River Cottage at Kilmaneen sleeps 5 people in 2 en-suite bedrooms. The Cottage is situated in a quiet, unspoilt rural setting on the banks of the rivers Suir and Tar and surrounded by three mountain ranges in south Co. Tipperary.
Fishing. Fly fishing for wild brown trout in our private waters on our farm is for guest use only and salmon fishing is also an option (licence required). The rivers Suir and Tar provide the natural boundaries around our farm at Kilmaneen making it an ideal location for your fishing holiday in Ireland. There is approximately 1km of fishing on the Suir and 0.5km on the Tar. These rivers provide good fly fishing for wild brown trout fishing and salmon fishing. This is a private stretch of fishing consequently it is a very quiet and relaxing place to fish. Equipment can be hired by prior arrangement through us and we are able to offer our guests a gillie service and this must be booked in advance. The Suir is renowned as a dry-fly fishery. The Tar and it's tributaries, the Duag and the Shanbally hold good stocks of trout up to 1.5kg and better. The peak of the trout fishing is from early May to mid-June for day-long fishing, at dusk for the rest of the summer and during the day and evening in September. At these times, there is usually no shortage of feeding trout.
Pet friendly (dogs only). River Cottage is pet friendly with lots of options for exercising dogs on the farm. The Cottage is perfectly located for the Show Dog Circuit of Ireland and the Coursing Festival in Clonmel.
Sight -seeing. Located just 10ml/ 16km off the M8 (exit 10 & 11), Kilmaneen is the perfect base for touring the south east of Ireland, being just 1.5 hours from Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Kilkenny and just 2 hours from Dublin. There are lots of wonderful places to visit in the area such as The Swiss Cottage, Cahir Castle, The Rock of Cashel, Lismore Castle & Gardens, the Vee, Mount Melleray and Mitchelstown Caves.
Driving tours. For the less active or for a rest day take a journey through the beautiful scenic landscapes of Co. Tipperary and neighbouring Co. Waterford along the Suir Drive, the Comeragh Drive, the Knockmealdown Drive and the Dromana Drive.
Walking. At the foothills of the Knockmealdown mountains in the Suir valley, River Cottage is a great base for hill walkers and cyclists with many way-marked walking routes nearby including the East Munster Way, St. Declan's Way, The Tipperary Heritage Way, The Liam Lynch Loop, the Knockballinery Loop and lots more. Getting out into the open mountain for the hillwalking enthusiasts is facilitated by Kevin, the proprietor, who has a comprehensive knowledge of the terrain and is at hand to give advice and assistance on how to plan a hike across the Knockmealdown mountains. Books and maps are available for guest use and guests can arrange with Kevin to be picked up/dropped off at the beginning/end of their walk or hike. Storage and drying facilities are on-site for walkers. Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals are provided by prior arrangement and are served in the nearby Farmhouse or can be delivered to the cottage, if preferred.
Craft courses and workshops. For the craft enthusiast there are several craft courses on offer throughout the year including card-making, stonecarving and printing. Check our website for what's on.
Grow Your Own courses. Around River Cottage is the farm at Kilmaneen where we grow most of our own fruit and vegetables according to organic practices. We use these fresh and wholesome ingredients in the preparation of meals for our guests but there is always more than we can use so we offer the surplus to our self-catering guests at River Cottage. Kevin is the gardener and he runs courses during the growing season where he demonstrates and teaches participants the basics of growing your own fruit and vegetable. We keep bees at Kilmaneen also and we run introductory courses on beekeeping also.
Rest and Relaxation. As you can see there is plenty to do at River Cottage but you can also do nothing at all if that is what you prefer. The quiet, peaceful setting facilitates sound sleep and restful days. There are no motorways or busy roads only the wind in the trees and the song of the birds to provide calm and peace.
River Cottage with private fishing in Tipperary Ukraine, Europe
Additional Location Information
The Cottage is situated in a quiet, unspoilt, rural setting on the banks of the rivers Suir and Tar and surrounded by three mountain ranges in Newcastle near the town of Clonmel in south Co. Tipperary.
There is plenty of room for parking cars or bigger vehicles on the premises. For those who do not have cars, River Cottage can be accessed by bus to the local village of Ardfinnan on the #7 national bus route (details on (website: hidden)). We offer a shuttle service by prior arrangement.
This is the perfect spot for fishing, walking/hiking, cycling and sightseeing or just relaxing.
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Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Car is not necessary
Last updated on January 24, 2015
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