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Fitzpatricks Cottage

Clough near Ballacolla, County Laois (Ref. 929821)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV


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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Heng

    “Lovely welcome from Mags with helpful hints on what to do and where to go.”

    Roaring fire and snacks and wine left for us to enjoy on arrival. Would have been helpful to know that the last 10mins is on tiny roads and that there is no Wi-fi and only poor mobile signal (all okay, but we would have prepared better).

    Roaring fire and snacks and wine left for us to enjoy on arrival. Would have been helpful to know that the last 10mins is on tiny roads and that there is no Wi-fi and only poor mobile signal (all okay, but we would have prepared better).

    - Mrs Heng, October 2019

The property

Ballacolla 4 miles.

Situated in the heart of the countryside, in the hamlet of Clough near the village of Ballacolla in County Laois is this delightful detached cottage.

This charming cottage has been awarded the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard rating and has been lovingly decorated and furnished to provide comfortable accommodation for couples or groups of friends with all the features and characteristics of a traditional Irish cottage, including a feature fireplace and thatched roof.

The cottage features two bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room.

This lovely holiday home is centred around the open plan living area which boasts a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and cosy sitting area all complemented by a solid fuel stove for added comfort during your stay.

This quaint cottage is surrounded by rolling green fields and lush Irish countryside providing peaceful walks and cycle routes.

Just a short walk away is the hamlet of Clough which is home to a very welcoming local pub.

Four miles away is the village of Ballacolla where you will find a local shop and pub.

Ballacolla provides visitors with a superbly central base with excellent access to the main motorways, with the exits for Cork and Limerick just a couple of miles from the cottage, and lots of Ireland’s attractions within easy reach including the city of Kilkenny, just a 35 minute drive away and home to Kilkenny Castle, cobbled streets and stylish boutiques.

Outdoor enthusiasts will adore the nearby Granstown Woods and lake and the nearby golf course at Rathdowney provides a relaxing afternoon for keen players.

Further afield, other attractions include The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Lough Derg.

A delightful and memorable cottage to be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property is a 5 minute walk from Ref. 929822, together they sleep 6.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with basic Sky, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent April – Oct inclusive, €25 supplement charged Nov-March inclusive payable directly to owner
  • Starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front gravelled area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 8 mins walk.

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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