LoungeBedroom with river views!
Romantic Riverside Town House

Entire home/apt

6 guests

4 bedrooms

4 beds
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Romantic riverside setting. Bridge House is situated in the heart of historic Callan town with its many traditional pubs, historic sites and shops within walking distance. A mere 10-15 minute drive from Kilkenny city.

The space

Lovely setting adjacent to King's River in historic Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Superb riverside terrace and garden. Minute walk to pubs, shops, restaurants. Local historic sites including Augustinian Priory behind the house. Delightful river views from most rooms. This 4 bedroom townhouse offers the best of both worlds - romantic riverside setting with lovely views of King's River and Bridge (circa 1800) whilst being situated in the heart of historic Callan town (one of largest towns in Kilkenny) founded by William the Marshall in 1207. In 2005 Neil Jordan's film "Breakfast in Pluto" starring Liam Neeson and Cillian Murphy was filmed here and in 2007 Callan celebrated its 800th year! Inside Bridge Houses are 2 floors: ground floor comprises hall leading to a large kitchen, separate dining room with patio doors to a large riverside terrace, lounge, reading room and separate wc. Upstairs there are 2 single bedrooms and 2 double (both kingsize beds), all with built in wardrobes, plus a fully tiled shower room with shower cubicle, toilet and basin. There is a large south facing riverside terrace to the back with steep steps down to a riverside paved patio and large lawned garden with hardstanding for a car. There are many places of interest in the immediate vicinity including The Moat just off Bridge street, one of Ireland's best preserved Motte-and-baileys, The Workhouse in Prologue, Callan and Callan Augustinian Priory, to name but a few. Callan is the birthplace of some famous people including Edmund Rice founder of Christian Brothers (whose childhood home is still in place), poet in exile John Locke (1847), James Hoban (who designed the White House), Irish painter Tony O'Malley. Callan has a good choice of traditional pubs, shops including supermarkets
and restaurants as well as good road and bus links to other main towns and cities. Medieval Kilkenny city is a mere 10-15 minute drive away.

Guest access

Entire house and enclosed south facing riverside garden and terrace.

Interaction with guests

Wherever possible, guests are met on arrival and we are readily available to answer any queries throughout the stay.

Other things to note

Electricty is payable as you go via a card meter which can be topped up locally - you only pay for what you actually use - no other hidden charges! For short stays under 3 nights we can top up prior to your stay and request that you just leave the money for what is used - please request at time of booking. Either way, the card meter will always be in credit upon arrival.
Travel cot (suitable for under 2 yrs) and highchair available on request.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises
Hair dryer

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $55
Security Deposit $306
Weekly Discount: 40%
Weekend Price $220 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

Children are very welcome but please note house is right next to a river so younger children must be supervised at all times when using the riverside garden and terrace.

No smoking inside the house please.

Sorry, no pets!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

47 Reviews

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Paula User Profile
May 2017
Nice little place with great location. The view of the old Abbey ruins is neat. Really would have liked to be able to walk inside, but understand why the historical society won't allow it. Plenty of beds to support most small groups. Would highly recommend this location. David was very easy to get in touch with and helpful getting you to the house ifthe you miss the corner.
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thanks Paula, it was great to meet you all and pleased you enjoyed the house and area.
May 2017

Doug User Profile
August 2016
David was great, meeting us at the house and providing a thorough tour. Although the photos are an accurate depiction of the house, there were a few aspects relative to cleanliness and upkeep that fell short of our expectations. The town did not have a lot to offer, but was a great location to our trips to Kilkenny and Waterford.

We enjoyed our short visit at Callan. Your home is lovely.
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thanks Dave and Cheryl.
July 2016

Peg User Profile
June 2016
David met us at the house. He is a very personable fellow. The house was as described and very clean. The house is right up against the river which didn't resemble the listing only because the plant growth along the river had grown very tall - not David's fault for super growth. The front of the house is on a main road in town, lots of traffic all night long and the birds in the early morning very loud.
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thank you for your comments Peg. Bit puzzled about the all night traffic comment as Callan is a small rural town and the house is double glazed and not on a main road!!! I am sorry you didn't enjoy the bird song - the river attracts a splendid variety of song birds as well as other interesting wildlife including otters, herons etc. I am pleased however that you got to enjoy your one night stay here.
June 2016

Clean place in a cute town. Difficult to find.
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thank you David. The directions have now been expanded slightly. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay.
May 2016

Peggie User Profile
May 2016
David's Riverside Town House was a great place for 4 women to stay during our travels through Ireland. David hoped to welcome us personally but he had a family emergency and could not be there when we arrived. He did however call us and apologize for not being there and explained everything in detail about our lodging. His house was very accommodating and his Irish hospitality was much appreciated. Would definitely stay here again should our travels bring us back. Thank you, David for offering such a lovely place on Airbnb!
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thank you Peggie - I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Bridge House!
May 2016

Veronica User Profile
April 2016
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and you can't bear the value - great price for a spacious apartment. Everything was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the hot water worked great. The apartment was a little difficult to find once we got to the street location so recommend asking for specific directions. Only complaint is that it was a bit chilly during our visit (late April) and the individual room heaters didn't keep us as warm as we hoped. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in a smaller, quieter location that's still convenient to a larger town (an easy 20 minute drive to Kilkenny). Thanks David!
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thank you Veronica, I will take a look at expanding the directions given. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay!
April 2016

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