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.
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.
Our host met us at the property, was very friendly and fun to talk to, brought us nummy bread and Irish butter, was very nice.
Just wanted to say the place is lovely. And the village is lovely. The host was great, full of local knowledge. The house is really comfortable and warm, helped by a fire set ready to go and all. There is loads to do in the area and that part of Ireland is beautiful.
There is a woodland walk just by the house that takes several hours to complete. And there is a fantastic cafe right in the village with the most amazing deserts. And a pub right across the road from the house. We just booked it for a weekend but a week or two would be lovely there. Highly recommended place to stay.
We felt very welcome and comfortable. The Pottery is as wonderful as it sounds, everything was as described.
We felt at home and relaxed.
Early on we had several exchanges by email which answered lots of our questions and relieved our concerns. Dave was there to meet us and tell us how to use the various foreign appliances. Jadzia was available by phone for mid-week questions and came right away when we had trouble with the washing machine. We found her very personable and engaging.
The neighborhood was even better than described with a rather complete little store, a couple of fine restaurants, pubs, historic churches, antique shop and views to die for.
The Woodstock gardens were so special, and I hope that bridge can be preserved for another 600 years!
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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.