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Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Nestled in the farmland beneath the Slieve Bloom Mountains and located 3 miles from the market town of Mountrath and 5 miles from the heritage town of Abbeyleix and within 1 hour of Dublin city, this traditional thatch cottage which has been estimated to date back to around 1600 makes the perfect cottage holiday location.This unique cottage has recently been lovingly restored but not at the expense of it's original features and character.It retains a traditional Irish fireplace with beams in the lounge, exposed hand cut bog oak beams to the ceiling in the living room and in the oldest bedroom. Light filters in through the little sash windows (which need to be propped open), and the low doors leading off the living room gives a hint to the cottages true age. There are wonderfully uneven wal...Nestled in the farmland beneath the Slieve Bloom Mountains and located 3 miles from the market town of Mountrath and 5 miles from the heritage town of Abbeyleix and within 1 hour of Dublin city, this traditional thatch cottage which has been estimated to date back to around 1600 makes the perfect cottage holiday location.This unique cottage has recently been lovingly restored but not at the expense of it's original features and character.It retains a traditional Irish fireplace with beams in the lounge, exposed hand cut bog oak beams to the ceiling in the living room and in the oldest bedroom. Light filters in through the little sash windows (which need to be propped open), and the low doors leading off the living room gives a hint to the cottages true age. There are wonderfully uneven walls with nooks and crannies, wall lanterns and traditional light fittings all blending in with modern conveniences which include free Wifi internet access.This cottage really has the WOW factor! The cottage sits in a very private location with a well kept garden surrounded by farmland and woodland. It is ideally located for exploring the local Slieve Bloom Mountains, with it's beautiful surroundings and walking trails. The Glenbarrow Waterfall Trail is a must and there are many other walking trails to explore.There are other activities such as horseriding, golf, and fishing available in the local area. Check out the guest handbook on the coffee table for information.Because of it's central location and easy access to the main road network the cottage can also be the perfect base for exploring all over Ireland.All the main cities....Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, are all within easy reach!So you can kiss the Blarney Stone, be amazed by the views from the Cliffs of Moher, enjoy a visit to Bunratty Castle & Folk park, go horse racing at the Curragh, visit the Guinness Brewery and explore Dublin's fair city and much more, all in one great holiday!Don't forget to relax, have a pint and soak up the old world atmosphere in Morrissey's of Abbeyleix (just down the road), voted one of Ireland's top 10 pubs! The cottage accommodation comprises GF: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, 2 double rooms, 1 twin room, bathroom with shower over bath.Electricity and oil central heating included, linen and towels included. Wifi included. No hidden extras!38inch Flat screen TV with UK TV channels, dvd player, CD player, fridge/freezer, Rangemaster cooker (gas hob/electric ovens), microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, internet access, hairdryer, welcome pack, partially enclosed garden, patio area, garden furniture, private drive with parking for several cars. Sorry no pets. No Smoking please.The cottage comes provided with dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, washing powder/gel, cooking oil, salt, pepper, tea bags, instant coffee, sugar and T-towels, just to make settling in that little bit easier. We also pop a pint of milk in the fridge and in the colder months provide a starter pack for the turf stove.Extra Details...~ There is a pond and old feature well in the garden so the cottage is not suitable for young children (no children under the age of 10 please) The doors leading from the lounge are very low and not standard height (which is part of the character of the cottage) so if you are tall, please mind your head! ~ There are steps both inside and outside of the property, which may present a problem for people with limited mobility.More
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Deirdre D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had a very hospitable welcome to Hawthorn Cottage, an absolutely stunning thatched cottage in the midlands. The cottage was warm and cosy, with all the mod cons like a dishwasher and laundry room. We enjoyed the comfy surrounds and pleasant gardens. We won’t forget...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2018
DeirdreD155, VR Owner at Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We love Ireland and always seek out of the way traditional properties, some we would and have returned to, others we would not - this is definitely one we would come back to without hesitation. Mary was really helpful, the directions were easy to follow...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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DeirdreD155, VR Owner at Hawthorn Cottage - Thatched, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Kimberley, thank you for your lovely review! I'm delighted you all enjoyed the homeliness and the peace and quiet of the cottage. Look forward to having you all to stay again on a future break. Kind regards Dee

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Had a really lovely stay for a weekend party that a family member had near by. Once we figured out how to use the stove in the sitting room, it really added to the snugness of the cottage. The full kitchen was amazing and we...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Fireplace
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