High Nelly Cottage

Clough near Abbeyleix, County Laois (Ref. 923044)


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

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.



Ground Floor

  • Open plan living area with...
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Utility
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC

First Floor

  • One mezzanine double bedroom
  • One mezzanine twin bedroom


  • Electric radiators with electric stove
  • Multi-fuel range
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • TV with Saorview
  • WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for range included in rent
  • Bed linen & towels included in rent
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking


  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Shop 4.5 miles
  • Pub 2 mins walk


  • Sloping ceilings in bedrooms with limited headroom.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute

About the location


Durrow 6 miles; Castlecomer 11 miles; Ballyragget 11 miles.

Driving times:

  • Waterford Airport – 66 miles, 1 hr 24 mins
  • Rosslare ferry – 81.7 miles, 2 hrs 5 mins


  • Nearest Shop; 4.5 miles
  • Nearest Pub; 2 mins walk
  • Nearest Town; Rathdowney, 4.5 miles

On the doorstep:

  • River Nore - Indulge in a spot of angling for a relaxing afternoon
  • Dunmore Cave - A limestone cave situated in Ballyfoyle, County Kilkenny

Day trip:

  • Rock of Cashel – St. Patrick’s Rock, or the Cashel of Kings can be found in County Tipperary
  • Waterford - Home of Waterford Crystal, and the Waterford Crystal Factory Visitor Centre