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Mount Brandon Cottage 2

Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny (Ref. 1071617)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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

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.

The property

Resting in the pretty village of Tinnahinch near Graiguenamanagh via County Kilkenny and surrounded by glorious countryside is Mount Brandon Cottage 2, a tradtitonal semi-detached cottage perfect for a family or group of friends looking to explore this scenic area of Ireland.

Boasting a toasty woodburning stove and a marvellous barbecue house, this charming cottage provides a tranquil base within a picture-perfect setting.

Arriving at the property, step into the cottage, the welcoming sitting room invites you in to warm up in front of the woodburning stove before sinking into the sofas to cosy up with your loved ones and watch the TV.

Beyond here, the farmhouse-style kitchen/diner offers all the amenities you need to rustle up mouth-watering meals for your group to enjoy at the dining table while you plan the next day of adventures; the kitchen is home to an oven, a hob, a microwave, and a handy dishwasher to help with the cleaning.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the bedrooms for some well-earned rest ahead of another busy day of discovering your surroundings; the first floor hosts two double bedrooms complete with plush beds and traditional pine furnishings adding to the charm of the cottage.

Completing the first floor is family bathroom home to a bath, a basin and a WC, where the group can freshen up and prepare for their day.

From here, make your way back down to the ground floor where you will find the remaining bedroom, a single with storage for you to unpack your belongings, and a shower room with a walk-in shower, basin and WC, ideal for a multigenerational family or those with limited mobility.

Take advantage of the fantastic barbecue house, perfect for an authentic barbecue meal any time of year, hosting plenty of seating and a large gas and chargrill barbecue.

For a memorable holiday to counties Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford, choose Mount Brandon Cottage 2.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1071614, together sleeping 10 guests.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, bidet, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil- fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • 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 stove provided
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Kindly 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

About the location

GRAIGUENAMANAGH, COUNTY KILKENNY

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