Glory Cottage

Kells near Kilkenny, County Kilkenny (Ref. 13636)


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

The property

This eco-friendly cottage sits in a serene location upon the banks of the King's River, less than one mile from the village of Kells, County Kilkenny. With two comfortable bedrooms and a modern, open plan living area, this airy, single-storey Kells cottage is perfect for a small family or a couple looking for a peaceful getaway. Create culinary delights in the bright and fresh fitted kitchen, or spend an evening by the warmth of the woodburner, an ideal respite after a busy day exploring. The raised decked area promotes a perfect viewpoint for the glorious sights of the King's River and the Kilkenny countryside beyond. This idyllic, tranquil space is perfect for a barbecue or a simple relaxing afternoon where the lull of the river will inspire you to partake of a spot of fishing. The local shop and pub are within a ten minute walk of your cottage in the medieval, walled village of Kells, and here you will also find the beautiful 12th century Augustinian priory, which stands as one of the most imposing and notable monuments in Ireland. Stay closer to home and make the most of the riverside location, as by taking a canoe you can see County Kilkenny with a fresh perspective. Kilkenny is only eight miles from your Kells cottage; and with Dublin, Waterford and many of Ireland's beaches all within easy access, your cottage will be a perfect touring base to return home after a busy day. This eco-friendly Kells cottage has access to a seasonal fruit orchard, so why not pick a sweet treat or two? Here you will find a peaceful, guilt-free holiday where you can experience a taste of the good life, with a little bit of added luxury.



Ground floor

  • One double bedroom
  • One family bedroom with triple bunks (double below, single above) & a small ladder to a mezzanine with chair
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & seating area with woodburner
  • Utility


  • Oil underfloor heating supplemented by solar panels & woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV with DVD
  • CD/radio
  • WiFi
  • Selection of books & games
  • Fuel, power & fuel for woodburner included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Folding cot/bed & highchair available on request
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear decking with river views, furniture & BBQ
  • Front grassed area
  • Fruit from orchard when in season
  • Shop & pub in Kells, 12 mins walk
  • Daily fishing licence available to purchase in Kells village


  • An open canoe with equipment & a bicycle can be hired at an additional cost by arrangement with the owner
  • The land around the river can occasionally be prone to flooding & care should be taken at those times. This does not affect the property itself or access to the property.

About the location


Kilkenny 8 miles.

Driving times:

  • Waterford Airport - 31 miles; 47 mins
  • Rosslare ferry - 59 miles; 1 hr 24 mins


  • Nearest shop; Kells, 12 mins walk
  • Nearest pub; Kells, 12 mins walk
  • Nearest town; Kilkenny, 8 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Kilkenny Castle - Explore the castle and enjoy a reinactment show in the grounds
  • Woodstock Estate Gardens - Large gardens showcasing some of the region's beauty
  • River Nore - Indulge in a spot of angling for a relaxing afternoon

Day trip:

  • Hook Head Lighthouse - The oldest lighthouse is Europe
  • Waterford Crystal Experience - Visit the factory and pick up a souvenir to take home with you