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The Bothy

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    Property description
    Holiday Rental House – 
    3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
    The Bothy is an old-style cottage set in an idylic garden. In the evening it is all your to wander in. The Historic Science Centre in the grounds shows the history of Birr Castle Demesne and the scientific achievements of the Parsons family.

    The Bothy is within walking distance of shops and pubs in the charming small town of Birr.
    This is an ideal area for a family holiday, with the river Shannon not far away and the Slieve Bloom Hills for walking.There is an equestrain centre nearby for horse riding.

    For those exploring their Irish roots or wishing to tour the countryside, Birr is the ideal location as most of Ireland is within reach of a day's drive and the motorway system is now helpful in this.
  • Amenities & details
    • Central Heating
    • Cooker
    • Dining Seats (6)
    • Double Beds:(1)
    • Fireplace
    • Hairdryer
    • Highchair
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (5)
    • Microwave
    • Parking
    • Private Garden
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Single Beds:(3)
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    I can provide a cot or fold out bed at small extra cost. The Bothy is all on one floor but it does have a step up to the mail bedroom. The kitchen is small and the mainroom is the living/dining room. We provide wood and turf for the fire, but it also has central heating.
    Listing #HL253128 by: Holiday Lettings
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Per night Per week
    all year 1 Sep 2014 31 Dec 2014 7 nights
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    We can accept payment by cheque or bank transfer in dollars, euro or UK pounds.
    We would ask for a deposit of 120 euro - or dollars or pounds to hold the booking.
  • Property location
    Things to Do
    Car advised
    How to get there
    Airport: Dublin/Shannon: 130.0 km
    Railway: Tullamore: 35.0 km
    Ferry: Dublin: 130.0 km
    We are half way between the airports of Dublin and Shannon. Only about an hour and a half drive from both. We are very central here so most of Ireland can be reached in two hours or so. The town of Birr is the heart of Ireland, see www.midirelandtourism.ie.
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 95.0 km.
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 March 2014 for a stay in May 2013

I stayed at The Bothy for the last week of May, 2013. The cottage is within its own private walled garden, completely isolated from any paying Demense visitors. The Bothy has a quintessentially lovely ivy-covered stone exterior and a cozy interior. I had a housekeeping issue upon arrival and happy to say the situation was rectified ASAP and we enjoyed... more

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We had a really fantastic time at the Bothy in Birr Castle. The weather wasn't perfect but that didnt matter as the cottage was warm and we had a huge pile of turf to burn in the fireplace. The gardens were just recovering from a big storm but ever so beautiful. We went for long walks everyday and even had... more

Management response:

Thanks so much for that. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We had given the cottage a bit of a make-over to upgrade it, and glad it was all satisfactory. Look forward to having you again! more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The greatest thing about this rental is the amazing walled formal garden just out the back door and through the secret door. We had total access to the beautiful gardens and the outside of the huge castle with moat and the awesome telescope. The cottage was charming, though it had not been updated in a good while. The kitchen is... more

Management response:

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The garden is always especially beautiful in the autumn. Thanks for the review. Alison Rosse more

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Listed since : Jul 2012
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