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The front of our house. from the raised flower bed.
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20 reviews
The front of our house. from the raised flower bed.
The back of the house and one of the two lawns taken from the bridge
Views into the centre of the garden from the boardwalk
Our stream house cabin which has exterior lighting, a deck and a fire pit for selaxing.
Looking down the stream from one of the wooden bridges.
A view of the dining area part of the downstairs living space. there is another lounge upstairs also
The ensuite bedroom.  We have two other bathrooms both with showers one with a bath.
The upstairs sitting room is a lovley place to relax.
The hand built wooden doors and stairway with local stone walls in the entrance area
The house was designed to face the sun and get the most light possible.
The Kitchen has all the appliances and limestone flagstones woth south facing views.
The kitchen windows face directly south onto the back garden and the mountains.
The handmade doors, internal stone walls and pot belllied stove in the kitchen.
The pot belied stove and living room to rear.
The kitchen like all the downstairs rooms has a wooden ceiling to give a cosy warm feel.
The main open fire in the living toom. Guests can burn turf, peat briquettes and wood.
This deck is down by the stream and has an open fire pit  and sensor you can extend you eveni
Part of the 200metre boardwalk that meanders through the trees. This is all underlit at night.
The stream hut has a fire pit for you to enjoy and is lit up at night.
Part of the stream walk with sympathetic planting.
The raised deck at the end of the boardwalk looks out onto the mountains.
Part of the subtle sensor night garden which our guests really appreciate.
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Overview
Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Tullamore, County Offaly
An architect designed rural retreat built with local wood and stone at the foot of the mountains in the Slieve South facing into the mountains the woodlandsong maximises on light and views. Built at the foot of the mountains in the Slieve Bloom Environment Park. An open plan siting room and gallery loft gives a sense of space and flow to this section of the house. Designed to maximse on light and views with a south facing aspect into the mountains. Two sitting rooms one upstairs and one downstairs and two open fires. Three bedrooms and an open gallery bedroom space.<BR><BR>There are over one and a half acres of landscaped garedens with a stream running through it. We have a 200m boardwalk meandering through the trees and a night sensor garden that opens up a whole new space to enjoy come nightfall. The lack of light pollutio... Read more
About the Owner, Michael W
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL1676068
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English first
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Management response:

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We are glad you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

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dominic12...
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Reviewed August 15, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Such a wonderful cottage in a wonderful location. The gardens was just out of this world. We went as a group of 7 and not one could a fault of any description, so magical that our little three year old named it the princess cottage and she was in absolute ore. If your looking for peace and tranquillity this is...

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Management response:

Many thanks for taking the trouble to make a review. We delighted you daughter enjoyed the house and garden so much. We developed the garden very much with a sense of fun and adventure in mind. We plan to develop the lower stream out over the next couple of years to bring a small lake into the lower garden. The...

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Agata B
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Reviewed May 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights with 2 kids( 3 year and 1,5) and a couple of friend and all of us were amazed with the house and the garden when we arrived. It was really beautiful and the landscape around is incredible. We felt like being at home. Rooms were spacious,well equipped kitchen with a great selection of pots,...

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Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the garden. The garden lights have just be serviced. Which means that a new be enjoyed after dark. Delighted too that your children enjoyed playing in the garden we enjoyed making it with that in mind.

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
$147
€125
$578
€490
Jul 17, 2017 -
Sep 9, 2017
Summer season
4 nights
$189
€160
$1,268
€1,075
Sep 10, 2017 -
Oct 2, 2017
Mid season
4 nights
$165
€140
$938
€795
Oct 3, 2017 -
Oct 30, 2017
Low season
3 nights
$165
€140
$820
€695
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
All our prices are fully inclusive and include house preparation, cleaning, linen and towels, heating, electricity and access to the night garden, During all seasons (except the peak six weeks) we offer a discount for two people sharing
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About the neighborhood
The Slieve Bloom Environment Park is designated as an area of natural beauty and conservation and is one of only a few in Ireland. It is around 90 minutes fron Dublin airport/ sea port and under two hours from the fery terminal in Rosslare. We are close to two radial train lines starting in Dublin - the train from Tullamore heads west to Galway and from Portlaoise head south to Cork - these make for alternative days out. <BR><BR>Two miles from the local village of Clonaslee - we detail a lovely walk, taxis will bring you home from a night out ( we have names of them in the house) Tullamore takes just twenty minutes from there you have the motorway network heading across the country. From Emo you can head south on the M7.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Dublin (1hr 30): 74.6 mi
Railway: Tullamore: 9.3 mi
Ferry: Rosslare (1 hour 50) : 83.9 mi
Sat Nav coordinates,are: 53-8-12N and 7-29-21W
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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