Cottage in Birr Castle Demesne (World-Acclaimed Garden)(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- 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.
Member since: 2000
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Double Beds (1), Twin Beds (1) single bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Cooking Utensils
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3 night min stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
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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.
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.
Links to more information:
Bothy Main Bedroom
Birr Castle from the river in the Birr Demesne
The Lake in Birr Demesne in winter - all for your pleasure summer and winter
The Bothy Sitting Room
Bothy sitting room
looking out of the door
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.
This listing was first published here in 2000.
Date last modified - Friday, April 14, 2017
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