Swiss Cottage a great example of cottage orné

January 14, 2017

Located at Kilcommon near the town of Cahir, County Tipperary in Ireland the Swiss cottage was built around 1810 and is a great example of cottage orné.

It was part of the estate of Lord and Lady Cahir, and was used for entertaining guests.


Situated on an elevated site and accessed by stone steps, the cottage was designed by the architect John Nash who was famous for designing many Regency buildings.

Its' interior contains an elegant spiral staircase and some stylishly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in the Salon manufactured by the Dufour factory is one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers. 


The cottage was neglected for some years, but it's restoration started in1985 and in 1989 was opened to the public as a historic house museum.

It is a beautifuly restored with one of a kind, thatched roof, Swiss Cottage.


Below are some photos of the exterior and the surroundings of the Swiss Cottage. 

Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photos of the interior.















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