Steward Cottage at Woodhouse
This elfin cottage cloistered above the woods – just one of three – on an historic Tay valley demesne, introduces unique opportunities for exploring the beaches and headlands of Ireland’s Copper Coast, hill-walking in the Comeragh Mountains, or just rambling around a magnificent estate.
Comfortable, Compact and Cherished
Most of the rooms radiate from the warm entrance lobby in this practical and cosy cottage. The sitting room is gracious and informal with built in units of alabaster shelving around an open log hearth. Contemporary patio doors encourage you out to a sheltered gravel terrace.
The bright kitchen, doubling as a dining room, occupies one end of the house. Modelled in a simple rustic style with a wood burning stove – though the cottage is never cold, there’s lots of fuel available from the estate.
Terracotta red cabinets and vibrant parrot blinds bring strong accents of colour to the ivory white interior. The utility room and boot lobby are off one side of the kitchen while cottage stairs rise from the other end to a dreamy double bedroom in the loft. Understated, with traditional furniture and floral fabrics, typical of the restrained decor throughout this home.
The house is equipped with everything you would expect from a five star home. An Eco-friendly air source heat pump provides the central heating. A second cobalt-coloured twin bedroom, with views beyond the rolling fields, lies opposite the bathroom to the left of the main entrance.
The owners retain the eponymous Georgian mansion at the centre of this private estate, but visitors are free to enjoy the elegant walled garden, impeccably reproduced Victorian glasshouse, and paddocks of grazing red deer.
Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – Parts of the property may not suitable for young children, please check with us.
Wow! What a gorgeous cottage. There were so many touches to surprise and delight us with the decor in this and all the houses – like being in a Jane Austen novel. Lovely sleeps here!
The Horan Family (August 2019)
Another amazing stay in this beautiful location. The perfect balance of style, comfort and cosiness. We look forward to returning later in the year.
The Finnegans (October 2019 )
An absolutely magical stay in Stewards Cottage. Loved every minute. Planning our return visit this winter. The beds are so comfortable, the cottage so cosy and Damo, Lucky, Archie and Dusty were the highlight!!
The Darcy Family (July 2020)
We had an amazing stay here. We would come back in a heartbeat. The grounds were beautiful and the beach was so close. We had great evenings playing all the board games. Dinner in Whelans was a hit!
The O’Brien Family (July 2020)
An amazing stay in Stewards Cottage! This is our third visit and each stay is as special as the last. Even in winter time the Estate is as charming as ever and the grounds were beautiful to walk on and enjoy the early morning sunrises and chilly dips in the Cove. The cottage itself is so comfortable and cosy and was the perfect place to get away from it all – our only regret is we’re not staying longer!
The McAdam Family (December 2020)
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