We recently returned from a wonderful 12 nights in Ireland. We did a southern loop round trip from Shannon. We had the pleasure of staying our last 5 nights at Coopers Cottage. When we arrived, we were coming from Killarney, so we visited Blarney Castle on the way. The cottage is in a wonderful setting with great views. It was convenient to Cahir (10 minutes away), is adjacent to the Golden Vale, Cashel and Tipperary town. We took a day trip through the “Vee” to Cobh and returned on the new section of the N8.
The cottage itself was a good size for the 6 of us traveling together. The kitchen was very well equipped with anything you would need to prepare gourmet meals. One of the things we really enjoyed was the on-demand water heaters in the showers, no waiting for hot water. The homemade scones, jam, butter and milk we found there upon arrival was a very nice touch. We enjoyed having a peat fire in the fireplace on a couple of nights (peat furnished). There was also a good selection of books and guidebooks for anyone who needs them. The view from sitting on the porch across the fields to the Galtee Mountains was beautiful. Stella and Eamonn were wonderful hosts, answering any questions we had and making suggestions as to where to dine or visit. They were just across the road at the Rathellen House B&B, where they live. We had the pleasure of joining them one morning for breakfast which Eamonn prepared and it was wonderful. Stella dropped by a couple of times and we really enjoyed her visits and talking with her. In our travels we have found one of the most memorable parts of our trip is interacting with the people we meet. I will always think of Stella and Eamonn when I make the scones they gave us the recipe for. My daughter really enjoyed the walk she took with them in the mountains.
The only small thing which would have made our stay any better would have been having wi-fi or internet connection at the cottage since I was posting to a blog while on vacation. We were invited to their house to use the internet, which we did one night, but with the size of the postings I was doing and the pictures I was uploading, I would have rather done it at the cottage. Blog is here: http://joysireland.blogspot.com/
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