Just returned from Ireland this afternoon and had to write about a great place where we stayed. Darragh Cottages. This place is a hidden "gem" in the Irish countryside, yet close to the towns with easy access to major tourist attractions. The cottage was very comfortable and the beds were terrific, in fact we slept better than at home. Also, my sister and I, stayed on longer than our one week booking because we enjoyed it so much. For us it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the south of Ireland. The owner met us when we arrived and explained how things worked. He came by just to see how we were doing, which we really appreciated. We will be returning to Ireland next year, with the husbands, and we hope to stay at Darragh Cottages. The only negative comment is we wish we could have stayed longer.
- 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