Geoghegans Cottage

Clough near Ballacolla, County Laois (Ref. 929822)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV


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  • Margaret

    “To complete the Irish passenger locator form you need a postcode for the property.”

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    - Margaret, September 2021

The property

In a rural position, this detached stone-built cottage is near the hamlet of Clough, four miles from Ballacolla in County Laois.

This charming cottage is in quiet surroundings and has been awarded the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard as it offers a romantic retreat for couples with its lovingly furnished traditional rooms.

You will find features such as an impressive fireplace and a half door which add to the character, sitting alongside the modern conveniences you have come to expect.

The open plan living area is kept warm and cosy by a solid fuel stove which makes enjoying meals in the dining area which have been prepared in the well-equipped kitchen even more special.

In the evenings you can then retire to the comfortable sitting area and discuss your plans for the days ahead.

For a little touch of luxury the double bedroom boasts a four poster bed to give you a peaceful nights rest.

On sunny days, why not take your breakfast outside to the suntrap gravel yard with furniture?

Ballacolla has all the amenities you will need during your stay including a shop and a pub.

It also has easy access to the motorway which will take you to Cork and Limerick which makes it a fantastic touring base with a number of attractions to keep you entertained.

There are walks and fishing available at Granstown Woods, golfing at Rathdowney and you can spend a relaxed day in Kilkenny visiting the castle and shops.

A little further afield are the delights of the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle.

From this cottage it is even possible to have a day trip to the capital city of Dublin where you can visit the many tourist attractions including Temple Bar, the Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College.

With so much on offer, this cottage is a delight at any time of year.


  • All ground floor
  • One four poster double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small box freezer, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent March – October, €25 supplement charged Nov - Feb inclusive
  • Starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front gravel yard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 10 mins walk

About the location


Abbeyleix 6 miles; Roscrea 16 miles; Kilkenny 21 miles.

The village of Ballacolla lies in the heart of Ireland in County Laois between the towns of Abbeyleix and Roscrea. The village provides a wonderful base for anyone wishing to explore this region of Ireland with superb access to the motorways. This rural village is home to a local shop and pub and is surrounded by rolling green countryside. Just a short drive away is Granstown Woods and Lough, a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Other nearby attractions include the National Ploughing Championship held in different locations within County Laois in September, the excellent golf course at Rathdowney and the scarecrow festival held on the August bank holiday weekend in Durrow village. From Ballacolla, many popular destinations and attractions are within easy reach including the medieval city of Kilkenny, the Rock of Cashel, Lough Derg and the east coast beaches of Wexford and Waterford. A truly wonderful place to explore Ireland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas