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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Mountrath, County Laois

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Jabeanie7
Gloucestershire
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed 9 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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I booked this cottage as a base for my Dad to visit relatives in Maganey and Kilkenny with my Aunt, Sister and husband.

I had expected a beautiful cottage, but was a little cynical as often places are advertised well and are never quite as you'd expect. This cottage however surpassed my expectation! It is set in such beautiful surroundings and you can see how well loved and kept the place is. It was very homely and had everything you could need for all seasons. My husband wants to now return in winter so that he can experience the lit fire.

We will be booking again in the future, and I have forwarded on to all my friends and family as a real gem of a place to book and stay.

Thanks Deirdre for sharing this lovely place with us so we can all experience a cosy historic and idyllic cottage :)

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: Wifi password was a little hard to decipher - but not the end of the world!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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eb8158
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Picture Perfect!”
Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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One of the things that make returning home from vacation tolerable, is that I get the chance to review this fabulous cottage! We arrived for a week long stay after a week in Munich. The cottage is just as it is pictured, and we were greeted warmly by the hostess' mum, who even left milk, tea, and biscuits for us. After a busy week in a very warm Germany, the quiet of the cottage and the mild Irish weather was perfect. It is quite rural (much of Ireland is) and the property itself was a haven. Comfortably sized home with a large, beautiful yard complete with pond. Many mornings, I'd take my tea outside and sit by the pond to watch for the fish and frogs that live there... Complete quiet except for the birds.

Beds are comfortable, kitchen is complete and there is also a washer provided.

The cottage is central to the lower part of the country, and we took day trips to all the areas we wanted to see. Longest distance was Galway, and that is only about 1.5 hours away on the Motorway (driving quickly :) )

Dee also leaves a fantastic "tips" book with information on the local village, as well as local activities and sightseeing. I have to say that MY favorite tip was for the local butcher, who besides being an absolutely lovely man, gave us freshly cut lamb chops that were out of this world.

...for TripAdvisor, I'll also make a note that while Dee doesn't appear to have many comments on this site, don't interpret that as being a new hostess. She's let the cottage for quite awhile and has garnered rave (well-deserved) reviews for this perfect holiday cottage!

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jaunet j
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2018
Hi Januet,
Thank you for the 4 bubble review. Yes, the cottage is located in the countryside, which gives it unenviable privacy. And the local town is only 3 miles drive away but maybe that is too far for some. But I do try and make this plain in the description so guests know what to expect on arrival. I'm sorry to hear you had a problem with bedding. You should have mentioned this during your stay and give us the opportunity to do something about it. I'm not sure which bedding/matterss you refer to. The bed in the dairy room is brand new this season. I've slept on this myself and it's very comfortable. The bed in the red room is only a few years old and the matterss was changed last year. Again I've had freinds and many guests sleep in both rooms and everyone had a good nights sleep. The twin room beds are the least slept in beds (and usually children) and I've not had any complaints about those either. So not really sure why your comment says the there is a big problem on bedding. Maybe you and your family prefer a very soft mattress. Hope the rest of you stay was enjoyable. Best wishes Dee.
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VALLERAY...
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Management Response
5 Jun 2018
Merci beaucoup! Enchanté que vous avez apprécié le chalet, j'espère vous revoir tous.
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Curzaccia
Ajaccio, France
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Management Response
17 May 2017
Thank you Monique for your lovely review! Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Dee
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