Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage, Cottage Orné, Cahir, County Tipperary, was built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall.

Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage

Cottage Orné, Cahir, County Tipperary was built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall.

Based on a design by the famous Regency architect, John Nash, and inspired by nature, the unusual and rustic features include a distinctive thatched roof while its external woodwork resembles branched trees. The nature theme is continued throughout the former guest cottage's internal furnishings and wallpaper.

Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in the salon, manufactured by the Dufour factory, is one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers. It is situated on an elevated site with access by stone steps.

Toilets (including toilet for people with disabilities) close to site. Public car/coach park also close to site.

Opening Times
16th March - 27th October - 10:00 - 18:00 - Last Admission - 17:15

28th Oct - 3rd November - 9:30 - 17:00 - Last Admission - 16.15

4th of November - 09:30 - 15:30 - Last Admission - 14:45

Site closes for 2018 season on the 4th of November.

Admission by guided tour only.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

Contact Name: 
Ms Eleanor Morrissey
+353 (52) 7441144