About this listing
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.
We had a fantastic time at the Coach House and this spanned 5 to 85 year olds! We were very warmly welcomed by Pierce and Dan. We really appreciated the delicious brown bread & jam that greeters us lookin arrival. The place is even better than it looks in the photos and we easily slept 10 (4 bedrooms). We were in Kilkenny for a family reunion & staying at the Coach House made it a fantastic weekend. It is ideal for families and the use of the 2 seated 'tractor bike' , the really friendly handling of the kids and the wonderful child-friendly dogs made it a pleasure for all. This is a place where you can all hang out together if you want but there is also enough room for everyone to do their own thing too. The house is very well equipped with high quality kitchen ware. I would thoroughly recommend the Coach House and would like to thank Pierce & Dan for making it a very memorable weekend for all the family.
My family and I had a lovely stay in Inistioge. Pierce was a great host and welcomed us with a fresh loaf of brown bread and Irish butter. The house had plenty of room to accommodate our party of 9. We stayed in the house for 2 nights and really enjoyed the quaint town of Inistioge. It was a short drive to New Ross where we took a short 40 minute tour of the Dunbrody which was one of the ships that took the Irish to America in the 1840s. It was also a short drive to Kilkenny where we spent a night at the greyhound track. We didn’t have a long stay in the area but would definitely like to come back to spend more time in Kilkenny which looked like a lively town with a beautiful castle to visit. The wifi wasn’t very strong in the house, but who needs it on vacation? The neighbors were very friendly and let us play with their adorable dogs during our stay. We had a great time and would definitely recommend.
Peace waited for us for 2 hours, (so sorry Pearce!) we were lost, but he didn't give up and actually found us getting lost in the village and led us to the house. The first impression was way above our expectations!
He even left the fire lighting in the living room, which made it extra nice.
The house is AMAZING, we were 6 people staying there, for going through a work retreat. the details, the fire place, the beds, the kitchen and the area, cute dogs, and just a fab atmosphere. Highly recommend it to anyone.
We hope to be back soon!
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!
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!
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.
Debby, Jeff and family
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.
About the Host, Jack And Dan
We're here to enjoy, live for today. I have travelled the planet myself and i find most people are really nice. I enjoy new people, new experiences, new ideas.
Change is the only constant, i don't have one concept that I'm not prepared to let go
The best things in life are free and thats the truth of it.