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2 Bedrooms
2 Beds

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A bright and sunny converted stable in the grounds of a period house, surrounded by extensive gardens, including a listed walled vegetable garden. The cottage has the feel of a country retreat, but is walking distance from the local village.

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A bright welcoming entrance hall

A bright welcoming entrance hall

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $22
Weekly Price: $458 /week
Monthly Price: $1364 /month
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

The Cottage reflects its past while it embraces its lovingly restored present! A small entrance hall leads to a bright but cosy modern kitchen with a kitchen table big enough to sit around and chat. (there is an electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher.) We have fully equipped it with utensils and plates etc for up to four people to self cater during their stay.

Leading from the kitchen, the living room is inviting and opens on to it's own private south facing garden. A wood burning stove provides the option for atmosphere or additional warmth on a cold evening. Handmade paper with Japanese woodblock prints hang on the walls of this room alongside some work by other Kilkenny based artists. Guests are welcome to make use of the bookcase we have filled with a mixture of interesting reading matter. The coffee table has been designed and made locally using recyled materials and is a good place to rest a cup of coffee while reading the papers.

Although the main bathroom is located upstairs there is a small downstairs cloak room/toilet off the entrance hall.

Two bedrooms on the upper floor provide ample space for up to four people. The main double bedroom is a large light filled space with good storage.The smaller bedroom also has a double bed, due to its size it has no storage. We can provide a travel cot if required for either room.

An eclectic mix of furniture and art adorns the walls and corners of the cottage which reflects both its owners and the local availability of art and craft in Kilkenny. The cottage has ample parking for up to 3 cars.

Guest Access

Guests will have full use of the cottage and their own private south facing garden.
They are welcome to visit the walled garden where we grow fruit and vegetables and keep chickens.

Interaction with Guests

We will welcome our guests on arrival and familiarise them with the accommodation. We are happy to help and advise if needed but will very much respect their privacy. We will also provide a complementary basket of logs for your first night stay.

The Neighborhood

The cottage is a short walk from The Castlecomer Discovery Park on the grounds of the Wandesforde Estate with it's arboretum,with woodland walks, tree top walk adventure, children's playground and fishing lakes. There is also a visitors centre housing a mining museum and an award winning cafe. Artists, craftspeople, jewellers, hand painted up cycled furniture and a stone carver can also be found in the Craft yard adjacent to the woodland walk. Horse riding can be arranged at the local riding stables Local supermarkets, vegetable shops, butchers, pubs, chemists, beauticians are all within walking distance from the house to the village. Other local attractions include Haywood gardens / Craft trail / Kilkenny City / Trail Kilkenny River walks

Getting Around

The cottage is located 19 km from Kilkenny City and a five minute stroll to the heart of Castlecomer village and it's local amenities.
It is 100 km from Dublin (one hour and 20 mins) or 115 km from Dublin airport ( one hour 30 mins) drive. You can get a bus from the airport to Castlecomer, which also goes on to Kilkenny. Bus Eireann has a service from Kilkenny train station to Castlecomer.

Other Things to Note

The Cottage was a former stables, as such it is attached to the main house. However there is enough distance from the main house to ensure a quiet stay as my art studio situated in the old coach house, separates the main house from the cottage in such a way it ensures the cottages privacy. The cottage is not over looked in any way.

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House Rules

This is a non smoking house but you may smoke in the garden

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
A view of the sitting room from the kitchen

A view of the sitting room from the kitchen

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Kilkenny, Ireland
Member since May 2014


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