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Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched

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Traditional Irish Thatched Cottage
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Nestled in the farmland beneath the Slieve Bloom Mountains and located 3 miles from the market town of Mountrath and 5 miles from the heritage town of Abbeyleix and within 1 hour of Dublin city, this traditional thatch cottage which has been estimated to date back to around 1600 makes the perfect cottage holiday location.This unique cottage has recently been lovingly restored but not at the expense of it's original features and character.It retains a traditional Irish fireplace with beams in the lounge, exposed hand cut bog oak beams to the ceiling in the living room and in the oldest bedroom. Light filters in through the little sash windows (which need to be propped open), and the low doors leading off the living room gives a hint to the cottages true age. There are wonderfully uneven wal...Nestled in the farmland beneath the Slieve Bloom Mountains and located 3 miles from the market town of Mountrath and 5 miles from the heritage town of Abbeyleix and within 1 hour of Dublin city, this traditional thatch cottage which has been estimated to date back to around 1600 makes the perfect cottage holiday location.This unique cottage has recently been lovingly restored but not at the expense of it's original features and character.It retains a traditional Irish fireplace with beams in the lounge, exposed hand cut bog oak beams to the ceiling in the living room and in the oldest bedroom. Light filters in through the little sash windows (which need to be propped open), and the low doors leading off the living room gives a hint to the cottages true age. There are wonderfully uneven walls with nooks and crannies, wall lanterns and traditional light fittings all blending in with modern conveniences which include free Wifi internet access.This cottage really has the WOW factor! The cottage sits in a very private location with a well kept garden surrounded by farmland and woodland. It is ideally located for exploring the local Slieve Bloom Mountains, with it's beautiful surroundings and walking trails. The Glenbarrow Waterfall Trail is a must and there are many other walking trails to explore.There are other activities such as horseriding, golf, and fishing available in the local area. Check out the guest handbook on the coffee table for information.Because of it's central location and easy access to the main road network the cottage can also be the perfect base for exploring all over Ireland.All the main cities....Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, are all within easy reach!So you can kiss the Blarney Stone, be amazed by the views from the Cliffs of Moher, enjoy a visit to Bunratty Castle & Folk park, go horse racing at the Curragh, visit the Guinness Brewery and explore Dublin's fair city and much more, all in one great holiday!Don't forget to relax, have a pint and soak up the old world atmosphere in Morrissey's of Abbeyleix (just down the road), voted one of Ireland's top 10 pubs! The cottage accommodation comprises GF: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, 2 double rooms, 1 twin room, bathroom with shower over bath.Electricity and oil central heating included, linen and towels included. Wifi included. No hidden extras!38inch Flat screen TV with UK TV channels, dvd player, CD player, fridge/freezer, Rangemaster cooker (gas hob/electric ovens), microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, internet access, hairdryer, welcome pack, partially enclosed garden, patio area, garden furniture, private drive with parking for several cars. Sorry no pets. No Smoking please.The cottage comes provided with dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, washing powder/gel, cooking oil, salt, pepper, tea bags, instant coffee, sugar and T-towels, just to make settling in that little bit easier. We also pop a pint of milk in the fridge and in the colder months provide a starter pack for the turf stove.Extra Details...~ There is a pond and old feature well in the garden so the cottage is not suitable for young children (no children under the age of 10 please) The doors leading from the lounge are very low and not standard height (which is part of the character of the cottage) so if you are tall, please mind your head! ~ There are steps both inside and outside of the property, which may present a problem for people with limited mobility.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Deirdre D
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 85%
Response Time: Within a day
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J G
J G
5 contributions
A truly stunning cottage and beautiful gardens surrounding the whole property. The place was clean and well stocked. Beds and sofas were very comfortable. Would definitely come again.
Visited August 2022
Written 23 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

yummymummy055
yummymummy055
4 contributions
As we arrived at this beautiful cottage, we were blown away, the most perfect place to relax, unwind and chill. We loved the modern touches mixed with traditional and quirky features. Without a doubt the best accomodation we have ever stayed in, Deirdre the host is extremely helpful and the booking was easy to manage. Our son had the whole top of the cottage to himself, with an open plan bedroom and en suite bathroom, it was quite an adventure for him. We will definately be returning in the near future. Thanks Deirdrie, your beautiful cottage is awesome .
Visited July 2022
Written 14 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jonathan H
Jonathan H
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
The cottage is beautiful, furnished to a high standard, and set in a picturesque garden. It feels remote, and yet is 10 minute drive to shops and local amenities, and plenty of activities for a young family within 30 minute drive. The timer for the water heater wasn't set which meant no hot water, and a freezing shower each morning. As the owner is based abroad, she wasn't able to address the issue, and disappointingly didn't reply to acknowledge or apologise when contacted. Otherwise I would happily rate this property 5/5.
Visited June 2021
Written 22 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fearless57854068406
Fearless57854068406
An absolutely fabulous cottage nestled in a lovely rural setting yet only a few km's from all amenities and services. Very clean and well maintained. The cottage itself has kept all of its traditional character while at the same time having all modern appliances as well. The rugged walls, fireplace and thatched roof are testament to this traditional nature. The owner left no stone unturned in decorating the cottage and these features also add to it's character, feel and experience. An ideal place to relax and chill out and you will be taken away from the hustle and bustle of modern day to day life. An ideal location too for travelling on day trips given its central location and anyone wanting to explore any corner of Ireland are ideally located here. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and highly recommended!
Visited September 2020
Written 23 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Melinda O
Melinda O
Azle, TX7 contributions
This cottage has EVERYTHING you could want or need. The area is beautiful and you will thoroughly enjoy having your cup of coffee each morning listening and watching the birds. So peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is beautifully decorated and so very welcoming. You cannot go wrong with this place. When you look at the pictures, it is EXACTLY as portrayed. You have options for entertainment at the local pubs in Mountrath and Abbeyleix. Both are convenient and have lots of charm.
Visited October 2019
Written 12 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roger E
Roger E
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom19 contributions
Beautifully furnished with all modern conveniences whilst retaining its historic feel. Loved the warm floors and the attractive garden. Very well placed for all the significant towns in Laois and Offally.
Visited September 2019
Written 20 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

missyboo
missyboo
5 contributions
We rented the house as a base for attending Electric Picnic and so we didn't get to experience the full benefit of staying in such a gorgeous cottage. It has all the mod cons you need combined with the traditional cottage. Underfloor heating, peat stoves, lovely tranquil garden and total seclusion. We will be back for a proper stay the next time.
Visited September 2019
Written 2 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Deirdre D
Deirdre D
Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed the peace, tranquility and seclusion of the cottage. We look forward welcoming you back again soon.
Written 18 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eimear M
Eimear M
1 contribution
We had a very hospitable welcome to Hawthorn Cottage, an absolutely stunning thatched cottage in the midlands. The cottage was warm and cosy, with all the mod cons like a dishwasher and laundry room. We enjoyed the comfy surrounds and pleasant gardens. We won’t forget our time spent in this special place. Thank you.
Visited August 2018
Written 2 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Deirdre D
Deirdre D
Thank you very much for the lovely review! Delighted to hear you loved your stay in the cosy cottage....and enjoyed the benefits of the mod cons! Would love if decided to come visit us again.
Written 18 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jaunet j
jaunet j
Bouguenais, France5 contributions
Maison spacieuse et bien équipée mais un peu loin pour le ravitaillement, gros problème sur la literie, matelas à ressorts à changer.
Visited August 2018
Written 1 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Deirdre D
Deirdre D
Hi Januet, Thank you for the 4 bubble review. Yes, the cottage is located in the countryside, which gives it unenviable privacy. And the local town is only 3 miles drive away but maybe that is too far for some. But I do try and make this plain in the description so guests know what to expect on arrival. I'm sorry to hear you had a problem with bedding. You should have mentioned this during your stay and give us the opportunity to do something about it. I'm not sure which bedding/matterss you refer to. The bed in the dairy room is brand new this season. I've slept on this myself and it's very comfortable. The bed in the red room is only a few years old and the matterss was changed last year. Again I've had freinds and many guests sleep in both rooms and everyone had a good nights sleep. The twin room beds are the least slept in beds (and usually children) and I've not had any complaints about those either. So not really sure why your comment says the there is a big problem on bedding. Maybe you and your family prefer a very soft mattress. Hope the rest of you stay was enjoyable. Best wishes Dee.
Written 3 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nigel K
Nigel K
This is an idyllic cottage in the middle of Ireland. Great base for exploring the middle of the country.
Visited August 2018
Written 26 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Deirdre D
Deirdre D
Hi Nigel & Noreen, thank you for your lovely review! Delighted to hear you had a lovely holiday at the cottage. Kind regards Dee
Written 11 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
A little off the beaten track in the lovely Irish countryside. Lots to see and do in the local area and a great base for trips further afield. Great place to immerse yourself into the real Ireland.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched

Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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