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Abbeyview Thatched Cottage (circa 1468)

Abbeyview Thatched Cottage (circa 1468)


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Self Catering Ireland, Co. Laois

Welcome to Abbeyview Cottage, one of the oldest quality approved self catering 4 star holiday cottages in Ireland.

Said to be Ireland's oldest thatched cottage, Abbeyview Cottage has recently been renovated to the highest standard. It has now been transformed into a Luxury 4 star home in an ideal central touring location. Facilities include broadband Internet access, underfloor Heating, Large Sitting Room / Parlour (with open fireplace and safe electric fire), 2 colour TVs(with over 50 channels) and DVD player. Fully Fitted Kitchen, Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Dryer. Sleeps 6: Three Bedrooms (1 Double Bed / 1 Twin Bedded Room / 1 Single Bedroom/ Press Bed and 1 Cot). Bathroom and 2 Bedrooms Ensuite. Stereo / C.D. Player. Landscaped garden, Patio and raised flowerbeds. Bed Linen and Towels supplied.

What about Evening Entertainment...
Music in the Fishermans Inn
You'll be sure to enjoy a visit to the Fishersmans Pub, a real traditional Irish pub. You may be lucky enough to drop in on a night when local musicians are playing. You will always enjoy the open turf fire and a friendly chat with the locals. When you stop in make sure to say hello to Sean, the pub's owner who will make you feel welcome. Sean is less than 5 minutes down a quiet country road. For more entertainment click here.

If you want a break from cooking, Delaneys restaurant is within walking distance. They're known for serving the freshest Irish breakfast anywhere. Dinner prices range from 6 to 14 for a steak dinner.

If you want to go further afield, Abbeyview Cottage is only ten miles from either Portaoise or Kildare.

What makes Abbeyview a more interesting place to stay?

Carbon dating has shown that Abbeyview Cottage dates as far back as 1468 (see history).
Luxury Holiday / Vacation Rental accommodation retaining many of the original features including the old fireplace, ceilings and windows. Beautiful Pine is used extensively throughout the house.Come and experience a mixture of history and nature, clean air and pure water.

If you want to do something exciting or something that few people are lucky to experience then this is the holiday for you. A holiday in Abbeyview 4 star Self Catering Cottage has many advantages; you're not confined to one bedroom, you have up to 9 rooms at your disposal (1300 sq ft) complete with your very own patio and garden.

Abbeyview Cottage is a popular with everyone, young and old, families, groups, couples and we have had quite a few honeymoon couples stay with us here as well for a truely romantic holiday. Whether you want to relax at home or travel the country or meet the locals for some Irish Traditional Music, storytelling and pints of Guinness, we have everything you need!

We have all the amenities (see below), and a little more luxury than normal and something that little bit different. You can also check for availability and book online by using our 'Check Availability' facility above.
Video movie of activity on the farm
And Abbeyview is also located beside a working farm!! See Video movie of activity on the farm, cows milking and dogs and calves having fun!

Please ask if you would like to visit the farm.

LOCAL AMENITIES

We are close to all of the following amenities:-
Golf (3 Courses within 10 minutes)
Portlaoise Equestrian Centre
Fishing
Guided Walks
Curragh Racecourse
Shooting
Squash & Gym 15 minutes
Cinema 15 minutes - Portlaoise
Paint Ball Games (Stradbally)
Excellent Transport from Portlaoise /Portarlington to Main Cities via Bus or Train
Good selection of Restaurants, Pubs, Pool, Shopping in Portlaoise
Boland's country Pub
Fishermans Inn Thatched Pub
Vicarstown Irish Night Monday Nights

PLACES OF INTEREST

Slieve Bloom Mountains
National Stud / Japanese Gardens
Forest Walks
Rathadaire Lake
Rock of Dunamaise
Kinnity Castle
Gardens of Laois
Kilkenny Castle
Abbeyleix Heritage Town
Donaghmore Bog
Emo Court House & Garden
Stradbally Steam Museum

Are you Adventurous?
(attractions within 1- 2 hours by car)


Because we are so central, our more adventurous visitors use us as a base to visit many parts of the country on day trips. For example the most common day trips are Dublin, our Capital city, attractions include Some examples are Dublinia, the Guinness factory and the National Museum (1 hour)
Newgrange, the oldest burial site in Europe, built about 3200 BC (2 hours)
Bunratty Castle, built in 1425 and village, another popular one (2 hours)
The Burren, See how, thousands of years ago, man left his mark on the landscape in the form of Dolmens and burial chambers (2 hours)
The Cliffs of Moher, The Cliffs are 8km long and 214m high, a spectacular sight (2.5 hours)
Galway City, One of the fastest growing cities in Europe but much more layed back (3 hours)
Kilkenny City, Popular for it's Castle, built in 1172. Kilkenny is also known for it's night life (1 hour)
Waterford, famous for Waterford Crystal (1.5 hours)
Birr Castle and Telescope, this 72 inch reflecting telescope was built during the 1840's and was the largest in the world for three quarters of a century (1 hour)
Kinnity Castle (the original Castle was built by the Normans in the 13th century) and Pyramid (45 minutes)
Glendalough, St. Kevin founded this monastery in 498 AD (1.5 hours)

For the less adventurous!
Towns around us (within 20 minutes)


For those of you who would like to stay closer to home (you can get to any of these places from 5 minutes to half an hour) there are a number of towns close to us, for example:-

Monasterevan, The only hydroduct in the country, look that up in your dictionary!! By the way this is the place to buy all your Pure Irish Wool Aran jumpers and cardigans etc., straight from the knitware factory at unbelievable prices (5 minutes)
Portarlington, famous for it's Hugeno (French) connection (5 minutes)
Portlaoise, The principle town of Laois, with the biggest shopping centres, centre of night life and entertainment. (10 minutes)
Stradbally, famous for it's Steam Rally and now for the paint ball games(10 minutes)
Mountmellick, famous for it's lace (15 minutes)
Athy, visit the museum (15 minutes)
Rathangan, on the banks of the Canal (15 minutes)
Mountrath, on the way to Limerick (20 minutes)
Abbeyleix, beautiful historic town (20 minutes)
Ballacolla, National Ploughing Championships (30 minutes)
Durrow, next town after Abbeyleix (30 minutes)
Tullamore, County Offaly's principle town (25 minutes)
Carlow, I think the biggest night club in Ireland is based here (25 minutes)
Kildare, the Curragh race course, National Stud and Japanese Gardens (10 minutes)
Newbridge, The Curragh Race Course here also

Villages nearby (within 10 minutes by car)

The main villages near us are Ballybrittas (2 minute), Emo (5 minutes) Vicarstown (5 minutes), Geashill (10 minutes), Clonygowan (10 minutes), Bracknagh and Cushina (8 minutes), Crosskeys (6 minutes), Kilberry (8 minutes)

Where are we?

Our Address is Jamestown, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois (pronounced Leesh). We are litererally in the centre of the country and very accesible being only 500 metres from the N7, Irelands main route from Dublin to Cork and Limerick. We are 1 hour from Dublin and 1 hour from Kilkenny. We are surrounded by counties Kildare, Carlow, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Offaly.

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