My trip was very easy to book, thanks to Sykes Cottages and Chris, the property owner, with clear, quick and friendly communication and information. Travel to the property was easy, I used public transport all the way from Dublin to Listowel and it connected well. Then Chris came and picked me up from the bus stop! My arrival at Ruah Cottage could not have been better. Chris is (a cliche, I know, but true) the consummate owner/host. The cottage is in the grounds of his house and he couldn't have been more hospitable - yet I also felt like I was totally on my own in my little hideaway when I needed to be.
I can thoroughly recommend staying in this property without a car, despite its countryside location - because of its countryside location: lots of lovely long, relaxing walks to be had. Indeed, the cottage itself, and its location, make it one of the most calm and relaxing places I've ever stayed - perfect if you are looking for peace and calm. It's an hour or so's walk into Listowel and there's lots to see there, if you want.
The cottage was the perfect set-up for me. The bedroom was comfy, the light in the living area was second to none and the kitchen was great for cooking.
if you want to get away and feel your worries peel off your shoulders, this is the place.