About this listing
Private en suite bedroom in the coach house beside a stunning mill pond in the grounds of a Georgian House & Mill Complex, 4 kms from Durrow (and Castle Durrow) and from M8 we have gardens to enjoy, dogs to play with and interesting walks nearby.
A spacious double bedroom simply furnished with antique king size bed, en suite bathroom totally tucked away in the coach house with only the sound of the mill race to disturb you.
The accommodation is a private room in the coach house of a bustling Georgian House and Mill complex, guests are welcome to join us and our family in the main house as much as they would like - we have numerous sitting rooms, offices etc and a constantly active kitchen, or they can relax in the spacious landscaped gardens including escaping to the tree house ! We have stables and can offer livery as an extra, dogs are also welcome to join the current motley crew.
Interaction with Guests
We live on site and like to welcome guests as friends and help them make the most of their visit to this part of Hidden Ireland, whilst offering them as much peace and privacy as they would like
A quiet corner of hidden Ireland, we are generally off the beaten tourist track, but have lots to offer in terms of cycle tracks, pony trecks, canoeing and other country sports.
Transport is needed to get around - but we are five minutes from Durrow and Abbeyliex and 1/2 hour from Kilkenny; Portlaois and Thurles
Other Things to Note
We have great space to garage motor bikes and facilities for pannier storage and hoses etc.
No smoking indoors please
My companion and I had a beautiful stay at the Millpond Suite. The suite is separate from the main house, so it's very private, but quite nearby so breakfast (good!) wasn't hard to find. The bedroom itself was very comfortable.
It's set in beautiful grounds with mature trees, but only a few minutes from Durrow. The surrounding area is lovely: horsey country with rolling hills and lots of trees. We tried to see the Perseid meteor shower that night by the millpond, which was a lovely thing to do, but the meteors weren't cooperative!
lovely setting, and pretty nice room. One bedroom, with a bathroom.
We were met on arrival by a staff member who showed us into our room, and allowed my 15 month old son to meet and greet the dogs, they were great fun.
We were down to visit Durrow for the scarecrow festival, and the village was about a 5 minute drive away. Also visited Kilkenny, which was approx 30 minutes away by car.
I had requested a cot for the baby, and while one was provided, it was missing one side and pushed up against a wall, and it ended up collapsing while the baby was sleeping in it, he got a fright but was luckily uninjured, he had to spend the rest of the night in the double bed with myself and my wife.
I texted the host when it happened.
We were met by the host for breakfast in the main house, all home cooked. Again the baby had a great time entertained by the dogs.
We received no apology for the cot incident and the missing part of the cot was clearly visible in the kitchen when we were eating breakfast.
I'd recommend the property for a stay in the Irish countryside.
Arrived very late after a lot of hassle collecting the hire car. Tara was extremely helpful with directions and very welcoming on our arrival at such a late hour. However, we were really disappointed with the room - very basic and nothing more than a converted shed! Only redeeming factor was the hearty cooked breakfast and the fact that Tara was so helpful.
Absolutely idyllic setting in the Irish countryside. The Mill House and grounds were so picturesque and our room was very comfortable - we had a great nights sleep, and breakfast and conversation in the morning were both lovely. Tara was a great host - thanks so much!
Our stay at Tara's place was great. We enjoyed every second we spent there. The estate is beautiful, reflecting all the charm of the Irish countryside. Tara was really welcoming and made us feel like we were home. It was an extremely authentic and relaxing experience.
A storybook beautiful listing with a phenomenally pleasant hostess! This was our last night in Ireland and Tara made it a lovely and pain free experience. Plus, three lovely dogs!
Tara was a wonderful host and made my stay all the more enjoyable for this and could not have been more helpful. It felt as though I were visiting a friend. House is in a beautiful setting and it was a pleasure to wander around the area despite mixed weather.
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About the Host, Tara
I moved here with my husband Anthony in 2008 after we had spent quite a lot of time travelling for his career in sailing Stars, and now live here with our children, dogs and horses working from home and have been restoring the mill and outbuildings , - I live in the main house and offer any guest as much privacy as they would like - but also like to welcome guests as family.
We both have a great interest in cooking & food, have a thriving vegetable garden and aim to provide most of our vegetables from it; we love sports in general, rugby sailing polo and hunting in particular, and would be described as people people !!