Mai’s Cottage Tranquil Self Catering Rural Retreat

Entire guest suite hosted by Lily

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


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Take a break and unwind at Mai’s Cottage Suite in Martinstown, Limerick. A traditional 19th Century stone cottage that comfortably sleeps 4. Tastefully refurbished with 2 bedrooms , 1 bathroom, fully equipped modern kitchen with a separate, cozy sitting room with the ambience of a stove. Idyllic and scenic location ideal for exploring the natural beauty and outdoor activities of the Ballyhoura Region. - hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding & historical attractions nearby.

The space
Mai’s cottage is named after a lady called Mai who lived here until the 1980’s. She is still remembered by locals in the area with warmth as to her kindness of spirit. As the latest custodian of this property I’ve honoured Mai and those who lived here before her by calling the guest suite after her.

Mai’s cottage is a comfortable, self contained stone built, two storey 19th Century cottage with separate entrance that forms part of a modern residential building. There is a private entrance to the cottage with parking and garden area looking over the countryside.

The ground floor of Mai’s cottage has a fully equipped kitchen/dining area and a comfortable sitting room with fireplace. Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers and blackout blinds, the second bedroom has a bunk bed that sleeps 2 and also has blackout blinds. The main bathroom has an electric shower in the bath, wash hand basin and sink.

Please note the essence of the cottage is one of relaxation, it is situated 6km from the nearest town and it is a space to relax and get away from it all. There is no WiFi or tv in the cottage and due to the thick stone built walls mobile phone coverage isn’t always stable. This is an ideal spot to switch off, get out and enjoy the great outdoors and to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Wifi – 3 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

County Limerick, Ireland

Peaceful and relaxed location surrounded by dairy farms in the heart of Ballyhoura Country, 6km from kilfinane and kilmallock
town. Mai’s cottage is in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, a beautiful and unspoiled part of Ireland where life moves at a pace of it’s own. This area has plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast.

For walkers, hikers and nature lovers, the Ballyhoura trail guide app maps out 21 waymarked trails, ranging in distance from 5km to 18km.

Feeling adventurous? …. Why not go mountain biking over 90km of tracks at Ballyhoura Mountain bike track. Or maybe that’s just not your style, instead take a walk at Ballyhoura Nature Trail, both are less than 15 minutes drive from Mai’s Cottage.

Hi ho silver! Go horse trekking in the hills with awesome views at Ballyhoura Horse Trekking Centre near Kilfinane.

Feeling like a Celtic God or Goddess! - visit Ireland’s largest standing stone circle at Grange & visit Lough Gur Heritage and Visitor Centre to learn about the myths and stories of this ancient site - 16km from the cottage.

Mai’s Cottage is just 15km off the Cork to Galway N20 for you to explore:-
* Take a day trip to Adare - known as Ireland’s prettiest village dating back to the 12th century. Take in the medieval heritage, history, architecture and pretty thatched cottages, cafes and restaurants along the Main Street - 40 minute drive.
* Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
*The 5 Star Dromoland Castle Hotel & Golf Club
* Charming town of Ennis are all within a 1 hour drive. The town of Ennis is the gateway to Burren Geopark, Cliffs of Moher and the wild Atlantic way.

Shannon Airport 1 hour & Cork Airport 1 hour 15 minute drive

Hosted by Lily

  1. Joined in September 2016
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Welcome to Mai’s Cottage, I’m your host Lily and I live in the adjoining house.

I’ve just moved to new to this area a few months ago and it has been my life’s dream to be the owner of such a unique property in this beautiful setting. I’m happiest when I’m out and about in nature, gardening, walking, sitting with a cuppa and enjoying the view. I value health and well-being and I look forward to sharing this relaxing space with you.

This area is about embracing the outdoors whatever the weather.

I’m available to assist you if required and I’m also happy for you to enjoy your own space. Bradley, my friendly and curious collie will no doubt make himself known to you.
Welcome to Mai’s Cottage, I’m your host Lily and I live in the adjoining house.

I’ve just moved to new to this area a few months ago and it has been my life’s dream to b…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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