Fitzpatricks Cottage

Clough near Ballacolla, County Laois (Ref. 929821)


  • 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

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.



Ground floor

  • One king-size double bedroom
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin & WC
  • Utility
  • Open plan living area with…
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area with solid fuel stove


  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV with basic Sky
  • Selection of books
  • Fuel & 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 & towels inc. in rent
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking


  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front gravelled area with furniture
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 8 mins walk


  • This property is a 5 minute walk from Ref. 929822, 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