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Troba llocs on allotjar-te a Birr a través d'Airbnb

Troba llocs on allotjar-te a Birr a través d'Airbnb

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Allotjaments a Birr

Allotjaments a Birr
Ivynook cottage in a small quiet .Georgian heritage town, where you find everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Beautiful castle & gardens,parks, playground, shops, leisure centre and within 10k of mountains, bogs and rivers. Fishing, outdoor pursuit center, equestrian center all within 3km. Two small dogs who sleep in kitchen.Special offers for longer term stays. PLEASE NOTE: this is room only and breakfast is not provided. Tea/coffee and snacks are provided and a small fridge in room.
With my brood having flown the nest I have an extra room and enjoy meeting people from all over the world and being an airbnb user myself would love to extend a warm welcome to visitors. There is a large garden and the area is very quiet away from noisy traffic but yet only 5 minutes walk to town center, shops and restaurants. There is a daily bus service to Dublin and Limerick and access to train station by bus. The town is small but has everything you need including leisure center, shops, organic shop, farmers market once a week, beautiful castle gardens and parks, and a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars.PLEASE NOTE THIS OS ROOM ONLY. BREAKFAST IS NOT PROVIDED. tea/coffee, snacks and fridge in room.
Birr is a very beautiful Georgian town with many fine examples of Georgian architecture. It is a quiet town with a population of 4.5k and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, bogs, rivers and mountains. Horse-riding, mountain biking, kayaking and swimming can also be accessed locally. There is a vibrant nightlife at weekends with live music in many bars. We have a variety of restaurants and take aways including traditional Irish & European, Chinese, Indian, tapas, pizza, fish & chips, There are two beautiful town parks beside the river, ideal for a picnic or a dip in the 'cold'water! Also a beautiful childrens playground in centre of town and a skate park for the more adventurous. The annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival takes place in the town in the first week of August. The festival includes a variety of events over the week long period including the vintage parade, period markets, music & theatre, art workshops, treasure hunts, bar entertainent nightly with live music, charades and quiz nights. Something for all ages. The Irish Game and Country Fair takes place in Birr Castle at the end of August and provides a huge range of entertaining and educational activities, displays and attractions over the weekend. Birr Theatre and Arts Centre is five minutes walk and hosts many plays, shows, concerts and film nights.
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Private room


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Casa


Capacitat

4


Dormitoris

1

Birr, Offaly, Irlanda

Guests have their own private apartment on the middle floor of this beautiful building.\ Absolutely PERFECT for tourists or a group attending a wedding in birr. This is a clean and warm simple apartment, with a great location. We will do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Any special requests please do let us know Extra beds may also be available upon request in advance we would be happy to meet all requests
We are located directly adjacent to Birr Castle Entrance, and within a 30 second walk to the town square.
My favourite place to eat is a hidden gem, It is called Cristianos Pizzeria and is only a few minutes walk from the apartment. There is also a nice cafe in the Birr castle grounds which is located on our street, and of course The White House in Roscrea serves the best Irish Stew in Ireland and it is only 15 minutes drive!
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Casa/pis sencers


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Pis


Capacitat

4


Dormitoris

1

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

This cozy, characterful and professionally designed house is set in the heart of the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr.
Accommodation includes two generously sized bedrooms, one en-suite, two other bathrooms, an open plan living, kitchen and dining area, and a separate laundry area. Furnishings include both contemporary style and antiques . A sweet little terrace complete with a bistro set complete the picture.
Safe and friendly with lots of shops, restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk. The property is seconds from beautiful Birr castle, and a short drive to the shannonside villages of Banagher and Shannon Harbour, the majestic Slieve Bloom mountains, and the stunning Lough Boora Parklands . Birr Equestrian center and Golf and tennis clubs are very local...
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Casa/pis sencers


Tipus de propietat

Casa unifamiliar


Capacitat

7


Dormitoris

2

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

WALKERS, WEDDINGS, BIRR CASTLE, FISHING, SLIEVE BLOOM, LOUGH BOORA Welcome to our home, which we share with our golden retriever Rocko. Our home is a 5 bedroom house only 5 minutes walk from the historic Birr town centre including Birr Castle, Birr Theatre, cafes and shops 10 min walk to County Arms Hotel Local taxis €5 per drop in town, numbers available on request A second en-suite room is available in this property: https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/23543937?location=Birr%2C%20Offaly&s=b-otZlmP
A friendly atmosphere, you will always be made welcome. Many sites around including the river Shannon, Kinnitty mountains, Lough Boora, Lakelands and Inland Waterway to name just a few. If you like to fish, then Angling in the nearby Brosna River is also an option. Galway, Dublin and Shannon all around one and a half hours drive away.
Birr is a beautiful georgian town in the middle of Ireland mostly known for Birr Castle which houses the largest telescope. The town has a beautiful theatre, lots of coffee shops and bars for your evening entertainment. Easy access to Slieve Bloom, Lough Boora, Kinnitty Castle, Terryglass, Clonmacnoise, Banagher, Portumna Forest Park
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Private room


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Casa


Capacitat

2


Dormitoris

1

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

Located in the heart of Birr town, this fabulous penthouse apartment offers an undisputed breathtaking view of the Birr castle and skyline. The location could not be better for visiting Birr’s museums, pubs, restaurants and scenery. It is located on the 3rd floor of a secure building with top of the range electronic keypad access for peace of mind.
Equipped with a -Fully kitted kitchen. - 70” smart tv with Netflix, YouTube, etc. - Fast reliable WiFi - King size bed with feather filled pillows and duvet - Designated make up desk with lights, mirror, etc - Sofa bed - Dining table for 4 - USB bed side phone Charger - Controllable central heating - Spacious bathroom with large electric power shower
The neighborhood is extremely safe and quiet although located in the town center.
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Casa/pis sencers


Tipus de propietat

Loft


Capacitat

4


Dormitoris

0

Birr, Co. Offaly, Irlanda

Enjoy this cute and cozy 3 bed 2 bath house in the very center of Birr town. Pubs, restaurants, theater, Cafe's and shops a few steps away. Birr Castle is a 4 minute walk, Emmet Square is a 2 minute walk. Great for families or weekender fun trips as well as bridal groups. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Lovely back yard to relax in. Lots to do and see in Birr and it's surrounds Very clean and well maintained 2 Night Min 3 Night Min for bank holiday weekends
SUPER CUTE AND COZY HOUSE. FULL HOUSE. KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY FACILITIES. BRIGHT AND COMFORTABLE. VERY CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED. ALL BEDROOMS BRIGHT AND AIRY. CLOSE TO ALL NIGHTLIFE AND SHOPS. BIRR CASTLE IS A QUICK WALK DOWN THE STREET.
BIRR IS A SMALL BUT LIVELY TOWN IN THE CENTER OF IRELAND. IT IS VERY HISTORIC WITH BIRR CASTLE AND GARDENS TO VISIT. BEAUTIFUL WALKS AND TRAILS THERE. BIRR IS A HERITAGE TOWN WITH LOTS OF HISTORY. BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN HOUSES TO SEE AND PLENTY OF PHOTO OPPS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN YOU. NICE FRIENDLY SHOPPING ON MAIN ST. PLENTY OF BEAUTY SALONS/BARBERS TO CHOOSE FROM. EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS AND DELICIOUS CAFE'S WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE, AND LIVELY FUN PUBS GALORE
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Casa/pis sencers


Tipus de propietat

Casa


Capacitat

6


Dormitoris

3

County Offaly, County Offaly, Irlanda

Gurteen House is set on a farmland in the heart of the Irish countryside between Portumna and Birr. Peace & quiet is guaranteed, away from the hustle & bustle. You can sit back, relax & take in the country air or take advantage of one or two of our avenues for a stroll. We are 5 minutes walk from our local village of Rathcabbin which has a local country pub & shop. We have 2 rooms available. A light breakfast is included which contains Bread, Cereals, Fruit, Yogurt, Orange Juice, Tea, Coffee.
This room is spacious with a desk & garden view & shares a bathroom/shower on the first floor. The bedroom is located on the second floor. Wifi is available throughout the house. Tea/coffee making facilities are available in the bedroom and guest living room.
Rathcabbin village is a short stroll away from our entrance gate. This is a typical Irish village which contains a bar, shop and a church. Our closest town is Birr, located 10km to the east. Birr promotes its Georgian heritage as a designated Irish heritage town. The town is known for Birr castle and its gardens. The annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival takes place in the town in August. The festival includes a variety of events over the week long period including the vintage parade, period markets, music & theatre. The Irish Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place in September from the grounds at Birr Castle. The Irish Game and Country Fair takes place in Birr Castle at the end of August and provides a huge range of entertaining and educational activities, displays and attractions over the weekend. Birr Theatre and Arts Centre is an important cultural and social amenity for the town and has hosted such acts as Mundy, Jack L, Pat Short, Des Bishop and many local and national theatre groups. More information can be found here: (URL HIDDEN) Portumna is situated 15km to our west, in County Galway. In July the Portumna Dancing Festival runs for three days with headliners MIke Denver, Jimmy Buckley and Big Generator. The Shorelines Arts Festival takes place in late September, a showcase of local, national, and international talent which takes place over four days. Portumna Forest Park spans almost 1,500 acres and has several walking tralis through the woods and along the lakeside. There are also bike friendly trails running throughout the forest.
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Private room


Tipus de propietat

Allotjament agrícola


Capacitat

2


Dormitoris

1

Rathcabban, County Tipperary, Irlanda

In the heart of Birr (a Georgian Heritage town) close to everything. For one or two people, this little studio & gallery is a lovely place to stay overnight, or for longer. With its own entrance from the street, it is set in a 'magical', tranquil courtyard garden. Delightful, relaxing accommodation, Ideal for those who enjoy its quirky, arty qualities and traditional Irish touches. A healthy, gourmet breakfast is included. Please read on!
This is a working artist's studio, a charming local arts hub, open to the public occasionally for exhibitions & art classes, film screenings and poetry readings. In between all this it offers unusual, well-priced Bed and Breakfast accommodation, seasonally. Available as semi-self-catering (with breakfasts) or full self-catering for visitors using it as a base for touring the 'Middle Kingdom' region of Ireland. Perfect too, for writers and artists, who need a few days break away from routines to complete current works. The accommodation is suitable for a solo or a duo: the options can be set up for two single divans or as one double divan. Excellent cafés and some good restaurants are nearby, and of course the main attraction, Birr Castle Demesne & Historic Science Centre. (Our studio is a very short stroll from the entrance and visitors staying here can avail of a €2 discount per entry ticket). In 2000, Tin Jug Studio was the first gallery to open in County Offaly. Now open during local arts festivals for exhibitions, film screenings, poetry readings, art workshops, arts meetings and musical soirees. Writers have also found it ideal for the inspiration of new work, or putting the finishing touches to a soon-to-be-published novel. Others in the spheres of art have stayed too: musicians, dancers, actors. And people from the States, Canada, Germany, France, England, Italy, New Zealand, South America and many Irish! Please read on for the essential details and options: * The accommodation is upstairs and has comfy, adaptable divans (not full beds). There is a tiny kitchen space with cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. Coffee and teas are provided, as well as a basic amount of glasswear, crockery and cutlery, pots and pans. * A small shower-bathroom/loo (with towels, shampoos etc provided). * A tiny balcony for sunny sitting. * Breakfasts for those choosing semi-self-catering, are served downstairs in the gallery. With seating upon the antique Irish settle bed and antique chairs. (This overlooks the courtyard garden.) * CD player and radio. * Available for single nights, A TWO NIGHT STAY is preferred, and the nightly price is discounted for 3 or more nights (up to 7 nights.) NOTE - Nota Bene! The Sleeping Arrangements: * The beds are divans - adaptable platforms with comfy, foam mattresses. These are narrower than the standard single beds at 2 foot wide (600mm) x 6 foot long. The set-up options are for two, separate, single divans, or confirgured as a double (4 foot x 6 foot). Hence the very reasonable price to stay! The bedding of duvets and pillows (feather and foam) with freshly laundered sheets and towels are of course provided. There are extra blankets too. * Whether staying one night or more, visitors are entitled to a €2 discount on the entry ticket to the demesne. (Note: this is entry to the gardens and Historic Science Centre. The castle, being a home, is only open for short periods with a guided tour that must be booked ahead. It is worth extending a stay in town to experience more of the area - making sure to take in The Famous & Notables of Birr Trail, created by two Birr artists as well as trips to bogs or further for boat tours. * As this is a working arts studio, visitors need to be aware there are rather arty elements as part of the unique experience of staying here, from the big, papier maché fish suspended from the ceiling; art materials and publications, with paintings, photographs and wood carvings on show too. Visitors may of course use the art materials for sketching and painting. * Breakfast Options - 'High Breakfast' or 'Low Breakfast': Breakfasts are served in the gallery from 9.15am, to bring in fresh bread from the bakery. However, prior arrangements can be made to leave in cereals, milk and more to make a good, earlier repast possible. * Included in the price as offered, is the Tin Jug Studio breakfast, greatly complimented by those who have stayed and loved it: A delicious and attractively presented Breakfast Basket includes a healthy repast with local and largely organic foods. Please note that dietry options are also happily catered for. - 'Low breakfast' is something new on offer and for which please request an Airbnb 'Special Offer' discounted price. This is simply pared down to fresh fruit juice and fresh croissants (or wholewheat seeded bread, or scones) from the local bakery. There are of course plenty of award-winning cafés close by such as Nutmeg, Emma's, The Red Apple and The Loft for 'yummy' breakfasts with cappucinos. - A cooked course is also possible, at extra cost for one-night stays, or free with two to three-night stays and more. * The arts studio is entered by a separate entrance from the street. Once inside, it is mostly very quiet - some noise in the daytime from the yard over the wall, and some traffic noise. Usually very quiet at night. Being in the 'Centre of the Universe', Birr is a lovely heritage town in the heart of the country. It is at the confluence of routes from North to South, East to West and was once within the ancient fifth province of Mide. It is where the Cain Adamhnán - The Law of The Innocents was enacted well over 1300 years ago, when bishops and noblemen travelled to meet in Biorra to enact this remarkable law. There is so much to see and enjoy, which is not always well-promoted and is thus only well appreciated from experience. Yes, there are mountains for glorious un-touristy walks - soon cycling too - and this being the monastic Midlands there are places sacred to tread and marvel at, which once drew peole from all over Europe to study with the scholastic monks. Great river and lough trips give another flavour to visiting our 'boggy centre', where plains of healing herbs for grazing animals in Summer, and where migratory birds come to the Callows when the landscape changes to flood-lakes in the Winter. Brendan House and Tin Jug Studio as a special place to stay whilst visiting all in and around the town, and for further explorations in the region and beyond. Our home and arts studio are a mere five minute walk from the main attraction, Birr Castle Demesne and Historic Science Centre. It astounds visitors to hear of the Parsons' family remarkable achievements and international impacts in astronomy, engineering and much more - all beginning in little Birr. Look up I-LOFAR for the latest news on Birr's role in monitoring the sun. But you may find your own ancestral or cultural connections to this town too. With its astoundingly significant histories and its people of present and past eras, who have made their own marks locally, nationally and internationally. There are a number of terrific arts festivals in Birr, aspects of which are largely centred within the Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. Seek out their website and Facebook page for upcoming events, performances, screenings, workshops etc. so perhaps time your visit for one of them. Tin Jug Studio may also be holding events or have artist-involvement during some of these festivals, but availability will be noted on the calendar. We have taken part in National Drawing Day annually (May) for many years. Art tuition can also be booked, for drawing and painting 'en plein air' with landscape artist Jock Nichol, or still life in the studio, with the resident artist, Rosalind. Our SEASONAL ARTS FESTIVALS: May: Music Festival June: Scripts Playwriting Festival (NOTE: for a week in July & October, we have our Writers' Residencies here.) August: Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival October: OFFline Film Festival November: Hullabaloo Children's Arts Festival * Ask about special offers and options, which may include art tuition, pleasant pampering treats and guided hill walks, trekking on horseback in the hills, music nights at Leap Castle, etc., etc. * Bookable treats - at Tin Jug Studio: Reflexology with Brenda Kelly Abeyta - €50. Superb and immensly relaxing!
Birr is a charming Georgian Heritage town, with the impressive attraction of Birr Castle Gardens and Historic Science Centre. With its fascinating histories from monastic times onwards, it is a town strong in the arts and there are excellent community resources, including a fine theatre, town parks, an excellent leisure centre. There are great small shops, lovely cafés, a few of which serve locally grown and organic foods. They all have fine coffees and some bake their own breads and cakes and daily specials. Nearby, a few good restaurants for dinner - particularly the 'posh' gourmet Sanjay's Kitchen Indian restaurant and Spinners Bistro-Bar, on Castle Street. Pubs? Of course! A small list of recommended imbibing places is available in the rooms - there are assorted music nights, and occasionally there are art exhibitions on show. For very memorable and superb music nights at Leap Castle, enquire about getting advance notice, on the music promoters texting list. Leap Castle is home to the renowned tin whistler Sean Ryan, and is declared as 'Ireland's most haunted castle'. Open for unscary tours! A tranquil riverside walk, starting from the front door, and going into the countryside, woods and up a hill with evocative views is a very pleasant way to amble in peace for an hour or more. The little theatre has a very good seasonal programme - take a look at the Birr Theatre & Arts Centre website for current details and bookings. It is the hub for Birr's arts festivals, some seminars, and art exhibitions. Come by car if you're planning to tour the area and wider region. Head off for walks in the Slieve Blooms (bring good boots and appropriate wear. We have local maps to borrow or we can offer guided walks and picnics.) There's a bike park being created and routed in the mountains, and exciting downhill tracks at the Bike Park at Fairymount Farm - bikes are there for hiring. Also, lovely walking and cycling around Lough Boora and Sculpture Park near Kilcormac. If you must - there a very good course in Birr for 'goffers'. However, golfers prefer the hotels and very posh B&Bs but a non-golfing partner might enjoy a day's art-tuition, with refreshments, at Tin Jug Studio. (Please look at the Brendan House listing and our website for some more detailed information.)
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Private room


Tipus de propietat

Caseta per a convidats


Capacitat

2


Dormitoris

1

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

Allotjaments populars

Allotjaments populars
A beautiful modern double/triple ensuite bedroom with private entrance in a nice quiet rural setting at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains. Close to Kinnity castle, Birr castle, Leap castle, Slieve Bloom mountain bike trails and Lough Boora parklands. Perfect if attending a wedding in beautiful Gloster House.
You will be welcomed with a choice of tea/coffee, hot chocolate or a local liqueur. You can also avail of a choice of breakfast options at an additional cost from our certified organic farm, available on certain days. We source our maple syrup from The Bruce Peninsula, Ontario Canada. Guided farm tours available at an additional cost.
After a day of touring, why not relax in one of the local restaurants or cafes. We are delighted to recommend a number of restaurants and pubs in Birr and the surrounding areas.
Tipus d'habitació

Private room


Tipus de propietat

Casa


Capacitat

3


Dormitoris

1

Fortel, County Offaly, Irlanda

Emmet House offers home from home friendly accommodation. We are located in the centre of Birr town and a 5 min walk from Birr Castle. We offer all fresh home cooked food at breakfast with our meat from our local butcher, our eggs from our farm.
Tipus d'habitació

Private room


Tipus de propietat

Casa unifamiliar


Capacitat

8


Dormitoris

3

Birr, Offaly, Irlanda

Private room4 llits
Home from Home
Preu:€50/nit
52 avaluacions
Superhost
This a 2 bedroom 2 storey apartment overlooking the river camcor from where you can "fly fish". The unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,kitchen and poolroom. It is situated in the quiet countryside alongside farmers doing their daily duties. It is set in the backdrop of a forest with a vibrant wildlife.
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Casa/pis sencers


Tipus de propietat

Pis


Capacitat

4


Dormitoris

2

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

Ideal for 2 single people travelling together, visiting a lovely heritage town at the centre of ‘The Middle Kingdom’ of Ireland. In the heart of town, this Georgian home has a tranquil, country house atmosphere. The elegant Red & Grey Rooms share a bathroom in the guest wing. Luxurious touches include indulgent breakfasts served at a leisurely pace, and evening, fireside liqueurs. Arrive mid-morning and go for explorative dawdles around town and the remarkable castle demesne, nearby.
A charming, calming and relaxing short break for one person or two friends, to take time to immerse themselves in this notable heritage town and surrounding countryside. (Please note that parts of the following are still being formalized/edited/added to, et cetera) ADDED DELIGHTS: 1) For stays of up to four nights, request special rate options when booking. 2) For added choices with Bed and Breakfast at Brendan House, of extra treats and experiences, request an inclusive rate or specific costs of extras which can be selected. (All visitors staying may have a small discount to the entry price to Birr Castle Demesne & Historic Science Centre.) EXTRA OPTIONS - 1) The room rate on offer (as listed) includes a healthy two-course breakfast of fruit plate, cereals and freshly baked breads. For many years visitors staying have loved the full Brendan House breakfast of three courses, selection from the menu, and for one or all mornings, this can be included at a higher special rate (offer sent if requested). 2) One fireside three-course supper, with or without wine. For the options and cost details, please enquire. (However, there are good local cafés and restaurants nearby) 3) ‘Eccentrics Town Tour’ - booking essential. (We will soon be creating A Birr Experience through Airbnb.) 4) Hill/Mountain Guided Walks - Depending on the location and distance of walks with an experience guide, this may be free, or a small charge. Slieve Bloom walks can be followed with maps provided to people who would rather explore alone, or taken with Rosalind or Derek. A good picnic can be provided at extra charge, or grasp provisions before departing! 5) Personal Art Tuition - A relaxing and pleasurable ‘mindfulness through art’ addition to the Birr experience. The host guides the way through easy techniques of ‘mark-making’ on paper, to a still-life artwork. Within two to two-and-a-half hours in the hosts’ art studio (Tin Jug Studio) these mind= and body-relaxing classes offer gentle encouragement, guidance on composition, learning observation and awareness of light and shade as well as some pleasant chat. With background music, scented space and most importantly, midway refreshments, these classes are good time for wallowing in a little creativity. They are ideal for complete beginners too. 6) Spa Treatments - Booking ahead is essential! For a superb massage in Lusmagh, reflexology in Clonfert, or facials, etc. in Birr.....(Please enquire) 7) Yoga and Meditation - Various options locally ..... Et Cetera..... Whether coming to attend a festival event, or going to the theatre for a play or music, or for a day’s walking or cycling in the Slieve Blooms; there is the essential inspirational visit to Birr Castle Demesne. Visitors staying here have a discounted entry and strolling around the gardens, eases frayed minds from busy times, And the Historic Science Centre astonishes. For those who need shopping, there are good places for gifts and fine clothing, as well as many good cafés for eating and pubs for imbibing, so Birr is well worth taking time to linger longer in. This B&B has been open for around 18 years and over those years, Irish and multi-national tourists, writers, poets, playwrights, storytellers and musicians, mountaineers and more have stayed at Brendan House (or 'The Flag House' as it has been nicknamed). All have greatly enjoyed their visits. Here is serenity behind the front door, though within short paces from the centre of happenings in this historic town. Lots of lovely touches in this arty home: antiques and art with stories; books on myriad topics; spring water and chocolate in the rooms and a silver tray in the tented corridor for making cups of herbal or oriental tea, at any time. Sit in a wing chair by the drawing room fire for the welcoming drink. Glossy magazines on architecture, design, art and country sports and a few board games too, from chess to Scrabble. No television but free WiFi, and a good selection of DVDs from blockbusters to some foreign and art films. In the morning, no need to rush to get dressed for the dining room. Dress up in one of the vintage dressing gowns and Moroccan slippers, for the elegantly presented, simple breakfast is brought to the rooms. It can include wholesome cereals with fresh fruits, local organic milk, fresh croissants or wholewheat bread from the bakery (two minutes from the front door). See below for 'the full Brendan House Breakfast Experience.' On request the night before, the local paper or a national daily paper can also be brought with the breakfast tray. Historical notes: Brendan House or 'The Flag House', is named for the Prayer Flags across its facade. Uncertain of its exact date, it may once have been two 17th century houses which were then converted to one, of Georgian style. As its original, elegant windows pre-date 1815, we can but guess at its venerable age. The original lane was widened around 1817 - no doubt demolishing homes in the process - to give access from the main street and Market Square to then then newly built Catholic Church. (Both the Catholic and Protestant churches are cathedral-like in their presences and architecture.) The part of the street near the church is known as 'Chapel Lane' and the section near Market Square is Saint Brendan Street. Yet there has been no road sign to share the latter name, except for the very brief appearance of a fine cast iron sign around 6 years ago. On old market days, farmers traded on this street, Market Square and up Castle Street. The old pig market (bonmh) is now the centre for Birr Tidy Towns, with its outdoor classroom for children’s ‘growing’ workshops. STAYING - For those who wish to have an overnight but time-extended stay, to explore the Georgian heritage town of Birr, this is an ideal option: Early check-in; late check out. For this 'extended stay' - the brief getaway in Birr, visitors may check in early (from 11am on the arrival day) and check out the next day as late As 4pm, but bags can be left until around 5.30pm. Thus, a booking at Brendan House is more of a two-day, over one-night experience. Choose either the Red Room or the Grey Room. NOTE If two singles wish to come together, please write to request the special rate. . An option to linger longer over The Full Brendan House Breakfast Experience - a three course, much-praised breakfast, anytime from 9.30am up until midday is an additional cost. Mostly made with local, free-range, organic produce, meaty breakfasters might try Paul’s superb sausages, rashers and white pudding with a local farm hen or duck egg. But fish-lovers can try smoked salmon or smoked mackerel with or without a choice of eggs, and vegetarians and vegans will also leave the breakfast table feeling well-filled. Relax, eat, or even snooze afterwards. Afternoon tea upon antique china and linens, by the drawing room fire, can also be booked ahead. Before bed, have a deep, scented bath in the candlelit bathroom. Optional Extras . . . For an extra charge.... 1) Before or after your deep bath by candlelight, a glass of Prosecco or Elderflower Pressé with a gourmet chocolate, made in Birr. 2) The single visitor may prefer a glass of wine, light supper with homemade soup, or pudding and coffee, 3) What can be booked ahead is a wonderful Reflexology treatment in the house, with Brenda Abeyta, a superb reflexologist from Clonfert. Utterly relaxing! 4) We can add in a guided walk into the countryside, by the river and through woodlands or a visit to our local bogs, or a longer walk in the mountains, with or without a picnic. 5) A couple of hours of untaxing art tuition (tailored for beginners) in our art studio. INCLUDED: Brendan House is very close to the main attraction of Birr Castle Demesne. People staying at The Flag House and studio, are entitled to a €2 discount on their entry fee. Visitors can also explore the elegant streetscapes. There are two town trails. Discover the recently artist-created Famous & Notables of Birr Trail and find out about the histories of some of Birr's remarkable people from past eras, who made their impact locally, nationally and internationally. Brendan House or 'The Flag House', is named for the Prayer Flags across its facade. Uncertain of its exact date, it may once have been two 17th century houses which were then converted to one, Georgian style. As its original, elegant windows pre-date 1815, we can but guess at its venerable age. For single visitors there is a choice of two elegant bedrooms: The Grey Room or The Red Room. The Grey Room is more feminine in decoration (though men have enjoyed it too!) with a French style canopy bed and antique fashion prints on the walls. Interesting visitors who have stayed include a noted Australian poet, a renowned Irish Jazz pianist, and an Austrian flautist and composer who plays in concerts around the world. The Red Room has a more baronial style, with an oak bed and furniture, tapestries, period prints, brass rubbings and other artwork. The washhand basin is Moroccan copper. An Everest-summiting, Irish mountaineer stayed in this room, as have various distinguished writers and poets from Ireland and abroad. The two rooms share the bathroom with its antique bath. It was the second bath with running water, installed in Birr in the 19th century, and restored to its bright, original colours when the present owners bought the house. However, when a tranquil 'extended stay' is booked for one person, then only this booking is taken and the bathroom is only for the use of the one overnight visitor. It is only shared if a second visitor books to come with the first. In the evening, visitors are offered a welcoming drink - one of local Wild Food Mary's delicious liqueurs, by the drawing room fireside. In each room there are some of the lovely extra touches provided: apart from the vintage dressing gowns and Moroccan slippers to step into, bottled spring water and good chocolate, tissues and silver clothes brushes, as well as some pencils and paper for sketching or writing. *** No need to get dressed for breakfast! Breakfasts are served at a leisurely pace, brought up to the guest wing from around 9.15am (onwards 'til 11.30ish). For one-night stays in the single rooms, the breakfast offered is the lighter version, of two courses include healthy cereal, local organic milk and organic yoghurt or fruit plate and fresh juice, as well as choice of tea or coffee with a fresh croissant, scone, or delicious wholewheat bread fresh from the bakery. A third course of a cooked breakfast is an option. Not necessarily the usual sausages and rashers but a varied and unusual offering, from fishy to veggie and meat free as well as Vegan. Eggs will always be free range hen, but sometimes duck or quail eggs are available. PLEASE NOTE: There are no televisions but plenty of books, on a very wide variety of topics. If it isn't visible, just ask and we may have a book on a subject that interests you. We have a large collection of DVDs and videos for viewing - from 'Hollywood' to foreign fillms; costume dramas to comedy. *** Whilst the rate-per-room is as shown, it is possible for two single people to request a special rate when bookings are for two people, staying 1, 2 or 3 nights. However, it is an ideal place for the solo traveller and sightseer who would love to have the ultimate in rest and relaxation, or recuperation-time for gathering thoughts; creative time for writing; strolling, sketching or more activity with mountain walks. * REFLEXOLOGY - A treatment-massage of the feet by a superb practitioner of this healing, holistic art, Brenda. She can come to Brendan House with all that's needed, from the reclining chair to her homemade oils. The treatment itself lasts for approximately 50 minutes - with a necessary few questions at the beginning. Cost €55. (Or alternatively, attend her treatment room in Clonfert - cost €40 - and pay a visit to the ancient Clonfert Cathedral, etc. afterwards.) * Hacking on horseback along Slieve Bloom trails. (Check cost ahead at booking time) * A short or longer guided walk in the Slieve Blooms, with a picnic lunch. (€35 - €50) * Experienced walkers may borrow local maps for delightful loop walks, and more. Flask of soup or coffee offered for no extra charge. * An holistic treatment at Salann na Talún, Lusmagh. This is around 12 km from Birr. (There is a lovely bird hide on the way back, for bird watchers to view the migratory flocks on the Callows in Winter.) Whilst there are a number of treatment options for which costs need to be requested, Maureen offers superb massages for approximately €50. To avoid undoing the relaxing experience, we can arrange a taxi to collect and return visitors to Birr. * An excellent spa treatment at Secret Essence - a few paces away from Brendan House, on Main Street. All sorts of delicious facials, heated stone-massages and much more, from nail-work to waxing too! Audrey may need advance booking of at least 10 days to 2 weeks. * Art: Tutorials 'en plein air' with noted landscape artist, Jock Nichol - painting and sketching for a morning/afternoon or full day. Usually in the Slieve Blooms, woodlands in the foothills, or other lovely wild and peaceful locations in the area. (Enquire about his fees...but around 60 euros per day.) Other art tutorials may be possible too.) OTHER POSSIBILITIES....for exploring a wider area of this lovely region . Of ‘THE MIDDLE KINGDOM’ Gardens and houses open to the public, music nights at pubs or at Leap Castle.... Just enquire!
One of many good things about this elegant, fascinating small town is that it has a range of lovely shops, a beautiful theatre, town walks and parks, and is close to the Slieve Blooms for wilder walking. It has a strong arts and science heritage and culture. Around 80% of County Offaly professional artists live in and around Birr in the present day and in the past, there have been many remarkable people associated with Birr. [More to come in this overview, but I hope it encourages visitors to make the trip, as well as to stay. Just send a message to ask questions.)
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Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

4 Bed House. Set on Farm. 1km outside Birr, County Offaly. Rural setting. 2 Bunk Beds for kids. Large private garden. Open fireplace in sitting room. Rayburn range in kitchen.
Birr Vintage Festival is 2-10 August 2019 Birr Castle Telescope is 2km away Lough Boora is 20min by car.
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Casa


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6


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4

County Offaly, County Offaly, Irlanda

Built in 1820, our stately home is the former rectory for Loughkeen Church. Stay with us at Loughkeen and enjoy total tranquility within a unique ambiance and warm, country hospitality. The historic town of Birr with its Castle and world-renowned telescope are less than 10 mins away. Surrounded my rolling green fields, the Slieve Bloom mountains, Lough Boora and various bog walks are all close by, while Lough Derg is 20 minutes away for those who like fishing, sailing and watersports.
We have 3 bedrooms available (including a luxurious four-poster bed!) sleeping a total of 6 people. As the house dates to 1820, there are no ensuites but there is a toilet on the first floor with a shower room on the ground floor. Bursting with character, each room has a personality of its own with many pieces of fine antique furniture, rare memorabilia and delicate trinkets on display. Please bear in mind as the house is around 200 years old, it doesn't quite have the same amount of insulation as modern houses (!) but each bed has an electric blanket so you'll be toasty while you sleep. We have a large array of animal friends living on the grounds with us; 6 Irish draught horses, 5 dogs, 4 breeds of poultry including Jemina the Indian runner duck who thinks she's a hen, 3 guinea pigs (our eco-friendly lawnmowers), a pond full of goldfish and a resident barn owl! Just ask us if you'd like to help feed our feathered friends and help gather the free-range eggs just in time for breakfast!
We are located in the middle of rural Ireland, as such Tim will gladly give tours of the local peat bog Clohaskin. A unique site for native Irish flora and the last glimpse of one of Ireland's vanishing boglands. We are 15 minutes from Leap Castle, the most haunted castle in Ireland where the owner Seán gives lively guided tours. Lough Boora Discovery Park is nearby; a location for all kinds of outdoor activities such as cycling, fishing and bird-watching and walking trails of varying lengths.
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Casa


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6


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3

Carrig, Tipperary, Irlanda

This stylish, contemporary and luxurious double bedroom with en-suite is situated in a calm, tranquil setting just outside the Georgian heritage town of Birr with Birr castle demense and historic science museum. The room comfortably sleeps two adults but there's plenty of space for a cot/camp bed. Guests are offered tea/coffee/hot chocolate on arrival and a nitecap of a local liquor is offered before retiring to bed.
Our house is warm bright and has everything you need to make your stay a memorable one. We really enjoy meeting people and love to hear about their different experiences and stories. Alternatively if someone wishes minimal interaction that's no problem either.
It is in a tranquil countryside setting but yet only a short walk from the town of Birr. Birr is a famous Heritage Georgian town with Birr Castle demense and science museum. The town itself has a fabulous river walk with an outdoor gym and super playground. There's a skateboard park for energetic teenagers! Birr has plenty of great coffee shops. Kinnitty slieve boom mountains are on our doorstep.
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Bed and breakfast


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2


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1

Birr, Offaly, Irlanda

Only 5 minutes drive from Birr town. The Ring Farmhouse is a working Beef farm. For those guests who wish to avail of it John the Farmer/Host will take guests on a tour of the farm answering all questions and for a bit of history there is also a range of old farm horse field machinery on display
A welcoming home with scenic vistas of County Offaly’s lush landscape, guests will enjoy superb hospitality at The Ring Farmhouse. Enjoy spacious bedrooms, tasty breakfasts in the light-filled conservatory and breathtaking walks in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Recommended by Lonely Planet, guests are ideally placed just 2km from the historic town of Birr. Visit Birr Castle and its incredible demesne which includes 1000 different species of trees and shrubs, as well as an historic science centre detailing incredible past achievements. Enjoy great golf, scenic fishing spots on the River Shannon, and the nearby 12th century monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise.
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Private room


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Allotjament agrícola


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2


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1

Ballinree, County Offaly, Irlanda

King sze bed.
Comfortable modern bedrooms Private bathrooms. Private sitting room with TV for guests use. Plenty of parking available. Large safe garden for children to play. Everything for your stay
2 mins from Birr Town and all Birr Town has to offer its visitors. 2 mins and your in the country lots of peace and quiet and plenty of garden and garden furniture. Guests have the advantage of the closeness of Birr Centre and then our home offers the peace and quiet when required. Everything to enjoy your stay.
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Private room


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Bungalou


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2


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1

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

One bedroom townhouse with kitchenette. Cosy and well situated!
The whole place is for your use when you book a stay here
Right in the middle of Birr town with easy access to Bars and Restaurants. Birr Castle and Gardens is a 3 minute walk from the property. Across the road is a park and river walk.
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Casa/pis sencers


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Loft


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2


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1

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

Loft sencer2 llits
The Townhouse Birr
Preu:€89/nit
NOU
1 avaluació
Beautiful presented , Charming holiday cottage in a peaceful setting, two miles away from Birr. A very spacious and exceptionally comfortable bedrooms with an adjoining stunning brand new bathroom. Full fitted modern kitchen. WiFi and smart TV available. Perfect for relaxing holiday. Annagh, is a small town’s land surrounded by gorgeous fields and stunning old mill and river Brosna. Birr is famous worldwide for its historical castle. The town has many pubs and restaurants. Good craic!
we can offer very comfortable two double bedrooms, modern bathroom and modern kitchen. Central heating and real fire!
The house is located in a rural area, there is neighbours both side, a field away. It’s quite area, there is some traffic passing by. Great for a break from the city life.
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Casa rural


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4


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2

Birr, County Tipperary, Irlanda

Gurteen House is set on a farmland in the heart of the Irish countryside between Portumna and Birr. Peace & quiet is guaranteed, away from the hustle & bustle. You can sit back, relax & take in the country air or take advantage of one or two of our avenues for a stroll. We are 5 minutes walk from our local village of Rathcabbin which has a local country pub & shop. We have 2 rooms available. A light breakfast is included which contains Bread, Cereals, Fruit, Yogurt, Orange Juice, Tea, Coffee..
This room is spacious with a desk & front garden view & shares a bathroom/shower on the first floor. The bedroom is located on the second floor & is south westerly facing. Wifi is available throughout the house. Tea/coffee making facilities are available in the bedroom and guest living room. If required, we can add a single bed into this room for your stay.
Rathcabbin village is a short stroll away from our entrance gate. This is a typical Irish village which contains a bar, shop and a church. Our closest town is Birr, located 10km to the east. Birr promotes its Georgian heritage as a designated Irish heritage town. The town is known for Birr castle and its gardens. The annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival takes place in the town in August. The festival includes a variety of events over the week long period including the vintage parade, period markets, music & theatre. The Irish Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place in September from the grounds at Birr Castle. The Irish Game and Country Fair takes place in Birr Castle at the end of August and provides a huge range of entertaining and educational activities, displays and attractions over the weekend. Birr Theatre and Arts Centre is an important cultural and social amenity for the town and has hosted such acts as Mundy, Jack L, Pat Short, Des Bishop and many local and national theatre groups. More information can be found here: (URL HIDDEN) Portumna is situated 15km to our west, in County Galway. In July the Portumna Dancing Festival runs for three days with headliners MIke Denver, Jimmy Buckley and Big Generator. The Shorelines Arts Festival takes place in late September, a showcase of local, national, and international talent which takes place over four days. Portumna Forest Park spans almost 1,500 acres and has several walking tralis through the woods and along the lakeside. There are also bike friendly trails running throughout the forest.
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Private room


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Allotjament agrícola


Capacitat

2


Dormitoris

1

Rathcabban, County Tipperary, Irlanda

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Loft


Capacitat

4


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0

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

Loft sencer2 llits
Green street
Preu:€100/nit
1 avaluació
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Private room


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Bed and breakfast


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1


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7

County Offaly, County Offaly, Irlanda

WALKERS, WEDDINGS, BIRR CASTLE, FISHING, SLIEVE BLOOM, LOUGH BOORA Welcome to our home, which we share with our golden retriever Rocko. Our home is a 5 bedroom house only 5 minutes walk from the historic Birr town centre, including Birr Castle, Birr Theatre, cafes and shops. 10 minute walk to County Arms Hotel Local taxis €5 per drop in town, numbers available on request. A second en-suite room is available in this property: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/23610104?location=Birr%2C%20Offaly
A friendly atmosphere, you will always be made welcome. Many sites around including the river Shannon, Kinnitty mountains, Lough Boora, Lakelands and Inland Waterway to name just a few. If you like to fish, then Angling in the nearby Brosna River is also an option. Galway, Dublin and Shannon all around one and a half hours drive away.
Birr is a beautiful georgian town in the middle of Ireland mostly known for Birr Castle which houses the largest telescope. The town has a beautiful theatre, lots of coffee shops and bars for your evening entertainment. Easy access to Slieve Bloom, Lough Boora, Kinnitty Castle, Terryglass, Clonmacnoise, Banagher, Portumna Forest Park
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Private room


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Casa


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2


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1

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

Townsend House Guesthouse is a 3 star Failte Ireland approved accommodation located in the centre of Birr Co. Offaly Ireland's finest Georgian Town. All rooms are set in a period house with the finest antique furniture ,ensuites and modern facilities including free wifi, satillite Tv,Phone and Tea/Coffee.
Townsend House Tapas and Wine Restaurant is open each Thursday to Saturday nights from 6pm to 10pm for food. Set in a Georgian building looking out in to gardens.Out door setting area,and smoking area.
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Caseta per a convidats


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16


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10

Offaly, Offaly, Irlanda

A welcoming home with scenic vistas of County Offaly’s lush landscape, guests will enjoy superb hospitality at The Ring Farmhouse. Enjoy spacious bedrooms, tasty breakfasts in the light-filled conservatory. Guests are ideally placed just 2km from the historic town of Birr. Visit Birr Castle and its incredible demesne with its historic science centre detailing incredible past achievements. Enjoy great golf, the nearby 12th century monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise. Jewel of Lough Boora.
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Private room


Tipus de propietat

Allotjament agrícola


Capacitat

2


Dormitoris

1

Ballinree, County Offaly, Irlanda

The Ring Farmhouse is a working Beef farm. For those guests who wish to avail of it John the Farmer/Host will take guests on a tour of the farm answering all questions and for a bit of history there is also a range of old farm horse field machinery on display. A welcoming home with scenic vistas of County Offaly’s lush landscape, guests will enjoy superb hospitality at The Ring Farmhouse. Enjoy spacious bedrooms, tasty breakfasts in the light-filled conservatory
breathtaking walks in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Recommended by Lonely Planet, guests are ideally placed just 2km from the historic town of Birr. Visit Birr Castle and its incredible demesne which includes 1000 different species of trees and shrubs, as well as an historic science centre detailing incredible past achievements. Enjoy great golf, scenic fishing spots on the River Shannon, and the nearby 12th century monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise.
15 minute walk to the fabulous Thatch restraurant and pub for a pint guinness or some lovely food
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Private room


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Allotjament agrícola


Capacitat

3


Dormitoris

1

Ballinree, County Offaly, Irlanda

CHARMING, MODERN HOUSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BIRR, SITUATED IN A QUET RURAL SETTING IN THE HEART OF IRELAND, IDEAL LOCATION FOR TOURING MIDLANDS. THE HOUSE HAS BEEN FINISHED TO A HIGH STANDARD AND IS VERY BRIGHT, SPACIOUS, WELCOMING AND FRIENDLY.
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Casa/pis sencers


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Casa


Capacitat

6


Dormitoris

4

Birr, Offaly, Irlanda

A Home from home. We look forward to welcoming you to our home in the centre of Ireland Birr. Relax and enjoy our home, and all that Birr and its surroundings areas have to offer.
Comfortable home in a country lane 2 mins from Birr town. Lovely country walk just outside the door Large garden with furniture Double room with ensuite bathroom Comfy sitting room with open fireplace.
Lovely fresh country side. Sorrounded by farming fields and nature. Beautiful walk ways available.
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Private room


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Bungalou


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2


Dormitoris

1

Rock Lane, County Offaly, Irlanda

In the heart of town, a Georgian townhouse with a country house interior. Spacious, elegant room with an antique four-poster bed. This bohemian home has art, antiques and a calming, restful atmosphere. A much complimented breakfast is brought to the room. Options: CURRENTLY only taking bookings for a 3 night minimum stay
USUALLY, offering the following options but presently a 3 night mimimum stay. Write to ask about shorter options..... 1) Linger in Tranquility - extended check-out/overnight stay - with 3 course breakfast. 2) Brief Visit: ideal for wedding guests, or onward journeyers - with a 2 course, light breakfast. (Request special offer). A welcoming drink by the drawing room fireside; lots of books on many topics (no televisions) and the big, deep, colourful, antique bath to wallow in by candlelight, with scented oils. There are pampering touches in the room such as vintage dressing gowns and Moroccan slippers, et cetera, as well as the treat of breakfast being brought up to the bedroom, in courses. Come to write or sketch - even one night is a special, soothing retreat for imaginative souls. However, the host's suggestion is a two-or three night stay, to explore the town, and the facinating and gentle pleasures of the region, such as walks in the Slieve Blooms, visiting renowned gardens, haunted castles and ancient monastic sites. Brendan House 'The Flag House' and Tin Jug Studio (see Arts Studio) are close to Birr Castle Demesne & Historic Science Centre, as well as the town's charming shops, good cafés and restaurants. This is the home of an artist/writer and a journalist/poet. It is the 'secret' B&B of Birr, with no sign outside the door and no hoards of people staying. Guests have said and written that they felt very relaxed and welcome in this bohemian and elegant home, filled with paintings, prints, local artists' works, antiques, books about Birr and by Birr authors, some creaking original floorbards, a piano to play, and much more. Creative and a few famous folk have stayed, from musicians and composers to dancers and poets. This is the largest of three period-style guest rooms at Brendan House. It is for one or two people. (The two single rooms are under a separate listing, and have canopied, cushioned beds). The antique four-poster bed belonged to Rosalind's mother, and the bed cover was embroidered by her paternal grandmother. Each room has its own wash-handbasin, and though guests share one unusual bathroom, bookings for all rooms at once are rarely taken unless for a family - or dear friends! Therefore the bathroom is purely for the use of those staying in the four poster room. It was the second bath installed with running water in Birr, in the 19th century; the first having been for the visiting Bishop at Drumbawn House. When the Fannings purchased their home, the bath had been painted white and was flaking. The original rich and marbled colours were discovered underneath, revealed and then restored by a specialist. It is a very personalized experience to stay here, with hints of luxury. There are little extras such as spring water and chocolate in the room and of course, electric blankets. No need to get dressed to rush to the dining room in the morning. Relax. Breakfast is usually served from around 9.15am (to include bread fresh from the bakery) and up until around 11.30am. The guest wing corridor has been painted and decorated as if an Arabian tent, and with shelves of books on travel. There are ornamental masks and lots of pictures with images of foreign places. Essentially, a silver tray has all one needs to make cupfulls of refreshing herbal or China tea at any time and with a tin of biscuits too. There have been many compliments about our breakfasts, some written into the visitors book, such as, 'The best we've had, anywhere'. Much of the food served is local, organic and home-made, and presented with attention to the visual as much as to the flavours and variety offered. Breakfast options can be large or small; hearty or healthy. When the drawing room fire and candles are lit, it is a wonderful room to relax in. Occasionally an informal dinner is served (with advance booking) such as Rozzie's Casseroles of Lamb in Cider or Beef with Guinness, etc. There are no televisions but a good selection of DVDs of Hollywood and vintage films as well as Russian, French, Japanese classics and opera, favourite old TV series, comedy and children's films, etc. Tin Jug Studio, our arts studio and gallery, is open to the public on occasions for art exhibitions, poetry readings and film screenings, as well as seasonal, weekly art classes for children. Art classes for 'total beginner' adults can be booked - from one up to four people maximum - for a unique, encouraging two hours tuition in Still Life, etc. The studio is also available at certain times of the year for tourists budget, self-catering/semi-self-catering accommodation. Please see the current listing 'Arts Studio'. It is also available during the Summer months at a special rate for writers who wish to work and stay in Birr for three nights and three days, putting finishing touches to a novel, or needing peaceful time for inspiration. Notes: This may not be the place for you if.... * You don't like old houses! * You are dashing through town, and plan to leave early to get to an event. * Early breakfasts (pre-8.30am) are only by special, advance arrangement. What's to see and experience in and around Birr? Many things: Firstly, whilst most people come for one night, it is suggested that visitors consider a longer stay - two or three nights - to indulge in this fascinating town's history: * Take the Birr Town Trail, and the new, artist-created Famous & Notables of Birr Trail. * Explore more of the midlands region, to bike around the Lough Boora Sculpture Park, do looped or longer walks in the mountains nearby, and much more. * Performances and exhibitions at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre * Visit Leap Castle ('most haunted in Ireland') and ancient monastic sites. * Music Nights at Leap Castle (advance notice of interest is needed as these are not regular, but organized by an excellent music-promoter.) * Experience the landscape and sky in the expanses of boglands, or cycle around the former bog of Lough Boora Sculpture Park. * See glorious treasures in nearby such as the Harry Clarke stained glass windows. * Outdoorsy stuff such as hillwalking in the Slieve Blooms * Downhill bike trails at Fairyhill Farm - and to come, in the Slieve Blooms. * Horse-riding and trekking in the mountains. * Flying lessons. * A custom small bus tour with an excellent guide, can be booked, to extend your tourism experience in the region, on day or half-day trips to local sights, or further afield to Kilkenny and beyond. * Depending on the night, or the time of the year there are also excellent traditional music sessions on Wednesdays at pubs, or at Kinnitty Castle. You can book the bus to collect you and essentially, bring you back! Birr has lots of arts festivals: * The Music Festival in May * Scripts Playwriting Festival in June. * The longest running festival in Ireland being Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival, in August. * OFFline Film Festival in October. * Hullabaloo Children's Arts Festival in November. (Biorra le Gaeilge, founded by four to educate through Irish, usually holds some events for Seachtain na Gaeilge and at other times, special musical or poetry nights.) There are Irish language gatherings in Banagher, a short drive away. ART BREAKS * Hire a noted landscape artist for en plein air tutorials, for half-a-day to full days. For 1 to 3 people. Recommended, and reasonable rates. * Still Life drawing lessons bookable at Tin Jug Studio - or simply borrow the key to paint and draw in our arts studio and courtyard garden. * Other arty options can include buying-visits to artists' studios and current exhibitions. SPECIAL OFFERS: Healthy rather than full-hearty breakfasts are an option. In other words, a reduction in the nightly rate for a two-course, rather than three- course breakfast. Other possibilities for an even more romantic stay for two at Brendan House can include afternoon teas, Prosecco and chocolates, gourmet picnics, guided hill walks, castle tours. Or indulge in an excellent spa experience at Salann na Talún, in Lusmagh; Reflexology in Clonfert with Brenda (and see the stunning, ornate doorway of the ancient Clonfert Cathedral.) There are Birr beautifying parlours (recommended is Secret Essence). Just enquire about bookings. The Pros and the Cons of staying at Brendan House: * The four-poster is a double - not a queen sized, and therefore smaller than modern beds but very comfortable. Perhaps both partners in a couple, thinking of booking this pretty room need to be more 'petite', neither a snorer - or at least, very much in love, to sleep here! For other recommended and luxurious Bed & Breakfast places in historic Birr: Walcot House, Emmet House, Townsend House, The Stables.
I love a great deal about our 'neighbourhood'...where to start? Though I may add more later, might I begin by extolling the virtues of this small, midlands heritage town. Not just for its friendly, diversely interesting and some a touch eccentric people; but also for the attractive architecture, the cultural joys of our theatre, the lovely parks and the proximity to such beautiful walks by the river, and in the mountains close by. Are you a 'Foodie'? Some other great things about Birr. Apart from the much-praised breakfasts at Brendan House and Tin Jug Studio, here's more temptation for you to come: * Offaly Specialities include: * * * Mossfield Cheeses, milk and yoghurt; Kilbeggan Organic Porridge Oats, Coolfin House organic breads and locally baked breads from Nutmeg Café; Slieve Bloom Foods - jams, delicous marmalades and Offaly Cranberries (sauces, chutneys etc.) And of course delicious local organic vegetables from Lough Boora Farm, and the local Growery and Mossfield Farm. The Organic Store on Main Street stocks most of the above. * There is also a new beer - rather nice, even for those who say they don't like beer! Bo Bristle from Banagher and of course the famous Tullamore Dew and Kilbeggan Whiskies of Offaly. * Wild Food Mary - Mary Bulfin gathers wonderful harvests from around her country home and garden and offers both Foraging experiences, and is also an AirBnB host. Her liqueurs are utterly delicious - Wild Beech Leaf and Damson. * * Newly restored and re-opened Spinners on Castle Street (bistro/bar and restaurant) serves excellent lunches and dinners, using a lot of local produce. (This is where the Cuban Ambassador and his wife were treated to the Civil Lunch in honour of their day-trip to Birr and launch of the Latin American FIlm Festival at Tin Jug Studio in 2014.) * The renovated and enlarged Castle Courtyard Café is serving delicious and healthy breakfasts and lunches - and of course scones and cakes, all 'home-cooked' in their castle courtyard kitchen. * The Red Apple Café has recently won Offaly's best 'Free-From Award'. As well as delicious main dishes, with local and organic ingredients, and yummacious sweet things, fine coffees, and so much more. The Buddha Bowls are very popular and filling, healthy dishes! Well worth seeking out this great little place, off the main thoroughfare, on Mill Street. * * * Sanjay's Kitchen - the Indian restaurant recently taken under the wing of a very fine chef. OH HOW LUCKY WE ARE! Temptingly close to Saint Brendan Street. What some visitors staying here called 'A Posh Indian'. And Sanjay is a gentleman. * The best sausages and rashers in town are available at Dwyer's Butchers - and a banter with Paul is memorable. Served for Brendan House breakfasts, if meaty ones are your choice.
Tipus d'habitació

Private room


Tipus de propietat

Bed and breakfast


Capacitat

2


Dormitoris

1

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

Private room0 llits
Elegant & Romantic
Preu:€84/nit
20 avaluacions
Superhost
About this space Enjoy a tranquil & relaxing time in this beautiful rural setting. Only 5 minutes to Birr town centre (just 4.5KM). Relax and enjoy the surroundings in your own space including full use of the house.
The space Our guests will have access to a spacious, comfortable living room with large TV and all the channels including excellent WiFi. The Kitchen/dining area is fully equipped with Toaster, kettle, fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer. We also provide complimentary tea and Coffee. The en suite king size bedroom is fully fitted with wardrobe and dressing table. This space is bright and airy and decorated tastefully.
The house is in a prime tranquil location only 5 minute drive from Birr Centre. Birr is a beautiful Georgian town with lots to do both from a sporting perspective from Golfing, fishing, hiking in the Slieve Bloom mountains, tennis and swimming to the arts e.g Birr arts theatre. Birr is steeped in history with it's beautiful castle and Emmet square.
Tipus d'habitació

Private room


Tipus de propietat

Bungalou


Capacitat

2


Dormitoris

1

Birr, County Offaly, Irlanda

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