Nestling in the heart of the picturesque village of Inistioge, The Pottery is a four bedroom house that sleeps up to 8. Formerly three cottages, which have been lovingly renovated into an exceptional and unique home, it forms an ideal base for families and friends to enjoy Inistioge and to discover the delights of the surrounding area.
Originally 3 artisan cottages which were transformed into a potter’s workshop, the Pottery is now a warm and welcoming family home. Elegantly situated in the centre of the village, the house is situated in a secluded private site off the main square. Off street parking leads to the peace and quiet of the carefully tended gardens, where one can sit overlooking tranquil views of the river Nore and surrounding countryside.
The Pottery has a warm, homely atmosphere; from the moment you step through the old stable doors, you enter an eclectic, old world ambience with all the conveniences of a modern home. The large family dining room, an invitation to many a long, languid meal and the rear patio for al fresco dining can make for an unforgettable experience. The accommodation offers four beautifully furnished and decorated bedrooms; 3 doubles (one ensuite with shower) and one twin, main bathroom; a modern kitchen with all mod cons (electric oven & hob, Stanley stove for special home-baking, fridge, utility room with all washing facilities and second fridge/freezer). A large comfortable living room with original fireplace seats up to ten on a variety of sofas and chairs.
Outside, the front yard provides a perfect setting for breakfast, capturing the morning light, and in the rear garden you will be transported to the Irish tropics! Unusual and exotic plants create a wonderful setting for evening barbeques and gatherings. A terraced garden to the side of the house over-looks the river Nore, where fishing and canoeing are worthwhile activities!
The village amenities include three local pubs, a well-stocked shop, a café and restaurant open year round, gift and antique shops.
If you are a keen fisherman or a novice, arrangements can be made with the local guide for fishing trips during the season along with canoeing adventures, so please do not hesitate to ask for more information on these activities.
Inistioge is a beautiful rural Irish village surrounded by woodland and scenic countryside, the perfect place to take a break and enjoy the natural world of Woodstock Gardens, 5 minutes’ walk from the house. Escorted tours can be arranged locally of this beautiful historic estate as well as walks along the river. Located just 7km from Thomastown, 16km from Bennettsbridge and 25km from Kilkenny city, the Pottery is within easy reach of amenities such as restaurants, pubs, shopping, and transport, including train stations in both Thomastown and Kilkenny city.
The county also boasts outdoor activities such as golfing at the nearby Mount Juliet Hotel, scenic fishing spots along the Kings River and River Nore, and various other attractions (Kilkenny Castle, Black Abbey, Jerpoint Abbey and Dunmore Caves).
Access to the nearest beach at Duncannon is approximately 40 minutes’ drive.
From the newly built motorway from Dublin, take the exit to Thomastown which is ideal for travelling to Inistioge, along the picturesque high road between the two villages.
Inistioge has easy access from Dublin airport & city (122 km by highway), Rosslare Harbour (64 km), Cork (121km), and is an ideal base for south and central Ireland.
Kilkenny: The medieval capital of Ireland as well as home to Ireland’s crafts industries and famous festivals – Rhythm and Roots Weekend (May bank holiday weekend), the Cats Laughs Festival (June bank holiday weekend), Thomastown Traditional Irish Music weekend (August bank holiday weekend), Kilkenny Arts Festival (10th Aug – 19th).
Some of Ireland’s finest artist’s studios & workshops are located in the scenic valley of the River Nore. The Craft Trail is perhaps the best way to sample each artist and their workshops, which are easily found in Kilkenny city, Bennettsbridge, Thomastown and Inistioge.
To see various places of interest for crafts, sports and entertainment in County Kilkenny please visit the following websites:
Kilkenny Craft Trail
ENERGY & FUEL EXTRAS
FUEL & ENERGY COSTS: a meter reading for electricity will be taken at the start and end of your stay.
FUEL & ENERGY COSTS: a meter reading for electricity will be taken at the start and end of your stay,
During the winter months (October - March Inc..) a surcharge of 10.00 euros per day/night are applied.
The extra costs are calculated on standard utility rates.
On your arrival we provide a complementary basket of logs for the fire in the living room.
The local shop stocks all the fuel you will need for the open fire...
We really enjoyed the experience in Inistioge. It is a lovely village set in a ludicrously idyllic landscape. The Pottery has been lovingly restored and Jadzia provided some lovely touches to make us feel at home.
This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the world. Jadzia and Dave are excellent hosts.
Seven of my closest friends and I had an amazingly peaceful stay at Jadzia's house. I couldn't recommend the house enough. It's crammed with character and decorated beautifully. Lots of space for us all and very cosy. Inis Tioge is a wonderful part of the world and the house is ideally located. Jadzia and Dave were extremely accommodating and lovely to deal with. They left food for our arrival and the house was nicely stocked with salt, pepper and other items one hopes might be in the house! Beds were very comfortable and everything besides carefully considered. I hope to be back.
We stayed at this great old house with my parents, brother and girlfriend for a few days and we really enjoyed it. It is set just above town overlooking the main square. There was plenty of room, washer and dryer, and plenty of bathrooms (one shower and one bath). The living room was cosy and where we chose to hang out at close to the fire. We cooked dinner in the well equipped kitchen and watched movies on our down time. Jadzia and her husband were very kind, welcoming and helpful, too. It would be great to return in spring or summer time to do on walks in town and in the surrounding area.
We stayed in The Pottery for a family weekend and had a wonderful time. The house was perfectly cosy and well-located in Inistioge. Beds were comfortable, all kitchen equipment we needed was there, and there were some stunning walks in the environs. Many thanks to Jadzia for an excellent stay!
Such an amazing few days in the pottery in Inistioge, Our only regret was that we didnt book for longer !! From the minute we arrived we fell in love with the cottage. We were looking for a few days to chill out and recharge and we certainly got that. Zadzia was so helpful with all our queries beforehand. The cottage was so beautiful and every mod con we required. It was immaculate on our arrival and so comfortable and cosy. Beds all freshly made up and ample supply of linen. The cottage is so peaceful yet it is up the hill in the village. I would highly recommend this as a get away break. Inistioge is beautiful and plenty of lovely walks. We also had the pleasure of a night in O Donnells pub. The brothers were so friendly as were the locals by the end of the night we felt like locals. Jadzia came to see us of and enjoyed the banter. This is one place I will definetly make a return trip to.
I cannot begin to describe how special Jadzia and Dave made our trip for us, beyond believable. This was not just a vacation/getaway… this was an experience… thanks to The Pottery, Inistioge and mostly, Dave and Jadzia. My mother turned 60 this year and her dream has been to visit Ireland with her children. I found Dave and Jadzia’s beautiful home and just couldn’t pass it up and was thrilled that it was available for us to stay there. This place is more than just a house, it is a hideaway to a different era and the town is overwhelmingly warm and inviting. When we arrived, Dave was there ready and waiting for us with a large list of things for us to do and enjoy in the area. We mentioned we’d love to see some live music… the very next day, like old friends, Dave invited us to come and hear his band play at a historic pub in Kilkenny. Beautiful music and Irish dancers, it was such a memorable evening, my mother cried out of joy. Don’t miss O’Donnell’s pub in Inistioge where two really kind brothers/bar owners will poor you a perfect pint of Guinness with your name engraved into it and tell you about the area. The view and landscape with the stone bridge stepping over the river Nore come straight out of folklore. If you really love the outdoors, there are a few footpaths into the woods right at the foot of the cottage. My brother and I jogged to a scenic waterfall and cooled off by the water. Once you have walked until you’re sufficiently hungry… there is a lovely café just opposite the cottage with sinfully enormous desserts or as Dave described them, the size of a pillow to feed a houseful. Chocolate cake, mille feuille, amazing! For something a little lighter, just around the corner there is a tea house along the river also serving lovely desserts, scones etc. If this still isn’t enough…and this was my favourite memory, Dave and Jadzia warmly invited us to their home our last night where they were hosting live music from an incredible 90s Irish rock band for friends. Unforgettable. What a special trip thanks to Dave and Jadzia and the Pottery!
Spent three days here in August, catching up with old school friends and their young children. What a fabulous place. The house was perfect for us. It is ideally located in the lovely village of Inistioge, with local shop, pubs and cafes on the doorstep.
The house is really well equipped and Jadzia provided two cots and a high chair for the babies.
Unfortunately I didn't get to meet Jadzia but found her extremely easy to communicate with and very helpful.
Well, I don't know where to start as too many good things happened with Inistihoge and Jadzia & Dave!
We booked well in advance and response has always been timely and clear.
Jadzia has been friendly sincethe beginning, but it's when we met her that things turned from busness to friendship.
The Pottery house is spectacular and I will definitely be back with my family (there's even a toddler's bed in one fo the 4 huge bedrooms) to explore the beautiful village, its surroundings and have more pints at O' Donnell's the pub next door where Johnny serves truly personalized Guinness (I won't ruin you the surprise!).
Jadzia and her husband Dave are lovely people and really did everything possible (and well beyond) to ensure our stay turned from cute to unforgettable. Really, I'm not exaggerating!
House is amazing and we even had the chance to visit the other house in Kells, which is more scenic and possibly more historical, but perhaps tailored more towards those who look to shoot real "postcards" than those who're looking to be out of the beaten track in a magical place.
I'd definitely recommend staying at Jadzia's places and I know for sure I will be back. Soon!
Jadzia's Pottery in Inistioge was simply wonderful! The inside transports you back in time in a very charming setting. The location was perfect. Its at the center of a small village next to a great little pub and across the street from a family restaurant that has great food. Jadzia and everyone else we met went out of there way to assist in every way. I couldn't have found a better place to stay. We'll be back, for sure!!