The Coach House 4 star property

House - Entire home/apt · Cappagh, Inistioge, Kilkenny, Ireland
Your host, Martin
7 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

The Coach House is a meticulously renovated 18th century stable block nestled in the spectacular valley of the River Nore, one mile away from the beautiful village of Inistioge. The property is registered with Failte Ireland and has been awarded 4 stars. It is in a private & secluded courtyard setting, but with close access to plenty of local facilities in nearby Thomastown (3m) and Kilkenny (12m).

The property itself has been lovingly restored to the highest specifications with hand-crafted oak woodwork and natural stone throughout. Clean, light and spacious, it sleeps 8-10 people in two king-sized double bedrooms, a twin and a master bedroom with king-sized bed, an en suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the valley.

An extensively equipped kitchen, including a broad range of herbs and spices, opens out onto a breakfast patio which overlooks the private garden. There is a downstairs shower room, a utility room with a washer and drier, and a large conservatory that leads to the two vaulted downstairs bedrooms. Upstairs, the comfortably furnished sitting room has a wood burning stove and a selection of DVDs and Cds as well as satellite television and WIFI. All duvets, bed clothes and towels are inclusive, as are firewood and oil.

The local village of Inistioge is a delightfullly picturesque setting on the bank of the Nore with a number of traditional pubs, cafés and restaurants. It is the perfect location for hikes and country walks, especially in the grounds of the dazzling Woodstock Estate gardens. Nearby Thomastown has an international reputation for its arts and crafts, boasting a variety of studios and workshops to visit, galleries and exhibitions, an artisan chocolatier, cafés and numerous pubs where one can unwind with a pint and some live music. There are no less than four golf courses within 5-10 mile radius including the famous Mount Juliet Hotel where one can indulge in a spot of horse riding or fly fishing.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • My Wife and her friends stayed at Martins place for a weekend break in February. They couldn't speak highly enough of the Coach House, the Hospitality and the Location. Martin and his niece Claire were very easy to communicate with and gave clear directions to the location. Highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • We spent Christmas in Martin's Coach House and it was the best decision we've made in years. The place is simply fantastic! Martin has spared no expense in making this one of the most comfortable says I've had in a long time. The interiors are superb, with great attention to detail, we didn't want for anything! Martin is an excellent host and made us feel very welcome and ensured that we had everything we needed. We will be most definitely be back!

    December 2013
  • We stayed in The Coach House for the weekend and it was absolutely fantastic - the quality of the renovation is wonderful, great attention to detail, extremely well stocked cupboards, comfy beds - just the most perfect place to stay.
    Martin you were a great host - thank you and we will be back sometime next year.
    Thank you
    Debby, Jeff and family

    November 2013
  • Martin's Coach House was an absolutely fantastic start to our Ireland trip! The house is beautiful and comfortable, and the whole family appreciated having their own lovely rooms. Martin was very helpful and friendly, and as pet owners we also appreciated his sweet pups. The only negative is that we were SPOILED for the rest of our trip! How could a hotel room in Dublin measure up to the beautiful Coach House? We give the highest recommendation.

    June 2013
  • Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Beautiful setting, friendly dogs. Martin and Claire are wonderful host/hostess. Arriving to fresh flowers, bread, butter and milk was a welcome surprise. If we ever head back to Ireland this will be one of the first places we visit. Larry and Charlotte. Maple Ridge BC Canada

    May 2013
  • Had an amazing stay at the Coach House. Both Martin and his beautifully converted barn were great hosts and we were all very sad to leave. Martin is a great host, full of useful advice on the local area and has a few good stories to tell.Thanks a lot Martin - we loved our stay!

    April 2013
  • This was such a beautiful house to stay in. Martin gave us directions to get there which was fantastic, everyone we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this place

    March 2013
    Response from Martin:

    Thanks Stephanie :)

    March 2013
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