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New Thatch Farm

(Ref. 28611)

Scarteen near Knocklong, County Limerick Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (11)
  • sonia (10)
  • host (8)
  • great (7)
  • comfortable (6)
  • lovely (6)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Terrific experience in a lovely thatched roof cottage, well preserved and restored."

    Sonia was an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed. Such a delightful person! the price was too low for the value of our experience. Could have been twice as much and well worth it!

    Reviewed by Lila5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful thatched cottage, bright and airy and really comfortable, set in beautiful grounds."

    I really recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful property in the country."

    Full of decorative items that gave it a homely feel. Well equipped and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space too.

    Many thanks for your kind review, shoes are on the way.!! Hopefully see you soon. Kind regards Sonia Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a bucket-list checkmark for me."

    We loved the experience of staying in a thatched-roof cottage with a wood-burning stove for heat. It was a bit more rugged than we anticipated due to the modern central heating system having become inoperable the day before our stay. However, we were given the option of finding other accommodations but decided to make a go of it. There was ample wood to keep the fire burning but you have to be willing to get up and tend the fire a couple of times during the night. I also was reminded that people weren’t as tall when homes were built this way. If you’re over 5’ 10” be sure to duck when going through doorways or up on the upstairs landing. Sonia was a great host and we’d stay here again. Be sure to take a left out the driveway and visit proprietors Tony and Fiona for a pint at the Fox’s Den Pub, 2 miles down.

    Reviewed by Dan4.1Apr 2022

  • "We had a perfect stay for a full month in winter!"

    The fire made it very cosy (there is additional heating too), and the sleep was just the best. It's quiet, very comfortable bed, all that you need. The kitchen is fully equipped too and the outside was great with horses, flowers and nature.. Most importantly it was the hospitality of Sonia that made it so special- she is one of a kind type of host, that goes out of her way to accommodate you, and resolve any issues that may arise very quickly. We would stay there again for sure!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Katia5.0Jan 2022

  • "The family spend a lovely week in New Thatch Farm, on arrival we were taken aback by the beautiful location and property."

    The cottage has a wonderful mix of old world charm with all the mod cons. The Owner Sonia was very friendly and very helpful with recommendations. All in all a wonderful time was had by all and we would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Location great for exploring."

    Quiet retreat.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Aug 2019

  • "It is a beautifully renovated thatched cottage in a lovely are of County Cork."

    Sonia met us on arrival and there was local produce for us to use. She was friendly and helpful but I think the 'piece de resistance' was Gin the cat. If you love animals then this is the right choice for you. Thank you. The Naylors and Kate

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is very special and really takes you back in time to how the Irish lived."

    Wonderfully restored some years back retaining its age; history and romance of a wonderful place. We had a great time and we were able to relax and enjoy the cottage. It is in a remote location but thats what we wanted for peacefulness of the Irish country. It is perfectly located for exploring the west side of Ireland which is what we managed to do in the 8 days we were here. Thanks Darren and Vanessa.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2019

  • "A delightful step back in time while having all the modern conveniences."

    Cottage was renovated beautifully with every attention to detail and in keeping with its old world charm. Sonia, the owner was very friendly and accommodating. My only regret is that we didn't have more time to really enjoy the cottage in the evenings around the fire. Thank you, Sonia, for sharing your home. I'm sure we'll be back!!!! Mary, Noelle and Sara

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Oct 2018

  • "Sonia is very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is nicely renovated, comfortable, and contains a lot of interesting old antiques. We had a good time and a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2018

  • "Charming,comfortable cottage."

    Wonderfully peaceful and welcoming after a day travelling. Hostess was a lovely person very helpful.

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Jun 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage set in the countryside."

    You will need transport to get about. The host Sonia was very very helpful. All in all a very enjoyable holiday except for the weather but then we cant control that. Ha Ha . Regards Desi Lennox

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0Mar 2018

  • "Wonderful property."

    Fantastic location and a lovely kind hearted host - Sonia. We are hoping to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2017

  • "Great place and great host"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage is fabulous, restored to the highest standard as a home not a family let."

    Sonia is a great host and couldn't have been more helpful. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Fergal5.0Oct 2016

  • "Friendly greeting by owner, loved the character of the property, location was great for the attractions we wanted to see."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2016

  • "The house is lovely and comfortable , the garden and all the space around it are a fantastic place to stay."

    The host is very nice and gave us good advice. My daughters enjoyed the cat ! we had a fantastic holiday !

    Reviewed by Simone4.8Aug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room (seats 3) with woodburner
  • External utility.
  • Oil underfloor central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine occasionally shared with owner in external utility, TV with basic Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Courtyard garden to front
  • Lawn and patio garden to rear with furniture and BBQ area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Internal steps are steep and narrow and may not be suitable for the elderly or those with limited mobility
  • Note: This property is surrounded by farmland so your pet must be kept under strict control at all times when outside
  • Note: Stabling and paddock available by prior arrangement with owner
  • Note: Property is only suitable for babes-in-arms and children aged 5 and over only
  • Note: Max
  • 4 adults, including babes-in-arms
  • As from the 20th of July 2018 there will be no dogs/pets staying in the property.

The property

Knocklong 2 miles.

A delightful, thatched cottage that dates back over 400 years and is situated amongst serene countryside, close to the village of Knocklong, County Limerick.

With two cosy double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, this unique Knocklong cottage features all the authentic aspects of a traditional Irish cottage, such as exposed beams and thick walls, yet complements them with modern features, including underfloor heating, contemporary furnishings and an atmospheric woodburner.

All this combines to create a living space that will delight and enchant customers.

Set on over twenty acres of working farmland with horses, cattle, calves and a very friendly cat, this Knocklong cottage benefits from a spacious courtyard and garden area, where you can relax in perfect tranquillity.

Such is the peaceful nature of the surroundings and the character of this Knocklong cottage, it is a perfect choice for couples or maybe artists or writers who won't fail to be inspired.

This Knocklong cottage also has WiFi which means keeping in touch, when required, is not a problem.

The area surrounding this Knocklong property is awash with quaint hamlets and villages with pubs and shops where you will experience Irish culture at its authentic best.

The town of Tipperary is just a short drive away, as is the famous Rock of Cashel.

Walkers and cyclists will love the scenic routes through the Galtee and Ballyhoura mountains.

The towns of Killarney and Limerick are within easy reach and you could be sipping a coffee in cosmopolitan Cork in just over an hour.

A fantastic property in a superb location for a varied and memorable Irish break.

About the location


Kilmallock 8 miles; Tipperary 12 miles; Limerick 22 miles.

The friendly village of Knocklong is located in the south east of County Limerick, close to the Limerick/Tipperary border, in the midlands of Ireland. The railway station is famed for the rescue of Sean Hogan, which was one of the first events of the War of Independence in 1919. The village also holds the ruins of a 16th century castle and O’Turley Tower on Knocklong Hill. Located on the main Limerick-Mitchelstown-Cork road, Knocklong makes a great touring base with plenty to see and do within easy reach. The walking trails and historical sites around the beautiful Lough Gur is a must do in the area for outdoor enthusiasts, and Mitchelstown Caves, Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel are also within easy driving distance and worth a visit.

Note: Property is only suitable for babes-in-arms and children aged 5 and over only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas