About this listing
A spectacularly secluded retreat in a forest with a river. Inistioge 5 mins, Kilkenny 30, Dublin 90. This contemporary dream home is even more breathtaking than the photos suggest!
Take advantage of our reopening offer with our massive discounts and a little bit of very private and well-hidden Ireland could be yours for a few nights!
The Boat House was only recently built, but lovingly conceived over 20 years by a former Chairman of the Crafts Council of Ireland and his equally brilliant wife (Hi Mum ;-)) Situated right on the River Nore and arranged over 3 floors, the house oozes contemporary style whilst offering comfort and unparalleled views up and down the river.
The floor to ceiling sliding doors open onto an elevated deck shaped like the bow of a ship after which the house was named.
We have four generous double rooms
(some available with twin beds) The Boat House is available on a B&B basis, or as an entire house (with an extra bedroom) at extremely attractive rates.
All areas - a Home from Home.
Interaction with Guests
We'll do everything we can to make it the highlight of your holiday.
The term 'home from home' is thrown around quite a lot but that is precisely what we aim to offer. Are you looking for a place where you immediately feel at home, can kick off your shoes and grab a beer from the fridge?
In a previous life I owned a B&B in the French Alpine town of Chamonix that I successfully brought to No1 on Tripadvisor, and I aim to offer a similarly special and unique experience to our guests in The Boat House...
The Boat House is situated on the River Nore in the Coillte Woodstock Estate of
about 1000 acres, adjoining the Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum
http://www.woodstock.ie/ of about 50 acres with over four miles of walks - all
The River Nore is well known for its salmon and trout fishing, this property has
tidal fishing available. Mount Juliet Hotel with its wonderful grounds and
championship golf course is within a twenty minute drive as is Gowran Park race
course and Golf Club.
The charming and picturesque village of Inistioge with its tree-lined square and
pretty churches has been the setting for a number of feature films and is a
popular tourist destination. Its facilities include a post office, shop, primary
school and four restaurants/cafes and three traditional pubs.
You'll need your own private transport or just ask us to arrange it for you. If you're in a camper/RV, all but the largest will make it down the forest road without any problems!
About the Host, Rob
Mischievous, Adventurous, Ambitious and often Ludicrous ;-) I built a B&B business in France and got to No1 on tripadvisor in our category (Specialty Accommodation), and whether or not I can get to No 1 in Ireland I don't know but I'm sure as heck going to try! Please come visit - you'll love the place, if not necessarily the owner ;-) and I'll do what I can to make it special for you!
Things I like: Coffee Wine and Beer, Sunshine, Chilli Peppers, Happy Guests, Cycling, Cars, Taking the Mickey.
Things I don't like: Hangovers (They don't mix with a B&B!), can't think of anything else for the moment :-)