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Four-Star Retreat in the Heart of Ireland Close to Walking, Fishing, Boating

(29 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Self-catering restored Georgian house - private, peaceful and fully-equipped

No visitor to the house fails to appreciate the painstaking time and effort that has gone into restoring this residence to its original splendour. From the artfully refurbished original floorboards to the magnificent nineteenth century iron bath, this tastefully restored Georgian residence is a real treat to anyone looking for a refreshing and authentic alternative to the sterile and characterless accommodation so prevalent today. No expense has been spared in combining the original character with all the comfort and trappings of modern convenience. Three of the four bedrooms are en-suite while the kitchen comes equipped with an array of accessories. All that you could possibly need to make your stay both restive and restorative is included.
The house is situated in the very heart of the beautiful village of Kinnitty, nestled at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Magnificent walking trails are at your door while the Shannon river is close, for quality fishing and sailing

Setting: The private and spacious environs are the perfect compliment to the authentic charm and beauty of the tastefully restored Georgian residence. Through double doors, the soothing sounds of the passing river offer those relaxing on the patio a chance to savour the rugged beauty of the majestic Slieve Bloom mountains. This idyllic setting will be perfect for any couple enjoying the vista of the retreating sun or indeed for any family enjoying the space and sanctuary of the private garden.

On your doorstep: Take a step outside and find yourself in the very heart of the beautiful village of Kinnitty, nestled at the foot of the Slieve Blooms. Take a stroll through the centre or stop at the 'Slieve Bloom Bar', where live music is often found or at the Black and White award-winning pub 'Clendenings' where a turf fire and a friendly welcome is guaranteed. A pleasant walk East of the village will bring you to the world famous Kinnitty Castle where all the opulence and luxury of the original castle is combined with a host of activities from equestrian trips to mountain hikes to Falconry.

Lots to do and see: The sheer range of activities available is astonishing. From falconry to fishing,hill-walking to water sports, there is something for everyone. Enjoy the music and atmosphere in the local pubs or take in some of the native Irish field sports played in the area. Walk through the heart of the Bog of Allen and admire the extraordinary sculptures in Lough Boora parklands. Stroll around the heritage town of Birr where the award-winning Birr Castle Demense Gardens can be found. Take a boat on the Shannon down to Lough Derg to fish or simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Marvel at the immaculately preserved Monastic ruins at Clonmacnoise. Catch one of the many festivals or explore the mountains on your doorstep with the local club. Truly, you won't be bored.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/07/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 140 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Three of the bedrooms are en-suite and all are newly restored to their original elegance including original wooden floors and restored period sash windows....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • En-suite 1: toilet, shower


  • En-suite 2: toilet, shower


  • En-suite 3: toilet, shower


  • Main Bathroom: toilet, tub

    Restored Iron bath...moreless

  • Downstairs Toilet: toilet


  • The property has four bathrooms including three en-suites as well as a downstairs toilet. The highlight is the perfectly restored original iron bath in the main bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Free broadband access in the house while a pre-pay wireless broadband modem (dongle) is also available for tenants to take with them as they travel around Ireland. Children always welcome as are pets (as long as they're suitably house-trained!)....moreless


  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio


Write a review 4.8
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 25 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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  • No additional mandatory fees


Reasonable usage of fuel is included in the rent

All electricity costs are included.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/07/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shannon/ Dublin
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire
15 Miles
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Nearest Beach

This is a wonderful base for exploring and discovering the Slieve Bloom and its Environmental Park, there are many walking trails, two equestrian centres, Kinnitty Castle Hotel, the ancient monastic site of Clommacnoise, Birr Castle Gardens and Telescope, Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Lough Boora Parklands, Birr Heritage Town and much more.

There are also three full Golf courses within a 20 minute drive with many more in close proximity to Kinnitty.

The Shannon river is only a 20 minute drive, while one of it's most magnificent lakes, Lough Derg, and it's array of activities, is only 35 minutes away.

Fishing is very popular in the area, both on the Shannon and its many tributaries.

Local Festivals include Birr Vintage Week (Aug), The Tullamore Show (Aug) Tullamore Phoenix Festival (July), Slieve Bloom Storytelling (October), Irish Fleadh Ceoil in Tullamore (Aug ) as well as weekly organised walking trips with the local club.

Kinnitty Castle is a centre of Irish music.

Other Activities: Birr Castle's magnificent gardens (10 min); Water sports on Lough Derg (30 min); Lough Boora bog Parklands; Kinnitty Castle; Falconry

Golf: For the golf lover, there is an abundance of golf courses in the vicinity, some within a ten minute drive and many more that are easily accessible.


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/07/2017

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • The stream that runs beside the property

    The stream that runs beside the property

  • Relax in complete privacy by the river

    Relax in complete privacy by the river

  • Bedroom


  • Main Bathroom

    Main Bathroom

  • Kitchen.


  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

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