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Beautiful, Authentic C17th Irish Thatched Cottage
Beautiful, Authentic C17th Irish Thatched Cottage
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This Irish thatched cottage with all original features authentically restored & preserved is an ideal place to retreat and relax. There is also lots to do and see locally including woodland walks, The Devils Bit, The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey, the GAA museum. Kilkenny city is also located 40 minutes away. This gem in the heart of the countryside is a unique experience and not to be missed!

The space

This is the perfect place for a romantic escape! It is a very private cottage with lots of space and comfort for 2 people. Guests can enjoy complimentary scones on arrival and a bottle of wine to share by the fire. It boasts some of the oldest thatch features found in Ireland with its original exposed roof inside. There is a large stove in the open fireplace, a shower and bath, wardrobe space and comfortable bed with excellent quality bed linen. We are happy to provide breakfast for our guests (this can be pre-ordered). While there is no kitchen, a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster are provided for your convenience.

Guest access

The private living room is the perfect place to relax in peace and quiet beside the fire. There are some books, games, WIFI access and a 40” smart TV hidden away in the cupboard to be opened and used as guests wish! Guests are welcome to enjoy the scenery outside with access to the garden or to simply watch from the half door.

Interaction with guests

We love to meet our guests and hope to make their stay comfortable and relaxed. We are happy to show the guests around the thatch and answer any questions they might have about the cottage or the local area.

Other things to note

While there is no kitchen, a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster are provided for your convenience. We are happy to provide breakfast for our guests (this can be pre-ordered).

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $18 NZD
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price $152 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

- This is a very old piece of Irish history. Please respect the cottage. Absolutely no smoking, candles or matches are allowed in the house.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Oct 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

60 Reviews

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Keleigh User Profile
November 2017
We were thoroughly charmed & felt right at home in Grace’s cottage. It was like stepping into a fairytale that your great grandmother had invited you to - whimsy, cozy & charming! So many thoughtful touches through the home, great communication & Tom’s welcoming demeanor were top notch! We would love to travel back some day to stay longer! Highly recommend!

Garrett User Profile
October 2017
Perfect little thatch out in Thurles. Quiet, peaceful and exactly what we needed for some rest and relaxation. Fresh baked scones for the morning, wine gifted for the night, this was a great spot with great hospitality that I highly recommend.

Lynne User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful cottage, very warm and cozy. Lovely bottle of wine and fresh flowers, wish we stayed longer!!

Aoife User Profile
October 2017
This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay. Communication with Grace was perfect from start to finish. The only thing I'm sad about is only having one night there. Highly recommend staying a few days! The cottage is beautiful. Grace has done an exceptional job with extra touches, such as wine and scones on arrival, board games and lovely warm fire lit. I happily recommend and hope to return. Thanks again Grace!

Trudy User Profile
October 2017
Fabulous stay at your thatched cottage. It has been our favorite Airbnb so far. We would love to return when weather a bit more mild to enjoy sitting outside. Attention to detail and inclusion of special treats to welcome guests is wonderful. This a real gem of a place. Fantastic hospitality and history honored by hosts. Delightful place!!!

Tess User Profile
October 2017
Grace is a wonderful host and we absolutely loved the thatch roof cottage! Grace was there when we arrived to show us around the place and help us with any questions we had. It being our honeymoon, she even had a bottle of prosecco waiting for us which was very nice of her! The homemade scones were incredible and worth the price alone. We would definitely recommend staying here! It felt about as authentic as it could possibly be to live as the Irish once did while still enjoying all the amenities of today.

Priscilla User Profile
October 2017
The cottage is absolutely amazing! I highly recomend a visit mu only regret is only staying 2 nights in this beautiful place. Thank you so much Grace and Tom for making iur Anniversary so special!

Thurles, IrelandJoined in April 2016
Grace User Profile

My name is Grace and I live in Thurles with my husband Tom. I am a special class teacher and a family support worker. Tom is a farmer and a design engineer. I love cooking, baking, music and the outdoors.
We love our beautiful thatch cottage and hope many others will fall in love with its charm and history too!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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