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Excellent 5/5 9 reviews

Picnic time on the front lawn at Primrose Cottage with views of fields and gently sloping hills

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Primrose Cottage is one of a pair of beautiful, newly built detached cottages with quality fittings and furnishings. Both cottages are available and very similar in design.The other property, Blackberry Cottage is listed separately (ref. 376507), each cottage is situated on 3/4 acre.

There are 3 bedrooms, 2 with en-suites and a separate family bathroom. A comfortable open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area creates a spacious and light interior. Kitchen equipment, utensils and crockery for self catering to the best standard. A cosy open fire and full central heating ensure comfort all year round.

We have a travel cot and high chair plus baby bouncer for babies up to 6 mths. We have a small collection of baby toys plus board games and DVDsfor older children.

The tranquil location of these cottages provides privacy without remoteness. Found situated approx 1 mile from the magnificent Lough Derg, Ireland's second largest lake with shores in Clare, Galway and N. Tipperary.

The area attracts water sports enthusiasts and there are numerous quays dotted along less than 1 mile away which include Coolbawn Quay, the popular wedding venue and spa.

Fishing is popular along the Shannon and lake. Private angling and boating are available locally. Canoes and buoyancy aids can be made available for the use of our guests at our own discretion i.e to experienced canoeists.

Hikers and walkers enjoy exploring the local Cominchas Forest and numerous winding country lanes.

Nenagh, the historic local town is 10 miles away with a choice of eateries, a variety of shops, local arts centre and cinema.

The local village of Kilbarron is 5 minutes away by car where you will find Hannigan's shop and pub. Balinderry village again is only 5 minutes away where you can find Elsie Hogans's pub which serves food.

Nenagh is also home to the highly recommended and beautifully landscaped Nenagh Golf Club.

15 mins drive away is Portumna which boasts a range of activities including water sports, golf, horse riding and go-karting.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Galway Bay 85 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Shannon 87 km, Nearest railway: Nenagh 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, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Limerick/Tipperary region

Limerick city at just under 1 hours drive away is the historic home of King John's Castle which is a must see for anyone interested in the history of Ireland. There are regular guided tours, a video describing the history and a shop to purchase souvenirs and preserves. The added advantage of visiting the castle is that it is located conveniently to take a look at Limerick city itself and enjoy the variety of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs.

Another historical experience is the Bunratty Folk Park just outside Limerick. The most complete medieval fortress in Ireland and where 19th century life is recreated. This is a great day out and one to include on the list.

Galway city is just over an hour away and it is a very lively and vibrant city, famous for its music which is evident throughout ! There are some great shops, with specialities including Connemara woollen goods and celtic jewellery. Don't miss the regular artisan craft and food street market on Saturdays.

There are many other places of interest more locally such as Terryglass, Portumna and Dromineer all of which are on the lake shore and many water sports are available from these with Portumna offering a wider range of facilities such as golf.

There are many festivals and events throughout the year in this region ranging from horse racing and the oyster festival at Galway to the annual Terryglass arts festival. Dromineer hosts numerous yacht and boating events.

There is a wealth of information available on the internet to get the most out of your holiday in Tipperary unless you simply want a peaceful retreat in the heart of the gorgeous countryside - the choice is yours !


10 miles away is the historic market town of Nenagh. The Anglo-Norman castle has been recently restored and well worth visiting together with the Nenagh Heritage museum found in the former county gaol.

View Trip Advisor for further info on this, Nenagh Walking Tour as well as other places of interest.

Take a walk up Kenyon St for a shopping expedition. Enjoy the many cafes and try the local restaurants, or bar hop along it's interesting pubs and finish off with a trip to the cinema.Look at for plays etc performed at the local Arts Centre.

Golfers may like to try Nenagh Golf Course.

Don't miss the weekly Country Market held every Friday 8am - 1.30pm, where you can discover locally produced jams, chutneys, vegetables and flowers as well as home baked treats for you to try!

Nenagh is a large town with all the amenities you would expect to find such as banks and supermarkets.

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Review 1-9 of 9

16 Aug 2014


"Magnifique cottage"

Nous sommes très contents de ce cottage, intérieur chaleureux, et très propre à notre arrivée. La literie est parfaite. Becky et Reuben ont été très accueillants à notre arrivée; dans la cui… More

15 Jul 2014


"It was fabulous!"

I loved this place. Everything was great, if you want to relax this is the place. This was our base to Galway, cliffs of Mohr, Blarney Castle, Cork and many other places. Reuben and Becky supplied us… More

Thank you so much for the warm review Tammy & Michael. We really enjoyed having you stay and celebrate Canada Day (little did we know it was on)!
Hopefully we'll see you sometime in the future,
Reuben & Becky

26 May 2014


"Relaxing and homely"

My wife and I stayed at Primrose as a base to attend a wedding at a nearby venue. We stayed at the sister cottage (Blackberry) last year and loved that so we rebooked. We were so glad we did. The cottage is so clean, modern and we wanted for nothing. Becky and Reuben welcomed us and were at hand for any questions about the surrounding area. They provided a starter pack of food for us which was very welcome.
The beds were very comfy - sometimes too comfy as I would struggle to wake up. Each room had access to a shower and/or bath. A great touch. We Also had Wi-Fi free of charge.
Peace and quiet is the main ingredient here and it's wonderful. We will be back.

Great to see you back in Coolbawn again ! Very pleased you found the location handy for the Coolbawn Quay wedding and enjoyed staying in Primrose. Come back and see us anytime.
Many thanks for the positive review.

30 Apr 2014


"Lovely home - great value for money for our group!"

A group of 5 of us stayed at Primrose Cottage for 3 nights as we were attending a wedding at Coolbawn Quay, which is about 1.5 miles away to walk / drive. We chose the cottage given it's closeness and also it offered really good value for money compared to the wedding venue itself (which was really lovely I might add).

The cottage is spacious but cosy, with cottage touches like nice wooden latched doors. It is in a pretty setting with lots of privacy, We received a warm welcome from Alison who showed us where everything was and how various things worked - Alison was easily contactable over the weekend and had been happy to answer any questions since I originally booked the cottage.

The two en suite rooms and third bathroom came in handy when 5 of us were preparing for the wedding and Alison had even given us a few more towels and a second hair dryer (as the sister cottage was empty for the weekend) which was really useful.

Also, the breakfast box provided by Alison was really appreciated - included milk, orange juice, bacon, sausage, eggs, bread etc - and was a really lovely touch. We had bought some food / other supplies at a Tesco on the way there but found we had too much in the end! We were very well fed - probably a good thing on our post wedding hangovers!

All in all a lovely stay and as advertised - we really enjoyed our stay as a group as there was enough space to socialise (inside and outside) and some DVDs, board games etc provided for a bit of entertainment.

21 Oct 2013


"Gorgeous cozy rural cottage in a quiet natural setting"

We loved our stay at Primrose in Tipperary! It was exactly what we needed, a nice quiet time away from the city in a convenient location for exploring Ireland's lakes, landscapes and castle ruins… More

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the kind words. You certainly managed to explore the Tipperary countryside and do plenty of local sightseeing. There is no shortage of outdoor opportunity with the lake to explore using our own kayaks or canoes if you wish, plus local woodland and forest walks around every corner. We are also very fortunate with many high quality local pub/restaurants to choose from.
You are most welcome here anytime of course.

8 Oct 2013


"Great Value!"

Lovely, cozy cottage in the Irish countryside. Exceptional effort made by the owners to make you feel welcome. Welcome package of food along with the provision of age appropriate games for the childre… More

Thank you for your lovely comments and I agree that to be fairly well immersed in the heart of the countryside is something special. Dividing my own time between a UK city and the countryside of Tipperary means I truly appreciate and love this special place; it is such a pleasure to have guests staying who feel the same way !
This is our first year and we are still not only learning but also building and adding to the collection of age appropriate items for children and babies too - the collection ranges from a travel cot and 'baby' toys to tricky puzzles and board games plus a range of DVDs.
It was a great privilege to have guests all the way from Canada and there will always be a welcome for you and your family here at either Primrose or Blackberry cottage.

29 Aug 2013


"Great place!"

We were made very welcome by Allison ,who not only helped us with a great welcome pack and local information , but also with local tips for our Irish family search.The house was extremely comfortable … More

It was a real privilege to have visitors from Australia and to be able to help trace family roots locally was a pleasure. The majority of help came from our local publican who is very enthusiastic and knows everyone !
I would like to thank you for persevering with leaving a review after much practical difficulty. We are so pleased that you liked our cottage - our aim is to deliver a high standard in every way.
We hope to welcome more visitors from across the miles and perhaps you will make another world trip and you will always have a warm welcome from us !

18 Jul 2013


"Exceptional country cottage"

The cottage was exceptionally clean. The air is clean, the rental property beautiful, the surrounding villages extremely picturesque, and the lake (about 10-15 minutes drive) is beautiful. This is a great place to relax!! Alison stocked the fridge with supplies (beyond the welcome pack - which is free) on a very reasonable for-purchase basis. This makes for a very easy first night. We rated this place and the service 10 out of 10. I recommend using a GPS to find it especially if you plan to arrive in the night.

Thank you so much for your positive review ! We aim to please without being intrusive, and are delighted that you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the area and felt comfortable in Primrose Cottage. It was lovely and an honour, to receive yet more guests from the USA and we look forward to welcoming you again at any time in the future.

14 Jul 2013


"Perfect Home for our Irish Adventure"

The cottage was perfect for our family of 6. Space size, number of bathrooms, and location was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted a center location to use as a base and take day trips from - this met our needs exactly. We wanted a quiet location so that we could walk, run, and take hikes - this location was very rural and peaceful on a one lane country road with views of the Lough Dreg and pastures in the hills. Wireless Internet worked great! Pubs in the small villages were everywhere! I am glad we only spent one day in Dublin and spent the rest here. Our host and her family were excellent. Any question we had with the cottage, resturants, and the area were answered quickly.. We had a welcome package waiting for us at the cottage so there wasn't a need to run over to the grocery immediately after our long flight - this was a welcome relief. Our host also arranged for a local canoe trip for our two younger family members in the Lough Derg that went to a Castle Ruin - it was the highlight of their trip. We will recommend to our friends.

Thank you for the lovely review from our first guests in Primrose Cottage ! It was exciting for us to have visitors from USA and we are delighted that you found the cottage well positioned for exploring and comfortable to return to at the end of the day.
We would love to welcome you back anytime !

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