Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

Hunter's Lodge

Piltown, Co. Kilkenny (Ref. 1065127)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

  • Show on map


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


Group 2 Created with Sketch.

1 Customer Review(s)

  • Louise

    “Location, cottage and owners fantastic.”

    During difficult time recently (covid) this holiday was safe and secure. My husband and are are both nurses so the break was long overdue. The holiday was five star and was very relaxing. Definitely visit again. Xx

    During difficult time recently (covid) this holiday was safe and secure. My husband and are are both nurses so the break was long overdue. The holiday was five star and was very relaxing. Definitely visit again. Xx

    - Louise, August 2021


  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double bedrooms with en-suite shower room, 1 x ground-floor twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private patio area with access to forest walks through the estate gardens, where you can meet the farm animals
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: Livery available for an extra charge.

The property

Tucked away in the rural setting of the beautiful 120-acre Belline Estate is this exceptional self-catering cottage Hunter’s Lodge situated a stone’s throw away from the quaint village of Piltown.

The interior of the property has been tastefully furnished and has retained a wealth of period features, creating a wonderful place to call home for groups of friends and families.

Enter into the social hub of the home, the spacious kitchen/diner, where an AGA takes centre stage before the other quality appliances that will assist you in your culinary delights, with a large dining table for you all to gather to enjoy meals, drinks and board games brought from home.

Relaxing evenings can be spent amidst the home from home ambiance of the sitting room, featuring an inviting seating arrangement and a woodburning stove, which is awaiting to be lit during the winter evening, promising to set a cosy ambiance as you delve into a good book or TV series.

On the ground floor, there is a twin bedroom with its own en-suite shower room and patio doors which open up to the patio area, whilst upstairs there are three spacious double bedroom, each one benefitting from their own en-suites.

To the exterior, you can delight in exploring the forest walks through the estate’s grounds, where you can meet the resident farm animals, before venturing into the nearby village of Piltown and beyond.

With the majestic landscape of Co.Kilkenny awaiting to be explored, secure your stay at Hunter’s Lodge and prepare for an adventure filled holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1065128, together sleeping 16 people.

Belline Estate

Enveloped by the picturesque views of the rolling countryside is the historic Belline Estate, boasting two beautifully transformed properties for you and your loved ones to call home as you savour the delights of this unique setting and the borders of counties Waterford and Kilkenny. Coach House and Hunter’s Lodge enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the impressive 120-acre estate, home to enchanting mature woodlands and resident farm animals, so there is certainly something for all ages and tastes here. The properties have been lovingly restored, with a seamless combination of modern conveniences with lots of period features, to create wonderful places to return to at the end of each day. Both properties benefit from fully-equipped kitchens, certain to cater to all your culinary delights, as well as spacious sitting rooms, each complete with woodburning stoves, that set a cosy ambiance during the winter months. The two cottages also feature twin bedrooms on the ground floor, ideal for those who find stairs a challenge, while Coach House comes with three double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite and Hunter’s Cottage houses three double bedrooms, all with their own en-suite bathrooms. Whilst guests here, be sure to walk the acres of rolling parkland and as you explore, you will discover some interesting architectural follies throughout the grounds before meeting the 40 donkeys. Impressively, you are welcome to bring your own horse on holiday, should you wish to ride-out of the land. Should you wish to leave this oasis, venture into the nearby village of Piltown, where you will find a friendly pub, a number of takeaways and a shop for picking up any essentials. Walks are in abundance here, with five river systems to meander alongside, all situated around magical mountains that can be climbed, as well as a patchwork of fertile valleys and plains which are awaiting to be explored. Recommended walks include visiting Poulanassy Waterfall and the historical landmark of Leac an Scail, Kilmogue Dolmen, or soak up the views as you journey along the Tory Hill Loop Walk Trailhead. Alternatively, horse-racing enthusiasts can look forward to a day at Gowran Park Race Course, while fishing and golfing opportunities are in abundance also. Further afield is the bustling seaport of Waterford, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of places to eat and drink, as well as the number of attractions including Waterford Treasures, the House of Waterford Crystal and the museum of Reginalds Tower. Whilst in the other direction is the medieval town of Kilkenny, where you can brush up on the local history further by visiting the riverside castle and the 16th property house of Rothe House & Garden, or if you are visiting with children, they will be delighted by the The National Reptile Zoo. Belline Estate is an exceptional find, perfect for bringing together large groups of loved ones to explore this part of Ireland.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of €150.

About the location


Waterford 13.6 miles; Kilkenny 24.6 miles.

Resting in Ireland's 'Sunny South East' in County Kilkenny is the village of Piltown, a small settlement which is home to to Ireland's largest Horticultural and Agricultural College. The village is situated between the rolling hills and forests of South Kilkenny and the foothills of the Comeraghs in Waterford, making this a great location for walkers to base themselves, with easy access along the main road N24 connecting you to Waterford, Tramore, Kilkenny and Clonmel. Within the village itself you can find a local takeaway, a butchers and a supermarket, along with a pub Anthony's Inn, offering everything you need for a self-catered stay. Visit the town during the annual agricultural show in August, The Iverk Agricultural Show, holding the record as Ireland's longest running agricultural show and great fun for all the family. Plenty more attractions lie in the area including the world famous High Crosses of Ahenny and Kilkieran, Ormonde House, Kilkenny Castle and Leac an Scail. Passing through the village is the long-distance walking route The South Leinster Way taking you to Mullinavat and Mountain Grove. Discover a world of beauty from this County Kilkenny village.