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Charming Cottage- Heart of Ireland
Charming Cottage- Heart of Ireland
10 guests
5 bedrooms
9 beds
4.5 private baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
9 beds
4.5 private baths
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Charming two-story cottage, perfect for individuals, couples, or larger groups. Secluded, yet accessible, the sense of timelessness in this tranquil, rural setting, provides the space for you to relax and behold the beauty of the Irish midlands.

The space

Beautiful, 200-year old cottage, tastefully restored to suit all your needs! A step away from the rolling hills of the Irish midlands, yet with easy access to many attractions and a main bus route. Meditation room allows you to clear your mind. Come listen to the sound of our running waterfall while taking in the gorgeous scenery.

Guest access

House with fitted kitchen (cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee maker, crockery/utencils, etc.),and large sitting room with wood pellet stove. Meditation room on site. Car parking available. 5 bedrooms: 3 en-suite, 2 with WHB and shared main bathroom. Downstairs bedroom is completely wheelchair accessible. Bedrooms are let as double/twin. A single room supplement of €15 per room per night will apply. Only one booking accepted at any time, eg If two people book to stay they will have one double or twin room and the use of all common areas. There will be no other people booked into the house. Toddler bed and travel cot available on request.

Interaction with guests

Hosts present on site, can advise on attractions and directions,
Brendan has a fascination and deep love for history and mythology. "I love the Midlands. The area is steeped in mythology and Celtic folklore.'" Brendan will be delighted to share some of this wisdom with you during your stay at Caraiosa.

Walks can be arranged to visit some sites of historical interest.

Other things to note

We are a dog loving family. Our beautiful Collie, Chancer, has his own garden and will not disturb you but may bark with excitement on your arrival!

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Extra people $24 AUD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Smoking not allowed in the house but permitted in the grounds.
No pets allowed.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Three rwin and one doubke bedroom upstairs. One twin room downstairs.
Pet(s) live on property - Two dogs on our property. They have their own garden, separate from the guest area, but you may hear them barking.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay, highly recommend

Marta User Profile
August 2017
Very quiet place in the heart of Ireland. Ideal to discover midlands. Perfect hosts.

Phillip User Profile
May 2017
If you want a place in the midst of the countryside but a reasonable ride to most of Ireland, this is the place. Wonderfully relaxing. Helen and Brendan have a truly excellent place to stay. Designed around relaxation and contemplation. The library and meditation room provided a great environment for recharging. We enjoyed Brendan's massages combined with pleasant conversation. This is a really wonderful place to stay.
Helen User Profile
Response from Helen:
Thanks Philip, glad to be part of your happy memories of your Irish roadtrip.
May 2017

Roddy User Profile
April 2017
Helen and Brendan were wonderful hosts. They have renovated a country house to an excellent standard and its presentation is beautiful. They were both so helpful before and during our stay. This house is absolutely a hidden gem for anyone wishing to get away for some quiet time and I fully recommend it.

Tony User Profile
January 2017
Our group enjoyed the experience immensely. Our host Helen, could not have been more welcoming and attentive. We would definitely go back again.
Helen User Profile
Response from Helen:
Thank you Tony. Happy to host your group again. Helen
January 2017

Susan User Profile
September 2016
Thank you to Helen and Brendan for a wonderful stay in your lovely house. A little piece of heaven so relaxing and cosy. As hosts you went above and beyond the call to which we were very grateful. Thank you from all eight of us.

Aidan User Profile
September 2016
We really loved our stay, very clean and tidy house. Loved the homemade jams for breakfast in the mornings. Had a good chat with Helen and Brendan when we arrived, filled us in on the history of the house and surrounding area. Overall a great stay, hope to back again some day. Regards Aidan

Moate, IrelandJoined in January 2015
Helen User Profile

Helen and Brendan Doherty are a married couple, originally from Co.Wicklow. They moved their family to Westmeath ten years ago and have lovingly restored the old buildings, breathing new life into the ancient stones. Feeling privileged to live in this tranquil setting and responding to favourable comments from friends and family who have come to stay, they decided to open their doors to the wider community so that others can avail of that peace.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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