The Calves Field

Holiday Rental


Our self catering country house, with bespoke catered dining options,  is ideal for family staycations and for Pre Weddings. It is set in a tranquil location on our family farm, near Ashley Park House, Cloughjordan House & Coolbawn Quay wedding venues, with only the tweet of birds and the mooing of cows as a soundtrack. The area is surrounded by meandering country roads which lead to the local villages, a pub over 100 years old and the majestic Lough Derg set on the River Shannon. Set on our idyllic family farm, the house consists of four large double rooms, two of which are ensuite, three bathrooms and a large, high spec open plan kitchen dining area with Electrolux Appliances and Stanley stoves. The Sun Lounge, with its pitched roof, is drenched in natural light with french doors which lead to our extensive, mature gardens. For cosy winter nights, we have two large Stanley Stoves with complimentary turf and wood  supplied.  The house itself is a very chilled out space with a combination of natural light and cosy corners in which to relax. We have invested in top of the range appliances, stoves and finishes to offer you the comforts of home and a little more. We do not believe in compromising when it comes to our free time and do not wish our guests to either. With that in mind, we invite you to be our guest and allow us to help you enjoy everything The Calves Field and surrounding area has to offer.



The Calves Field is perfectly located as a base for Ashley Park House, Cloughjordan House  and Coolbawn Quay  Wedding Venues.   We love hosting wedding guests and in particular, brides, grooms and their extended families as they embark on their wedding journey. Our promise is a 'home away from home' vibe where we love to ensure that our guests feel very special, welcome and well looked after from the moment they make contact to the time of checkout and far beyond that. With this in mind I have created a Pre Wedding Package including extras such as  Bespoke In-House Catering, Complimentary Prosecco  and Exclusivity of the Entire Property.

 Rates from €140pp:*Based on 8 adults sharing & 2 Nights B&B &1 Evening Buffet Midweek


If you would like a family break in a quiet, rural 'home away from home', with a high spec finish and catering options delivered to your door then The Calves Field is a must do. See my Blog for a detailed 7 day itinerary  with a little something for everyone. #whenwetravelagain




Rates from €197 per night: *Based on Midweek rental of entire property 




Our real speciality. Whether your stay at The Calves Field is due to  preparation for your own wedding or attendance at a wedding in one of the local venues, The Calves Field really is the ideal base.

As we are spoilt with a variety of wedding venues in the area if you are thinking of taking that big step in your life, your search for a venue should not be complete without checking out what Ashley Park House, Coolbawn Quay and Cloughjordan House have to offer. 

Go ahead and book your wedding at one of these etraordinary venues and use The Calves Field as your base or family home for the period leading up to your wedding. Wouldn’t it be great to choose an amazing venue in a stunning location but not miss out on the tradition of leaving your family home on the morning of your wedding!

Contact us about our wedding packages and let us help you to truly make it a memorable time.



The gardens are designed to let our guests relax and take in the Irish countryside. Sit back and take in the sounds of the birds, sheep, cows, horses and the odd cow! The house is surrounded by large lawns which have been planted with trees and shrubs with each creating a feature in the garden at different seasons throughout the year. We have also retained traditional hedgerows on site and allowed a large area to grow wild in order to allow wildlife to flourish. Our small orchard also provides our guests with fresh apples and cherries when in season.



Christmas is our favourite time of year. We have enjoyed many beautiful family gatherings over the festive period in our home, therefore you can be assured that we have everything you need to create a sumptuous Christmas feast. We take great pride in decorating our home and garden to ensure it is a truly memorable experience. We even leave a bail of hay and carrots from our family farm for Rudolph. The two wood fired stoves create a wonderful, warm and cosy atmosphere for you all to snuggle and enjoy some truly quality time with your loved ones. 

Family Breaks


At The Calves Field we love to host families. We have enjoyed some very precious family occasions at our home and really want you to feel at home, without compromising on all the comforts of your own home. If you wish to take a break with family or friends we have all of the facilities your group could require ensuring to make your break as stress free as possible. We can even arrange delivery of food through a local caterer to give our guests a break from cooking if they wish. 

As we have two young children ourselves we know taking a trip can feel like moving house, especially with a baby.  At The Calves Field we have all the necessary equipment required for travelling with little ones - from a cot to a changing unit. If a relaxing break with a new born is on the cards we really can make your trip as comfortable as possible for parents and their babies alike.


Whether you stay for a short or longer time at our home, we believe a break away from the regular household chores is really important. Allow us take care of the cleaning of our home, kick back and relax. For stays of one week or more, we will call and supply fresh towels and linen. 


If, like us, you love the space and comforts of a self catering holiday but do not wish to cook every evening, then The Calves Field is the perfect base for you. We offer catered breakfast and dinner options, delivered to your door by our amazing local caterers. From Champagne Breakfasts to Silver Service Evening Meals to more casual Family Buffets, menus can be easily tailored to your requirements and all ingredients possible are sourced locally.





Cruises on the Lake and Water Sports


With Lough Derg and the river Shannon so close there are different types of trips on the lake for you to avail of, relaxing fishing trips, cruises, kayaking or taking it all in at speed on a rigid inflatable rib. Please see below some of the companies that arrange trips.

Cultural Sites

The local area and surrounds are steeped in culture from Celtic Ancestry to Iconic Rock legends there is truly something for everyone. 

  • The Rock of Cashel

  • The Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna

  • Birr Castle Gardens  & Science Centre

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

  • The Birthplace of Shane McGowan - Punk Rock / Celtic Rock Icon

  • Lár na Pairce GAA Museum, Thurles - The Birthplace of the Gaelic Athletic Asssociation (GAA) ie Hurling, Camogie & Football

  • The Graves of The Leinster Men - Dating back more than 1,000 years 

  • Holy Cross Abbey

Day Trips to The Wild Atlantic Way

The West of Ireland is one of the most stunning places in the world. We thoroughly enjoy taking daytrips from The Calves Field then relaxing back into the comforts of home and a cosying up by the stove after a full days adventure. Many of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way are less than a two hour drive from our home, below is a list of not only our favorites but what previous guests have recommended:

  • Lahinch Beach, County Clare

  • Galway City including Salthill Beach and Promenade

  • Killarney & Ladies View, County Kerry

  • The Cliffs Of Moher, County Clare

  • Inis Oir & Inis Mor Islands

  • Doolin, Co Clare

  • Spidal, Co Galway

  • The Burren, Co Clare

Hiking & Walking


As the house is located in a quiet rural area surrounded by winding roads and lanes, guests can take a leisurely stroll and see where the road takes them. The sights and sounds of the Irish countryside are a joy to take in. With rolling hills and views across Lough Derg to be found there are plenty of local walks for guests to avail of and take in some fresh air.   

                  Further Afield
Tipperary is blessed with some stunning scenery and there are many walks or hikes that people can take depending on your fitness level and ability. Portumna Forest Park and The Devils Bit in the Silvermines Mountains are within a short drive and are just one of the numerous stunning areas for guests to explore. Please see for marked walks and hikes.



 If you enjoy cycling the local area is great to cycle around - just cover the rolling hills and see the stunning views over Lough Derg on offer. The North Tipperary Cycle Network is based in Nenagh and there are three routes from 30km to 67km to choose from. For more information please search “Nenagh Cycle Hub” for routes etc  

Bars & Restaurants



If you fancy heading out for a drink or a night’s entertainment there are plenty of pubs in the general area to choose from. Please find details of some local pubs and a selection of others listed below.

  • John Ryan’s, Carney – old style traditional pub with pool table and juke box (do not take credit or debit cards) 

  • Hannigans, Kilbarron – traditional pub with pool table and juke box

  • Paddys, Terryglass – traditional pub with food and music at weekends 

  • The Derg Inn, Terryglass – traditional pub with food and music at weekends 

  • Una Powell’s, Summerhill, Nenagh - traditional pub and late night bar with music at weekends – large selection of gins available.


  • Cinnamon Alley – Hanly’s Place, Nenagh

  • The Pantry – Quintins Way, Pearse Street, Nenagh

  • The Country Kitchen – Main Street, Borrisokane


  • Brocka on the Water – Kilgravan

  • The Derg Inn – Terryglass

  • Pepes - Kenyon Street, Nenagh

  • The Peppermill – Kenyon Street, Nenagh

  • Ken’s Oriental Restaurant – 160 Pearse Street, Nenagh

  • Jade Court Chinese Restaurant – 11 Silver Street, Nenagh




"Laura - 28 Jun - 30 Jun 2019

We had the most fabulous stay in Catherina's beautiful house the night before my wedding. Catherina's home is the perfect environment for the night before & morning of your wedding and she has countless thoughtful details scattered throughout the house, along with many wonderful photo spots! I cannot speak highly enough of the house and indeed of Catherina's fantastic help! We will definitely be back! :)"

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