Located on a farm only 2.5 miles from Banagher town in Co. Offaly, Ireland. The Ashtree Cottage has the feeling of seclusion while it is actually well placed to tour the West of Ireland and is within easy walking distance of the River Shannon.
“Marian and John are so amazing! Their house was spectacular! It was very spacious and had everything we needed! It was such an amazing central location for what we had planned to do. Waking up to cows across the street was so lovely! We even got a visit from the neighbors dog a few times who was such a little cutie! It was great to have the washer and dryer in the house so we were able to pack light and rewash our clothes to wear again! We bought food at the SuperValu in town and made breakfast almost every morning which was great if you plan on trying to save money! We made fires in the amazing living room a few times as well which heated the house up tremendously! Definitely go to Flynn’s in town if you stay here and get the Penne Chicken dinner and have a Rockshore Lager! It was delicious! There are so many castles that are within about an hour or less circumference for the house! We were able to visit many of them (some of which were closed due to it being off season - we came in December) but they were still stunning sights! Definitely go check out Sean’s Bar in Athlone, the oldest bar in Ireland, which is about a 40 minute drive from the house! Make sure to say hi to Timmy the bartender! We highly recommend this place! Thank you again for your hospitality and kindness while we were in your beautiful country! -Ashley and Daniel , USA”
Built in 1820, our stately home is the former rectory for Loughkeen Church. Stay with us at Loughkeen and enjoy total tranquility within a unique ambiance and warm, country hospitality. The historic town of Birr with its Castle and world-renowned telescope are less than 10 mins away. Surrounded my rolling green fields, the Slieve Bloom mountains, Lough Boora and various bog walks are all close by, while Lough Derg is 20 minutes away for those who like fishing, sailing and watersports.
“Stop looking: this is Ireland’s finest B&B. We are AirBnB hosts ourselves, and so we know a special experience when we see one. The home is near Birr and its surrounds, yet is remote enough to truly relax and get away from it all. From the moment we turned up the tree-lined drive and the stately former rectory came into view, we were enchanted. Inside it is packed with history, beautiful furnishings and unique artifacts that tell the story of the house, their family, and to a degree, Ireland itself. But as stunning and antique-filled the home is, it is just a place: what made this stay so special was the people. Tim and Hazel are perfect ambassadors for AirBnB: they are friendly, gracious, inviting, warm and open. Their hospitality was unmatched. We wanted for nothing during our stay; they shared great tips on dining and attractions, we were encouraged to explore the house and farm, (seeing their magnificent horses was a real treat for the kids), they entertained us with good wine and great conversation well into the night, and the next morning provided the finest breakfast we’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy. We came away knowing we’d include a stay with our new friends Hazel and Tim in every future trip to the area, if they have room for us. You should do the same.”
Located in the heart of Birr town, this fabulous penthouse apartment offers an undisputed breathtaking view of the Birr castle and skyline. The location could not be better for visiting Birr’s museums, pubs, restaurants and scenery. It is located on the 3rd floor of a secure building with top of the range electronic keypad access for peace of mind.
“Great location, Tommy was great and gave us a late check out option! Great local pubs and food! The Castke and gardens are fab! The bed is seriously comfy, the huge TV is great, a realy comfy spacious warm apartment! Highly recommend! Will be back again!”