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Geoghegans Cottage

Clough near Ballacolla, County Laois (Ref. 929822)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "To complete the Irish passenger locator form you need a postcode for the property."

    This is a mandatory field on the form. Perhaps you could ensure it is included in the address.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    A beautiful cottage in a lovely rural setting which allowed us to rest and relax. Everything was perfect for a relaxing time away and our hosts Margaret and Pat are so welcoming and kind. We will definitely return !

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2021

  • "Lovely quaint cottage."

    Reviewed by MariaMay 2019

  • "We've had a wonderful time in this cottage."

    It is a lovely place to spend a holliday, nice surroundings and places to go. I would recoomend this cottage to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by ChristelApr 2019

  • "It was an absolutely beautiful, comfortable holiday in a wonderful cottage!"

    The landlady is incredibly friendly, we would book the cottage again!

    Reviewed by AndreSep 2018

  • "Had a fab holiday."

    Very central to go to visit places. Margaret was very friendly and very helpful. Cottage was so cozy.

    Reviewed by NicholaJul 2018

  • "The cottage owner met us there."

    She had set a very nice fire and there was wine,flowers,the next days breakfast in the fridge and chocolate bunnies on the bed.She was flexible about leaving times and gave us good information about places to visit.

    Reviewed by NigelMar 2018

  • "Our holiday was at the end of the Beast from the East and as you can imagine it was cold cold cold."

    The owner Margaret endeavoured to make the cottage warm before we came, putting the heating on and lighting the fire. She welcomed us to the cottage and gave us a mine of information in order to do touring of the surrounding areas and letting us know about all the points of interest and how to plan getting there. We enjoyed the perfect countryside and darling cottage to the max for the week, needing the break from the city life and wanting some Husband and Wife time with our two dogs we found that this was the ideal setting for us. I would 100% recommend the cottage for couples wanting to take time with each other, but also for those who what an ideal start point for exploring Ireland. Thank you Margaret and Pat it was wonderful! xoxo

    Reviewed by KathrineMar 2018

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Brilliant hosts. Very comfy. Quiet place and good location to explore the „ancients East“. Suitable for couples. Very romantic. Für deutsche Gäste: sehr hübsches Cottage. Sehr komfortable. Ruhiger Platz und guter Ausgangspunkt für die Entdeckungen des historischen Ostens der grünen Insel, der anders als die wilde Atlantikküste ist, aber dennoch viel zu bieten hat. Meinem Eindruck nach findet man dort viel mehr vom eigentlichen Irland als an den touristisch vermarkteten Orten.

    Reviewed by MathiasDec 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic with a brilliant location."

    The only small negative was that the shower head definitely needs replaced as it was nearly impossible to have a shower for duration however there is a bath. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking a relaxing break to recharge their batteries.

    Reviewed by StaceyNov 2017

  • "The cottage was more than expected and the welcome was warm and friendly."

    Mrs Brennan was helpful in surgesting places of interest and restaurants it's a lovely warm and clean cottage and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2017

  • "Internet was not advertised, but the lack of it really inhibited our day to day planning of our holiday trips."

    Margaret was a great host, very friendly. The cuteness quota of the cottage is high!

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2017

  • "A very quiet peaceful location."

    Kind and thoughtful host.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One four poster double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small box freezer, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent March – October, €25 supplement charged Nov - Feb inclusive
  • Starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front gravel yard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 10 mins walk

The property

Ballacolla 4 miles.

Situated along a quiet, rural road near the hamlet of Clough and four miles the village of Ballacolla in County Laois is this charming stone-built, detached cottage.

This traditional cottage has been awarded the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard rating and has been lovingly furnished to offer a romantic retreat for couples with both modern comforts and traditional features, including an impressive fireplace and picturesque half door.

The cottage centres around a cosy open plan living area and boasts a small, but well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area, which are all complemented by a solid fuel stove.

A delightful double bedroom with a four poster bed completes the accommodation at this Laois cottage.

To the front of the cottage, guests can enjoy a suntrap gravel yard with a table and chairs, perfect for a spot of lunch alfresco style!

The village of Ballacolla is home to a local shop and pub and lies within excellent reach of the motorway, just a couple of miles from the exits for Cork and Limerick, making it a superb touring base for visitors with plenty of Ireland’s attractions within easy reach.

Nearby guests can enjoy long walks at Granstown Woods and Lake, Rathdowney Golf Course, the popular city of Kilkenny, just a 35 minute drive away, and within an hour’s drive is the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle.

Day trips include the beaches of the East coast, Lough Derg, or even the capital city of Dublin home to the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and Temple Bar.

Whatever the weather, this charming cottage can be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property is a 5 minute walk from Ref. 929821, together they sleep 6.

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About the location


Abbeyleix 6 miles; Roscrea 16 miles; Kilkenny 21 miles.

The village of Ballacolla lies in the heart of Ireland in County Laois between the towns of Abbeyleix and Roscrea. The village provides a wonderful base for anyone wishing to explore this region of Ireland with superb access to the motorways. This rural village is home to a local shop and pub and is surrounded by rolling green countryside. Just a short drive away is Granstown Woods and Lough, a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Other nearby attractions include the National Ploughing Championship held in different locations within County Laois in September, the excellent golf course at Rathdowney and the scarecrow festival held on the August bank holiday weekend in Durrow village. From Ballacolla, many popular destinations and attractions are within easy reach including the medieval city of Kilkenny, the Rock of Cashel, Lough Derg and the east coast beaches of Wexford and Waterford. A truly wonderful place to explore Ireland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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