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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Inistioge, County Kilkenny

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Lloyd C
Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
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“Good location for exploring the South-East of Ireland”
Reviewed 5 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Australian Couple mid 60’s with own transport.

St Columb's Coach House is situated just outside the village of Inistioge in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

Innistioge is an attractive village built alongside the river and comprises a large church and 3 pubs. Food is available at the pubs. Each pub had its own atmosphere. There is no grocery food outlet but the nearby towns of New Ross and Thomastown provide all facilities.

The accommodation is a rectangular stone and slate roofed barn and coach house converted into holiday accommodation. The exposed stone and wooden floors throughout the interior is a feature. The accommodation comprises a ground floor and mezzanine floor. Approximate size of the ground floor is 15 metres by 5 metres. The mezzanine is about 40% of the size of the ground floor. There is also an attached sun room approximately 3 metres by 2.5 metres.
 
The ground floor comprises a combined sitting room (with slow combustion solid fuel heater), dining and kitchen area, a large bedroom (approximately 6 metres by 5 metres) with a double bed and a good sized bathroom (approximately 3 metres by 2.5 metres) with toilet, bath and hand held shower.

The mezzanine (approximately 6 metres by 5 metres) comprises a good size bedroom with a double bed and a single bed and a good size bathroom (approximately 2 metres by 2.5 metres) with toilet and shower cubicle.

All beds have electric blankets.

In addition to the solid fuel fire the building has central heating which operates on an adjustable (by the tenant) timer. Heating oil and electricity are charged according to usage. The cost for the 8 days we were there was just over 50 Euro.

There were only the two of us and we lived on the ground floor. The setup of the accommodation would be very convenient for 2 couples travelling together.

The WIFI was fast and reliable.

The sitting room has a couch and 2 lounge chairs, the solid fuel fire and a flat screen television. The television pictures were excellent. A large container of fuel was provided for the fire.

The kitchen comprises an electric stove with 4 hotplates and oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle etc. A washing machine/dryer is also provided. Cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are provided. There is a table with 6 chairs.

Both bathrooms were clean with no “off smells”. The water was hot and the pressure was good. The toilets flushed well.

We had our own transport, based ourselves for 8 days, and wagon-wheeled out into the surrounding country.

The accommodation was spotless and very comfortable. The hosts live on the property. They were friendly and available but not intrusive.

I can not recommend this accommodation more highly.

Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?   Yes.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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insanecar...
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just as We Imagined it.”
Reviewed 16 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

What a smashing property, a renovated Coach house which had been made very comfortable without losing any of it's character.

Mark and Maggie where brilliant, there if need but left us to do our thing, would certainly use the property again if in that region

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Liked best: overall peace and quite
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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pawineguy
Fredonia, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect Stay for Family of 5”
Reviewed 15 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Beautiful property and home. Perfect rental for a family of 5. Nice kitchen, great interior and grounds. Nice small town with pubs and cafe. Should have stayed longer!

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Liked best: Quiet and comfortable
Travelling group: Young Children
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Maura B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Welcoming and homely”
Reviewed 19 February 2016 for a stay in August 2015

My family are from Ireland so I decided to bring my own family to see where I went on holiday as a child. Two of my kids are autistic and they loved it. The cottage was so warm and homely with a wonderful open fire, plenty of firewood. Even though the cottage is all stone it was lovely and warm. My son loved it so much he wanted to sleep on the sofa in front of the fire.
Mark and Maggie are very welcoming and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. We also chatted to their youngest daughter they are all so friendly.
I could go on for ever.we loved it that much, that before we left we booked for two weeks this year....and the kids can't wait.
If you are having doubts then don't just go x

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Liked best: The cosyness of the cottage
Liked least: I would like to have more channels on TV as we don't go out every night
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Liz V
Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews
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“A perfect stay in a picturesque village”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in May 2013

This warm, charming circa 1700s renovated coach house was a perfect fit for us - comfortable and well equipped, with a cozy fireplace. The grounds are beautiful and include a grass tennis court and a quite friendly cat. The historic coach house has been completely updated while retaining its wonderful rustic charm. Mark and Maggie were wonderful hosts—warm and welcoming and yet respectful of our privacy. The serene and picturesque village of Inistioge, which is a short walking distance from the coach house, was a welcome relief after the throngs of tourists encountered at some of our other stops. We wished we had stayed here longer and can’t wait to come back! The local pub is welcoming and serves a delicious Guinness. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to nearby Woodstock Gardens, which is a 5-minute drive from the coach house. (Note: bring change for parking here!) We also enjoyed our visit to Jerpoint Abbey, just outside Thomastown. Blackberry Café in Thomastown is a good spot for breakfast, and Café del Sol is great for dinner. We truly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful area, and will definitely return to the coach house during our next trip to Ireland.

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