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Beautifully Restored Historic Farmhouse

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property


This listed Historic House, is a meticulously renovated 18th century farmhouse situated in the verdant rolling hills of South County Kilkenny. It is in a private and secluded courtyard setting, but with close access to plenty of local facilities in nearby Knocktopher (4km), Thomastown (13km) Kilkenny (25km) and Waterford (28km). The nearby M9 motorway provides easy access to Kilkenny, Waterford and Dublin.

The property has been lovingly restored to the highest standards with hand-crafted woodwork and natural stone throughout. It is clean, spacious and comfortable. The property includes two units: a two-story main house and a two-story guest cottage. These can be rented individually or together. The main house contains two double bedrooms, a large kitchen, a sitting room, a formal dining room, and 2.5 bathrooms. The adjoining guest cottage contains two double bedrooms, a kitchen and sitting room and one bathroom. A laundry room with washing machine and dryer is located in an adjacent building. The farm buildings are located around a courtyard which features a landscaped patio with flower garden.

In the main house, the well-equipped kitchen features the original eighteenth-century stepped chimney, a Stanley traditional stove, and a large family-style kitchen table. The kitchen opens out through French doors onto a stone patio which overlooks a private garden and rolling hills in the distance. One bedroom, containing a double bed, is in a loft above the kitchen. The main house also contains a sitting room with T.V. and a formal dining room featuring slate floor and a large table that seats eight. The master bedroom is above the dining room. It has a king-sized bed, wood floor and an adjoining half bathroom. All duvets, bed clothes and towels are inclusive, as are light and heat. Both houses have central heating and the main house has under floor heating in addition to radiators.

The cottage is situated in a quiet rural setting surrounded by farmland. It is an ideal location for a quiet family holiday, but there are many attractions within a short drive, including the cities of Kilkenny, Waterford, and the picturesque towns and villages spread throughout the beautiful Kilkenny countryside. This is a great area for golfing, fishing, cycling, hill walking and exploring the many medieval castles, abbeys and churches dotting the countryside. South Kilkenny is also famous for its many designers and craft workshops including Kilkenny Design Center, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, Jerpoint and Duiske Glass makers, amongst many others. The City of Kilkenny is an exciting destination with a well-preserved medieval core focused on the stunning Kilkenny Castle and Gardens. It has an active arts scene with a range of galleries, studios, museums, and historic attractions. It is a great place to eat, drink, shop and explore. Kilkenny hosts several festivals over the summer months including the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August and the Cat’s Laugh comedy festival in June. The Viking city of Waterford, a short 30-minute drive away by motorway, is also a lively spot with plenty to do and see.

More Details

Sinéad and Mick Barrett
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Sinéad and Mick Barrett

We both grew up in Ireland; Sinéad in Dublin and Mick in Kilkenny. We have lived in California for over 30 years, but maintain close ties to Ireland. Now that we are retired, we split our time between Ireland and California.


Kilkenny Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Los Angeles

Cozy, perfect house in the country

  • 5 of 5

Four of us from LA met up in Dublin to drive south to this lovely little country cottage about 90 minutes south of Dublin, right outside of Kilkenny (which is also beautiful btw). We weren't sure what to expect, but the property is gorgeous and the weather cooperated like a dream. There are local farmers who have cows that graze just over the stone fence in the backyard and the scenery couldn't be more serene. There were some issues with the hot water in the main house the first day, but Sinéad and Mick were very responsive and had the problem fixed immediately. The kitchens are well stocked with whatever you need to cook with and the bedrooms were cozy and lovely. Our two guys even got to know the locals at Irish's pub on the main street (too many shots of whiskey were bought, round by round on the last night) and the local grocer's, Pat and Terese (sp?) were very sweet and super helpful too. Loved everyone we met! Would love to come back next year if we can swing it!

- Christine, Alberto, Jerri and Pete

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the old world charm of this Irish cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was so quaint and the grounds were beautifully maintained. I wish the weather was warmer so we could enjoy the two patios. The kitchen was well equipped, with both coffee and espresso maker. We did have a problem with turning on the heat but owners responded immediately. Once that was on the heated floors were wonderful. It was quite a different experience with the plumbing and heating but once you get the hang of it, worked fine. We had elderly folks with us and although the bedrooms were all upstairs they were manageable.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cairo, Egypt

Amazingly peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

I was honestly a bit hesitant to book as there weren't any reviews and it seemed too good to be true. But I went for it and my family, a friend, and my mother in law7 totally people stayed in this beautiful cottage for 4 nights. It is exactly as pictured and Sinead was very helpful and easy to work with. The driving directions from Dublin are spot on. The country setting allowed for plenty of space for my three boys to play and for my morning runs. We drove and spent the day in cork, Kilkenny, Dublin, and went to the Cliffs of Moher all beautiful drives and easy day trips. The kitchen was great and I made breakfast every morning in it. No complaints. We had a lovely visit and highly recommend it to enjoy the Irish country side instead of the city life.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Ballyhale Mountain View
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57.2
Refundable Damage Deposit $114.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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