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Lorrha, County Tipperary (Ref. 1016499)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "I have been taking my dogs with me on holiday for at least 7 years."

    I have always found it difficult to find suitable walks within a reasonable distance. This was by far the best place I have stayed in for the dogs. Every walk I found from canal walks, to forest walks was within a twenty minute drive. This made my stay so much easier. The locals are so friendly and the community shop ladies are so helpful you will feel part of their community during your stay. This holiday was so good I have booked for another stay in September. Highly recommend. The cottage is well equipped and spotless, and the landlord very helpful and friendly. The garden is secure and safe which is a must when you have dogs.

    Reviewed by NanetteApr 2022

  • "We stayed here with our family over October half term."

    It was a wonderful stay in a beautiful rural part of Ireland. There is much to see in Lorrha, steeped in history and the surrounding towns of Portumna and Nenagh. The cottages are clean, comfortable and retain their historic charm with fires to make the winter evenings cosy and welcoming. Roland is a great host and nothing was too much trouble. We'll be back. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2021

  • "I would advise anyone who are taking pets to check their dogs have received a rabies vaccine three weeks prior to their holiday and have a pet passport."

    I was unfortunate to be able to take my two dogs away to Tipperary for a holiday. Though we left our dogs in good hands whilst we were away we made the most of the 10 days enjoying the beautiful countryside that Tipperary offered. The Courthouse is central to most places to visit. Take a map so you can see the Lochs, walks, places to visit. The owners (Donald and Pauline) are very nice couple and are helpful to recommend places to visit and eat out. If you take your car from Dublin there are two tolls to pay via cash or card and the M50 is an online payment.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage and close to Portumna."

    Nice little town.castle gardens cafes.

    Reviewed by BernadetteAug 2020

  • "Great little cottage, clean comfortable and everything you need"

    Reviewed by CharlesJul 2020

  • "The cottage was a perfect getaway for us and the two dogs."

    It is located directly opposite a historic monument, in fact, there are three in the village, which is quiet but thoroughly charming. The sunny enclosed back garden was a great place to sit out in and eat meals while watching the Donkeys. The WiFi was the most reliable we've encountered in a rental cottage and meant we could do our research before heading off for the day out. There are many places to visit nearby, the highlights being Portumna Castle and gardens, Portumna Forest Park as well as Birr with its historic Georgian houses and Castle with an international scientific pedigree.

    Reviewed by JudyJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power charged by meter reading, first €20 inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with gravelled area including furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note: this owner does not allow any dogs listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

The property

Across the road from stunning ruins of an old abbey, Courthouse offers a delightful stay in a vibrant area of Ireland.

With its ravishing red doors, this property holds a lot of character and quirky style, a lovely location to spend on your romantic retreat.

As you head on through the front door you will be greeted by a marvellous open-plan living space, here you can find a kitchen area perfect for all your self-catered holiday, needs, a dining area for you to enjoy your dining, and a relaxing living area fit with a woodburning stove where you can cosy up on the sofa with a glass of wine to spend quality time with your loved one.

The double bedroom is a relaxing spot, fitted with traditional wooden furnishings throughout it’s a simple and stylish room offering you a peaceful night’s rest.

In the summer months, the garden is a lovely place to take in the stunning settings right outside of the property, take a seat in one of the chairs and enjoy a good book while the donkey’s roam around in the field next to you; a scene with a difference, it’s the perfect setting to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

In the evenings, take a stroll into the local village and indulge in a beverage at Friars Tavern surrounded by the beauty of the historical area before heading back to get a night’s rest for your action-packed day ahead.

Take a wander into the vibrant market town of Portumna, with an exquisite castle and gardens to roam, the heritage museum of the Irish Workhouse Centre, and a large selection of cafes, tea rooms and restaurants, it makes a lovely area to spend a day trip in a lively and friendly environment.

For a day out with the dogs, head to the Little Brosna River Callows, a natural heritage area hosting an abundance of nature and fantastic views to take in.

The bustling town of Birr also offers a fun day out for all, here you can find an array of historical landmarks including Birr Castle and The Leviathan of Parsontown, as well as a theatre and arts centre, ample opportunities to partake in watersports, and even its own equestrian centre; there’s something here for every holidaymaker.

Courthouse is a lovely cottage, ideal for a romantic getaway with your partner in a vibrant area of the south of Ireland.

Note: This cottage can be booked with ref 915465, making a total of 5 people

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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.