About Silvermines Cottages

Two exceptional and cosy 4 star, self catering properties, situated in a lovely village at the foot of the Silvermines Mountains. Each property has two double bedrooms with super king sized beds, both with en suite shower rooms, and the best of comforts. There is also a village pub. Nenagh market town is 5 miles away for bars and shops. Dublin, Galway, and Cork are all 1.30 hours drive away.

Both properties together, sleep 8/10 in total, making it a great place for larger gatherings, with the capacity to have your own space, if required.

About Old Forge I and Old Forge II

Both are officially listed by the Irish Tourist Board as 4 star rated, and are set in a courtyard, next to the oldest stone house in the village, and on the site of the old forge. On arrival you will be greeted with a welcome basket to get you started, and your log burner ready to light!

Both properties include the following:-

2 generous en suite double bedrooms, which comfortably sleep 4 in super king sized beds or generous single sized beds.

A cot and high chair are available on request.

En suites, with power showers and heated floors.

Fully equipped, high quality kitchen, with granite worktops, modern appliances, including a dishwasher.

42” smart TV, with satellite and Irish channels, DVD player, docking station with radio and CD player, and free Wi-Fi.

Old Forge I has a private patio with BBQ, table and chairs, set in a wildlife/woodland garden.

Old Forge II has a balcony and BBQ facilities.

Laundry facilities, comprising washing machines, tumble driers, drying racks, sink, are available in a separate laundry room.

Old Forge I has wheelchair access.

All of this is set amongst a beautiful mountain backdrop and gorgeous countryside.

Old Forge I Pictures

Old Forge II Pictures

About the Area

Silvermines village has a local pub, full of charm and character. There is a village shop for groceries, artisan breads, newspapers, and general provisions.

There is a walking trail with a picnic area amongst a nature trail, alongside a stream and preserved stone buildings, known as Cornish steam engine houses, which were used in the 1800’s to facilitate the mining of tin.

On your door step there are way marked walking and cycling, looped trails.

There is a taxi service in the village, with a wheelchair access vehicle.

The lovely Georgian market town of Nenagh has many bars, coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants , a farmers market, golf course, tennis courts, and a swimming pool with a childrens’ activity area. There is a beautiful Norman castle, and a heritage and genealogy centre, where you can locate your ancestors. All of this is a 10 minute drive away.

The stunning Lough Derg is a 20 minute drive away, for fishing, sailing, water sports, and many walking trails. Walking guides are available.

Lough Derg drive has many pretty towns and villages to stop at, relax and take in the wonderful scenery surrounding the lake.

The golden sand beach of Kilkee is 1.30 hours away by car, and has a dive centre, with the best diving in Ireland.


2 Nights Minimum


Each Additional Night


7th Night


  • Bed Linen & Towels included.
  • 200 damage deposit.
  • Booking fee when using Holiday Lettings.
  • No booking fee when booking directly.
  • Please contact me for seasonal discounts.

Booking Information

When booking, some guests prefer the security of using a booking agent. You also have the option of booking direct, which will save you a booking fee. Either way, you will receive the same quality of service.

Booking Old Forge I

You can contact us directly, or book online with Holiday Lettings

Booking Old Forge II

You can contact us directly, or book online with Holiday Lettings

Booking both cottages

If you require more space for larger parties, you can book both properties, or by contacting me direct, using the form below.

Please refer to Holiday Lettings regarding deposits and cancellations.

For availability, please check the Holiday Lettings calendar for Forge I and Forge II.

Only rules: no smoking, stag/hen parties, and sorry, no pets, treat your holiday home with kindness, and finally, relax and have fun!

Contact Us




  • Customer Testimonails

    Paul is a kind, thoughtful host, eager to assist in any way and the property really is a wonderful find, very comfortable indeed, beautiful surroundings, what a gorgeous part of the country.

    Hugo April 2015, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    We had a very nice time at the cottage and it was very clean and new and beautiful. We have two little kids and Paul and Karin made sure we had a cot and a high chair, and we're very helpful with anything that came up. Would definitely recommend it to anyone!

    Britni January 2015, via AirBNB.
  • Customer Testimonails

    Absolutely spectacular house !having grown up in nearby Nenagh,it was superb to relive my childhood memories of The Silvermines in this divine home . Paul has created a charming and wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, so much so that we delayed our departure twice !!

    Ciara December 2014, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    Absolute dream ! We picked this spot at random for our Ireland adventure and what a great find it was:) the accommodation is very luxurious and the king size beds were a real treat ! The communication with Paul was great which is always helpful.

    Shannon April 2015, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    Paul was a fantastic host. Our party arrived in a staggered fashion over a period of a few days and Paul met all of us, made sure we got there and settled, even picked up my son and his girl friend from the bus stop in Nenagh. The accommodations are roomy and comfortable and are perfect for a large group.

    Timothy October 2014, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    We felt very welcome even before we decided to book our stay. Paul was very helpful and communicative. We were really looking forward to spending our holidays in Silvermines, but when we arrived, we could not belive our eyes. Everything about the place exceeded our expectaions. Spacious, clean, tastefully furnished, beautiful and smelling of lavender!

    Eva October 2014, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    Absolutely fantastic and highly recommended. Hosts (Paul and Karin) were great. We stayed in the Old Forge 1 unit and it was beautifully presented, large and full of everything you need for a comfortable stay. Karin Kindly had some delicious locally sourced bread waiting for us as well which was a lovely touch. Beautiful quiet location and enjoyed waking up to the sounds of the neighboring cows and sheep/lambs!

    Lake Forest, IL March 2018, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    The cottage is probably the best furnished airbnb I've stayed in. It's spacious and very nicely furnished. The shower was incredible and the bed very comfy. We had fun crashing on the sofa and watching a scary movie with the fire going. Very quiet and cosy. Thanks!!

    Proteus, From Castlerock, United Kingdom February 2018, via AirBNB.
  • Customer Testimonails

    A fantastic place to stay for all the family. Paul could not have been more helpful. So peaceful and the build quality was world class. We will return.

    Paul, Rathgar, Ireland January 2018, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    I loved everything about this place. I stayed here over Christmas while visiting family and I loved it. The weather was really cold and dark but this place was really cosy and warm. Very very stylish place with everything you would need and the best of everything. The work that was put into his house is amazing. I spent a good while chatting with Paul when he showed me around and he was immediately available for any questions I had. I didn’t use the laundry room but I did have a look and it is the laundry room of my dreams!! I would love to come back here in the summer and do some of the walking trails around the village.

    April, New York, NY ADecember 2017, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    This is such beautiful spacious place -surrounded by a lovely garden with an outstanding view. We spent 3 nights at Christmas in the Old Forge I unit and couldn’t have asked for a more comfortable and lovely place - thoughtfully detailed and appointed with loads of room for our family to spread out. Additionally, Paul is a wonderful and interesting host. Silvermines village is in what we have found to be the prettiest area in Ireland. We chose this accommodation knowing nothing about County Tipperary, let alone Silvermines, but we are sold on it now! If you enjoy hiking / nature walks, this area is for you. There is no better homebase from which to explore than the comfort of Paul’s place .

    Brenda, Ashland City, TN December 2017, via AirBNB
  • Customer Testimonails

    This place is an absolute gem. I kind of want to keep it a secret!:) If you want a beautiful space in a real Irish scenic setting, this is the place for you. They've thought of everything. It's just plain beautiful. Can't wait to come back!

    Ann October 2017, via AirBNB
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