The house is situated on 1 acre, overlooking the spectacular Bride Valley, about 5 km outside the delightful heritage town of Lismore. From the front of the house you have a magnificent view for more than 30 km over the Bride Valley into Co. Cork .
From the living room you can see the undulating hills beyond which lies the Irish Sea. The hills encompass forest and meadow which are separated by small trees and shrubs. Nestled among those trees is a small church which only opens on Christmas Eve. To the West is the River Bride which feeds into the beautiful River Blackwater.
There is an Irish song with the title "Forty Shades Of Green". This song comes immediately to mind when you admire the view. The dark green leaves on the trees, in combination with the numerous different shades of the green meadows make you wonder if every farmer in the area was allowed to use his own shade. The sun arrives at the front of the house around 10 o'clock in the morning and the beautiful Irish sunsets are best enjoyed from the sunroom.
Lismore’s landmark has to be the impressive Lismore Castle home to the Duke of Devonshire and family. Part of the gardens are open to the public and can be visited in season. The town itself is vibrant and friendly with a good array of shops, nice pubs and restaurants, and a heritage centre. Lismore is located right on the River Blackwater.
Disponible para huéspedes
All of the house and surrounding land.
Atención a los huéspedes
The house is available on the basis of self catering. You will be given the key of the house during a meet-and-greet at your arrival. A care taker is available in case of emergencies. Well documented instructions are available for the appliances in the house and for sightseeing and excursions.
Otros aspectos destacables
Counties Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, and Carlow make up the area which is known as Ireland's "Sunny Southeast". Experience a wonderful holiday you’ll never forget with the sunniest climate in Ireland, unique heritage, and a scenic landscape that is a natural playground for an activity based holiday.
Lismore’s grand castle and cathedral remind visitors that this charming little town was once a thriving monastic center. Seated at the banks of the Blackwater River, the stunning Lismore Castle supports a booming tourist business. The town is also worth a visit for its beautiful walks and proximity to the hiking trails of Co. Tipperary’s Knockmealdown Mountains.
All this history and beauty makes Lismore a great travel destination, so it’s no wonder the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing is held here in early June. It is definitely worth checking out (contact the Heritage Center for details).
The Vee road represents a spectacular scenic route to reach Lismore from Clogheen; its many roadside “viewpoints” are popular for a reason.
The following activities are within 30 minutes from the house: 4 golf courses, horseback riding, walking, Irish Sea with beautiful beaches, Knockmealdown Mountains, the towns of Fermoy, Youghal and Dungarvan. Every year during the last weekend of May Lismore Castle will host the annual music festival with an opera at the Castle's gardens.
Use the house as it was your own.
Electricity will be charged at the end of your stay, based on the meter readings done by the care taker and yourself. Charges per unit will be based on most current electricity bill.