My wife and I travel a couple times/year and prefer to rent homes in central locations for the purpose of exploring the region(s). High Nellie Cottage is perfectly located in a quiet country setting with a super-friendly pub just a short stroll down the street where we could enjoy a pint at day's end with the owners (Sean & Marian). The cottage has a terrific open floor plan, full kitchen with microwave and a washing machine (a "must" as we travel light). We especially enjoyed opening the top half of the front & back doors each morning in the cottage to be greeted by cattle, casually grazing in the fields out back or receive a friendly "hello" from neighbours as they went past. The central location of the cottage with its easy access to the main motorways (less than 2 hours drive from Dublin) was a big drawing point for us as we explored Dingle, Galway, Cork, Cashel, Cahir, Kinsale, Cong, Emo, etc. as well as enjoyed a number of castle stays during our holiday, only to return days later to the cottage, do laundry and relax for a few days, before heading out again on another adventure. Is the cottage old? Yes, but it's been skillfully updated, with casual-living furniture, 2 upper floor bedrooms (one with 2 X single beds and one with a double), television (if you want to keep up with the news!) and a fridge large enough to keep the Bulmers cold, along with some apples, cheese & grapes (and a bottle of wine?) or fixings for a more ambitious meal, that can be enjoyed outside at the outdoor table & bench, or inside if the weather isn't cooperating. We were very pleased with our stay @ High Nellie Cottage and 'would only suggest a better mattress on the double bed and faster wifi delivery (the existing "dongle" system is rather slow and we found it difficult to access some websites) but the location, quiet solitude and friendliness of the local folks cannot be beat! Enjoy.
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