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Ryan's Loft

(Ref. 914595)

Ardfinnan near Clonmel, County Tipperary Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "This flat has its rough edges, but it's great for people who don't need a fireplace to feel cosy."

    Even if the facilities are not all perfect, the surrounding is amazing. We had wild rabbits in and Robins in the morning, as well as a cock, which woke us and a cuddling horse behind the houses. Nearly every interesting destination can be reached within an hour, e.g. Lough Derg, Leap Castle, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cobh and the Vee Pass (15 min distance) between Tipperary and Waterford is worth a visit. So it's great for a couple or a single person, to start the discovery of south and middle Ireland.

    Reviewed by Constantin4.4Sep 2023

  • "This was a great place to stay."

    Everyone was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our stay at Ryan's loft was most enjoyable, being on a working farm it was lovely seeing and feeding the horses and chicken."

    The loft was comfortable for 2 and everything was at hand. It was a very good base to visit the areas of Tipperary, Waterford, Cork ,Limerick etc. We were given a wonderful welcome by the owners, nothing is to much trouble. They are very knowledgable about Southern Ireland and give good advice about places to visit. We would love to make a return visit sometime in the future. Please pass on our thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2023

  • "Yes,very nice place to stay Bridget,was just lovely,and made us feel at ..."

    Yes,very nice place to stay Bridget,was just lovely,and made us feel at home,great lady However you booking site is out of date ie there is WiFi in the accommodation and the pub down the road only opens at weekends from 8pm and no meals But really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2023

  • "Loved Ryan’s loft."

    Very cosy. Great base for travelling. Ideal for 2 and a bonus it allows dogs. Could do with an eircode on the website as google maps brought me somewhere else.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Aug 2023

  • "Couldn't fault my stay at Ryan's Loft."

    It was so comfortable and quiet. A perfect spot for those looking to stay in the stunning countryside with loads to places to visit nearby. I'll be back!

    Reviewed by Gale5.0Aug 2023

  • "No complaints great location nice and quiet peaceful and relaxing"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "The property is very pretty, rustic, the stone and wood are everything we like."

    The environment is calm and peaceful, the happiness of being surrounded by animals and waking up to the songs of the birds.

    Reviewed by Déborah4.7Apr 2023

  • "Manager was hostile, rude, neurotic and in my face over her entering my building at night and waking me."

    I had to leave after only staying 1 night. Beautiful accommodation although its a bit busy with dry flowers and knick knacks taking up valuable space. Owner addressed issue with me over the managers conduct. Beautiful scenery. My fur baby and I, enjoyed the scenic walks.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.1Feb 2023

  • "An amazing get away ."

    Needs little update kitchen sofa . Would definitely come back again

    Reviewed by Maureen3.8Dec 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed and Bridget was incredibly pleasant and helpful. The only downside was how very hard the mattress is, but I suppose that may be a subjective thing that some may like and others dislike. Overall, we loved it and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Sep 2022

  • "For us this quirky little property was perfect."

    Small and compact, designed well (even the staircase to the property door!) and comprised of all that you would require including Wi-Fi for a comfortable short stay. Slightly off the beaten track, which meant travelling to go anywhere but it wasn't a hinderance to us. Hosts were very pleasant, helpful and courteous. Very pleased to have stayed here and if in the area again would love to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2022

  • "Very relaxing paecful place,nice hostes,lovely animals:Molly and Sally and the horses."

    Will definately recomend.

    Reviewed by Mariola4.4Jul 2021

  • "Went home early as there was no separate room to put our dog at night, which made it difficult to sleep."

    We did not advertised that we had a separate room for pets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susanne3.8Jul 2021

  • "Ryans loft is a really good base for touring around the south east of Eire."

    The loft itself is cosy and plenty big enough for 2 people. The only negatives were the oven didnt work on the cooker and there is very little work surfaces/shelve spaces and any that there was is taken up by personal nic nacs ie ornaments and plastic flowers. All in all with the above changes (at very little expense) Ryans Loft would be an ideal holiday rental.

    Thank you for your feedback. The oven is in perfect order. For use, it is required to be switched on at the mains. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary3.8Aug 2019

  • "Possibly the best holiday we’ve had in years."

    We left Ardfinnan with memories we will treasure. Breda and Fintan spared no effort to make us feel welcome and we cannot speak highly enough of the cosy, authentic experience of Ryan’s Loft.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Jun 2019

  • "A lovely holiday."

    Made to feel very welcome. Mattie the caretaker was so helpful with his knowledge of the area and places to visit. A true ambasidor.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2019

  • "Ryan’s loft perfect place for me and my husband to stay , visiting friends and ..."

    Ryan’s loft perfect place for me and my husband to stay , visiting friends and family from this location was brilliant peaceful clean welcoming family Breda and Fintan also thanks to Mattie very informative and helpful also being greeted by molly and Betsy also lulu each time you returned to loft great memories will return to this wonderful location x

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2019

  • "Ryans loft was so comfortable and cosy and warm,couldn't fault it ."

    A lovely quiet spot to get away from the hussle and bussle of things.We went to the local pubs in the evening and met lots of lovely people who made us feel very welcome.Lots of nice towns to visit and places of interest to visit,we thouroughly enjoyed out stay .The caretaker Mattie is a gentleman and went out of his way to make out stay comfortable.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely wonderful, Sykes where professional and faultless."

    I highly recommend them

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Sep 2017

  • "The property was as advertised and the owners very friendly."

    The only problem we found is that it is rather remote.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jun 2017

  • "Location and property were ideal and caretaker was brilliant"

    Reviewed by Ian4.8Apr 2017

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2017

  • "I booked this last minute (night before) but it wasn't a problem."

    The owner met me and showed me around the flat, she had left in milk, butter, some fruit and freshly baked buns. There was also tea, coffee and other condiments. It was very comfortable and quiet, relaxing. I had my dog with me and we went on lovely walks up the lane or into the village. The location was central for a lot of places and I travelled to a few of the historic places. The owner was very helpful and shared some of the history of the farm and surrounding areas. I would go here again and strongly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2016

  • "My husband and I wanted a quiet, central location to stay as a home base for our trips to Clonmel, Cahir, Cashel, Lismore, Dungarvan, as well as exploring the walking trails and mountains all around."

    "Ryan's Loft was a great place for what we needed! It was very peaceful; the town is very small but lively and pretty. The owners were wonderful and we even became friends shortly into our 9 night stay! Expectations were exceeded in MANY ways. We WILL certainly be back. The cottage/loft itself is rustic and very homey and comfy. It's absolutely perfect for a simple getaway in the country with all the country charm and character! There are lots of travel books in a basket left by other travelers, and there are all sorts of spices, tea, coffee, sugar, milk and butter and other cooking basics ready for use. Our holiday was very memorable, and a lot of that was because of our fantastic hosts!

    Reviewed by Tyler5.0Oct 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Portable electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, TV with Saorview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front shared courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The owner has two dogs
  • This property does not accept booking over 3 weeks in duration.

The property

Set on a working farm with Connemara ponies, this lovely studio apartment is half a mile from Ardfinnan and eight miles from Clonmel in County Tipperary, set on the first floor of a traditional, stone building.

Perfect for couples, it makes a wonderful, rural base for a romantic retreat uncovering the delights of Ireland’s South East and its beautiful countryside.

The property offers studio accommodation comprising a double bed, a kitchen, a sitting area and a dining area, nestled beneath a peaked ceiling with exposed beams.

Nearby, enjoy fishing on the River Suir or, pull on your walking boots and take a stroll along its banks.

You can also go walking in the Galtee and Comeragh Mountains, or visit the castles of Ardfinnan and Cahir, one of the oldest in Ireland, to learn some of the history of this marvellous region.

This welcoming, self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan is ideal for a romantic Irish break.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs.1119398 and 914596 together sleeping up to six guests.

Marlhill Cottages

The Marlhill Cottages are a delightful collection of properties resting in the peaceful village of Ardfinnan, County Tipperary in Ireland. Each set within a working farm with a shared courtyard at the centre, offering the perfect place for alfresco gatherings, along with traditional and charming open-plan living spaces with exposed stone walls, Marlhill Cottages are ideal for couples, families or groups of friends who are seeking to traverse the stunning surroundings of this lovely area. Situated only a stone’s throw from the River Suir and boasting close proximity to an array of walking trails, the stunning early 19th-century Swiss Cottage, Cahir Castle and Mitchelstown Cave, you’re guaranteed to have lots to fill your days. From your doorstep you can also find a pub along with a handy convenience store, where you can stock up on all the self-catering essentials while several restaurants and eateries can be located in the nearby town of Cahir. Well-located to journey to the bustling city of Cork, home to Cork City Gaol, Crawford Art Gallery and the Butter Museum, or Limerick with the 13th Century King John’s Castle as one of its most notable sites, Marlhill Cottages is a splendid base to explore all of this and more.

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!

Please note this property does not accept bookings over 2 weeks.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas