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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent County Offaly reviews

  • A gem of a cottage - cosy home from home

    "We had a wonderful time at The Pump House. With a 2 yr old & 3 yr old I wondered if we would struggle for space but we didn't at all. It was so cosy & the rooms were bigger than I'd expected. It has a beautiful log burner and plenty of logs to go with it. We even got an unexpected night out as Claudia's oldest daughter babysat for us! I can't praise highly enough the hospitality we received. We asked about numerous things as although I'm Irish living in the UK I'm not from the area originally & we were visiting other relations - the family were so helpful to us for everything but respected our privacy at all times also which was important to us. It was the best of both worlds - you could ask for anything you needed but could spend time on your own without interruption. Beatrice babysat for us & it was a huge plus when you don't expect to have a night out because of small ones. We came home one dark evening around 6pm to a donkey standing outside the front door - Donkeoti became our friend & the children absolutely loved seeing him and the chickens wandering around in the mornings. We'll definitely be using again when visiting my husbands family in the local area and look forward to wandering around the vast grounds again next time."
    Guest: Lenora M. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: February 5, 2017
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  • Amazing Home full of Irish Charm

    "My family and I met for a mid tour break in August of 2013 and decided to stay at this location. What an amazing place. Full of old world charm and excitement. Beautiful (and warm) pot stove pellet stoves in the guest rooms and an amazing aga stove in the kitchen. The Abbey is within walking distance and full of history. The cows and sheep add to its amazing character. Centrally located and easy to get around the country from. Highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Tim M. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: November 23, 2016
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  • Lovely old home in the center of Ireland

    "We stayed at Ballycumber House in June/July. It is an easy 70 minute drive from Dublin, mostly on the M4/M6. First, the house is enormous, larger than you might think from the description. Our family of seven occupied only a few of the bedrooms. It is very homey and comfortable, with nice, firm beds, good heating (LOL-irish summers), and large bathrooms. We spent many hours hanging out in (one of the!) living rooms by the peat fireplace, enjoyed cooking in the modern kitchen, playing pool in the games room, or tennis. There is a lovely rock garden, picnic table, and nice walk by the river at the foot of the garden. A five minute walk down the drive brings you to the village, two nearby pubs (limited food but great beer selection), and grocery (Gussies has everything you could need). We drove to Tara and Newgrange, to Galway and Cliffs of Moher, and to Dublin, in an hour, so day trips are easy. There are many whisky distilleries (Tullymore Dew!), monuments (Clonmacnoise is lovely), and small towns in a five to ten mile drive. What we loved: the roominess and just sheer loveliness of the house (have a Downton Abby fantasy-this will give you some idea of what it was like to live in a period house), the location (nice village and people, close to tourist areas for day trips), and of course Connie, who gives you a full introduction to the house and makes sure you are comfortable. She is a great host. Ballycumber House is an old home, so you will need to adjust to turning on heaters one hours in advance for the bath water, taking a bath (no showers), sometimes being chilly on a damp night (turn on the radiators-they work well). If you prefer city life, this is a country home. We genuinely loved the Irish countryside, the privacy, and the comfort of Ballycumber. We WILL be back to stay again."
    Guest: Hutch08 Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 8, 2016
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  • Highly recommend . Very clean, very comfortable, very warm house.

    "Excellent value for money. Stayed for 3 weeks and really enjoyed it. The house was what we had hoped for and the area excellent, very quiet but very centrally located for driving around Southern Ireland. Christina was helpful and welcoming. Would definitely go back"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 20, 2016
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