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“So relaxing and secluded. A real escape”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ardpatrick, County Limerick

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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NiamhLace...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“So relaxing and secluded. A real escape”
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
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We rented two of these homes as part of a deal. It was great value and the properties were kept in an excellent state of repair. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The living area was gorgeous. It was really large which was great for us all to gather round the log fire and chat the night away! The phone signal here is very weak and there is no wifi - which was actually very welcome. We sat up until the early hours with a lot of food and drink and chatted the night away. It's rare that holidays are left uninterruped like this. I really enjoyed that aspect. The surrounding area is also fabulous. It is well worth a stroll around for a look. We didn't do it but it is possible to rent bikes and go on a nice long cycle. We will definately be back again and the sooner the better. We left feeling refreshed and relaxed after this break.

Travelling group: Friends
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Lily C
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Rustic on the outside and luxurious on the inside.”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Enjoyed a 4 night stay. Homes are beautiful and include everything you could possibly need. So many activities nearby. There is something for everyone of every age. The children enjoyed the zip-line and obstacle course. The young adults had a great time the mountain biking. And who doesn't love being able to walk to the local Irish pub? Would highly recommend Ballyhoura Luxury Forest Homes and would book them again!

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Liked best: Great value for the money.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Paul S
Dublin
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic Stay in an amazing location”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Ballyhoura Luxury homes are at the foothill of a set of mountains for mountain biking and walking. The scenario is spectacular in the area.
The houses themselves are well laid out, everything of top quality with Miele products and granite worktops. There are various children playgrounds scattered in the park which our children loved. I was able to cycle up to the mountain bike trails in about 10 minutes, there is a shortcut at the bottom of the homes park. A nice touch of a bottle of wine and local cheese was given by owners.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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OughtiJoh...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Brilliant base to explore”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
3
people found this review helpful

On our first visit to Ireland, we stayed here for a mid-week break on a Wowcher offer. It was all we could wish for and at the price it was really super. There were only 4 of us but the accommodation sleeps 6 in beds. There was ample cutlery,crockery, etc and storage. Plenty of hanging space but It would be better if there were clothes drawers in the bedrooms. Food shopping has to be done on trips out.
A good central location. While there we explored the castles locally along with visits to Cork, Blarney Killarney, Tipperary and many smaller towns and villages in between. It is also a good centre for walking. A note - the satnav needs setting for Ballyorgan not Ballyhoura as this will take you about 18 miles away.
The owners were very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful few days with no restrictions except to get back to the ferry on time.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Lack of drawer space
Travelling group: Friends
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Aimee L
Dublin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Holiday”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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My husband and I along with our 4 children spent 5 days here over the Easter holidays. Its such a beautiful area and the accomodation was second to none. Everything was provided for us in the house along with fresh clean linen and towels.

These homes are quite spacious and full of modern appliances and beautiful bathrooms and the log burning fire just added that extra special touch. The houses are located beside the biking trails which we made full use of and our children had great fun in the play grounds provided on the site and it was hard to get them to come in for bed time. We were welcomed with open arms by the owners who were there on hand to offer any information about attractions in the local area. We would highly recommend to stay here if your a family looking to get away from it all for a relaxing holiday. We hope to visit again soon

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Liked best: Home from Home Comfort
Travelling group: Young Children
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surfchick...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Weekend in the Woods”
Reviewed April 9, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
2
people found this review helpful

We booked the homes as part of a voucher deal with the intention of going mountainbiking on the Ballyhoura trails. The houses were a perfect location for this. They can be a little tricky to find if you don't know the area, however we were in contact with John and Mary about our arrival time and they were ready and waiting to greet us and show us the house. The house itself is really well equipped, modern and extremely relaxing and comfortable. A great place to spend a week or weekend chilling out and forgetting about the world especially since phone coverage is limited and no internet access in the homes. For a news addict this was tough at first but in hindsight, nice to get a break from phone addiction! The local pub is a 10 min walk and good banter and songs down there. Some good facilities for kids also with play areas in and around the homes. Overall a great weekend and we will be back!

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Liked best: Unique location in the forest, peaceful, comfortable, close to local pub and Mountain Bike trails
Liked least: Limitied phone coverage and no WIFI but might be good thing!
Travelling group: Friends
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duv_9
cork,ireland
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Quiet, woodland retreat surrounded by beautiful countryside.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We enjoyed a relaxing weekend away with another couple in this comfortable wooden house. The living area is open plan with three ensuite bedrooms. We had almost everything we needed at hand. The house is set in a woodland setting with lots of walks around it. There are several little assault courses and zip wire type play grounds which were good fun. The village was a stone's throw away although there was no shop in it. Kilfinane is a short drive and had all we needed including a nice restaurant for an evening meal. A few small things were missing like breakfast bowls, soap and shower gel in the bathrooms and spare toilet rolls. It could have done with a deep clean too to remove mould from the bathroom tiles and ceiling .

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Liked best: The woodland setting.
Liked least: Mould in bathroom.
Travelling group: Friends
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