Geoghegans Cottage

Clough near Ballacolla, County Laois (Ref. 929822)


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV

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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.



Ground floor

  • One four poster double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with…
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area with solid fuel stove


  • Electric storage heaters with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Small box freezer
  • Washing machine
  • TV with basic Sky & DVD
  • Selection of books, games & DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent March – October
  • €25 supplement charged Nov - Feb inclusive
  • Starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Front gravel yard with furniture
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 10 mins walk


  • This property is a 5 minute walk from Ref. 929821, together they sleep 6

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


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

Driving times:

  • Galway Airport - 84.2 miles; 1 hr 47 mins
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry – 83.7 miles; 1 hr 40 mins


  • Nearest shop; Ballacolla, 4 miles
  • Nearest pub; 2 miles
  • Nearest town; Roscrea, 15 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Roscrea Castle – Take a tour around this historical stone castle and gardens, parts of which date back to the 1280s.
  • Portumna Castle and Gardens - 17th Century fortified house

Day trip:

  • Kilkenny - For an interesting day out, a visit to Kilkenny castle is essential
  • Galway City - Lively city with great restaurants and bars