A Unique and Spectacularly Secluded Modern Vacation home in a forest with river. This dream home is more breathtaking than the photos suggest! Please check out our reviews on our individual room listings! Inistioge 5 mins, Kilkenny 30, Dublin 90
A little bit of very private and exclusive Ireland could be yours for your vacation!
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, this home oozes contemporary style whilst offering comfort and unparalleled views (and salmon fishing!) up and down the river.
The floor to ceiling sliding doors in the living room open onto an elevated deck shaped like the bow of a ship after which the house was named.
The Boat House is available as an entire 5/6 bedroom house, or as two completely separate untis at extremely attractive rates.
Access all areas! Forest included :-) 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? Come visit us, and hopefully you'll laugh at whatever inappropriate joke I've made :-)
I made it to No.1 on Tripadvisor for my previous B&B in France and I aim to offer at least as good a level of service for you at the Boat House!
If it's calm serene and special Ireland that you're after I am certain that you'll love 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
(website hidden) of about 50 acres with over four miles of walks - all
The River Nore is well known for its salmon and trout fishing, and there's
fishing in front of our house (with licence). 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 love it!
There's public transport to Inistioge Village twice a day from Kilkenny City, and if you're arriving during 'normal' hours I'll come and collect you as it's only a 5 min drive (or a 20 min walk through the forest). A quick run to the shops before I get you in the Village and you'll be set for a few nights! Have a few beers in the pubs or grab a coffee and a bite in one of the cafes. Once at the house there are miles of walks and hikes or cycles through the forest, and Woodstock Park is just a short hike up the hill from the house. If you have a car there is so much to do within 30 mins including 2 michelin star restaurants, a Jack Nicklaus-designed gold course and Kilkenny City itself...
Other Things to Note
At the square in Inistioge by the sign posts for L4216 Tullagher, & Woodstock Park, set your speedometer to zero.
Follow the signs up the hill after half a kilometer, take left through the granite and iron Woodstock Estate Gates into the demesne.
Drive a further 1.2kms until you reach the red sign and barrier for the entrance to the car park of Woodstock Gardens on your right.
Beside the entrance to a private house is a sharp left turn take this pass the Tighe Estate sign and drive down hill on a dirt boreen/road.
After 200 meters you will pass "Sylvan House” on your left.
Keep going on down, you will pass a cattle byre on your left.
Keep going left, after 2.8kms on your speedometer from Inistioge you will see a new house below on your right with a glass roof light.
That is the Boat House
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 :-)