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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.
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.
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.
Historic Callan Town is situated just 10 miles southwest of medieval Kilkenny city.
Conveniently situated being within 1.5 to 2 hours drive to 3 main airports: Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Good bus service directly from Callan to Dublin airport. Bus service to main towns including Kilkenny city. Train service from Kilkenny city itself. Private parking within the house grounds.
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 use - no other hidden charges!
ONE NIGHT STAYS are accepted but a supplement of 10 EURO p.p.p.n. will apply - to help towards changeover costs and make it feasible to offer one night bookings. This will be added to the booking cost before reservation is accepted or alternatively can be paid on arrival.
No smoking inside the house please.
Sorry, no pets!
David was a great host. The location is central and we enjoyed visiting Killkenny and Cashel (and flew out of Cork) all with reasonable drive times. The village is quaint, although I was surprised at how many shops were shuttered along the main road, which the house is on. (We were fortunate that Carol's pub generously opened their kitchen and was willing to feed us around 7:15pm, despite stopping cooked food at 6pm- the village had very few restaurant options but we did enjoy the bakery and butcher later days). Despite the shuttered shop the main road is still well travelled with car traffic. The river is lovely and sanguine and the open space behind the house was nice for walking. We also loved the fresh bread from around the corner at the bakery!
No le llegamos a conocer porque nos dijo que era imposible acudir el domingo porque se le hab'ia alargado una comida familiar. (Desafortunadamente, esto solo me lo dijo por tel'efono cuando le llam'e) .Llam'e al telefono que me aparecio pero dentro de Irlanda hay que poner un cero. Si no hubiese sido por la ayuda de una vecina muy amable no habria podido llamarle. (Mis amigos ya estaban mirando los B&Bs de la zona...) El sitio era bonito y limpio pero no nos dejo instrucciones de la ducha y no pudimos ducharnos el primer dia.
David was a very gracious host. We had kind of a crazy schedule the day we were to arrive. We arrived before David but it was fine. Gave us some time to walk around. It's a very nice little house and would have been a nice place to make as a central location for trips around the area. Was roomy enough for the five of us. Thank you David for being so accommodating during our crazy stay.
A comfortable stay, in a big house in a beautiful small town. Callan is close to Kilkenny, & has a intimate small town feel. The house is in a prime location, & we had the opportunity to watch a local performance on the streets right outside our door.
House exactly as advertised. Great experience and very accommodating hosts. Would recommend to anyone in the area.
Experience was awesome! Home was right in town and callan was a cute town. People were very friendly and the house was quite big.
David met us in town and escorted us to the house and showed us everything.
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