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Brandondale cottage

Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny (Ref. 1108759)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Located in the heart of Graiguenamanagh, a small town in County Kilkenny, in the South-east of Ireland, is this two-bedroom property Brandondale Cottage.

Featuring a woodburning stove, off-road parking, flexible sleeping arrangements, and an enclosed garden, and just a stone's throw from River Barrow and an array of amenities, the cottage is perfectly positioned for exploration; four guests and one well-behaved small furry friend are welcome.

Easing your self-catering stay, be welcomed by all essential appliances, an inviting sitting room with a TV in tow, your own suntrap boasting mountain views, and a sleek bathroom, helping you relax, prepare for your itinerary, and make memories in County Kilkenny.

Gráig na Manach, meaning "Village of the Monks" is one of the most beautiful areas in the southeast of Ireland, located at the foot of Brandon Hill, whilst home to Duiske Abbey, the largest and perhaps the finest of the thirty-four medieval Cistercian abbeys in Ireland; An array of amenities will welcome you, dotted alongside the river.

Locally, you will find Ballykeenan Lock, Silaire Wood, and Graiguenamanagh Diving Board, all offering nature-filled days out, where you can hike or perhaps paddle in the Quay.

Further into the county, enjoy tours of Kilkenny Castle, take to the 12th century grounds of Jerpoint Abbey, or head to St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum, an archaeology museum, starting off the Medieval Mile Trail.

Boat trips across the River Nore, Nore Valley Walk Trailhead, and The National Reptile Zoo are all popular attractions to also consider, perfect for all the family to enjoy.

Choose Brandondale Cottage as a well-positioned base for a break to County Kilkenny.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • One well-behaved small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles, River Barrow 0.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €200.

About the location


Thomastown 10.4 miles; Kilkenny 17.8 miles; Enniscorthy 21.1 miles

The town of Graiguenamanagh rests on the border of County Kilkenny and County Carlow in south-east Ireland. Resting alongside the River Barrow. one of Ireland's most scenic waterways, surrounded by idyllic countryside, home to an array of flora and fauna. The river itself hosts an annual regatta and is ideal for swimming, while also playing host to a variety of watersports, such as canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, while those seeking adventure can try whitewater rafting. Walkers can venture along the Barrow Way, a relative hidden gem and scenic long-distance trail with a towpath that was once used to pull barges and boats by horse. Hikers can challenge themselves to the Brandon Hill loop, which encompasses forest and hillside terrain, while the summit of Blackstairs Mountain, the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs mountain range, provides a unique landscape and is an integral part of modern Irish history. The market town of Thomastown rests along the River Nore to the south, and is popular for salmon and trout fishing, as well as boasting an impressive church and Jerpoint Abbey, one of Ireland's best preserved Cistercian ruins. Kilkenny city is half-an hour’s drive away and boasts an impressive shopping and entertainment scene, with plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants to choose from, as well as a host of festivals held throughout the year.