Fitzpatricks Cottage

Clough near Ballacolla, County Laois (Ref. 929821)



Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mina

    “Lovely welcome from Mags with helpful hints on what to do and where to go.”

    Roaring fire and snacks and wine left for us to enjoy on arrival. Would have been helpful to know that the last 10mins is on tiny roads and that there is no Wi-fi and only poor mobile signal (all okay, but we would have prepared better).

    Roaring fire and snacks and wine left for us to enjoy on arrival. Would have been helpful to know that the last 10mins is on tiny roads and that there is no Wi-fi and only poor mobile signal (all okay, but we would have prepared better).

    - Mina, October 2019


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with basic Sky, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent April – Oct inclusive, €25 supplement charged Nov-March inclusive payable directly to owner
  • Starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front gravelled area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 8 mins walk.

The property

This charming, detached thatched cottage is set amongst the countryside, 4 miles from Ballacolla in the hamlet of Clough in County Laois.

The cottage has been decorated and furnished with care and attention and as such has been awarded the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard rating.

This is a fantastic base for couples or a group of friends looking to stay in a traditional cottage which is full of character.

With two double bedrooms you are sure of a good night’s sleep and one of the rooms has an en-suite shower room, giving you that little bit more space when getting ready in the mornings.

The heart of the cottage is the open plan living area which has a feature fireplace with a solid fuel stove to keep the cold at bay in the evenings.

This room is made up of a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a comfortable sitting area.

Outside there is a gravelled area with furniture which is a lovely spot to sit with your morning cup of tea and enjoy being surrounded by the green fields and pretty Irish countryside with many walks and cycle routes waiting to be discovered.

Nearby is Clough where you will find your closest pub and Ballacolla is further on with a shop so you can stock up on supplies and a pub.

Within a ten minute drive you will find yourselves in Granstown Woods, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with a lake where fishing is available and there is a lovely looped walk around the woods.

For golfers, a trip to Rathdowney is a must for a relaxing round.

This is a fantastic base with easy access to the main motorways heading towards Cork and Limerick and you are even closer to Kilkenny, just a 35 minute drive away, where you can visit Kilkenny Castle, roam the cobbled streets and peruse the stylish boutiques.

There are also great opportunities to have days out to visit The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Lough Derg.

With so much on offer to cater for everyone at all times of the year, this is an ideal cottage.

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