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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  • What a stunning little place. Enjoyed the informative tour guide. Nice and short. Nothing long and dragged out. Was great to learn about the cottage in more detail. Loved that you could photos outside...  more »
  • We stopped off in Cahair town on our road home & came across the sign for the Swiss cottage. A good 25 minute walk from the castle through the memorial park. The walk itself would've been more leisure...  more »
  • The Swiss cottage built in the early 1800 by Richard Butler is truly a gem. It's high on the ground, leads to uneven stone steps, created on purpose by Windows to rooms all edges, in imitation of nature that is unrepeatable, inside a beautiful spiral staircase to reach the small rooms furnished with great elegance: a Doll House. Everything is highly sought after, the rich Butler family used it almost as a game to immerse themselves in nature. Unfortunately within do not take pictures, too bad. You can get from the street to the parking lot, but here's a tip: the Castle walk a walk of 20 minutes, if time allows, following a Coronation Walk, named for the coronation of King George IV, past Cahir Golf Club and along the banks of the river Suir until cottage, this path is surrounded by a natural forest of beech trees , oak, chestnut, Sycamore trees, laurels and rhododendrons.
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  • I paid €3 in as I'm a student. The fee includes a guided tour of the rooms. You are free to roam around the small garden but you are only allowed into the rooms of the cottage during the guided tour. Tour lasted about 15/20 minutes. You also can't take any pictures inside the house. Short but interesting.
  • We try to drive there following Google Maps direction but we ended up on a road with no public access. We parked near the castle and walk almost 2km to get there. You can ask at the information centre near the castleBut if there is an easier way to get there. Once you get there you pay €5 for a guide tour into the cottage and it is worthy. The cottage is fantastic, both inside and outside.
  • The day we visited the weather was tremendous it really made our day, our tour guide was lovely
  • Outstanding example of a cottage orne, really beautiful and very interesting to visit, something a bit different that you won't find anywhere else, well worth seeing
  • Nice walk but a bit like getting an empty box of chocolates....outside is eye catching but the inside needs your imagination.

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