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 a surcharge of 10.00 euros per day/night are applied for heating. The central heating is on set for 2 hours in the morning & for 4 hours in the evening.
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 simply ask that you look after this special house like it is your own!
Check in by 2pm on arrival day & check out at 12 noon. Any times outside these times must be arranged by prior appointment.
The house was really cosy and looked exactly as the pictures. It's big enough (we were 8 adults and two babies), and very well furnished.
When we arrived, the fire was already set, and we found some bread, butter, cookies and milk for the first cups of tea.
Our hosts also provided us with good advices for the restaurants in Inistioge and Thomastown, and the things to do or see around.
We really enjoyed our stay in the house and hope to come over again.
Again, thanks you so much for your kindness.
The Pottery is a quaint quirky cottage in a beautiful calm restive location in the heart of the village of Inistioge.Restored tastefully from what we're originally 3 separate properties the traditional cottage feel has been retained with the addition of modern day conveniences. From the moment we arrived we were made feel welcome by Dave who had a wood fire lighting and had gone to the trouble of buying some staples such as milk and butter and biscuits. The interior of the house was spotless and cosy and had everything one needs for a self catering holiday. The gardens are beautiful and the gravelled area in front of the house is a perfect sun trap and is so peaceful. The village has 3 pubs and a restaurant and cafe with more options available in Thomastown or Kilkenny a short drive away. The scenery is picturesque with a riverside walk literally a stone's throw from the front door. A little further afield are numerous sightseeing and walking opportunities in what is a very beautiful part of the country. The hospitality shown to us by Dave and Jadzia was warm and welcoming and our only regret was that we were not staying longer something we will remedy on the next occasion. This place is a gem and we would recommend it without hesitation.
Dave arrived before us which was fantastic. We showed up and were handed the keys, made for a great first impression. Dave was friendly and down to earth and this instantly put us both at ease. The listing was beautiful, just as described. Stunning! Dave gave us a quick door, very straight forward and informative. Dave and Jadzia had arranged for their to be fresh bread, eggs, milk, butter and sugar in the cottage, very nice touch and much appreciated. They also left copious amounts of fire wood which again was very kind of them. The area itself is stunning and we were located at the center of it all. We were super lucky with the weather. Locals are friendly and chatty. We brought our dogs, something which made the holiday for us. Lots of nature walks around the local area which take in some great sites of natural beauty. We traveled to both Kilkenny and New Ross, just 20 minutes either side of the village. Great place, great area, great trip :)
We spent two nights at the Pottery on a girls holiday. Inistioge and the surrounding area became one of our favorite places during our journey through Ireland! The quaint village and close proximity to other sights make it a perfect location. Dave met us at check in to give us the house tour and explained heating and such. He is a character and had us laughing within minutes! We were pleasantly surprised with the basket of fruit, baked bread, butter and fresh eggs that Dave and Jadzia left for us also, everything was delicious. Once we were checked in, we walked across the street to have a pint of Guinness with Dave. It was my first and tasted amazing... they even wrote our names in the cream! The next day we toured Kilkenny and met up with Dave at their home in Kells to view their other rental "the cottage". It wasn't long before Dave brought out instruments and we were all part of an impromptu jam session. After that, Dave took us on a short walk to Kells Priory... an old monastic ruin, basically in their back yard. After which, we again joined Dave for a pint at the local pub and exchanged some wonderful stories. We parted ways a bit later, but will remain friends forever! The Pottery had more than enough room for our party of five. Dinner and tea in the evenings by a cosy fire are memories I will cherish forever. This location is not to be missed! Ironically, I was booked at the cottage first until we had another person join our trip. I didn't want to give up the Cottage because Jadzia and Dave were getting rave reviews as hosts! Luckily, I found that they had another rental that solved my problem. I can't tell you how happy my fellow travelers and I were with the accommodations, the atmosphere and the CRAIC! If you're looking for a real experience to tell everyone about...don't scroll any further! I loved everything about our trip to Ireland. But Jadzia and David turned a wonderful trip into a BRILLIANT one.
On arriving at the Pottery in Inistioge myself and my closest pals were greeted by Dave, who showed us around his amazing property. You are instantly drawn in by the "sceen" Dave and Jadzia have so artisically set. It is a beautiful house, with character literally everywhere you turned. I usually travel with provisions but here nothing was required, its literally a home away from home (if only home was as beautiful)..Myself and my girlfriends have been to some lovely spots from near and far but The Pottery has risen the bar... apart from the stunning house itself, the village is beautiful and the locals are all so friendly ..it has it all.. a definite destination if you want to relax, switch off and enjoy something really special..which nowadays is hard to find........... ps Go to O'Donnells for a pint ...
We stayed in the pottery as part of a group of 9 on a chilly weekend in January . Jadzia and Dave couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating. We had everything we needed right down to hotwater bottles. The cottage is quirky and cosy and a wonderful place to spend a holiday. It was immaculately clean and right in the village with easy access to the pubs and shops and cafes. I have already recommended it to friends and would love to come back!
Although we dealt with Jadzia all the way via email and phone, her partner Dave met us at the cottage on a cold December afternoon. Dave had both open fires lit, spare fuel and the heating on the essentials like milk, tea and coffee ready for us which made our arrival very welcoming. The rooms are very comfortable and clean with plenty of linens and towels. The cottage itself is gorgeous with plenty of atmosphere, history and very easy to relax. The village square is a minute stroll with easy access to the historic Woodstock house and gardens. We would really love to get back over the spring or summer months. We wanted for nothing more except time. Thanks to you both.
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Hi, I'm Jadzia and I have a beautiful cottage in Kells, Co Kilkenny. Ireland. My interests are walking, the open countryside, a love of nature and a passion for gardening & music.