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The Coach House

Piltown, Co. Kilkenny (Ref. 1065128)



Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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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
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Patrick

    “Fantastic place to stay.”

    Highly recommended for families or larger groups. Hosts (Richard and Tanja) were friendly and helpful. We miss the donkeys!

    Highly recommended for families or larger groups. Hosts (Richard and Tanja) were friendly and helpful. We miss the donkeys!

    - Patrick, July 2022


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x four-poster double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Access to large 100 acre estate with mature woodland and donkey sanctuary
  • Horse livery stable available at extra cost
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.9 miles

The property

Set within idyllic 120-acre countryside grounds is the beautiful Belline Estate, a period property split into two dwellings, one being The Coach House.

Boasting four bedrooms and spacious reception rooms, The Coach House is the perfect property for a family gathering or group getaway, with the fabulous addition of extensive grounds to roam.

Discover a traditional country kitchen with tiled flooring and a timber clad roof, complete with all the appliances you need to rustle up large family meals.

Walk through the red brick arches and into the dining area to prepare the long wooden table for the evening meal, gathering together after a busy day and recounting wonderful memories.

Afterwards retire to one of the plush sofas in the sitting area, enjoying the warmth from the woodburning stove on a cool evening, with a TV to watch into the evening.

One of the bedrooms rests on the ground floor with twin beds and an en-suite shower room, it's ideal for the older generation in the group.

Head upstairs to find three more lovely bedrooms all with double beds, one of which boasts an en-suite and another home to a four-poster bed, while the bedrooms without en-suites are served by the excellent family bathroom.

Roam the large grounds to stretch your legs in the morning, say hello to the resident donkeys living in the owner's donkey sanctuary, and relish time spent in this beautiful part of Ireland.

Choose The Coach House for your next Irish adventure.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1065127, together sleeping 16 guests.

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.