Mrs Delaney's Loft

Ardfinnan near Clonmel, County Tipperary (Ref. 914596)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Ms Jones

    “This was my 2nd visit to Ardfinnan, ...”

    This was my 2nd visit to Ardfinnan, Co. Tipperary. I stayed 2 weeks. The pictures on the website don't lie. ...

    This was my 2nd visit to Ardfinnan, Co. Tipperary. I stayed 2 weeks. The pictures on the website don't lie. Two years ago during the famous Xmas storms of 2015, (From A as in Storm Abigail to F as in Frank), I was in the smaller Ryan's Loft. I felt then as now in Mrs. Delaney's Loft. If a port in a storm was needed, both lofts offer safe harbours. Plus there are 3 secret weapons that guarantee repeat business. Their names are mother/daughter doggies Molly & Bess. Plus Ruby the cat. These purveyors of unconditional love were always at the gate waiting to greet me after a long day of exploring. (Weather permitting, of course) The caretaker, (who is the proud owner of 40 peacocks!), couldn't do enough to make my stay comfortable, from picking me up at the bus stop to bringing me into Clonmel for groceries. If you don't have a car, there's a bus that runs 4 times a day between Clonmel & Cork. There's plenty of stops of interest including the Mitchelstown's caves. Just a quick word about Ardfinnan itself. Ardfinnan is a village that unfortunately is indicative of what's happening in rural Ireland. In the 2 years since I was there last, 2 of the 3 grocery shops have closed, along with their chemist & award-winning restaurant. There's even just 1 Mass a week on a Saturday evening @ 6 in the village church. If only the privately owned Ardfinnan Castle, (which is the twin sister of Lismore Castle), would open its doors, even for the just the summer, the resulting influx of tourism would help the local economy & businesses. There use to be woolen mills, where whole families worked. The young people would follow their parents' example & marry other factory workers. Now the village is almost devoid of its young people as they must search for work in the larger cities like Clonmel. Ardfinnan is not unique in its plight. Many small villages in rural Ireland face the same crisis. I would hate to see such a beautiful village full of potential become a ghost town.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

The property

Clonmel 8 miles.

This cosy, self-catering studio apartment spans the first floor of a traditional stone building on a working farm near Marlhill in the wonderful Tipperary countryside, half a mile from Ardfinnan and eight miles from Clonmel.

This welcoming self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan makes a charming base for couples exploring this lovely area.

The homely studio accommodation in this self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan comprises a double bed, a compact kitchen area, dining area and a sitting area, all presented under an airy, vaulted, beamed ceiling.

This self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan is set in the courtyard of a working farm, which is home to many Connemara ponies.

A real country escape, this self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan is ideally placed for enjoying fishing on the River Suir, walking in the Galtee or Comeragh Mountains, or discovering the history of the region by exploring Cahir and Ardfinnan castles.

This welcoming self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan is ideal for a year-round Irish break.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 914595, together they sleep 4.


All first floor. Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.


  • Portable electric heaters
  • Portable electric oven with 2 ring hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Saorview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Ben linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front shared courtyard
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The owner has two dogs

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About the location


Cahir 6 miles; Clonmel 8 miles; Lismore 20 miles.

Ardfinnan is a small village situated close to the Knockmealdown Mountains on the River Suir, in the south of County Tipperary. The village features a beautiful open green, several good pubs, a shop, and Ardfinnan Castle, an impressive Norman construction hovering majestically in the centre of this picturesque village. Just eight miles away, the lively town of Clonmel lies close to the border of Tipperary and Waterford. The town is probably most famous for being the home of Magners Cider and has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. Full of history, Clonmell is the only town in Ireland that managed to hold off Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army during his siege on Ireland in the 17th century, using the tactics of General O’Neill, the townsfolk were evacuated to safety. The nearby Nire Valley offers many walking and cycling opportunities, with the Comeragh Mountains as an impressive backdrop. Ardfinnan is close to the M8 motorway, providing easy access to County Cork and Dublin, the perfect base for exploring Ireland, all year round!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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