I will begin by saying the location of these cottages is ideal if you want to feel like you are in the country but just a stone's throw from Dublin. It was the perfect balance for a family, some of whom wanted to play and hike outside and others who wanted to tour the city. The cottage itself left a bit to be desired I am sorry to say. My biggest issue was that the cottage smelled heavily of cigarette smoke, so naturally the bedding and towels did as well. Also, just FYI, there is no internet here. Normally not a problem as who wants to play on the internet during vacation, but I had researched and bookmarked a great deal of sights. We were able to drive about 10-15 minutes to a nice shopping area and find extremely slow internet at Starbucks to verify reservations for dinner. The showers in the cottage were a challenge, and the bedding needs an update. There are no electrical outlets in the bathrooms. None of these issues would be a problem whatsoever if the cottage didn't boast that it was "luxury" and "four star" accommodations. We were really looking forward to the fresh scones mentioned in a previous review, but alas, no scones. With a few improvements and personal touches I think the cottages could be a warm and lovely place to spend time in Ireland. Until then, we will be staying elsewhere.