$193 / night
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Large luxury farmhouse in centre of Ireland – Home 1367576 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Large luxury farmhouse in centre of Ireland – Home 1367576

  • Farmhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Less than an hour's drive from Dublin Airport, this is a two storey, stone-built farmhouse, located on a working family farm. The property was originally built in the early 1800s, first appearing on the census of 1830. In 2006, it was completely redeveloped. It was knocked, rebuilt and extended, using all the old, original stone.

It has a large kitchen/dining area, utility room with laundry facilities and downstairs bathroom. It also has two reception rooms downstairs. Upstairs comprises a master bedroom, which is en-suite and two more bedrooms, one double, one triple and the main bathroom. A fourth bedroom is currently used for storage of owner's possessions.

The house has wireless internet, satellite TV, underfloor central heating, a wood burning stove and an open fireplace. It also has an original well dating back almost 200 years, now incorporated into the kitchen floor! It's visible through more than 30 mm of toughened glass.

The large garden and orchard is a peaceful retreat and views around the house are mainly rural landscape, with a working farm to one side. Close by are the homes of two other family members who operate the farm.


Located in the heart of Ireland, County Laois is the perfect base from which to explore the country.

Dublin, with all that it has got to offer, is under 50 miles, and out of traffic can be done in an hour.

Cork, Galway, and Waterford are all less that two hours away. Other places of real interest like Wicklow, Kilkenny and Cashel can be done in under an hour. Lots of visitors venture to the Cliffs of Moher, and even Belfast.

Hiking, fishing, golfing and historical sightseeing holidays are the tourism staple of the local region.

The house is located near the village of Emo, a charming village which boasts the spectacular Emo Court and Gardens which offers a range of parkland walks. The award winning golf course and five star resort The Heritage is a ten minute drive away.

The property is also close to the Slieve Bloom mountains which offer hikes and walks for all abilities. It also has a newly opened cycle track, which begins in the village of Kinnity.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
  • 2 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The house's location makes it ideal for day-tripping by car to pretty much all of the island. The house is only 10 minutes from Portlaoise and Portarlington train stations. A reliable and reasonable cab service can be recommended. From Portarlington, Dublin is under an hour. Portarlington also gives you direct rail access to Galway and Westport. From Portlaoise, there are direct services to Cork and Killarney. Train travel is a great way to see the country. Getting a cab to Portarlington, and then taking the train to Dublin, for instance, gives great freedom from having to find and pay for parking. The house is also well served by bus. Dublin Coach provides a service from Dubin Airport to nearby towns and villages.

Interaction with guest

In most instances I meet guest personally. In the days leading up to your stay, I will send detailed directions, with a navigation pin that can be used with Google/Apple maps. On the day of your arrival, I will quickly take you through what you need to know, and that's it.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($214.66) €200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Justin T.
Average reply time:
3 hours 32 minutes
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Calendar last updated:
27 May 2022
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Languages spoken: English

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27 reviews

Very Good

“Morette House”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2021

I had the pleasure of staying with my family in Morette house in May . Morette House is truly a very magical place to stay , situated in beautiful countryside, farm animals like ducks , geese , hens… More

“Magical retreat for family”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2021

It's very difficult to describe just how awesome Justin's place is. We (me, my wife, my 2 year old and 6 month old) were coming back from the US to visit family and needed a place to quarant… More

“Charming & spacious”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2020

Morette House is beautifully rustic, spacious and charming. Although it is in the countryside it’s a short drive to pubs, restaurants and shops. Our host, Justin Treacy, could not have been mo… More


Reviewed 3 Oct 2018

The farmhouse was just as advertised....clean, welcoming, and homey. Justin stayed in touch throughout our stay. Socks greeted us every time we came home. Highly recommended!

“Irish farm house in the country.”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2018

Spacious house to enjoy as home base for traveling to scenic spots in Ireland. House is beautiful and Justin is very accommodating. Loved Socks greeting us when we came back every day. Beds are comfor… More

“Beautiful house with great facilities”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2017

This was a perfect base for 7 adults attending a wedding in nearby Portlaoise. It has everything you need for your stay. The patio/garden area is beautiful, and made for some lovely pre-wedding photos… More


Reviewed 2 Oct 2017

Nos encantó la cada. Es una casa preciosa, situada en en centro de Irlanda, con muy buena comunicación para visitar diferentes lugares de Irlanda. El trato con el propietario tambi&eacut… More

“Absolutely best place to stay and see Ireland”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2017

Was greeted by Justin (and not turned away) as we drove in earlier than expected. He quickly went over everything and departed knowing what a long trip we had. The beds were comfortable, so nice for… More


Reviewed 9 Nov 2016

Fantastic house. Kids loved playing in the garden. Central location for day trips south. Kitchen well resources and loved the well.

“A truly stunning property that everyone should visit... we'll be back!”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2016

Myself, my partner and a couple of friends recently stayed in Morette House and we cannot say enough about it. The pictures don't do this place justice, the house itself is absolutely stunning, t… More

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Send Justin (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Justin (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Justin the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Justin (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Justin (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Justin (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Justin (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Justin (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Justin (the owner) a message.

If Justin (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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