Holiday home The Visiting House is a delightful, ground floor cottage set on the owner's working farm, 3.5 miles from Dunmore in County Waterford. With three double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, plus a separate family bathroom, up to six people can enjoy a wonderful holiday here. There's also a beautiful open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and a sumptuous leather corner sofa to sink into. Outside you'll find well-kept gardens with a summerhouse, patio furniture, a hot tub and even a natural swimming pool! There's also a separate games room with snooker table and darts, along with bikes and golf clubs. Set on the owner's farm, guests are welcome to visit and feed the farm animals, or try the honey from the owner's hives. The Visiting House is a superb property, set in an excellent touring area, with all you could wish for.
Area Dunmore town lies 10 miles north east of Tuam, boasting an original fort and a stone castle whose four storeys, towers and wide windows date back to the early 17th Century. On the Eastern side of the town stand the impressive ruins of an Augustian Abbey. In August, the town hosts pub events, children's fancy dress, pavement art, walking, bicycle and car treasure hunts, so there's plenty of fun for all the family!
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden with decked area, furniture, hot tub and natural swimming pool. Three well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3.5 miles. Note: Steps up to decking with pool and hot tub. Note: Pool water unheated and not chemically treated, but filtered via a reed bed and UV light. Note: Guests are welcome to visit and feed farm animals by arrangement (dexter cattle, poultry and a donkey).
Absolutely brilliant! !!! Such a lovely place to stay and so clean we loved it and so did the dogs the graden the perfect as we were able to sit at the table and chairs and let the dogs play round with us and take them out for walks.
We had an absolutely fantastic stay at The Visiting House between 27th July and 3rd August 2019. Peter & Elsa were wonderful hosts and have obviously put a lot of thought and effort into creating the perfect retreat - the cottage is cosy and well equipped (there was nothing we needed that wasn't there).
Beds were very comfortable and the property was very clean. Great location for those who love peace and quiet, but within close proximity to local shops, takeaways, eateries and places for days out. Our visit to Lough Key country park and activity centre and Galway were amongst our favourite.
We made good use of the BBQ, natural plunge pool, hot tub, games room, bikes and enjoyed greetings from the 2 dogs Oliver and Darragh, not forgetting Honey (horse) and Henry (donkey) at the end of the driveway
- who loved a daily treat of carrots/ apples. Thanks Peter & Elsa, we had a fab stay, were blessed with great weather and were sad to leave.
If you are reading this review and are wondering if you should book a stay at The Visiting House - do it! The Visiting House is a place which is good for the soul and perfect for creating memories from.
1st off the hosts Peter & Elsa are so welcoming even providing a welcome pack with fresh bread which was very much appreciated.. The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful..so warm & welcoming..
Everything you need for a week's stay is here & the hot tub an added bonus, swimming pool to ( but wasnt that brave to use.. too cold for us ) ....
Nothing negative to say here..
Highly recommended will be returning one day for sure ...
Thank you for a lovely stay x
Excellent property well equipped and maintained.. The owners were very helpful and had fresh bread milk and wine for us on arrival ( nice touch) the house was very warm and cosy and very comfortable with a very high standard of furnishings. Would definitely recommend this property. Not a lot to do in the immediate area, some local walks and Forrest parks a short drive away was good for those with dogs. Nice quite area for a relaxing break.
We did have a great week at the visiting house. Even thought it was January and the weather was a bit dull, the house was a perfect nest, clean, bright and spacious, super well equipped, altogether very conformable.
Peter and Elsa (and Oliver & Darragh) were very friendly and welcoming.
Love that part of Ireland, it's beautiful, we will have to give it a go during the summer time...
Thanks again for having us,
Lovely cottage.. just what we wanted a relaxing Christmas break.
Loved the peat burner
Beautiful cottage in a great setting.. Not much to do in immediate area but absolutely ideal if looking for a quiet break. Hosts were welcoming and friendly. Cottage had great facilities and is nicely decorated and maintained. Would highly recommend.
This was the perfect holiday for our little family.. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Would recommend this cottage to anyone for peace and tranquility. Peter and Elsa are the perfect hosts.
The best cottage that we have ever stayed in! !!! Will be going back pretty soon, just wonderful!!!!!!!!
This is our third time to this property and it won't be our last.. Cant recommend highly enough.
Property was really good.. We loved the Visiting House.
The visiting house was one of the best houses I’ve ever stayed in.. The house was so comfortable and the surroundings was perfect. Having a wonderful family close by really made our holiday more enjoyable especially for the children. The facilities are brilliant and we really couldn’t of asked for a better house, briliiant central location. I hope to stay here again. Thank you .
The family where extremely helpful and kind but also respected our privacy .... The family where extremely helpful and kind but also respected our privacy really appreciated the welcome package a very nice touch would highly recommend this property
We made great use out of the outdoor pool and hot tub, they were just what we needed during the heatwave.. The house was just amazing, we went there not knowing what to expect but all I can say is that we were blown away with this little piece of heaven.
This is a great wee cottage.. Very dog friendly which is the first thing we look for when booking anywhere.Great area for cycling as well.
Can only describe it as superb, owners Peter & Elsa great hosts, cottage has everything you could want, games room has bikes for adults and kids (with helmets) , sets of golf clubs etc.. House has some Interesting books, loads of games, cards etc, drawer full of places of interest. Situated in a lovely peaceful setting.
This is the perfect house for a weekend getaway. Myself and 5 friends booked this as the games room and hot tub appealed to us. Few beers and play pool. owner was very nice and we can't wait to go back.
Peaceful quiet cottage.. Warm and cosy with beautiful walks and views
This is the second back to this property.. It is a beautiful home in lovely surroundings. I couldn't recommend this property highly enough. A perfect get away from it all.
Can't wait to return.
The Scott family Carrickfergus
Ms Mc Cardle
Peter and elsa were great hosts, so friendly and welcoming.. They were very relaxed, left us to it so we had total privacy but we always knew they were there if we needed anything (a hard balance to find!)
Cottage was like a dream come true. We wernt too keen on local area but the cottage was a perfect little hideaway. Unfortunately we had to leave a day early to get back to work, but after only 3 days in the cottage we both felt about 10 years younger! We will absolutely be back!
Fantastic Hosts best holiday in Ireland
Superb self catering stay.
The Visiting House is a wonderfully renovated 3 bed cottage set in rural Co. Galway. We had a fantastic time exploring the wild countryside on foot and using the bicycles provided by the hosts. The hot tub and natural swimming pool were enjoyed by all as well as the pool table and air hockey in the games room.
We will definitely be coming again.
The owners were fantastic and lovely and friendly.. We felt extremely welcomed and safe. The cottage was amazing and cosy with so much to do at the cottage itself .
I have never considered staying in a cottage and after do a few searches and making a few enquiries we decided to book up and stay in this cottage unfortunately we could only stay one week in this one due to the cottages being popular. I can certainly say a choice well picked the cottage is stunning with lots to do at the cottage itself that we didnt need to worry about going places. The views are spectacular and very peaceful. The history of the cottage itself was interesting to know. Peter and Elsa the owners were lovely, friendly and welcoming especially with the homemade scones, jam and wine waiting after our long journey to Dunmore.... thank you.
The family and i enjoyed our stay at the visiting house and would highly recommend staying... especially if you don't mind dogs, a horse and donkey all friendly and lovely animals.
Thanks for having us i would definitely stay again.
Lovely house brilliant amenities great base for touring west of ireland the .... Lovely house brilliant amenities great base for touring west of ireland the hosts are brilliant and so friendly the hot tub is an excellent idea after a long day house is spotless and my kids enjoyed the games room would 100% recommend
The cottage is updated with all the modern amenities and is so cozy, and is nested in the countryside, a short drive into Dunmore, not far from Tuam, the owners Peter and Elsa are lovely people, and went all out to make sure we had everything we needed, anything you could think of they had; even made us home made bread and left a lovely bottle of wine. It's been an unforgettable experience.
A beautiful cottage with every convenience. Cosy, comfortable and very well-equipped. The owners were so welcoming and friendly. We had a wonderful stay.
This is an exceptional property only made more appealing by the hosts. We had a fantastic holiday and hope to return again soon!
The cottage was homely with some nice touches.The garden was beautiful and private and the pool and hot tub a bonus. The views across the fields were spectacular. The cottage was central to explore plenty of Ireland in all directions. The beds were comfortable.The owners were friendly but not intrusive.
A beautiful cottage with everything in it. Would go back again tomorrow.
We loved our stay at the cottage! The owners were lovely and helped us with what ever we needed! We loved going in the hot tub and the views were amazing! Perfect location! 5* luxury cottage just amazing will be booking there many more times and bringing people with us so they can experience this amazing cottage lovely owners and beautiful villages and towns!
The property is modern and extremely well equipped. The hot tub and pool were excellent features. The owners were very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful.
It was the perfect Irish retreat in a beautiful setting. The Irish welcome and the homeliness of The Visiting House was heavenly. We can't wait to return and for longer next time!
The Visiting House was very comfortable and very well equipped. The games room and hot tub went down very well with everyone.
Cottage was ideal for our family of 5. Secure garden for allowing the children out to play. Suitable base for exploring Galway and surrounding areas.
The owners gave us such a warm welcome and really went that extra mile to make sure we had a good holiday. The cottage itself was just lovely, it really was a fabulous place to stay and we couldn't praise it enough. We can't wait to go back!
An exceptional property, very peaceful and relaxing. Did not want to go home. The hosts were fantastic, could not have been more friendly or helpful.
I could not fault one thing about this house or the people who own it. It felt like a home away from home. I will be coming back again, I loved every minute of it and can't wait to come back again.
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