About This Listing
Modern three bed two bathroom house in a scenic rural location with a large garden.
My house consists of kitchen/diner, two bathrooms, three bedrooms, a sofa bed is also available, the two large bedrooms upstairs consist of one triple and one double, there is a single downstairs to accomodate one, rooms upstairs are suitable for singles or couples. The house is located in a rural area but close to towns and cities and there are also beaches a 45 minute drive , lots of places of historical interest aswell in Kilkenny and Waterford cities and the surrounding area.
It is 20 minutes from the house to the motorway which will take you to Dublin.
You will need a car in this area. I have lots of outdoor space which includes a stone built bbq
There is a local pub within walking distance, quarter of a mile away.
There are cats at my premises although not in the house, if you are not an animal/cat lover then my house is probably not for you.
Please enter "Owning National School" into your sat nav which will take you to my village, then turn right at Anthony's pub and follow the road for a quarter of a mile, my house is the third one on the left hand side,
Guests will have access to the entire house and garden
Interaction with Guests
I am available if you need me for anything and I will do my best to help you out, if you don't need me I will leave you alone to enjoy the house and the Kilkenny countryside.
This is a very quite rural area but you are still only 15 mins to the nearest town and 30 mins from the cities of Waterford and Kilkenny.
You will need a car as the nearest public transport is 6 km from the house.
Other Things to Note
I have four cats at the property, they spend their time outdoors but stay close to the house.
No smoking in the house.
Love this house and location! It is a perfect place for a week (or more!) vacation from life! Quite secluded and peaceful off a small road in the middle of the country side. Due to scheduling, we were unable to meet Valerie but she was kind enough to have a friend meet us in the town nearby to guide us to the home and give us a tour. The house is about 15 mins (by car) from the nearest grocery store. The house does smell a bit like cats as the now yard cats were apparently previously house cats. Valerie does stay in the camper on the same property which worried me with my kids running around early in the morning (was afraid of waking her after her late work night).
Booked this house based on the description and positive reviews from prior guests. Unfortunately, the experience my family had was quite the opposite.
We emailed Valerie the morning that we were arriving and received confirmation from her complete with directions to her village. Upon arriving, we called her as she had instructed a only a few hours before. Valerie then told us that she had canceled our reservation as she had guests coming the following day for 2 nights.
We were quite surprised, as we had communicated with her just a few hours before. Suddenly without lodging, we headed the 35 km back into Kilkenny and began looking for a place to stay.
After arriving in Kilkenny, we received a message from Valerie that she had mistaken us for someone else, and could we return. Having found no other place to stay, we agreed, and her sister met us to show us the way. Beautiful drive, very isolated and peaceful as described.
When we arrived at the house, her sister simply unlocked the door, told us to enjoy our stay, and that Valerie would be back in the morning.
The house was cute, the bedrooms were clean, however the kitchen was not overly clean and the house had an overwhelming cat odor. The toilets did not refill very fast so flushing was a problem.
We could not turn on the heaters in the house. Having had no tour of the home, we were left to figure everything out on our own. Messaged Valerie and about four hour later got a call explains the heaters and toilets.
While the location was beautiful, the confusion and lack of communication from Valerie made our visit to Kilkenny frustrating and incredibly disappointing.
The best part of being here were the views and the access to a washer and dryer.
Amazing house and amazing quite location. Valeria is easy going and she will meet you in her village to show you her place. All easy going i recommend it
Valerie was very welcoming and met us at the appointed time and place - she even had to wait a few minutes for us; She showed us the house and gave us some specific and helpful instructions before leaving, offering to help if anything else was needed. The house was exactly as pictured and the only surprises we had were positive as the house feels very cozy (although it's big and has 2 floors) and warm. All the amenities were available (including Wi-Fi) and in excellent condition. The surrounding area was simply amazing - very calm neighborhood, beautiful scenery with green fields and mountains in the background... simply idyllic. My family loved it and we will definetly be coming back if we get the chance - thanks Valerie!
The beautiful house is located in a quiet area. Valerie, is wonderful, fun and accommodating. Wish we would have stayed longer!
About the Host, Valerie
I love where I live, it has it all, the contryside and city life nearby if you want it,I love to travel myself and I want my house to be comfortable and welcoming the same as I expect when I am abroad.
The house is fully equipped and hopefully can be your home from home in Kilkenny.