Hogans Irish Cottages rating
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
12 Customer Review(s)
“We loved High Nelly cottage- it is a real gem.”
So much character! The children loved sleeping in the mezzanine.
So much character! The children loved sleeping in the mezzanine. It is charming, comfortable and cosy and a great base for exploring the area. We hope to stay again.- Julie, July 2020
“Lovely cosy cottage.”
Only problem we had was that the electric shower was only Luke warm and really needs replacing. We enjoyed our stay and will recommend.- Tim, December 2019
“As we visited in November it was cold, so we used the old range for heat.”
You need to buy coal and it requires attention to keep alight. This was fine for us but might not be to everyone's liking . In general it was a lovely cottage .- Rosemary, November 2019
“The tranquillity of the cottage was second to none.”
A week of pure relaxation in a wonderful setting. A real gem of a find. The balance of old and quirky with a few modern touches such as Wi-Fi so you could stay in touch with the modern world. Limerick, Cork, and Dublin all withn a couple of hours drive easily. Kilkenny closer and highly recommended. Nearest shop 10 minutes drive and a pub literally on the doorstep. Ideal for 4 people, plenty of spaces, just watch your head when you go to bed. Only slight ask would be an addition of a toaster as facilities on the stove to make toast were as slow and relaxed as the Irish way of life.- Tracey, August 2019
“A fantastic cottage - a step back in time but with modern facilities- great ambience- highly recommended- well done Louise!”
Lots of little touches in decor !- Richard, June 2019
“Lovely old character cottage which we enjoyed.”
Didn't expect luxury and that wasn't what we were looking for, however the bathroom needs attention. We would happily have paid more for the cottage if a basic, hygienic shower cubicle was fitted instead of standing on disgusting rubber matting. A shower cubicle would not detract from the character of the cottage. This should also be made clear to customers before booking! A ripped sofa hidden by a throw also says unloved, not character however this didn't really bother us. Beautifully peacefull place which we would love to come back to but not with that bathroom.- Jacqueline, April 2019
“I have contacted the owner directly about the teething issues that occurred.”
I'm assuming that they will be resolved. The cottage is beautiful. The refurbishment and rebuild of the cottage is stunning. Although some facilities should or could be a little more modern. The rustic experience was all part and parcel of the holiday itself. I'm hoping to visit Ireland again and wouldn't hesitate to book this cottage again, if the lady who owns this cottage would be happy to have us. The area is fantastic for reaching most places including Dublin and Wexford.- Aileen, August 2018
“I really enjoyed our stay in High nelly cottage .”
its exactly as it is listed its old, fabulous looking, clean and very quirky We had a lovely time there and enjoyed the beautiful quiet surroundings of clough. There are no shops in clough so you will need to head into the nearest towns Ballacolla or Abbeyleix which we didn't mind doing! the local people are very friendly and very welcoming . If you want a quiet releaxing break and something totally different then high nelly cottage is for you. we were delighted also to be able to bring our dog Milly and the local dog up the road came in every day to say good morning to us and of course Milly made a friend too! all in all a lovely holiday and I would recommend High Nelly Cottage if you want to experience a beautiful historic quirky thatch roof cottage thank you Jane Nolan, Dublin (family 2 adults and 2 children and one dog!)- Jane, August 2018
“High Nelly Cottage is beautiful.”
Set in a peaceful tranquil place called Clough, County Laios. You feel that you have stepped back in time. Nothing is too much trouble for the owner, who provides the holiday maker with all the essentials. The surrounding area is beautiful too, with plenty of places of interest. The Villagers are friendly, and you feel that you are part of the Community. Not a speck of litter anywhere. A true paradise.- Wendy, May 2018
“High Nelly Cottage, what can I tell you about it.”
.. We wanted a location central to the West and Dublin as we had trips planned with my Mother to visit family in and around Dublin and we also wanted to head out to Athlone to relocate our family home near Tubberclare. High Nelly in Clogh was the perfect spot with an easy drive to the nearest motorway in one direction and the town of AbbeyLeix in the other. Visit Papa Noni in AbbeyLeix for some nice home cooked Italian food in a simple, clean unpretentious restaurant. All in all the cottage and its location were a delightful place to stay for the week. Something visitors should be aware of is that there are two ways to spell the villages name, Clogh and Clough and the road signs can be a combination of either. A bigger issue which gave us a fun talking point is that there is a second village around 20Km away with the exact same name also spelt both ways. There's also a little white cottage on the corner... So be careful if you rely on your SatNav and haven't read the directions provided... Schoolboy error but gave us some funny memories. The cottage itself is deceivingly large, the pictures don't really do it justice. We were very pleased with almost everything with 2 exceptions. Whilst there was everything you could want in the kitchen a simple toaster would have been appreciated. The biggest thing though that all four of us agreed on was that we loved the rustic charm of the cottage but we all also agreed that the shower could do with been a little LESS rustic. If an extractor fan was installed, a proper shower tray and some sort of screen rather than rubber matting and a slightly mouldy shower curtain it would lift the whole ambience of the bathroom. Sadly we didn't get time to visit the pub which is literally at the end of the garden but we did meet the landlord who was very friendly and chatty. The advert does list WiFi in the facilities, it is a Pay As You Go device for which the owner asks for a minimum 20 euro payment by bank transfer if you use it. All in all 9 out of 10 and we would happily stay there again if the bathroom was addressed. Paul & Tracy, Maura & Elaine (Mum &Sister)- Paul, May 2018
“Beautiful peaceful cottage with an extremely helpful owner.”
Place to be if you want total relaxation. Highly recommend.- Rebekah, April 2017
“High Nelly Cottage is a lovely little thatched cottage that was a warm and comfortable home from home.”
We were able to have our dog with us and there was a friendly local pub a minutes walk from the cottage. We had a wonderful stay in a character cottage and would recommend it.- Susan, June 2016
- Two mezzanine bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
- Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove
- Electric radiators with electric stove
- Multi-fuel range, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Saorview, Fuel, power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Lawned garden with furniture
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 4.5 miles, pub 2 mins walk
- Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms with limited headroom. The cottage is situated right next door to the farm house on a working farm with farm workers, tractors and animals, we have a small, quiet, campsite here too.
This attractive stone-built, thatched cottage is in the quiet hamlet of Clough, 8.5 miles from Abbeyleix in County Laois.
This cottage is full of character, boasting exposed beams while the kitchen features a traditional range, making it an ideal location for people who are looking to escape to another era.
Step into the cottage through the quaint stable door and you are greeted with a cosy open plan living area, perfect for relaxing with the whole family.
Adventurous chefs in the group can fire up the range cooker, whipping up delicious meals while the family gather round the farmhouse style dining table planning the next day’s adventures.
After a busy day of exploring, evenings can be spent curled up in front of the cosy electric stove, enjoying quality time together.
Up the staircase onto the mezzanine level are two bedrooms which overlook the living area, each featuring sloping ceilings and exposed wooden beams adding to the traditional feel of this olde worlde cottage.
Outside, children and pets can play on the lawn, while the grown-ups enjoy a glass of wine or an alfresco lunch in the sunshine.
The local pub is a stone’s throw from the cottage and just a short drive takes you to the town of Rathdowney, with a variety of shops, pubs and other amenities.
At nearby Rathdowney Golf Club you can spend a quiet afternoon escaping from the hustle and bustle, the perfect time to perfect your swing.
Don’t forget to bring your clubs!
The surrounding area is full of interesting days out to suit everyone.
Explore the Heritage Museum in Abbeyleix and find out more about the history of the area, or go for a peaceful wander around the splendid lakes and woodlands of Heywood Gardens.
For a more energetic trek, visit the Slieve Bloom Mountains where there is a walk to suit all levels and reaching the top rewards you with views that go on for miles.
This delightful thatched cottage makes the perfect escape in the quiet Irish countryside.
About the location
ABBEYLEIX, COUNTY LAOIS
Rock of Dunamaise 11 miles; Castlecomer 11 miles; Slieve Blooms 20 miles; Kilkenny 20.5 miles
The town of Abbeyleix lies in the south of County Laois, not far from the border of County Kilkenny. Founded in the 18th century, the town is home to a large range of historical structures, from ancient ringforts, burial grounds and churches, to beautiful estate houses and the town once had a carpet factory, which produced some of the carpets used on the Titanic. The town also offers a number of shops and pubs, including Morrissey's, one of Ireland’s finest and best loved pubs. Heritage House is a heritage centre which provides visitor information and an exhibition on the county's history and local attractions. It also provides guided tours of the museum and runs workshops throughout the year. Original antique carpets and vintage costumes are on display, alongside archaeological and historical artefacts, while the enclosed playground on site has attractive wooden play equipment with a maritime theme, to tie in with the Titanic connection. Abbeyleix is a wonderful base to explore Laois, Kilkenny and the rest of the South East.
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