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County Carlow

County Carlow is small, compact and beautifully put together. Visitors come here for its verdant gardens, mountains and rivers; just as nature intended and perfect for a relaxing holiday. For places to stay, see our cottages in County Carlow.

Located in the south east of Ireland and bordered by five adjacent counties, this county is ideally situated for exploring a lovely corner of the Emerald Isle. With peaceful countryside, glorious mountains, and pretty river valleys all conveniently close by, County Carlow has much to offer the visitor; cultural heritage, traditional villages and both adventurous or less adventurous actives, depending on your preference.

The green and verdant limestone landscape is enriched by the rolling hills of the Killeshins in the west and mighty Blackstairs mountains in the east; ideal country for all the usual outdoor activities. Probably the most famous geographical feature is the 5,000-year-old Browne''s Hill Dolmen. This granite formation is widely recognised as being the biggest capstone in all Europe, weighing in at an impressive 100 tonnes. These are perfect places for walking and admiring great views.

Carlow Town, on the banks of the River Barrow, is vibrant and friendly market town that serves a wide rural community. Dotted with interesting architecture, one of the most important buildings is the courthouse which was designed as homage to the Parthenon. Local folklore tells that it was supposed to be built in Cork, but due to a mix up in the plans was in fact constructed in Carlow before the mistake was noticed.

County Carlow is especially rich in historical attractions, with a veritable multitude of castles to visit, including Dolmens, Ballymoon, Ballyloughan, Clonmere and Carlow Castle which dates back to the 13th century. It’s also renowned for its gardens and has some of the best in the whole of Ireland; discover gardens large and small on the ‘Carlow Garden Trail’ including Altamont, a brilliant example of a walled garden and the Delta Sensory Garden which comprises of 16 different gardens.

Take a closer look at County Carlow and browse through our selection of County Carlow holiday cottages today.
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  • Wolseley Holiday Lodges - Mount Wolseley 3

    Tullow, Co.Carlow

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W31599

    These modern holiday homes are set within the grounds of the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Country Resort - once owned by the Wolseley family, now redeveloped to offer spacious, comfortable accommodation. Surrounded by the stunning countryside and mountains of Wicklow and Carlow, guests have use of the on-site facilities which include swimming pool, tennis court, children’s playground, indoor toddler soft play area, family room, 18-hole golf course, gym and spa. There is also a ’kiddies club’ during the school holidays at extra cost. Locally, walking, cycling, angling and horse riding are all available as well as many other outdoor pursuits and attractions. Within 20km are historic houses and gardens, whilst a little further afield is the city of Dublin with its galleries, museums, theatres and numerous amenities. Beaches at Courtown and Brittas Bay, can be reached in under an hour’s drive. Shop 1km, pub and restaurant on-site.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating and power by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Shared, landscaped grounds. Balcony. Shared swimming pool available all year with Jacuzzi and sauna. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Wolseley Holiday Lodges - Mount Wolseley 2

    Tullow, Co.Carlow

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W31598

    These modern holiday homes are set within the grounds of the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Country Resort - once owned by the Wolseley family, now redeveloped to offer spacious, comfortable accommodation. Surrounded by the stunning countryside and mountains of Wicklow and Carlow, guests have use of the on-site facilities which include swimming pool, tennis court, children’s playground, indoor toddler soft play area, family room, 18-hole golf course, gym and spa. There is also a ’kiddies club’ during the school holidays at extra cost. Locally, walking, cycling, angling and horse riding are all available as well as many other outdoor pursuits and attractions. Within 20km are historic houses and gardens, whilst a little further afield is the city of Dublin with its galleries, museums, theatres and numerous amenities. Beaches at Courtown and Brittas Bay, can be reached in under an hour’s drive. Shop 1km, pub and restaurant on-site.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity €10 per day May-August, €12.50 per day September-April. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Shared, landscaped grounds. Balcony. Shared swimming pool available all year with Jacuzzi and sauna. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Blackstairs View

    Ballymurphy, nr. Borris, Co. Carlow

    Grade
    13
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: W32170

    Standing detached with absolutely stunning panoramic mountain views, Blackstairs View offers total peace and tranquillity with plenty of space inside and out. The small hillside village of Ballymurphy is nearby for a local pint, and a little further lies the picturesque tourist towns of Graiguenamanagh ’Village of the Monks’, 8 miles, and colourful Borris, 6 miles, home to one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland, as well as a 16-arch limestone viaduct built in 1860. The area is a walker’s paradise, with unlimited trekking in the Blackstairs Mountains, and nature lovers will enjoy the unspoilt surroundings, home to a variety of wildlife, including a family of red foxes, as well as resident sheep and the odd goat. A superb feature is the external sun room, great for those long summer evenings, which affords dramatic views of the natural surroundings. Shop and restaurant 6 miles, pub 2½ miles.

    2 steps to entrance (ramp access). All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Games room. 5 double bedrooms, three with additional single (for children), two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

    Electric fire in living room and games room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Two microwaves. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Games room with pool table. External sun room. No smoking.

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