Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Brielle House is a beautiful 3*** bungalow which is ideally located within 5 minutes walk of Mountmellick town centre. There is a shop close-by. This is the ideal base for hill-walking, heritage trailing, the Heritage Golf & Country Club (10 minutes drive), Mountmellick Museum (walking distance).
Sleeps 4-6 people. Private Car Parking. Many other historical attractions are within easy reach of the house.
2009 winner of ‘Best Business Premises’ in Mountmellick Tidy Towns Competition.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dublin 90 km, Nearest railway: Portlaoise 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Very attractive property. Large secure garden with chicken run. home from home feeling. open fire optional.
situated within walking distance to shops, restaurants & pubs.
|Further details outdoors|
Barbeque area, picnic benches.
Welcome pack on arrival.
The Offaly/County Laois region
Places of interest in Laois.
Slieve Bloom Mountains
Rock of Dunamase
Timahoe Round Tower
Mountmellick Quaker Museum
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society
Portlaoise Leisure Centre
18-hole golf courses include: Abbeyleix Road in Portlaoise; The Heritage in Killenard; The Heath; Abbeyleix and Rathdowney.
Places of interest in Offaly.
A notable tourist attraction is the narrow gauge Clonmacnoise and West Offaly Railway in Blackwater Bog.
Birr in the south of the county is best known for its castle and gardens. Birr Castle is owned by the Parsons family, (the family bears the title: 'Earl of Rosse') and is best known for its 19th-century telescope.
Sculpture in the Parklands around Lough Boora in Boora Bog.
Charleville Castle located in Tullamore
Ancient Christian monastic site at Clonmacnoise along with ancient examples of the Irish High cross such as the 'Cross of the Scriptures', the round tower and visitors center.
Slieve Bloom Mountains with panoramic views of Counties Offaly and Laois
Banagher on the river Shannon for cruises along the river.
The Boora bog reserve is a haven for wildlife and most notably contain the last Irish population of the grey partridge.
As early as the 1400s there was a small community where Mountmellick is located now, in a bend of the river Owenass. The foundation of the town we see today was laid by members of the Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. In 1659 William Edmundson settled in Mountmellick along with other recent converts.
Mountmellick experienced a boom in 1836 when a branch of the Grand Canal linked Portarlington to Harbour Street, Mountmellick. Passenger boats brought in shoppers, while merchant boats distributed beer, textiles and other Mountmellick wares throughout Ireland.
Mountmellick thrived as a centre of national historic importance in cultural, economic, political and social terms. In the subsequent pages it will be demonstrated how Mountmellick contributed enormously to the development of Irish life and Irish society, thus deservedly earning the title "The Manchester of Ireland."
Today, visitors to Mountmellick can follow its walking Heritage Trail, which is signposted throughout the town. A fine community-run museum displays examples of Mountmellick Lace, along with other information about Mountmellick.