LUX Hotel & Spa Awards 2016

LUX - Hotel & Spa Awards 2016 37 Best Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation 2016 - County Tipperary Here at McNamara’s Cottages, our self-catering establishments are Irish Tourism Board approved and have a 4-star rating with full wheelchair access. They are situated on our 150-acre family farm, in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty, with each of the accommodations commanding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The spacious cottages are set in a scenic area near Newport, County Tipperary and boast a high standard of comfort for all especially people with limited mobility. They are conveniently located close to all amenities and just less an hour’s drive from the Shannon Airport. This is an ideal base for touring the region and enjoying active holidays such as boating, fishing and other water sports are available nearby at Lough Derg. There are scenic walks and drives, as well as Horse Riding, Pony Trekking, Golf, Fishing, and Cycling Bikes are available for our guests. This farm has been the home of the McNamara’s for six generations and we have worked very hard on keeping the values of Traditional Farming alive and at the same time promoting rural tourism. Visitors can experience the daily workings on this functioning working farm by participating in activities such as hand-milking cows, feeding and caring for animals such as calves, lambs, hens, ducks, and the gathering of eggs etc. There is an organic vegetable garden on the farm which visitors can take the opportunity to sample some of the produce in season. Alongside the sites which are on our doorstep, there are also innumerate heritage sites such as Nenagh Castle and the Nenagh Heritage Centre, the Rock of Cashel, Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher. The cities of Galway, Cork and Dublin are all less than 2 hour’s drive. Experience a relaxing short walk to the local Village for an evening of Irish Music in Ryan’s Bar. There is also a wide choice of excellent restaurants nearby for those who wish to be wined and dined. Guests frequently comment on the comfort the cottages offer as well as the natural beauty of the surroundings. Each of our three cottages have all of the modern conveniences and are designed with guests’ comfort in mind. Best Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation 2016 - County Tipperary McNamara’s Cottages comprise of three beautiful 4-star self-catering cottages which make the ideal rustic getaway for anyone eager to escape into the stunning Irish countryside. We invited Owners Ann and Todd McNamara to provide us with an absorbing overview of the cottages and the experiences that they offer to visitors. Establishment: Stone Cottage Address: Mc Namara’s Cottages, Killoscully, Newport, Co. Tipperary, Ireland Phone: 067 25282, Int + 353 67 25282 Ann Mobile: 00353 861565119 Email :[email protected] Website: HO160047 The Stone House is a beautifully restored self- catering Farmhouse, offering maximum security, privacy and tranquillity. Originally built in 1830, this house provides a comfortable 4-star Irish Tourist Board approved accommodation adjacent to the family home on the 150-acre farm, in a scenic rural area commanding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside/counties. The house sleeps up to six people and has four bedrooms, one of which is an en-suite, as well as two shower rooms. There is also a cot available. The modern kitchen includes microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. In the living room there is an open-fire, T.V. and DVD. Our Ciamaltha View also boasts a well-equipped modern kitchen includes microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, and sleeps up to eight people. Finally, Arra View is a beautifully modern 4-star holiday accommodation set on its own grounds overlooking Slieve Ciamaltha, which is locally known as Keepers Hill. This spacious, self-contained luxury house is tastefully decorated and boasts timber floors throughout. The cottage is wheelchair friendly and approved by the Irish National Rehabilitation Board and has been awarded a 4-star rating by the Irish Tourism Board. Ultimately, McNamara’s Cottages is the perfect destination for any type of break, whether you are looking to relax and recharge, experience some culture or have an action packed holiday enjoying the various leisure activities we have in the vicinity. View from the Cottages