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Cottage in Birr Castle Demesne (World-Acclaimed Garden)

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Last updated: 11/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This secluded cottage (named 'The Bothy') is in Ireland's top heritage garden, the Birr Castle Demesne. The Demesne also includes Ireland's Historic Science Centre, whose galleries are centered on the achievements of the scientific Parsons family, Earls of Rosse. The massive telescope built by the 3rd Earl can be seen in the grounds. The town of Birr is within walking distance and has restaurants, many pubs, a small theatre, and other entertainment in summer.

The area is close to the Slieve Bloom hills, great for walking and cycling, and is only 30 minutes drive from the Shannon for windsurfing and boating in the summer. Fishing is available, as well as horseback riding. Its central location also makes it a good base for touring Ireland - Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick, and Galway can all be reached within two hours.

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Owner

Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    A lovely environment where children can run wild. The Science Centre area also has a famous tree house and 'bouncy pillow'...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well behaved dogs. Must be on a lead in the park in the day time during visiting hours....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Open fireplace with fuel provided, oil central-heating, The cottage, called the Bothy, is over 100 years old, A gate in the wall opens on to the famous Millennium Gardens, The Parkland is a must for nature lovers and gardeners...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Television

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village:

    Birr is a friendly small town. There are several pubs and resteraunts and shops and supermarkets. All these are within walking distance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    small living dining room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Park out side the cottage...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    small kitchen, but well equipped. You will eat in the living room....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    There is a golf club at Birr some 5 kilometres away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160 $160
Fri, Sat, Sun
$534

Changeover Day: Saturday


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Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 11/23/2016
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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
shannon or dublin
600 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Birr
90 Miles
Nearest Ferry
dublin
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Birr
25 Miles
Nearest Train
tullamore
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
tullamore to the North or Roscrea to south, both
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Birr
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
Galway

Car: Recommended

Located in the garden Birr Castle Demesne, and Science Centre Museum. Home of the great telescope of the 3rd Earl of Rosse, 1845. Located within walking distance of the town of Birr, a charming market town with pubs, two hotels with resteraunts, churches, a small theatre. Great walking in the Slieve Bloom mountains about a 10 mile drive away. Histroical sites and castles. Fishing can be arranged in season. Very central in the country with most attractions less than a two hour drive. Train to Dublin for the day at Tullamore, half an hour away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1620

About the owner: The Parsons family has owned this land since 1620. The Bothy cottage was built for the young gardiners about 100 years ago. (We have done a few make over since then!!)

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
In a beautiful garden - indeed one of Europe's top gardens.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

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Photos

  • Cottage Exterior

    Cottage Exterior

  • Bothy Main Bedroom

    Bothy Main Bedroom

  • Birr Castle from the river in the Birr Demesne

    Birr Castle from the river in the Birr Demesne

  • The Lake in Birr Demesne in winter - all for your pleasure summer and winter

    The Lake in Birr Demesne in winter - all for your pleasure summer and winter

  • The Bothy Sitting Room

    The Bothy Sitting Room

  • Bothy sitting room

    Bothy sitting room

  • looking out of the door

    looking out of the door

  • The door in the wall beside the Bothy opens onto this Formal Garden

    The door in the wall beside the Bothy opens onto this Formal Garden

  • The famous telescope in Birr Demesne, 1847.  Biggest in the world for 70 years.

    The famous telescope in Birr Demesne, 1847. Biggest in the world for 70 years.

VRBO #6086

This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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