Knox Cottage

Lorrha near Portumna, County Tipperary (Ref. 27084)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    4 Customer Review(s)

    Mr Lobb
    September 2016
    “Very cosy cottage in a nice quiet ...”
    Very cosy cottage in a nice quiet rural location. The owners were very friendly and helpful. When the tv developed a problem, the owner replaced the tv in about 10 minutes, so could not fault the service. The cottage was very clean, tidy and well equipped. Would certainly book again.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

This superb, single-storey detached cottage, one of five holiday homes on site, is situated on a working livestock farm on the edge of the picturesque village of Lorrha in County Tipperary.

Dating back to the 19th century, this stunning cottage has been lovingly renovated by the friendly owner into a perfect romantic retreat for your stay in this beautiful Shannon region of Ireland.

Step inside your charming Lorrha cottage into a lovely open plan living area with kitchen and dining area, the ideal place to enjoy a hearty Irish breakfast in preparation for your day exploring this wonderful area.

The sitting area is warm and comfortable, complete with an open fire, perfect for unwinding in front of with your loved one in the evenings, after a busy day sightseeing.

A short stroll will bring you into the historical village of Lorrha, built on an ancient monastic settlement in the 6th century.

The picturesque village offers two lively pubs, a school and a playground.

You can visit the remaining ruins of the settlement in the village, along with many other historical sites throughout.

The bustling and friendly town of Portumna is only five minutes' drive away and offers a great variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and lively pubs.

Visit Portumna Castle and Gardens, and walkers and nature enthusiasts will love the many trails through Portumna Forest Park.

Hire a boat out onto Lough Derg, go horse riding, enjoy fishing on the River Shannon or a round of golf at one of four nearby courses.

A variety of watersports are available within easy reach on Lough Derg, whilst further afield you can take a tour of the famous Tullamore Dew or Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery or a day trip to the cultural city of Galway, just an hour away.

With an outstanding selection of things to see and do, this beautiful Lorrha cottage is the perfect holiday base to create some wonderful, long-lasting memories you will treasure forever.

Note: The property is next to Refs. 27098 and 915464, together they sleep 12.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. Shared external utility.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and children's z-bed on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ, shared use of large walled lawned garden
  • Free use of rowing boat on Friars Lough and bicycles, at own risk by prior arrangement with owner
  • Coin-operated shared sauna, €6 per hour - 70 yards from cottage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Although all ground floor, the bedroom is accessed via one step
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead when outside due to farm animals next to cottage.

About the location


Portumna 5.5 miles; Galway City 50.5 miles.

The historical, pretty village of Lorrha is situated in the north of County Tipperary and is set on an ancient 6th century monastic site. Lorrha offers two pubs and a playground and is steeped in history with its famous monastery and its high crosses dating back to its founder St Ruadhan's time. Visitors to Lorrha love getting lost in time while at this lovely village, which includes an 11th century church, the Dominican Priory, a 15th century Augustinian Abbey, and The Friars Lough, famed for its legend of the monster beneath the water. Just five minutes’ drive away is the busy town of Portumna with a good selection of shops and pubs, along with Portumna Castle and Gardens. Watersports can be enjoyed at any of the stops along the Lough Derg drive, including Terryglass, Portumna, Scariff and Mountshannon, fishing is in abundance on the River Shannon and visitors also have the choice of four great golf courses close by. The larger towns of Nenagh and Birr are within 30 minutes drive, the latter being home to the famed Birr Castle and people come from all over the country to Birr Vintage Week during the summer. The famous Rock of Cashel Castle and Galway City are both only an hours’ drive away. Galway City is famed worldwide for its charming cobbled streets, fantastic shopping and nightlife, traditional Irish Music and, of course, the Salthill Promenade. An excellent location for exploring all that this wonderful region has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season