Hytte i Laois, Irland - veldig populært Avslappende Retreat ved foten av Slieve Bloom. to Miles From Village
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The house and property were just as beautiful as the pictures. We had easy contact with the host. Such a lucky find!
A cosy, spacious and lovely house
We really enjoyed our stay. The house is spacious and cosy and well equipped. Michael was always very helpful and answered all our questions very quickly and gave nice recommendations. The only thing we would have liked to be better is the description of how to find the house. We drove in the dark and it was difficult to follow the description and unfortunately we didn't have the most accurate navigation system either. However, we really enjoyed our stay! Thank you.
First I want to say, this is a beautiful home in the mountains of central Ireland. Ideally located to travel all over the country. The grounds, the gardens,the wee "hobbit House", the tree house and the little creek are all very fun for kids to explore. But, because we do have children I feel the need to warn everyone that there are bats in this house. We discovered this the first night when our 6 year old son brought a toilet roll to us that had a bat inside. It was screeching loudly and flew out of the toilet roll so then we had to trap it and get it outside which took about an hour. Our last morning there we were eating breakfast when all of a sudden a bat swooped down to the table. Again, we had to trap it and get it outside.
When we first arrived at the house I noticed a lot of animal droppings on the windowsill. Being in the country, I figured it was mouse droppings. But now I am convinced it is bat droppings. There is one window screen that is covered in what I now know is bat droppings.
We contacted the owner the first night about the bat and his response was, "Thank you for your message. The house is in the heart of the Slieve Bloom Conservation area. One of the features of this is that we are surrounded by wildlife.. Pipistrel bats are rare in Ireland and are a protected species here. In that respect we are lucky that they sometimes visit the house and garden over the summer months and can fly in through an open window. Especially at night. I believe they are most active between dusk and dawn." We researched the pipistrel bat and see no evidence of it being protected as it is a very common bat. Also, we did not leave windows open. The owner needs to do some serious cleaning in his attic because this house is not safe for children.
Cosy relaxing break
This house was very charming. We stayed here 3 days to relax and 4 days on business. The grounds were not what they once were but still had lots of nooks and crannies to explore. We enjoyed the peace and quiet but also plenty to do in the area. Our only problem was not being able to time the heating/ hot water system which only mattered on our business days when we were out early and back late. Michael was in touch by phone and very helpful. We're already looking forward to our next stay.
Maeve & Seamus
To be recommanded
Enjoying stay in this house thanks to many positive points : a lot of space in the house and also outside, very nice garden with a large variety of trees, peaceful place, no neighbour (or just cows), well located in the middle of Ireland which is usefull for people who want to visit Ireland from North to South, from East to West. I recommand !
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. I am delighted you had a restful stay and enjoyed the Central location in the heart of Ireland for a touring holiday. We are delighted that, like all our guest reviews. you had such a positive time.
Beautiful house and wonderful garden. A great place to get away.
Woodland song is a very beautiful place to stay. We have stayed in the house for a week in May this year with 4 adults and three little kids. The house itself is quiet big and there is lots of space for everyone. There is so much to discover in the house like the huge collection of various books (thriller, fiction, kids books, etc.) and the different rooms. You can relax in the living room by the beautiful fireplace or sit upstairs in a lounge area. We really loved the garden. It is huge and there is so much to see. There is a pond, a tree house, three bbq area's and a little river which flows through the garden. We have spent lots of hours just wandering through the garden or sitting at the pond. It's also fun to sit and eat in the bbq hut. You could also sleep in the bbq hut but we did not do it this time around. There are so many different flowers and trees, it's really lovely and quiet. In the house is no internet which did not bother us at all because it gave us the perfect opportunity to get away from the daily busyness and just relax and enjoy the time with our friends and kids.
We did several day trips to differents sights of ireland like the cliffs of moher, Belvedere gardens, Tullamore, Trim castle, Kilkenny castle and the closest city to Woodlandsong Clonaslee. Latter one, we have walked which is a shorter hike from the house. In Clonaslee you can can find different little pubs, a grocery store and a take out restaurant that serves fish & chips and local food.
We had an incredible time at Woodland song and we will definetly try to visit again. The owner of the house is very nice and he helped us whenever we had a question or wanted to know where we should go and what is a must-see in Ireland. There is also a folder in the house with the history of the house, shorter trips and longer trips with various flyer's inside.
Ireland is very beautiful and our most incredible trip was to the Cliffs of moher. If you visit Ireland you defintely have to go there. It is amazing.
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a helpful review. It was such a pleasure to have you and your lovely family. We really look forward to the possibility of welcoming you all again,and will take pleasure in helping you with some more items on an itinerary to explore from our home in the heart of Ireland.
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