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 during your Cahir vacation using our convenient Cahir trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 9, 2017
    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 »
  • August 8, 2017
    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 »
  • August 8, 2017
    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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  • June 1, 2017
    Worth seeing. Secluded locationon the banks of the Suir
  • June 10, 2017
    Don't trust google to get there from the castle by car. Takes you back route which is not intuitive.
  • January 23, 2017
    Beautiful, you can walk from Cahir Castle or drive , but I think the walk is Fantastic it would take half an hour or so taking it easy , it you have a dog or children they would live the freedom.
  • October 27, 2016
    Pretty cool straw thatched roof building. Admission was a little steep as we had just been to Cahir Castle and had to pay again. I suppose it helps with the upkeep of the house though. We were in a rush so we didnt get to do the tour, but it was neat to see, and took a couple pictures.
  • July 11, 2016
    This place is a gem. 150 year old house, lovingly restored. The tours are charming, as the staff really love the place. Quirky, and the surround park is a very pleasant place to spend a nice day.

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