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Tourard Cottage

Newmarket, County Cork, County Cork (Ref. 938712)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Needs new TV and Name on House"

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2022

  • "Tourard Cottage was just excellent for our needs."

    Clean, tidy, homely and furnished with everything we needed. Miriam met us on arrival and explained everything in a courteous and friendly manner and had even baked us fresh scones with butter/jam despite our late arrival - all very much appreciated. The cottage is in an ideal location with lots of walks, farms and villages around. Everything in the cottage worked fine and we didn't feel anything was missing. Miriam and Eamonn were very helpful even when we said we were hosting an Afternoon Tea for family, they asked if we needed anything else (e.g. crockery/chairs etc). The grounds of the cottage were perfect for our dog too - she thoroughly enjoyed it and like us, really did not want to leave. The heating/hot water/fire were a great addition for a couple of cool evenings. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2022

  • "Miriam was a lovely hospitable host."

    Beautiful cottage, excellent location. Nice and quiet, no neighbours so I could get on with writing music for the new album. Absolutely excellent. Will be back!

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2022

  • "Very good equiped cottage."

    A cosy living room and large bedrooms. The location is ideal for hikers and cyclists

    Reviewed by GuyOct 2021

  • "Great holiday, lovely cottage and the Owners were really friendly."

    Best place nearby for shopping is Kanturk, there is a great fresh fish shop on the corner by SuperValu, which I recommend. Tip, during the current Covid situation, you'll need the eircode to fill out your Passenger Location Form, it is P56 AK73.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Lovely wee cottage hosts were great couldn't ask for more."

    Great location as starting point to visit Tralee / Killarney / Cork .

    Reviewed by SeamusAug 2021

  • "Miriam and Eamon had a beautiful cottage set in the country side in county cork just outside freemount."

    Clean, tidy with everything you need for a self catering cottage. Miriam met us at the pottery with a very warm welcome, fire lite, scones (thanks Miriam), with some little things to get us started, great touch. We also met Eamon with his greyhounds. I would highly recommend this little cottage. The only downside for me personally was the slow internet and difficulty getting a mobile phone reception. But it’s works.

    Reviewed by WillAug 2021

  • "I had an excellent weeks stay at Tourard cottage."

    Totally relaxing. Everything you need is provided in this very comfortable home. Great base to travel around. Fantastic hosts. Would not hesitate to recommend to anybody. You couldn't find a better place to stay. I look forward to many return trips.

    Reviewed by JoeAug 2021

  • "Great place to spend a quiet, quality time with family and the dog."

    Reviewed by EwaJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely time staying at Tourard Cottage last week."

    The house itself is very quaint and cosy. Miriam was a wonderful hostess who had some lovely scones and a fire lit when we arrived late in the evening. We also appreciated the wonderful stock of books available to read. The house itself was a good base from which to travel as we were rarely more than an hour's drive from our chosen places to visit eg Killarney, Cork City, Ballybunion etc. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "Our host was there to meet us as arranged and made us more than welcome with a warm fire alight in the stove burner and the TV on."

    She explained the mechanics of the house to us and she'd left us as well, beautiful scones, milk and butter in the fridge and plenty of fruit. The cottage is compact, comfortable, well-appointed and warm and has wifi and plenty of TV channels etc...private car parking alongside and within striking distance by car of many beautiful and historic places..

    Reviewed by BernardJun 2021

  • "The cottage is gorgeous."

    It's beautiful and spacious and so warm. The beds were almost too comfy to get out of in the mornings. It sits on a large enclosed and private green area just off the main road between Freemount and Newmarket. Perfect for getting away from the cities for a break but only an hour from Cork city, Killarney and Limerick for a bit of sightseeing. It has all mod cons and good internet. We really enjoyed our stay and our 4yr old loved the garden for football. Miriam was a lovely host and was very clear about how to use all the facilities, heating, shower, TV etc. She also left us some lovely scones for our welcome which was a great bonus. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "Miriam, the cottage owner was lovely and gave us helpful advise on local amenities."

    Reviewed by DorothyAug 2020

  • "Thanks Miriam for your very pleasant welcome."

    despite our late arrival you were there. Enjoyed all.will come again. A million thanks.

    Reviewed by SalihMar 2020

  • "Miriam and Eamonn are great hosts and people."

    This is the second time I have stayed at the cottage and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2020

  • "A great location, lovely cottage but most importantly an excellent host."

    Miriam not only made the cottage clean and welcoming, but had also provide some provisions to get us started and had already lit the wood burner and provided some additional logs to keep us going until we had a chance to shop. Fully recommended!

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    The owners made me and my boy feel very welcome. They were there on arrival. Great comms. Great base for exploring. Perfect holiday. Many thanks

    Reviewed by NickAug 2019

  • "We stayed at this cottage for a week and due to a delayed flight and other things we were late to arrive but Miriam was still there waiting for us with the fire on and very welcoming."

    There were bits and bobs in the fridge after a long journey and the cottage was very clean and cosy. Again, Miriam took us around and showed us what was what and little tips where we might want to go. Eamonn popped down later in the week to say hello and was very friendly. All round a lovely place to stay with very welcoming and accommodating owners.

    Reviewed by JessicaSep 2018

  • "The owner met us at the cottage at the time agreed and made us feel very welcome (there was a lit wood burning stove that made it feel very homely),and provided some lovely scones, butter and jam, a large bowl of fruit, as well as milk and tea."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. It proved a good location for exploring the south west of Ireland and we were blessed with good weather in late September. It was ideal for us as a couple with all the facilities we needed.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "We loved the cottage, a real Irish country experience!"

    Owners were fabulous!

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2018

  • "Miriam and Eamonn are great hosts."

    They go out of their way to be attentive to guest questions. We really enjoyed staying there.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2018

  • "We had a great week at the cottage and would go there again, if not next year then maybe in 2019 but for longer."

    The owners are very friendly and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by JeanetteSep 2017

  • "We had a great holiday, Miriam and Eamonn the owner were great host, lighting a wood fire and telling us of some places to visit, they left jam, butter , milk scones, eggs and some beautiful flowers to make us feel welcome, very homely cottage, everything you need if you want to self cater, you do need a car to get around,unless you like walking?"

    We have been to Ireland before but have never rented a cottage but would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2017

  • "When we got to cottage there was milk in fridge, homemade scones some jam and butter."

    A lovely touch.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2017

  • "You couldn't ask for a better holiday home than Tourard Cottage."

    It is a lovely cottage, in a central area, and has everything you could need for your stay. Owners Eamonn and Miriam have made it feel so cozy and comforting, and they made us feel so welcome. They went above and beyond to help us with questions we had about the area and with suggesting places to go and things to do. They were the best welcome to Ireland you could imagine.

    Reviewed by BobbieMay 2017

  • "A beautiful little cottage."

    It was warm, comfortable and cosy. We had a lovely stay here. The cottage was supplied with everything you would need and the owners were very friendly and helpful. A great base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by JasonApr 2017

  • "Great accommodation and hospitality from Miriam and Eamonn of this dainty cottage."

    If you want a place to relax and a sense of homeliness, this is the place to stay at. Very warm welcome from the owners and was recommended to a local pub in the area; Dromina cottage bar, a true sense of Irish tradition cottages in the era. Approximately an hour between Cork and Killarney. Will be back again! :)

    Reviewed by RoseMar 2017

  • "Miriam and eamonn made us feel so welcome."

    The cottage was fantastic and so cosy they really have thought of everything. We can't wait to book again.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private front, side and rear gardens with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles

The property

A cosy detached cottage set in wonderful rolling countryside, close to the village of Freemount in County Cork.

This lovely cottage is ideal for families and friends who wish to enjoy a peaceful time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

The cottage is set over two floors, and has a...

About the location


Mallow 19 miles; Killarney 30 miles.

Founded in the 17th century, the County Cork town of Newmarket is located in an area rich in history, and owes much of its popularity to its proximity to the River Blackwater, a renowned salmon fishing river. A typical market town, Newmarket boasts a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants with traditional Irish music sessions weekly. On the edge of the town is Shreelawn Wood where Mylons Cave, a small cave steeped in local folklore and tradition, can be found. The highest village in Ireland, Meelin, is also nearby. The town is easily accessible from Cork and Kerry airports and is just an easy drive to many of the south-west’s leading tourist attractions such as Blarney Castle, the Lakes of Killarney and the famous Ring of Kerry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas