The Pottery, Inistioge, Co Kilkenny

House - Entire home/apt · Shea's Lane, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Your host, Jadzia
23 Reviews
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The Space

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
Kilkenny Tourist
Failte Ireland
Discover Ireland


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 8.00 euros per day/night are applied for heating. The central heating is on set for 3 hours in the morning & for 3 hours in the evening.
The extra costs are calculated on standard utility rates.

Open fire
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...

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $21 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1101 /week
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This little village was absolutely charming. There is a walking tour of the town that shows lots of interesting little spots that you would never know are there--an old well up the hill that has ancient stone carvings for example. Take the walking tour. It is well situated to travel south to Waterford or Wexford, or north to Kilkenny, which was a wonderful town. We had a little trouble locating the place so when you was the folks in town, don't say THE POTTERY because the people in town don't know it by that name. They know it as someone's old place--maybe Anna--ask David and Jadzia what to ask for--but the house itself is very charming.

    June 2014
    Response from Jadzia:

    Thank you Barbara and huge thanks for leaving the house so perfectly, we really appreciate it.. Jadzia & Dave

    June 2014
  • Myself and three friends spend the weekend in the Pottery in Inistiooge. What an amazing house and gardens.! Great location in the Village. Lovely walk to Woodstock. Jadzia and Dave were great hosts and gave us lots of (website hidden) Mullens well worth a visit. Also New Ross is very near and we had a cruise on the river with afternoon tea for €12!

    Altogether a lovely stay. Everything you want in the house including a lovely cosy fire which we lit despite the gorgeous weather. What can be nicer than to relax with friends by the fire over a glass or two of wine!

    I would highly recommend it and would love to go back. Maria

    June 2014
  • Loved this cottage in Inistioge. If I could pick it up and take it home to Australia I would be a very happy lady. Peaceful and cosy but still roomy enough for our eight adults. Only problem was the length of our stay was too short. A great place to explore Ireland.

    May 2014
  • We stayed here during 4 nights with my family of 7. A lovely, cozy house with fireplace and the best beds we slept in! (wanted to take them back home...) The kitchen is fully equiped for all you might need. Don't forget the pastryshop across the street; pavlova to die for!

    May 2014
  • You will love this cottage and your stay in Inistioge. The Cottage is beautifully decorated with a lovely mix between old and new. Everything is clean and fresh and you have everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. The owners are extremely friendly, accomodating and helpful. The village and surrounding area is beautiful with 3 nice pubs on your doorstep and a lovely cafe / restaurant across the road (Circle of Friends). Plenty to do and see. The beds / bedlinen were all very comfortable and the kitchen has all necessary equipment and plenty of it. The cottage and rooms are bright and spacious. You will enjoy your stay here and we have already decided that we will return.

    April 2014
  • The house is gorgeous, as it Jadzia. A very welcoming woman who really helped us out at the last minute! Really appreciate the little touches too such as providing milk after our long trip there. Thank you!

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in Jadzia and Dave's lovely cottage. Jadzia and Dave were friendly and helpful. Recommended.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
  • This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the world. Jadzia and Dave are excellent hosts.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
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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.
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