About this listing
Newly renovated executive apartment, bedroom with super king size bed and kitchen with all new appliances, bathroom equipped with Roca sink unit, wc and bidet, Power shower and chaise lounge. Sitting room to relax with 55" TV , tranquil location.
We are both starting out on the airbnb mission having used them four times earlier this year with excellent reviews from the hosts. This is a newly converted apartment, new tiles, kitchen, furniture, bathroom fittings etc have been installed . Unbelievably spacious, measuring 80 square meters. Black out blinds are fitted if you wish to have a snooze during daylight hours.. You will have super king size bed and lockers with table lamps. Bathroom has power shower, w/b, w/c, bidet supplied by Roca. Apartment is spacious and incorporated into a house that was built eight years ago. It was used by me as a photographic studio, offices and waiting room. I have now retired. Besides wifi at 12.mbs., there is a Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker where you can listen via your smartphone or tablet to music or connect to radio from any part of the world.
In the sitting room is a 55 inch smart Samsung TV and soundbar with Bluetooth (website hidden) is connected to internet and satellite box.
Access to Fish Pond, Lawns and Gardens front and rear of the house. Picnic and dining area with table and four chairs for your exclusive use. Peaceful, tranquil environment and almost a sanctuary, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Interaction with Guests
Privacy of guests will be respected and assistance given at all times when requested. Even if you do not speak good English, we will be able to communicate in any language with either voice or text using itranslate.
French:- Même si vous ne parlez pas bien l'anglais, nous serons en mesure de communiquer dans n'importe quelle langue avec la voix ou du texte en utilisant iTranslate.
German:- Auch wenn Sie nicht sprechen gut Englisch, werden wir in der Lage, in jeder Sprache mit entweder Sprach-oder Text mit iTranslate kommunizieren.
Spanish:- Incluso si usted no habla Inglés bien, vamos a ser capaces de comunicarse en cualquier idioma, ya sea con voz o de texto usando iTranslate.
Chinese Manderin:- 即使你没有讲好英语，我们将能够在任何语言与语音或文字使用itranslate沟通.
Arabic:- حتى لو كنت لا أتكلم الإنجليزية جيدا، وسوف تكون قادرة على التواصل في أي لغة مع أي صوت أو نص باستخدام itranslate
Hebrew:- גם אם אתה לא מדבר אנגלית טובה, אנחנו נהיה מסוגלים לתקשר בכל שפה גם עם קול או טקסט באמצעות itranslate.
Italian:- Anche se non parli bene l'inglese, saremo in grado di comunicare in qualsiasi lingua o con la voce o testo utilizzando iTranslate.
Irish:- Fiú más rud é nach bhfuil tú ag labhairt Béarla go maith, beidh muid in ann cumarsáid a dhéanamh i dteanga ar bith le ceachtar guth nó téacs ag baint úsáide itranslate.
We have lived and worked in the South East of Ireland all our lives ( except when in Middle East) and have comprehensive knowledge of the area, am now retired and willing to share same which would include places like for example Mount Juliet Golf Course and hotel which is adjoining the apartment, the entrance is 200 meters away and the house is a scenic 20 minutes walk away or one mile. Enniscorthy and Vinegar Hill, Wexford town, Kennedy Park, Dunbrody Famine ship experience, Waterford Crystal, Dunmore East fishing village, Passage East, Kilkenny City , Castle, Cathedral's. If you are into mountain trekking, Mount Leinster is 25 miles away and summit is 2610 feet high gives panoramic views of Wexford coastline round to Tramore in Co. Waterford. North you will see Carlow, Bagnalstown and west towards Goresbridge and Gowran. Another great mountain trek is to get dropped off near Ballymurphy (15 miles from Thomastown) and climb Blackstairs mountain (2411 feet) and walk along the top for about four miles down past a radio mast and through the forest towards Glynn village. This is a wonderful walk which I have done on a clear day many times. Only issue is you will need a drop off and pick up but its a delightful way to spend a day, top it off with a pint in Byrnes Pub, Glynn. For afternoon walks, you have Graiguenamanagh, walk the road to St. Mullins, have a coffee there and walk back by the river Barrow pathway. About 9 miles but a 5* scenic trip as is parking in Inistioge village and walking up to Woodstock Gardens and then on towards the Red House and back by the River Nore.6 miles. Thomastown where we live has visitor attractions which include Jerpoint Abbey and Mount Juliet golf course ( both can be viewed from apartment), Kilfane Glen Gardens. Kilkenny city is 11 miles away, a popular tourist destination has historic buildings such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral, Rothe House, Black Abbey and many more. Access by train is only 10 mins. walk away from the apartment.
There are 7 trains from Dublin and 6 to Dublin daily within a 10 minute walk and in Thomastown a further 10 minute walk away there are in total 20 buses passing trough going to Dublin and a further 22 coming back. Pick up is offered by host.
Other Things to Note
Wifi available throughout the apartment 12mbs and up to 50mbs is expected in the next few months, it will be so welcome. All BBC, ITV, CNN, Sky News (+200 more) and Irish TV are available and cross channel radio services including Classic FM. A DVD is also installed on the system. There is a hifi where you can play via Bluetooth any music. All modern German made appliances are installed, induction hob, cooker etc. It is peaceful here , well away from the road, only sounds are the birds early in the morning. There are some splendid views from the windows over the Mount Juliet Golf course and clubhouse. Further on there is forest covered Knockadrina and in the distance both the Commeragh mountains and Sliabh na Mban. On the other side , you can see Brandon Hill and the tail end of the Blackstairs range as well as Coppenagh Hill and Gap.
Very, very clean accommodation. Super comfortable king bed and couch. Extremely friendly couple, very kind. Sheila had made us cupcakes for our arrival. Amazing ammenities: throws, soaps, giant TV with lots to watch, heater, rain head shower, dishwasher, good stove top! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone visiting Ireland. Nice location in the country (peaceful, quiet) but not too far from Kilkenny, Cashel, Nicolas Mosse etc. Thank you Michael & Sheila!
Sumi and I had a wonderful welcome to Michael and Sheila's house at Jerpoint.
They couldn't have been better hosts. Very friendly, helpful and full of local knowledge. The apartment was perfect in every way, as much privacy as anyone would need and furnished and kitted out to a very high standard. It was a very comfortable and relaxing stay. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
Many thanks Michael and Sheila.
We have been hosted through airbnb 15 times and, whilst all have been great, this has got to win the gold medal! Both Michael & Sheila are lovely and couldn't have made us feel more welcome. They gave us lots of good advice on places to visit and routes to take.
Even though we didn't make a very good start, within just 10 minutes of arriving, we managed to smash a bottle of red wine on their driveway. They were more concerned about replacing the bottle than anything else!
The apartment is beautiful and extremely well equipped with good quality appliances and furnishings. The bed was huge and soooo comfortable! It is very peaceful and surrounded by stunning views of the Kilkenny countryside.
We would highly recommend staying at Jerpoint West.
We were in Ireland for 2+ weeks and drove all over the country and Northern Ireland, as well. The highlight of our trip was staying at Michael and Shelia’s—both meeting them and staying in their house-adjacent apartment. From the lovely touch of our home country’s flag welcoming us as we drove in the driveway, to Michael’s handwritten directions to make sure we saw the best of their areas, to Shelia’s delicious muffins for our morning breakfast, we truly couldn’t have asked for anything more. Indeed, as if that weren’t enough, the location of the suite was so tranquil; we sat out on the veranda for tea every evening. Michael and Sheila were a fantastic host family, and even invited us in for a chat and coffee, which we enjoyed so very much. They are kind, lovely people and their apartment matches them in its perfection. Should we ever get to return to Ireland, this will be our very first stop! It’s the perfect location to access a myriad of locations, and the very best place to stay for quiet, tranquility, and the most welcoming of hosts.
We have had a very good time at the studio from Micheal and Sheila. The location is great if you want to walk , visit small towns and Klikenney. The studio fully furnished and everything you need ( and more) is
. You have a beautiful view over the hills . Micheal
and Sheila are very friendly hosts . They made us feel very welcome, gave tips for trips and helped when necessary . We can recommend this place to everybody who loves being in the countryside and have a comfortable home.
The Jerpoint Studio was amazing! Michael and Sheila were the most lovely and accommodating people. They were there to greet us however they had company over, who we accidentally got to meet as our paths crossed in the car park! They were lovely as well and we felt extremely welcomed. The apartment was spacious and clean and there were fresh blueberry muffins waiting for us! Location was great, a very short (10 minute) drive to Kilkenny and great local sights to see as well. Everything was very modern and stylish yet still held the charm of Ireland with its views. The bathroom was huge and clean as was the kitchen and bedroom and if you're looking for a place where you will get a goodnight sleep, this is it! The bed was the most luxurious I've ever slept in. An amazing experience! Thank you so much for everything Michael and Sheila!
Thank you Michael and Sheila for such a wonderful stay. 5-star accommodations, all of the amenities you could want. Country-setting, a perfect location for a retreat. The hosts are very generous with their time and even took it upon themselves to show us nearby sights since we were traveling by bus. Easy walk to the train (10 min. ride to Kilkenny). Also appreciated the nice cupcakes upon arrival. Staying here was a highlight of our trip to Ireland.
About the Host, Michael & Sheila
Sheila here, I am retired from the nursing profession after 40 years service in the local hospital. I have lived, worked and reared my family in Thomastown since getting married to Michael. My hobbies included reading, listening to radio and podcasts when walking, keeping up to date with current affairs and visits to the theatre. My real passion is cooking which I can indulge in since retiring. I also travel extensively to far "flung places" with Michael who doesn't allow the grass to grow under my feet!!!
Retired Irish Police Officer who then followed a hobby as a photographer into the professional realms and had my own studio in Thomastown. Had a wonderful time as a professional photographer, met Clint Eastwood and many other famous people along the way. I photographed over 500 weddings and have many happy memories tucked away in negative form in a filing cabinet. This is now converted in the attached listing. I have lived in Jerusalem with my family during the 1970's and worked with UN. As a result love to travel back there and keep a keen interest in developments in that part of the world. In the past year (2013). Love cycling and have toured Ireland on an electric bicycle, lazy maybe but lovely when going uphill. Enjoy plays, classical music but also oldies from 50's and 60's. Reading with Kobo ereader and using the ipad and other gadgets floats my boat also! Love nothing better than getting up early in the morning, going for a 5 mile walk,and listening to some podcasts, news or music on earphones. Am really conservative as far as food goes, movies favourite is Circle of Friends as I recall it being made just five miles away in Inistioge.
Our motto during life was always treat a person like you would like to be treated and remember " never criticise anyone until you have walked a mile in their shoes".