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.
אירוח נדיב, בבית מקסים בדרכנו בין דבלין לקורק. החדרים גדולים, נקיים מאד, אווירה נעימה ושקטה. החצר שסביב הבית מטופחת. החדרים מאובזרים לעילא. ארוחת הבוקר מפנקת. בקיצור מפנק מאד.
Kilcarry lodge is a beautiful lodge filled with love in every detail. I know it sounds cheesy, but this place is wonderful.
First the lodge - gorgeous, rustic, charming, and cozy even though it's large. The rooms are so spacious, clean, and have little amenities here and there that remind you that every effort was with love for this home. Sean and Sandra create an atmosphere where the guests can relax and feel at home.
Obviously the scenery is amazing or you wouldn't even be looking here. If you're thinking of visiting the countryside, this is definitely worth a stop. I'd recommend a minimum of two days to really get a feel for your surroundings.
I don't even want to write anymore about it, just go. You won't regret it.
Now the hosts - Sean and Sandra are wonderful interesting people. So caring, checking in on you to make sure you're comfortable.
Sean was kind enough to collect us from the bus station because we had no car. He even drove us to some sights for the cost of gas. Gas is so expensive, and Sean didn't even factor in any of his time. We are truly grateful.
The breakfasts were smashing! Delicious, filling, and fresh!
Thank you Sean and Sandra for opening your home and allowing people to experience life in the Irish countryside. It was an unforgettable experience.
Whilst Sandra was unavoidably absent, Sean's welcome surpassed our expectations. We were immediately made to feel at home, with a welcoming cup of coffee and some cake.
The house is in a wonderful location with magnificent views of the garden and the Blackstairs mountains and is adjacent to the quaint heritage village of Clonegal.
Our ensuite room was as good as a top class hotel, with great shower, luxurious towels and bed linen.
We were totally gobsmacked when Sean suggested that he drive us up to Mount Leinster and afterwards dropped us at the local restaurant which he had booked for us. Not only that, he returned after our meal to bring us back to the house.
We will definitely be back as this type of hospitality is worth experiencing again.
From the moment we arrived at Kilcarry Lodge we felt like we had met long time friends. The listing lived up to all the wonderful reviews. We wish we could have stayed longer.
Sandra and Sean were amazing hosts, they went overboard to help us, they even booked some pony trekking and golf for us. The room was perfect, my daughter fell in love with her bed! and there were so many touches like fresh flowers and lovely soaps that made it feel very special. The breakfast was delicious and Sandra even made us sandwiches when we arrived. Staying with Sandra and Sean was like staying with family, they made you feel really at home in their beautiful home which enjoys a beautiful location with unspoilt views across the hills. We loved their dogs too!
"Grand" is the best word to describe our stay. We just could not leave since we felt home right away. The house and surroundings are simply beautiful and Sandra and Sean are genuine and warm.
We cannot wait to meet again.
We had a wonderful time with Sandra and Sean in their beautiful house just outside Clonegal. A great welcome and a stunning garden which we loved. Enjoyed our chats and hearing about new projects. A very hard working couple who put their all into ensuring guests have a comfortable stay. Room was spacious well furnished and had a great sleep. Breakfast was traditional Irish and very generous. Hope we get a chance to meet with Sandra and Sean again.
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.