn. With a little updating this place would be terrific. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning old house

  • 4 of 5

This place has been renovated beautifully with some really lovely features. Owners are delightful, organized and helpful. We only had 2 nights here, but it is a great place for a family or group of friends to stay. It is definitely secluded, and there isn't much in the village (which is the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5), but it's an easy drive to Kilkenny or Carrick on Suir.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chappell hill tx

Wonderful "Old House"

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay on the last days of our Ireland vacation. The house was so unique in its age and amazing renovation. So comfortable and large. Breda and her niece's visit on the last night was so much fun learning about their family, their history, and the place. Thanks for sharing your time with us!

You could not go wrong choosing this wonderful place to spend part of your time while in Ireland.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys We equally enjoyed having you stay at the old house Its always nice to give you a bit of History to the old house I hope all of you continue to celebrate your special wedding anniversaries Pleasure to have met you all
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Paso Robles, California

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house to stay in! Great accommodations and lots of room! We had a great time here!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainfield, IL

Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is much larger than the pictures appear but just as marvelous! The rooms are beautiful and the living areas are spacious and comfy. There are 2 king beds and 2 double beds. There is one large sofa to sleep on but it is in two pieces and you have to keep pushing it back together. The other sofas are loveseats. Once you get acclimated the house is perfect. The instructions for the appliances could be clearer but through trial and error we figured out which switches turned the cooker, ect. The washer works fairly well. It's small and in an outside building. There were no instructions on where to find the key but my detective husband finally found it. The skylights all open with a pole and can also have the shades pulled down so the early sun doesn't wake you. This was awesome! It could use a DVD player and some movies because the TV reception is very poor. Also I would have liked a newer coffee maker. We couldn't figure out how to use the old fashioned one. Overall I would say it's perfect for two couples and 2 extra people. Unless small children want to sleep together in the 2 extra rooms. It took us about 25 minutes to get to Carrick-on-suir. Also, there are stairs to all bedrooms so a disabled person would need to know that ahead of time.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Trap
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Callan Gold Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Carrick on Suir
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary

• Live Irish Music

Kilkenny in Lanigan's Bar every Thursday Friday and Sunday Night

Local Hikes/Walks

Slievenamon (Sliabh na mBan, mountain of the women, 2,564 feet).

The Kilmacoliver Loop is one of the most scenic walks in County Kilkenny.

Ask us for our personal brochure for description and directions.

Local Castles

Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir, is strategically positioned on the River Suir. In times past it commanded vital access north to the town of Clonmel and South to the port of Waterford. There has been a Castle at this location since early 14th century. The former owners and extremely powerful Anglo-Norman Butler family, who were created Earls of Carrick and Ormond, gave their name to the Castle. Its 10 minutes drive from the Old House.

The Rock of Cashel is the most visited Heritage site in Ireland. Cashel is located in Tipperary and boasts some of the finest tourist attractions in Ireland. It’s about 40 minutes drive away.

Golf Course, Callan Ask us if you want to play. We can organize it for you. Green fees approx €20.00

•Tipperary Horse Riding Center

087 4106868

• Restaurants

Kilkenny. Recommended

Lanigans and Zunis

• Theatres

There are little local theatres in Kilkenny, Waterford & Clonmel

Farmers Market, Carrick On Suir

Fridays 10 am to 2 pm

Local Pubs

Johnson Lyons local pub

The Pump House in Grangemockler

Don’t miss Noni Freaneys in Nine-Mile-House. It’s a mile away. Noni’s family has owned the pub for 150 years. It’s where all the locals go. DONT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE.

Powers of Tullahought – Just reopened. The Clancy Brothers used to play here


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.