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Lakeside Luxury, Old World Charm - Free WiFi, Nespresso Coffee

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, lakeside village home, sleeps 10

Garrykennedy Cottage is a modern luxury lakeside vacation home within an 18th century Irish Cottage. It has a unique old world ambiance and yet has every modern comfort and convenience. The cottage featured on the FINE LIVING television channel in the US showcasing the best vacation rental properties around the world.

Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com

Our waterfront location makes our cottage absolutely unique. Only a short stroll to friendly musical pubs, restaurants, the harbor and marina.

The Cottage is in an area of great natural beauty, surrounded by lakes and mountains. Rich in history and tradition. Renowned for its culture, music and food.

Our central location makes Garrykennedy an ideal base for Day Trips. Many of the top tourist attractions in Ireland are only a short drive away.

What’s Nearby? Only a short stroll to award winning family style restaurant, two welcoming pubs, traditional music sessions, fishing, boating, sailing, walking, jogging paths, children's playground (swings and slides),

Within 1 mile of Cottage : Grocery store and gas station.

Within 6 miles of Cottage : two large towns: Nenagh and Killaloe with all shopping and services you could need. Also Golf, Tennis, Gym, Swimming Pool, Horse and Pony riding.

Within Easy Daytrip Driving Range: Bunratty Castle (25 miles) ; Cliffs of Moher (45 miles) ; Cahir Castle (40 miles) ; Rock of Cashel (30 miles) ; Burren (45 miles) ; Kilkenny Castle (45 miles) ; Ring of Kerry (65 miles) ; Kylemore Abbey / Connemara (100 miles) ; Co Galway (50 miles) ; Co Cork (50 miles) ; Shannon Airport (35 miles) ; Dublin Airport (100 miles).

Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com to check Availability.

Cottage Overview: The Cottage is s short stroll from the lake, 2 local pubs, traditional music, family style restaurant, lake front marina, forest walks, jogging paths, children's playground. Garrykennedy is a tiny village – approx 10 properties in total.

Watch the sailboats and fishing boats come and go. Or enjoy a BBQ on the private patio in the back garden.

Take a trip on the lake on a 50-seater tour boat.

Alternatively, rent a small sailboat or fishing boat and go exploring on your own.

The fishing in the area is great, especially for pike and trout.

The Cottage dates back to the 1780’s and has been completely refurbished. Some of the walls are 3 feet thick. Many of the original architectural features have been retained and blended with the modern.

More Details

Owner
Brendan Dempsey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

Why Brendan Dempsey chose County Tipperary

Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com to check Availability.

Garrykennedy Cottage is a modern luxury lakeside vacation home within an 18th century Irish Cottage. It has a unique old world ambience and yet has every modern comfort and convenience. The cottage featured on the FINE LIVING television channel in the US showcasing the best vacation rental properties around the world.

Our waterfront location makes our cottage absolutely unique. Only a short stroll to friendly musical pubs, restaurants, the harbor and marina.

What makes this cottage unique

Our waterfront location makes our cottage absolutely unique. Only a short stroll to friendly musical pubs, restaurants, the harbor and marina.

Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great cottage, great location, great vacation. We're so glad have found this cottage. It had the perfect combination of space, comfort and charm for our multi generation group. Grandparents loved spending time at the house, in the lovely back garden and taking walks around the village and by the lake. The teenagers enjoyed fishing trips with the local guide (and catching 12 pound pike!). We all enjoyed great meals and traditional irish music sessions in Larkins Pubs down the street from the Cottage. Highly recommend this cottage. Can't wait to return.



Took some great day trips around the lake. My



Owner was very helpful and responded to our emails and phone calls quickly. The cottage website was really helpful (GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com) and
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Ballyvaughan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The cottage has 3 bathrooms (all upstairs). The main bathroom has a huge luxury deep soak bathtub and rain shower. The ensuite bathroom (master bath) off the master bedroom and the third bathroom have instant power showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 Bedrooms each with Queen size double bed. Very very comfortable new beds. Cool crisp clean linens and towels. All provided. The cottage has 4 double bedrooms each with super comfortable hotel quality queen size beds (each sleeping 2 persons). One bedroom is downstairs. The other 3, including the master ensuite bedroom, are upstairs. TV’s in all bedrooms upstairs. Queen size aerobed available if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please visit our website at GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Lakeside Luxury, Old World Charm - Free WiFi, Nespresso Coffee
average rating of 4.857143 based on 11 reviews
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The picturesque village of Garrykennedy is a beautiful, relaxing area to stay in central Ireland. This was a special trip for us and Garrykennedy Cottage was the perfect place to truly enjoy our vacation. The location allowed for easy access to sites in either direction, however the beauty and charm of the local area was hard to leave. Do allow some time to enjoy it, as well as the lake which offers excellent fishing. We hired a local guide to take us out fishing and we had an amazing time. The cottage is beautiful and has every amenity needed for your stay. We found it to be very comfortable and immaculate. The back yard is gorgeous and offers a nice area for sitting. The owners are available and very helpful should you have any questions. We found the detailed manual inside the cottage most helpful and it was nice to know they were available if we needed them. We loved the local pub, Larkin's and really enjoyed visiting The Wooden Spoon in Killaloe and the Country Choice store in Nenagh. all charming establishments with friendly people and excellent food choices. We loved our time in Ireland and look forward to a return trip to Garrykennedy Cottage soon!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Memorable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Garrykennedy is a great place for a quiet family vacation and was a short drive to the sites we were interested in seeing around the South and West of Ireland (Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Blarney Castle, Galway) - though some of our best memories were made in Garrykennedy a quaint and friendly village right out the front door. The cottage was unique, cozy, and very comfortable and the private garden was beautiful. The finishings were top-notch and we had plenty of room for our family of 6 to spread out. I noticed the comment in another review that a prior guest had difficulty with the heating system. We had no such difficulty. The owner was very accommodating and helpful and there was a well organized cottage manual that made it easy to figure out all of the systems in the home. We highly recommend this cottage for a stay in the beautiful Irish countryside.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester, NY
5

Terrific Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is an 18th century, fully updated home in a beautiful lakeside location in County Tipperary. The town of Garykennedy is not much more than a few homes and two pubs, plus the large national marina, but don't let that deter you. It is very central for day trips to many of the great places in Ireland. We went to Galway, Cork, Limerick, Cashel, and lots of small towns in Tpperary and Clare. The home is very well appointed and comfortable, with all of the modern conveniences. The guidebook left by the owners gives all the information you need to know the house -- the one exception being the heating system, which is difficult to follow and work once in the house. Larkins Pub, literally 50 feet to the right of the house, has great food and sessions twice per week. Driving to Neinaugh for food is not too far; the food store in the gas station in Portroe also has a lot, and the people that run it are incredibly friendly (as are 99% of the people you meet in Ireland). Recommend the towns of Killaloe (20 minutes), Bird Hill (25 minutes) and Quin (40 minutes) for great local fare and sites. St. John's castle and the Rock of Cashel (ask for Peter as your guide -- great story-teller!) are also must see. If you are really adventerous, our favorite place is West Cork -- Schull, Goleen, Crookhaven and Mizen Head are maybe the prettiest places we saw. All in all, this is a great home that can make you feel like a local for a week in a high level of comfort. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A trip that will be remembered!!!

  • 5 of 5

A family trip to Ireland with 10 adults and two children and what a beautiful place for first time visitors to experience Ireland. The cottage was so warm and welcoming. The perfect spot for day trips. The people in the village and pubs were all so friendly and helpful. The food at Larson's pub was delicious. We made our day trips and came back to cook dinner at the house. The kitchen was very well equipped. The back patio was beautiful, perfect place for barbecue. The owner was extremely accommodating, very helpful and quick to respond to questions. It was a nice surprise when he called to check to see how we were doing and if we had any questions. I highly recommend the cottage. Thank you so much for sharing your cottage; it will be the family trip remembered by all of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in central location

  • 4 of 5

House was comfortable with beautiful gardens and very centrally located to all the major towns and attractions. The village of Garrykennedy is lovely with a wonderful pub right next door where the people are friendly, the food is good and the entertainment even better!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Cottage in a Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for several days and found both the cottage and the location to be charming. The house is exactly how it is described, pictures are all very accurate. The town (if you can call it a town) is a very small community of a few houses, 2 pubs, beautiful walking paths, and a great marina. The location made it easy for day trips to Bunratty castle, the cliffs of Mohr, and Killaloe. The recommendations by the owners made it feel like you had an insider's perspective of where to go for everything. I'd highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Dan Larkins Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Rosslare
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nenagh Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nenagh
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M7 Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Dan Larkins Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Lough Derg
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Garrykennedy
Car: necessary

Our waterfront location makes our cottage absolutely unique. Only a short stroll to friendly musical pubs, restaurants, the harbor and marina. The Cottage is in an area of great natural beauty, surrounded by lakes and mountains. Rich in history and tradition. Renowned for its culture, music and food.

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Rates & Availability

Ballyvaughan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
June - Sept 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$261
 
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Nov - Dec 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$218
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$251
 

Additional information about rental rates

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Pay with Credit Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer or by Check.
Prices include all taxes.

Cottage available to rent all year round.
4 Night Minimum Stay.
Arrival any day of the week can be facilitated.
Midweek arrival OK.
Weekend arrival OK.

Please visit our website: GarrykennedyCottage-dot-com

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