Mount Brandon Cottage 1

Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny (Ref. 1071614)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric storage heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD and CD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • First 10 Euros of fuel and power provided, further use charged at end of stay
  • Starter pack for fire provided
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Please bring your own towels
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn and shared barbecue house with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There is a table tennis table available at the property for guests use.

The property

Situated in the leafy suburbs of Tinnahinch near Graiguenamanagh via County Kilkenny lies Mount Brandon Cottage 1, a delightfully characterful semi-detached cottage boasting a tranquil setting and a magnificent barbecue house.

Perfect for a family or group of friends, this cottage provides an excellent base for walkers, cyclists and explorers alike.

Stepping into the property, the homely sitting room invites you in to kick off your shoes and snuggle up in front of the open fire with your loved ones while you watch the TV after a long day of discovering your surroundings.

From here, head to the well-equipped kitchen to whip up delicious meals for your group to enjoy at the farmhouse-style dining table while you discuss the day's events; here you will find an oven, a hob, a microwave, and an all-important dishwasher to assist with your cleanup.

As the evening draws to a close head to the bedrooms to rest your eyes ahead of another eventful day of exploring; the ground floor hosts a single bedroom along with a shower room, ideal for a multigenerational family or those with limited mobility.

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find the remaining two bedrooms, both home to plush double beds and traditional pine furniture and panelling, creating a lovely and homely feel throughout the property.

Completing the interior of the cottage is a bathroom where you can escape to soak in the bath and indulge in a good book away from the group.

Spend your mealtimes outside in the fabulous barbecue house, fitted with a gas and chargrill barbecue and plenty of seating where you group can enjoy an authentic barbecue taste for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or all three!

Mount Brandon Cottage is a fantastic base for a wonderful family holiday to counties Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1071617, together sleeping 10 guests.

Mount Brandon Cottages

Resting just over the County Kilkenny border, near the beautiful River Barrow lie the Mount Brandon Cottages, two delightfully characterful cottages, offering a vibrant colour scheme and superb countryside views. The cottages give a quintessentially Irish feel, boasting traditional pine furniture and finishing touches and an excellent barbecue house, perfect for hosting in the year round, making the properties a haven for an extended family or group of friends looking for a tranquil break to County Kilkenny. The area hosts plenty of attractions to keep you occupied, just next door is a fully equipped pottery studio where you can learn a range of techniques, as well as plenty of walking and cycling routes in the nearby terrains. A short distance from the cottages you will find Pure Adventure Ireland which offers kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding, ideal for your adventurous members of the group. The area is incredibly bountiful; why not spend a day with Blackstairs Eco Trails exploring the eco-trails in the Blackstairs Mountains just over the County Carlow border, where you can discover the local birds, flora, fungi, mammals and insects, while your guide provides an unhurried and peaceful hike. For a unique experience make a trip to the Nowlan Park Gaelic Games Stadium and learn the legendry Kilkenny pastime, while the Kilkenny craft trail offers a lovely day of discovering the local crafts people and their array of work with pottery, glass and woollens. Treat your group to a meal out in the evenings in one of a handful of nearby eateries such as the The Duiske Inn a wonderfully charming restaurant offering a delicious menu and a Sunday carvery.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas