About This Listing
Unique chance to stay in a 300 year old Georgian house. Enjoy the crackling fires, gardens, peace and tranquility and character of our family home. Only 1 hour from Dublin.
Unique chance to stay in historic country house and family home. We offer a warm welcome and a haven of tranquility only one hour from Dublin. We have three en-suite guest rooms (see all our listings) and guests are welcome to relax by our open fires in dining and drawing rooms. The house is easily reached by car or train. Good base to visit Glendalough, Japanese Gardens & National Stud, Kilkenny and Dublin.
Why not see what our guests have written on TripAdvisor?
THE CHOCOLATE ROOM: features a lits-jumeaux or zip&link antique mahogany bed that can be used as an extra large DOUBLE or as TWIN. Snuggle up in feather-down duvets and pillows. You will have your own EN-SUITE bathroom with power shower.
The Chocolate Room is in the GEORGIAN of the house where many original features like the sash windows and fire-place add to the country house feel. Your VIEW is on the gardens to the side of the house.
PRICING of 80 euros per night is for two people including Irish or Continental breakfast.
Dollardstown House has been the family for over forty years. After a lot of hard work and dedication we have decided to re-open it as a Bed & Breakfast and revive this wonderful historic home.
Dollardstown House is sitting in 20 acres of mature parkland, making it a haven of tranquility. Although the parkland is grazed by cattle, most of the gardens can be enjoyed by our guests. The Behan family always were keen gardeners; Andrew is a horticulturalist. And it shows. There are many plants and trees to be enjoyed. Some trees have been around since the times of Napoleon! (Nelson’s ship fighting Napoleon was made partly with trees from Dollardstown.)
Be welcomed with home-made scones and tea / coffee. In the morning wake up to the smell of home-made bread and freshly ground coffee. Whether you prefer a full Irish or an extensive continental breakfast, you can expect locally sourced foods prepared with dedication. We are happy to cater for special diets on request.
Come and join us for a heartwarming break in Co. Kildare.
You are welcome to relax in the drawing room by the fire if it is a chilly night. In keeping with the character of the historic place, this is also the only place in the house that has a TV.
If the Irish weather is kind to us, please do enjoy the gardens.
Breakfast is served in the dining room by a log fire.
Interaction with Guests
Expect tea / coffee, home baking and a chat (if you're in for it) on arrival. Andrew will be happy to share some of his garden and local history knowledge with you.
Around the house and the gardens you will feel in a different world, yet we are a short drive from Carlow, Kildare Town, Kilkenny, Glendalough and Dublin (Airport).
Athy town is only 5 mins by car and is always lively.
The best way to explore Ireland is by (rental) car, motor bike or bicycle.
Athy has a good railway connection to Dublin, Waterford, Carlow, Kildare and Kilkenny.
Other Things to Note
Dollardstown House is most enjoyed by people who love peace and tranquility, historic buildings, a warm welcome and good honest food.
Welcome to Dollardstown House. Prices are including Irish or Continental breakfast and home baking on arrival. Guests are welcome to use dining room and drawing room (tv available in this room) and most of the garden. Thank you for not smoking. We are looking forward to meeting you. Andrew & Antoinette from Dollardstown House.
The Chocolate Room set up as double - expect feather-down duvets and pillows, the finest cotton bed linen and high quality mattress.
We arrived a bit earlier than expected. Andrew quickly made arrangements for tea and scones and accommodated us in every way. After 10 days in Ireland we are still talking about Antoinette's soda bread, the comfort of our bed and duvet, and Andrew and Antoinette as wonderful hosts. Dollardstown House is a beautiful historical home in a tranquil setting. We are grateful to Andrew and Antoinette for making our first days in Ireland so comfortable. We hope to return someday.
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About the Host, Andrew & Antoinette
Hi, we are Andrew & Antoinette and we are listing our lovely Dollardstown House Bed & Breakfast located in Ireland.
Andrew grew up in Dollardstown and so is a born and bred Kildare man. Andrew loves gardening and trees, he can guide you around the grounds and gardens like no other, as he's a horticulturalist and garden-designer. Antoinette is from the Netherlands, in Ireland 10 years. She fell in love with Ireland and then with an Irish man (Andrew of course). Antoinette loves sharing her enthusiasm for all Ireland has to offer to visitors.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Dollardstown House!
Warmest regardsm Andrew & Antoinette.
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