About this listing
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...
Stunning walks, historical sites, hidden beaches, local craic!! (good fun! in Irish), great food and anything you are interested in, just let us know and we can recommend our favorites!!
Interaction with Guests
We always give our guests the option of hanging our or just being available for anything that you may need. It is your trip and we just want you to have a fab time!!
The people, the scenery, the location and of course the local pub!!
Bus into Kilkenny City..
Train station in Thomastown (7 Klms from Inistioge) to many other towns & cities..
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.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 6 nights.