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Fraoch Cottage

Garrykennedy, County Tipperary (Ref. 1108127)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, DVD player
  • Heat and electricity by meter reading payable by guests on departure
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Open front, side and rear Garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub and restaurant 1.3 miles
  • Please note: This property does not accept groups of workers/tradespeople
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am.

The property

Garrykennedy 1.7 miles.

Fraoch Cottage is a delightful abode nestled off the Lough Derg Way, on the eastern shores of Lough Derg, County Tipperary.

Accessed by a sweeping driveway, surrounded by grassland, this cottage is home to a spacious lawned garden with trees and shrubs.

The interior of the cottage is both spacious and welcoming, decorated throughout with pine furnishings, wool carpets and rugs, it provides an inviting sanctuary to return to after a day of exploring.

Look forward to relaxing in the sitting room, appointed with a comfortable sofa, woodburning stove and TV with DVD player and access to French and German TV channels, ideal for a movie night.

Carry the conversation into the kitchen, where you can rustle up a home-cooked dish with assistance from the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, as well as a coffee machine.

After dinner, load up the dishwasher and head to the utility room to pop your muddy clothes on spin.

When the weather is in your favour, enjoy a drink in the spacious garden.

Your new holiday home benefits from its own private harbour and access to the lakeshore, which offers excellent fishing opportunities for keen anglers and idyllic walks for nature lovers.

The bedrooms at this peaceful retreat include a double and two twins, each neutrally presented and offering ample storage for your personal belongings.

Completing the interior is the bathroom and shower room, so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

Whilst staying in the area, take advantage of the gorgeous surroundings of Castlelough Forest, which is just a short drive away and offers a wide variety of scenic walking routes.

Nearby, Garrykennedy is home to the fascinating remains of a medieval castle which is set along the harbour, as well as the award-winning restaurant and bar of Larkin’s, with traditional music on selected nights during the season, and the popular pub of Ciss Ryan's public house.

Next stop is Portroe, where you can fill up on necessities at the well-stocked convenience store.

The fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts in your party will love having Fraoch Cottage as a holiday base, with excellent angling and watersports opportunities right on your doorstep.

Additionally, kayaking and canoeing are available at Killaloe, as well as a tennis club and an array of riverside restaurants.

Explore the Birr Castle Gardens, which feature rare trees and a science centre with a 19th-century telescope, or the busy city of Limerick, where you'll find the former custom house of The Hunt Museum which has a private collection of artefacts.

You should also take some time to see the Burren, Rock of Cashel, Bunratty Castle, Galway and the picturesque Holy Island.

Offering peace and tranquillity, Fraoch Cottage is a relaxing base, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €200.

About the location


Portroe 0.9 miles; Nenagh 7.6 miles; Dromineer 8.7 miles; Limerick 22.3 miles

Garrykennedy is a picturesque townland and harbour on the eastern shore of Lough Derg, County Tipperary. The historic town is known for the ruins of Garrykennedy Castle Harbour, built in the 15th century, and is a popular spot for tourists to park their boats and explore the scenic area with a playground, contemporary harbour, and multiple barbecue spots. Renowned for its traditional food, and live music on selected nights during the season, you can dine at the award-winning Larkins restaurant, followed by a drink at Ciss Ryan's pub, and the convenience store in Portroe just south of Garrykennedy provides the self-catering essentials. The town of Nenagh is within easy reach where you can further attractions and amenities such as Nenagh Castle, Nenagh Heritage Centre, a cinema, and supermarkets. Further along the shores of Lough Derg rests Dromineer where you can spend the day at Aqua Splash waterpark (open in the summer months), visit Dromineer Castle, and book a boat tour of the Lough, whilst Killaloe is further south for more water activities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season