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Birr Castle holiday cottage - The Bothy

Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Birr, County Offaly
The Bothy is an old-style cottage set in an idylic garden. In the evening it is all your to wander in. The Historic Science Centre in the grounds shows the history of Birr Castle Demesne and the scientific achievements of the Parsons family. The Bothy is within walking distance of shops and pubs in the charming small town of Birr. This is an ideal area for a family holiday, with the river Shannon not far away and the Slieve Bloom Hills for walking.There is an equestrain centre nearby for horse riding. For those exploring their Irish roots or wishing to tour the countryside, Birr is the ideal location as most of Ireland is within reach of a day's drive and the motorway system is now helpful in this. Birr is a pleasant small town of 4,500 people. It has good shops and stores and also a small theatre and several friendly pubs. Al... Read more
Listing #HL253128
About the Owner
alison r
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We were amongst a number of balloonists flying our of Birr for the 48th National Irish Hot Air Balloon Championships and my friends and I booked this lovely cottage. We arrived in the dark and only on the first morning had the delight of walking...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank David P
Alison R, VR Owner at Birr Castle holiday cottage - The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm sorry I never got to meet you - at least I dont think so ! But \i saw your beautiful baloon. So glad it all went well and hope you may all come back again. You...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I rented this wonderful cottage the Bothy and it was amazing My son and younger brother loved every minute of it and were asking when could we rent and stay again, The owner Lady Alison was so helpful and delightful, I would highly recommended this...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Alison R, VR Owner at Birr Castle holiday cottage - The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was great having you and I'm glad they enjoyed the playground and cafe, etc. I was a bit worried that you didnt have a car, but as you say, the town is close by and...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

I stayed at The Bothy for the last week of May, 2013. The cottage is within its own private walled garden, completely isolated from any paying Demense visitors. The Bothy has a quintessentially lovely ivy-covered stone exterior and a cozy interior. I had a housekeeping...More

Date of stay: May 2013
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alisonrosse, VR Owner at Birr Castle holiday cottage - The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

so happy you enjoyed the Bothy. Hope you will be back one day.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
I can provide a cot or fold out bed at small extra cost. The Bothy is all on one floor but it does have a step up to the mail bedroom. The kitchen is small and the mainroom is the living/dining room. We provide wood and turf for the fire, but it also has central heating.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    3 Twins
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We would ask for a deposit of 120 euro - or dollars or pounds to hold the booking.
We cannot accept a booking for less than 360 euro.
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About the neighbourhood
Clonmacnoise, on the Shannon, is an interesting place to visit, an ancient monastic site. The Slieve Bloom mountains are great for walking.

A day trip to Limerick or Galway is also within easy reach. And for Dublin you can get the train from Tullamore. Vintage week in August is a great time to visit Birr.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Dublin/Shannon: 130.0 km
Railway: Tullamore: 35.0 km
Ferry: Dublin: 130.0 km
We are half way between the airports of Dublin and Shannon. Only about an hour and a half drive from both. We are very central here so most of Ireland can be reached in two hours or so. The town of Birr is the heart of Ireland, see www.midirelandtourism.ie.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 95.0 km.
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