I recently had my third stay at these lovely cottages. Once again, we were sorry to leave as we had such a nice relaxing time. The owners Paul and Karin are so accommodating and helpful. Highly recommend.
Let me start this review by saying this is probably the nicest holiday home we have ever rented...and we've rented A LOT. The Old Forge is immaculate, stylishly furnished with high quality pieces and still remains extremely comfortable. The cottage sits on the main street of Silvermines, a quiet village of about 300 people. It has a small store, a local pub, a church and a school...that's it. It was perfect for us, as we were looking for a place to get away from everything and don't enjoy overly 'touristy' areas. However, this doesn't mean there isn't anything to do. Nenagh (a large village with restaurants and grocery stores) is only about a 10 minute drive and Limerick is an easy 30-40 minutes away. We had a lovely time exploring the area trails right outside our front door and visiting with the locals in the tiny bar across the street.
The cottage itself has everything you could possibly need, large bedrooms, modern bathrooms, a well stocked kitchen, a very comfortable lounge/dining room and even a separate laundry room with washer and dryer. There is also a courtyard with an absolutely beautifully maintained garden. Everything is on one floor which is perfect for those with small children or folks with mobility issues. The wifi worked well, as did the television.
I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a luxurious and quiet place to stay in Ireland...in fact, I already have to several of my friends!
A truly great find.
A great central location for traveling in all directions.
A really lovely 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom (both en-suite) with Living/Dining and Kitchen facilities.
Fully Equipped and immaculate.
Lovely garden, so peaceful and quiet.
I came with my little boy who is 8 and my elderly parents. The cottage and the garden were so tranquil that we didn't want to leave and go and visit places, it was like home from home. thank you Paul we will be seeing you next year !!!!!
Accomadation was excellent nothing overlooked, Paul our host was very obliging. Plenty of nice walks not much else to do in silver ones but we had fun