Tipperary holiday cottage in Ireland
Description of Tipperary holiday cottage in Ireland
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Travel by Ferry to Ireland, the options are Holyhead to Dublin or Pembroke to Rosslare, with either Stena Line or Irish Ferries. From either port in Ireland you would the need a train connection to Nenagh in Co Tipperary, which is about 25 mins from our cottages. We often organise a taxi or we pick up guests ourselves if that works out. Alternatively there are good coach connections to Nenagh and also our local small town, Borrisokane. A lot of guests are now using ferry and car options which works out better than flying and if they have an electric car, there are a lot more charging points available.
1 Reviews of Tipperary holiday cottage in Ireland
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 04 Oct 2011 by Noelle Joyce
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The cottage I was staying in was located in a wonderful part of County Tipperary. The northern tip of Tipperary beside Lough Derg. I enjoyed exploring the area in my car in the first few days and then by travelling back to the locations and walking. The meadows and trees were still lush even though it was late September and I was blessed with wonderful weather in the first few days. I particularly enjoyed the drive from Terryglass to Nenagh by driving alongside Lough Derg. The lovely villages that I passed through and how clean and tidy everything looked. Views of the lake from higher roads were spectacular.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
I was given the phone number of the owner of the cottages and spoke to him before I booked to get a better feel of what I needed to bring with me. He kindly arranged to have wifi in the cottage for me when I arrived and also a box of locally grown organic fruit and vegetables which I paid for on arrival. I would recommend that other travellers contact the owner for local information beforehand for anything they might have an interest in. They have bikes so to bring a helmet with them!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
Yes to a point. I purchased the organic vegetables and purchased other food in the shops to cook myself. Also went to local town to their cafe. I would have cycled more had I stayed longer. I wanted to be familiar with the roads first before I ventured on a bike.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
I wanted a retreat where I could be by myself without interruption and this is what I got. I knew that the owner was nearby if I needed any help which was comforting.
I had imagined the holiday before I left home and the holiday I got was that exact dream! Out of 10 it would be 10.
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PlanetThe cottages provide an income which allows us to bring up our family on a third generation family farm. All labour and inputs sourced locally as much as possible. Guest are encouraged to take part in local life such as attending local shows and support other local enterprises such as restaurants, craft shops etc.
In 2016 we won a Gold Medal at the Irish Responsible Travel Awards for local sourcing and we are thrilled by that!
During the summer months there are local tradional music sessions in the pub where guests are welcome to join in and contribute their talents
We have a recycling system in place for glass, cardboard, food waste etc. The cottages are insulated to a high standard and we have used non toxic paints and water based varnishes. We restored two old derelict buildings dating back before the 1860's and recycled a lot of materials in the building process. We meter electricity charges so visitors are encouraged not to waste.
PeopleAs people living and working in our local community we are really aware of the need for rural areas to work together to counter the loss of jobs, population and services. We are active members of local sporting and arts groups and believe that local shops, businesses, food outlets etc need our support and the support of our guests.
With this in mind we network with local businesses and services and encourage guests to spend as much as they can in local shops. restaurants etc in the realisation that money spent locally, stays locally. We are involved in local festivals and events and encourage our guests to take part
We offer a loyalty discount for some local restaurants, and provide guests with a welcome pack of local produce which we hope you will enjoy and perhaps you will buy directly from the producer while you stay here. We encourage our guests to 'live like a local' and to engage with the local community, which is very welcoming.