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Billy's Cottage, a traditional Irish Farmhouse

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Farm Cottages Holiday Accommodation is situated in a haven of beauty and tranquillity, where the pace of life is slow. We offer the discerning holiday maker the chance to re-discover quality living like it used to be, from the people of The Blackwater Valley Billy's Cottage is a 17th century self-catering Farmhouse in the heart of rural county Cork. John and Gertrude welcome you to experience our way of life. The cottages are attached to our working dairy farm, ideal for children and pets. Farm tours are free to our guests who are welcome to help at calf feeding time. Bird and animal watchers can sit in the garden or by the river bank where there is an abundance of flora and fauna. On site amenities include riverbank walk, a full sized tennis court, children’s play area, a mi...The Farm Cottages Holiday Accommodation is situated in a haven of beauty and tranquillity, where the pace of life is slow. We offer the discerning holiday maker the chance to re-discover quality living like it used to be, from the people of The Blackwater Valley Billy's Cottage is a 17th century self-catering Farmhouse in the heart of rural county Cork. John and Gertrude welcome you to experience our way of life. The cottages are attached to our working dairy farm, ideal for children and pets. Farm tours are free to our guests who are welcome to help at calf feeding time. Bird and animal watchers can sit in the garden or by the river bank where there is an abundance of flora and fauna. On site amenities include riverbank walk, a full sized tennis court, children’s play area, a mini soccer pitch and pool tables. We are happy to arrange angling for our guests. Our cottages provide an idyllic setting, the perfect base from which to explore the many scenic and historic sites of the Blackwater River Valley, where hill walking - the Ballyhoura Bears welcome our guests on their weekly walks, mountain biking at Ireland’s only bike trail, horse riding, river and lake angling, along with many other rural pursuits are available. Spend a quiet day in Annes Grove Gardens, Doneraile Park or Millstreet Country Park. Walk the river bank, (at the moment the swan parents are very happy to show off their young,) from our farm to Bridgetown Priory which was founded by Alexander Fitz Hugh Roche in the early 13th century. Its buildings are placed around the usual quadrangle. The church is on the north side, and is divided into two parts, with the eastern section having 13th century lancet windows and a good 15th century tomb niche. Considerable portions of the domestic buildings remain including a covered passage beside the cloister on the east side and a fine refectory with 13th century lancet with windows on the first floor of the southern range of buildings. Play golf (Mallow, Fermoy and Doneraile within 12klm, clay pidgeon shoot, wake board. Killavullen Farmers Market is a must for our guests. The Farm Cottages are centrally situated to explore Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Cashel, Lismore and Waterford Our guests have a chance to experience a working farm in action - an ideal treat for children! For those who like to play pool there is also a games room. Have a complimentary farm tour and even help feed the calves. Relax in an atmosphere of old world charm and modern convenience. More
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About the Owner
John & Gertrude M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Billy's Cottage is a very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a lovely location. Gertrude and John made us feel very welcome. We would definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Elizabeth E
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This 3 bedroom home that has character and history overlooks beautiful pastures with a perfect yard for children to run and romp. It is well located for day trips to Cork, Rock of Cashel, Donkey Sanctuary, and quaint villages to explore. We truly enjoyed the...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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thefarmcottages, VR Owner at Billy's Cottage, a traditional Irish Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was lovely to meet another family who have " a John and Gertrude".

A HouseTrip traveller
Reviewed 29 June 2016

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Date of stay: June 2016
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

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Date of stay: June 2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Pool Table
Central Heating
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Stereo System
TV
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Garage
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
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Mallow is centrally located for everything from historic buildings and stately homes and gardens to activities like golfing, fishing, walking, mountain biking, pony-trekking and horse riding. The town has an excellent tourist office and information centre, genealogy centre, two historic castles, and great bus, rail and road links. It boasts two weekly food markets for those wishing to avail of the best of local produce, fresh from the producers. And within striking distance of the town is an excellent activity centre that offer everything from fishing lessons, to archery, kayaking to Zorbing and Zip lining! There is a choice of equestrian centres and for those of us preferring less challenging activities there is everything from Liscarroll Donkey Sanctuary, Cork Racecourse Mallow and Done...
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