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Mrs Delaney's Loft

(Ref. 914596)

Ardfinnan near Clonmel, County Tipperary Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We liked to do our own cooking so an Air Fryer or slow cooker would of been ideal We loved the place and would highly recommend, Value for Money."

    Reviewed by William3.8Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely amazing place had everything you needed and more will be returning again we loved it"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "Quite a comfortable and well equipped accommodation, though the heating had to be carefully controlled and one heater didn't seem to work."

    The shower was lovely, but there was no hot water supply to the bathroom sink, and this might be a problem to some, though it did not bother us unduly. Nice views of horses in fields and of some of the Knockmealdown mountains, which were close so The Loft was convenient to us for hill walking.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Apr 2024

  • "Unser Aufenthalt war großartig."

    Das Loft ist traumhaft ruhig gelegen. Viel Sehenswertes befindet sich in der nahen Umgebung. Die Ausstattung des Lofts ist sehr reduziert und einfach, aber dennoch ausreichend. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und wären gerne länger geblieben. Wer es simple mag, macht hier alles richtig.

    Reviewed by Carolin4.1Apr 2024

  • "Very lovely cosy place too stay…no faults at all"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "A great little property."

    Staying in the depths of winter isn't the ideal time to appreciate the beautiful surroundings but the loft was comfortable and generally easy to stay warm. I slept so soundly there. The bed was comfortable and the area was quiet. The oven/cooker is old but functional and the kitchen had everything else I needed. As I read on previous posts, the loft was a bit cobwebby and there is a gap into the attic just above the bed which is a little disconcerting and also provided a little bit of a draught. That is my only negative feedback though and I very much enjoyed my stay at Mrs Delaney's loft.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Dec 2023

  • "We were warmly met at the door by Bridget (the owner) who took us in and showed us where everything was ."

    We both fell in love with the cottage as soon as we saw it . Both thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will return sometime soon. The cottage was all we could ask for and with the horse outside the window who as soon as you looked out stood and looked at you . The outlook is really good with all the traditional stables. Walked to the lake and the horses and foals came to meet us. Loads of ducks on lake with a couple of herons . Plenty of things to do and places to go in the area. Lots of places to eat out. The only downside was the weather ( it was even worse back home) but you cannot have everything can you . Thanks to Bridget for being a perfect host .

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Fantastic friendly and helpful hosts. A lovely quirky property with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. So peaceful we slept great. Definitely will go back again when we can.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a lovely place to relax!"

    I travelled alone and felt very safe here. The cottage was comfortable and cosy with everything you need for a simple few days of peace.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic stay in a rural setting."

    Highly recommended for anyone looking for peace and quiet. Ardfinnan is a nice village close to Cahir and Cashel. A great base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    We both had the best night's sleep ever. We would definitely recommend to friends/family and we are hoping in the not too distant future to return. Our hosts were very welcoming and the noises of the countryside were fantastic!!

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Jun 2023

  • "A great place to unwind in piece and quietness, especially for people who do quite a lot of reading and writing."

    As a university student who works full time I am always looking for some breaks throughout the year to be able to concentrate on studies in a stress free environment.

    Reviewed by Dermot5.0Mar 2023

  • "Plus - comfortable and spacious, a home away from home."

    Negative - a few cobwebs on the ceiling and inadequate facilities for rubbish disposal.

    Reviewed by Bob4.1Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful layout and really cute area."

    Owner was so friendly and almost everything was lovely. ... However, the water boiler for all of her properties was right above the bed! It awoke us very early in the morning on multiple days of our holiday, what a rubbish place to put it!

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful place would come again the owner lovely people"

    Reviewed by Vanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Nice touch of a countryside and good access to the Tiperary and Cork attractions."

    Reviewed by Janusz4.1May 2022

  • "Friendly people, peaceful rural area, great location for hiking"

    Reviewed by Ciara4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great location for hiking/walking"

    Reviewed by Daren3.8Sep 2020

  • "What a really lovely place this was for a quiet and peaceful week away from the madness of the world."

    Molly and Bessie, the dear dogs, were sweet companions on walks or sitting outside or even Molly's visits up to the loft, and I thoroughly enjoyed hanging with the Connemara herd in the field (consolation for being away from my own horse for a week). An extra added bonus was watching from the corner kitchen window the many bunnies eating and playing in the cob's paddock every morning and indeed throughout the day. Owners Breda and Finton were in residence and so fun to talk to, and caretaker Mattie was extremely helpful in making sure everything was good and even texted me with a recommendation to hike at Bay Lough near the Vee (which I did and highly recommend). Enjoyed chatting with Sean as well, the fellow who is working on converting part of the old dairy into another apartment, which I hope to see next time. The loft was very homey, and exactly as shown in the photos. There's a comfortable bed and nice bathroom; the blow dryer was much appreciated and there are shampoos and soaps available if you've forgotten yours. I had the windows open nearly 24/7 (lots of fresh air, and leaves, circulating!). The sofa and easy chairs were a little too cushy for this back of mine but I was quite content to sit at the kitchen table to read. Basic kitchenware is available (utensils, pots and pans, dinner and tableware), as well as a small fridge with a bit of freezer space, nice microwave, stove, toaster, and electric tea kettle. Now, as Mattie warned me, the hot water in the kitchen sink and the shower is super hot, so be a little careful when you're washing up. There are two nice space heaters if you want to take the chill off, but hardly a need for it with the down comforter and electric blanket on the bed. The steps (5, then a landing, then another 5) up to the loft are, as with the other features, as shown in the photos. It's a nice walk down to the village if you need bread, etc. from the small store and the butcher shop looks amazing and I'll remember it for next time. All in all, I loved staying here, and will do so again!

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Aug 2020

  • "The holiday didn't happen, due to the owners refusing to let me bring my dog with me, despite advertising as accepting pets."

    They knew I was bringing a dog but I was informed by thsir staff that I couldn't bring my dog as there was already 4 dogs onsite, this happened the day before the holiday when I rang about the key collection. Not happy, still awaiting a call back from Skye Cottages to let me know what's happening about getting a refund.

    Reviewed by Deirdre1.3Aug 2020

  • "The loft is very spacious and comfortable."

    There is a new pumped shower which is great. Lots of birds and wildlife around the farm. There is excellent trout fishing in the river Suir, which is just 10 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by Charles4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Loved the dogs Betsy and Molly. Mattie the caretaker was a pleasure to talk to.elaine and dan.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jul 2020

  • "The loft I stayed in was every bit a home-away-from-home which helped make my first trip to Ireland very comfortable as well as memorable."

    It really could not have been more perfect! I hope to return with my daughter next year. I can't wait!

    Reviewed by Sherry L5.0Feb 2020

  • "A lovely location and cottage for either using as a base to explore the area on foot or by car or to just relax."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property was exactly as described."

    It was immaculately clean, very comfortable .. cosy. The bed was fabulously comfortable and roomy .. we took some groceries with us and cooked dinner on the cooker provided. The two owners dogs around the yard we very friendly and always a wagging pair of tails when we came back from trips was like a welcome mat :) We took our wee dog who settled very quickly and got on with the two yard dogs . All in all a ver central location for day trips !

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2019

  • "I stayed for a week and had a nice comfortable stay."

    Mattie was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Apr 2019

  • "This was a really lovely place to stay."

    The caretaker Matty was very helpful and met us quite late on the first Sarurday evening and brought bread, butter and milk so we would not be hungry. He had switched on the heaters and the electric blanket in the bed so we felt warm and cosy as soon as we arrived.The owner's animals, 2 dogs and a cat were amongst the most friendly we have ever met and greeted us every morning and evening, we would have loved to bring them all home. On our departure day as no one else was booked in Matty said we could stay as long as we liked, we left at 12 noon but the extra 2 hours he gave us meant we did not have to get up early or rush around. A small gesture but it made a big difference to our holiday.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2018

  • "Location was wonderful the owners were very helpful and friendly the locals ..."

    Location was wonderful the owners were very helpful and friendly the locals were friendly and helpful as well really enjoyed our 2 weeks there we will be going back

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was as pictured and we had a lively welcome from Mattie."

    His texts on places to visit were vey welcome. Over and above what we expected. The dogs gave us a warm welcome everyday we came back. Quite central if wanting to see southern Ireland, yet only 2.5 hours from Dublin. Would go back

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was my 2nd visit to Ardfinnan, Co."

    Tipperary. I stayed 2 weeks. The pictures on the website don't lie. Two years ago during the famous Xmas storms of 2015, (From A as in Storm Abigail to F as in Frank), I was in the smaller Ryan's Loft. I felt then as now in Mrs. Delaney's Loft. If a port in a storm was needed, both lofts offer safe harbours. Plus there are 3 secret weapons that guarantee repeat business. Their names are mother/daughter doggies Molly & Bess. Plus Ruby the cat. These purveyors of unconditional love were always at the gate waiting to greet me after a long day of exploring. (Weather permitting, of course) The caretaker, (who is the proud owner of 40 peacocks!), couldn't do enough to make my stay comfortable, from picking me up at the bus stop to bringing me into Clonmel for groceries. If you don't have a car, there's a bus that runs 4 times a day between Clonmel & Cork. There's plenty of stops of interest including the Mitchelstown's caves. Just a quick word about Ardfinnan itself. Ardfinnan is a village that unfortunately is indicative of what's happening in rural Ireland. In the 2 years since I was there last, 2 of the 3 grocery shops have closed, along with their chemist & award-winning restaurant. There's even just 1 Mass a week on a Saturday evening @ 6 in the village church. If only the privately owned Ardfinnan Castle, (which is the twin sister of Lismore Castle), would open its doors, even for the just the summer, the resulting influx of tourism would help the local economy & businesses. There use to be woolen mills, where whole families worked. The young people would follow their parents' example & marry other factory workers. Now the village is almost devoid of its young people as they must search for work in the larger cities like Clonmel. Ardfinnan is not unique in its plight. Many small villages in rural Ireland face the same crisis. I would hate to see such a beautiful village full of potential become a ghost town.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 2017

  • "Hosts very friendly and helful,bed very comfortable,good location for visting Waterford ,Kilkenny,Cork and Dungarvan."

    Reviewed by Paul4.6Aug 2017

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  • All first floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.
  • Portable electric heaters
  • Portable electric oven with 2 ring hob, microwave, fridge,TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Ben linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front shared courtyard
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The owner has two dogs
  • This property does not accept booking over 3 weeks in duration.

The property

Clonmel 8 miles.

This cosy, self-catering studio apartment spans the first floor of a traditional stone building on a working farm near Marlhill in the wonderful Tipperary countryside, half a mile from Ardfinnan and eight miles from Clonmel.

This welcoming self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan makes a charming base for couples exploring this lovely area.

The homely studio accommodation in this self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan comprises a double bed, a compact kitchen area, dining area and a sitting area, all presented under an airy, vaulted, beamed ceiling.

This self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan is set in the courtyard of a working farm, which is home to many Connemara ponies.

A real country escape, this self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan is ideally placed for enjoying fishing on the River Suir, walking in the Galtee or Comeragh Mountains, or discovering the history of the region by exploring Cahir and Ardfinnan castles.

This welcoming self-catering apartment near Ardfinnan is ideal for a year-round Irish break.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1119398 and 914595 together sleeping up to six guests.

Marlhill Cottages

The Marlhill Cottages are a delightful collection of properties resting in the peaceful village of Ardfinnan, County Tipperary in Ireland. Each set within a working farm with a shared courtyard at the centre, offering the perfect place for alfresco gatherings, along with traditional and charming open-plan living spaces with exposed stone walls, Marlhill Cottages are ideal for couples, families or groups of friends who are seeking to traverse the stunning surroundings of this lovely area. Situated only a stone’s throw from the River Suir and boasting close proximity to an array of walking trails, the stunning early 19th-century Swiss Cottage, Cahir Castle and Mitchelstown Cave, you’re guaranteed to have lots to fill your days. From your doorstep you can also find a pub along with a handy convenience store, where you can stock up on all the self-catering essentials while several restaurants and eateries can be located in the nearby town of Cahir. Well-located to journey to the bustling city of Cork, home to Cork City Gaol, Crawford Art Gallery and the Butter Museum, or Limerick with the 13th Century King John’s Castle as one of its most notable sites, Marlhill Cottages is a splendid base to explore all of this and more.

About the location


Cahir 6 miles; Clonmel 8 miles; Lismore 20 miles.

Ardfinnan is a small village situated close to the Knockmealdown Mountains on the River Suir, in the south of County Tipperary. The village features a beautiful open green, several good pubs, a shop, and Ardfinnan Castle, an impressive Norman construction hovering majestically in the centre of this picturesque village. Just eight miles away, the lively town of Clonmel lies close to the border of Tipperary and Waterford. The town is probably most famous for being the home of Magners Cider and has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. Full of history, Clonmell is the only town in Ireland that managed to hold off Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army during his siege on Ireland in the 17th century, using the tactics of General O’Neill, the townsfolk were evacuated to safety. The nearby Nire Valley offers many walking and cycling opportunities, with the Comeragh Mountains as an impressive backdrop. Ardfinnan is close to the M8 motorway, providing easy access to County Cork and Dublin, the perfect base for exploring Ireland, all year round!

Please be aware this property does not accept bookings longer than 2 weeks.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas