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“Magical, mystical surroundings”
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The front of our house. from the raised flower bed.
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The front of our house. from the raised flower bed.
The back of the house and one of the two lawns taken from the bridge Views into the centre of the garden from the boardwalk
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The front of our house. from the raised flower bed.
The back of the house and one of the two lawns taken from the bridge
Views into the centre of the garden from the boardwalk
Our stream house cabin which has exterior lighting, a deck and a fire pit for selaxing.
Looking down the stream from one of the wooden bridges.
A view of the dining area part of the downstairs living space. there is another lounge upstairs also
The ensuite bedroom.  We have two other bathrooms both with showers one with a bath.
The upstairs sitting room is a lovley place to relax.
The hand built wooden doors and stairway with local stone walls in the entrance area
The house was designed to face the sun and get the most light possible.
The Kitchen has all the appliances and limestone flagstones woth south facing views.
The kitchen windows face directly south onto the back garden and the mountains.
The handmade doors, internal stone walls and pot belllied stove in the kitchen.
The pot belied stove and living room to rear.
The kitchen like all the downstairs rooms has a wooden ceiling to give a cosy warm feel.
The main open fire in the living toom. Guests can burn turf, peat briquettes and wood.
This deck is down by the stream and has an open fire pit  and sensor you can extend you eveni
Part of the 200metre boardwalk that meanders through the trees. This is all underlit at night.
The stream hut has a fire pit for you to enjoy and is lit up at night.
Part of the stream walk with sympathetic planting.
The raised deck at the end of the boardwalk looks out onto the mountains.
Part of the subtle sensor night garden which our guests really appreciate.
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Tullamore, County Offaly

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Emma U
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Magical, mystical surroundings”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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I have to say, I couldn't rate this home away from home, nor the owner more! We found it extremely comfortable and all of our needs were met pleasantly. The grounds are just so beautiful and a fabulous place to wonder, in the stillness of the countryside that is surrounded by the unspoilt Slievebloom mountains.
The house offers much space with plenty of comfort and the warmth of two fires for those chilly Irish evenings. I will definitely return to this accommodation in the near future for much needed rest and relaxation!

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Liked best: The peace
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. It was lovely to welcome you and your party of artists once again staying for the Electric Picnic. We very much look forward to the possibility of welcoming you again in the near future and am delighted that Martin was able to help with the turf and everything.
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Sheila A
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Difficult to locate”
Reviewed 18 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The house and grounds have had a lot of thought put into them and in a longer stay you would be able to appreciate this. This was only a base for my family and I.
Owner was helpful prior to visit. House was initially difficult to locate. Information available in house for people was helpful for touring about.
Although this was not 5star accomodation the house was comfortable to vacation in.
Bathroom facilities and some of the decor require some TLC. Otherwise the house has seen a lot of love,labour and thought put into it.
There was a bat in the kitchen on one of the nights. Though my Grandchildren found this fascinating, it is something I would have preferred to see outside of the house.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jun 2015
Many thanks for your review. I am sorry that you found the house difficult to locate. I will look at the directions and see if we can make them any clearer and more explicit. There are pipistrel bats in the garden. In many ways we are blessed, they are an endangered species. They can can onlyget in the house through an open window.

We are glad that you had a nice time and appreciated the vision and tlc which have gone into creating the house and gardens.I think you are right Woodlandsong is a good base for a touring holiday and rewards a longer stay.

Wishing you all the best for your future travels.
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tanya1704
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Spent the wkend at the house after booking trip to Ireland for my dads 60th
House and grounds are absolutely beautiful! We were more than happy with our choice!
Is also an ideal central location between Dublin & Galway
Will defiantly revisit in the future ;-)

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. It is a central location and makes a great touring base. We are delighted you had a good time and look forward tp seeing you again
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. It is lovely sitting out in the garden by one of the three open fires and enjoying the sounds of nature.
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Kasia A
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
“A beautiful house, a beautiful garden, we will come back!”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

A quick note to share how much we appreciated our stay in Woodland song. We stayed there for 2 days, at the end of our 2 weeks holidays before going back to Geneva. What a perfect quiet and peaceful way of ending our holidays. Because it was short, we did not do much but rest in the house and garden. There are so much already to do, pick a book and a CD from the shelf and read with nice music in the background in front of the fire place, discover inside out the absolutely beautiful garden, go through all the notes and recommendations that Michael left for visits, walks, etc.. which we will definitely use next time we come back! Thanks a lot

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We are delighted you had a good time and that you enjoyed the peace and quiet. We enjoy going there to slow down also.
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