Swiss Cottage, Cahir

Unbothered by large tourist crowds, Swiss Cottage represents an endearing decorated cottage designed by famous Regency architect John Nash. Take a guided tour to explore the elegantly decorated rooms, the spiral staircase, and especially the salon walls--adorned with one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers. When you are finished, follow the short wooded path to the nearby Cahir Castle. Plan to visit Swiss Cottage and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cahir attractions using our Cahir travel app .
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  • The lady that gave the tour was well informed. Only bummer part was no inside photos. But has a lot of history and has been restored to its original self. Lovely walk getting there through what I call...  more »
  • We took the 25 minute walk along the river to reach Swiss Cottage. (More of a summerhouse) You enter it from the servants quarter along a tunnel/passage in the basement. The cottage has only four room...  more »
  • We visited during heritage week and admission was free. The cottage looks like something out of a fairytale and has been lovingly restored. I would recommend a visit and the walk from cahir castle to ...  more »
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  • What can I say. Absolutely stunning. I loved this cottage and the tour guide was very good. The cottage is in the ideal spot away from everything. Well worth a visit i totally fell in love with it.
  • The Swiss (Ornè) Cottage is an architect's dream (John Nash). It has been restored to it's former beauty. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable about how it came to be and about the Butler family who originally owned the cottage, so many, many years ago. Nothing is what it seems in the cottage, just as in nature, nothing is the same. For only five euros it is well worth visiting.
  • This little cottage in Cahir is well worth the visit! I loved this place and I would definitely go again! The cottage itself is beautiful and you get to go around 4 rooms on a guided tour which is informative and interesting! Afterwards you also get to go round the gardens and see all the intricate details outside. This cottage is fascinating and interesting!
  • The Swiss cottage was lovely, very quaint. The tour was good and well organised. A beautiful river walk from cahir castle to the Swiss cottage. Beautiful surroundings.
  • Lovely place for a Sunday afternoon drive. Guides are very knowledgeable. Worth the trip.
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