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High Nelly Cottage

Clough near Abbeyleix, County Laois (Ref. 923044)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Hemphill

    “We loved High Nelly cottage- it is a real gem.”

    So much character! The children loved sleeping in the mezzanine.

    So much character! The children loved sleeping in the mezzanine. It is charming, comfortable and cosy and a great base for exploring the area. We hope to stay again.

    - Mrs Hemphill, July 2020

The property

Abbeyleix 8.5 miles.

A charming stone-built cottage, finished with a neat thatched roof and located in the rural hamlet of Clough, near the town of Abbeyleix in County Laois.

High Nelly Cottage offers a characterful holiday home, and with its typical exposed beams and old range set in the kitchen, it provides the perfect place for your traditional Irish getaway.

Enter the property through an old-fashionable stable door into the sociable open plan living area.

To the right you’ll find a kitchen complete with a range cooker, the heart of this captivating cottage, where you can prepare delicious meals for all to enjoy, and to your left you will find the sitting area, with a dining table separating the two spaces.

So after dinner, you can retire to the comfy sofas and relax with your feet up in front of the electric stove whilst planning tomorrow’s adventures.

Set over two floors, two bedrooms with character beams and sloping ceilings sit on the mezzanine level, overlooking the living space below and offering compact and comfortable accommodation and a wonderful night’s rest.

Back on the ground floor, a second stable door opens out to the rear garden where pets and little ones can play as you sit with a well-earned drink and enjoy the summer’s breeze.

Just a short walk down the road and you’ll find the local pub.

The small town of Rathdowney is less than ten minutes’ drive away and has a convenient selection of amenities and a golf club should you wish to work on your swing.

Less than 9 miles away is the town of Abbeyleix with a number of historical attractions and the city of Kilkenny is within driving distance.

Or why not put on those walking boots and visit the stunning Slieve Bloom Mountains to enjoy the superb scenery?

A terrific thatched cottage, brimming with charm and character for your traditional break in central Ireland.


  • Two mezzanine bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Utility.
  • Electric radiators with electric stove
  • Multi-fuel range, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Saorview, Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms with limited headroom. The cottage is situated right next door to the farm house on a working farm with farm workers, tractors and animals, we have a small, quiet, campsite here too.

About the location


Rock of Dunamaise 11 miles; Castlecomer 11 miles; Slieve Blooms 20 miles; Kilkenny 20.5 miles

The town of Abbeyleix lies in the south of County Laois, not far from the border of County Kilkenny. Founded in the 18th century, the town is home to a large range of historical structures, from ancient ringforts, burial grounds and churches, to beautiful estate houses and the town once had a carpet factory, which produced some of the carpets used on the Titanic. The town also offers a number of shops and pubs, including Morrissey's, one of Ireland’s finest and best loved pubs. Heritage House is a heritage centre which provides visitor information and an exhibition on the county's history and local attractions. It also provides guided tours of the museum and runs workshops throughout the year. Original antique carpets and vintage costumes are on display, alongside archaeological and historical artefacts, while the enclosed playground on site has attractive wooden play equipment with a maritime theme, to tie in with the Titanic connection. Abbeyleix is a wonderful base to explore Laois, Kilkenny and the rest of the South East.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute