We found these cottages to be "out of the way" yet within close driving proximity to some major cities. It was so nice to get out of the city, stay somewhere quiet, but yet be close enough to hang out in some of the major spots around southwestern Ireland.
The cottages themselves were very comfortable and I would highly recommend them. If I am every in the area again, I don't believe I'll be looking for another place to stay, I will simply return here. I see no reason to bother with a search for somewhere else.
Our hosts were very accommodating and friendly. They helped us out with some great sites to see and gave us great insight to the surrounding area.
I really can't think of enough good things to say and I have no complaints!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Darragh Cottages are a group of four beautifully restored stone cottages on the Cork-Limerick border in the heart of southern Ireland Situated in their own Victorian stone walled garden, the cottages are an ideal escape from everyday life. The surrounding fields form the grounds of a Georgian House which include an award-winning wildlife garden. The estate is accessed by a tree-lined drive way which extends from the nearest road a quarter of a mile away. The cottages are ideally located for day trips to the Lakes of Killarney, Cliffs of Moher, Waterford Crystal, Bunratty Folk Park, Blarney Castle and the Rock of Cashel. Locally the scenic countryside provides many interesting towns for sightseeing and activities such as golf, walking, fishing, mountain biking and horse riding. The Cottages are surrounded by the Ballyhoura hills and the Galtee mountains. Galtimore, the highest peak, is within sight of the estate. The cottages are a lovely place to visit Spring, Summer or Autumn! Now enjoy free 7Mb wireless internet in the peace of the countryside! ... more less