About This Listing
Two beautiful bedrooms are available at Kilcarry Lodge. The Lodge is a delightful country house set in a five acre parkland garden in an unspoiled area of county Carlow renowned for its scenery. It sits on the slopes of the Slaney valley with magnificient views over this fertile vale to the Blackstairs mountains.. The gardens sweep down towards the Slaney river and the house has private access to the banks.
Inside, the house is gracious and welcoming. As well as very comfortable bedrooms there is a large sittingroom for relaxation filled with books and information on the area.
The accommodation is two double bedrooms, both ensuite. The option of a twin room is also available.
I provide a full Irish breakfast made with homemade or local produce. (Any special dietiary needs can be met).
We are passionate about our home and our area which is a very special part of Ireland with friendly people, wonderful scenery, historic sites and lovely villages and towns. There are endless possiblities for rest and relaxation: excellent golf courses, salmon and trout fishing, horse riding, many scenic drives and , of course, the famous Wicklow Way Walk which is on our doorstep. Should you feel the need for complete rest you can spend the day in the garden or relaxing on a terrace or sitting by the fire.
There are many visitor attractions nearby such as Huntington Castle, Altamount Gardens, Newtonbarry House and gardens, Hardymount Gardens, Delta sensory gardens, and the Visual arts centre in Carlow.
For dining out one has a wide range of restaurants and hotels to choose from within a 10 minute drive, the nearest being the famous Sha-Roe Bistro in the village of Clonegal just two minutes away.
Should you prefer to eat here we can arrange to cook for you for at a reasonable cost.
In the evening I will babysit if you wish to go out, and Sean will happily drive you to and collect you from local restaurants and pubs all for free.
To make the most of your stay it is advisable to have a car as Kilkenny, Enniscorthy and Wexford town are closeby. Even Dublin is only over an hour away and we are within 30 minutes of the coast.
Should you have any special requirements please talk to us, we are flexible.
Guests can have use of kitchen if they wish.
Tea and coffee always available.
I have no house Rules- I hope guests will enjoy and respect my house as they would their own.
If you're reading this review and short of time, then let me give you a brief summary of my 8 day stay at Kilcarry Lodge. “Simply superb!” The room was extremely well appointed and the cooked breakfasts a real treat! The garden is beautiful and it’s almost impossible to pull yourself away from the wonderful view of the valley and distant mountains. However, the best part of the stay was the warm and friendly hospitality provided by Sandra and Sean. They simply could not have been more accommodating and within hours I couldn't help but feel like a life-long friend. All in all, Irish hospitality and its very best. Thank you Sandra and Sean for your kindness and providing me with a very happy and memorable stay. I am sure I will be back.
I'm not sure I will ever find hosts more welcoming than Sandra and Sean at Kilcarry Lodge! Their beautiful house and gardens are a few minutes away from the idyllic town of Clonegall and the end of the Wicklow Way.
After walking and camping for six days Sandra's fantastic home cooking (lots of items home grown too!) was very welcome and the en suite room was really comfortable.
Sean (apologies if that spelling is wrong) was very knowledgeable about the area and rural matters in general, and kindly gave me a lift to a nearby town for my bus. We also went to collect my Wicklow Way certificate and have a drink at Osborne's!
I can safely say guests at Kilcarry Lodge will not go wanting for anything and I can highly recommend it.
Our stay with Sandra and Sean was one of the highlights of our time spent in Ireland. The room was pristine, the bed was very comfortable and the view from our room was spectacular. I can not say enough good things about this wonderful couple and how welcomed they made us feel. The breakfast Sandra made for us in the morning was delicious and included fresh squeezed orange juice. If we ever have the opportunity to visit the Emerald Isle again we will be sure to stay at the Kilcarry Lodge, only next time it will be longer!
Staying with Sandra and Sean was like staying with friends. We were warmly welcomed into their comfortable home, which is in a rural setting a few minutes drive from the small picturesque village of Clonegal.
The house is on a single level with easy access to all areas. Our bedroom and en-suite were spacious and fitted with every amenity one could need (even those you thought you could do without).
Breakfasts were generous and freshly prepared for our individual tastes.
Sandra and Sean were willing to do anything to make our stay pleasant, even providing transport to the local Sha-Roe Bistro which was excellent. Sharing time with them by the fire with their two dogs made made it a special experience.
Overall, this was our best B&B stop in our 4 weeks in Ireland and we would highly recommend it to any Aussies who would like to stay with a relaxed, friendly and well-informed couple.
It is really indescribable how amazing Sandra and Sean's property and hospitality really come together to make this an unforgettable stay. The location is very secluded, and beautiful. The house has a uniquely situated view from the back yard onto the mountains that is truly relaxing to enjoy. Sandra and Sean make you feel like you are visiting family, and really take hospitality to the next level - providing everything you might need for your stay, and a very delicious breakfast each morning. We brought our toddler who really loved the property, and enjoyed taking walks each morning with Sandra and Sean while we got a chance to enjoy our breakfast and the view from the kitchen table to the mountains. They provided a travel cot before we got there, and even purchased a new fireplace safety cover after we arrived when our little one got curious about the fire in order to keep him safe. Sandra and Sean also recommended, reserved, and drove us to a fantastic dinner at Sha-Roe Bistro - which is a Michelin rated restaurant less than 5 miles from their home. What a great setting, and home-base to enjoy true Irish living. We are already planning our next visit!
I stayed with Sean and Sandra because the location was convenient and the house looked lovely, but in future I would consider their home a holiday destination in itself. These are the warmest, most helpful hosts one could ever hope to meet. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with them and only wished it could have been longer. Their house is truly a gem. Sitting in their architecturally stunning kitchen, warmed by the wood-burning stove, gazing out at spectacular mountain views, and having delightful chats with Sean and Sandra is balm for the soul. And if you like delicious (I'm talking home-baking, homemade preserves, salmon... you get the picture) farmhouse breakfasts cooked with love, look no further. Any detail that could possibly enhance your stay has been thought of by Sandra: immaculate bedroom, fine linens, electric blanket, high-end bathroom supplies, and so on. And don't even get me started on the two adorable and impeccably behaved dogs. Best of all, Sean and Sandra will treat you as welcome friends. If you stay with them, you will be loathe to leave. Their house is only 50 miles from Dublin and is a quick and easy drive on the motorway. Carlow is lovely to explore—historical homes and gardens, quaint villages (Clonegal is just down the road), megalithic sites, interesting towns (Kilkenny especially), and that beautiful pastoral scenery for which Ireland is famous. Carlow gets more sun and less rain, too. I can't wait to return.
Two friends and I stayed with Sean and Sandra in their lovely home with stunning views and two beautiful dogs. Our ensuite rooms were very comfortable with lovely attention to detail, in particular the electric blankets.
Our hosts could not have been more welcoming, with delicious food, endless cups of tea and great conversation. They were very accommodating, serving breakfast at a time that suited us, providing rain gear for our walk, driving us to and from the wedding we were attending and even arranging the repair of our car with a local mechanic on New Year's Eve!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend their home to anyone visiting the area.
About the Host, Sandra
I have settled in beautiful Co Carlow where I have created my dream home and garden after a career firstly as cabin crew and more recently teaching horticulture and catering. Airbnb seems a wonderful opportunity to share my home and garden with people from all over the world and introduce them to our lovely (website hidden) and gardening are both my work and my passion. For relaxation, I enjoying reading - and the house has an extensive library - local history and socialising in our community.