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

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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 May 16, 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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jane674
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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“A special, wonderful place.”
Reviewed March 10, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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I've had the pleasure of staying in the St. Columb's Coach House for 6 months, mid-Sept 2014 - mid-March 2015. I'm an American writer on an extended stay in Ireland working on a novel. I wanted a cute, quaint, quiet cottage in a small village, and this was exactly the right place.

This Coach House is adorable, the photos posted are completely accurate, except it is better. It has all the amenities you could want, even for a long-term stay. The location is beautiful, with many walking trails along the River Nore and in the surrounding hills. The village of Inistioge has a shop, three pubs, and a small cafe, and the nearby town of Thomastown has everything else you might need, bank, petro, super markets, restaurants, and many fun pubs. For more adventure, Kilkenny Town is about 20-25 minutes away.

I will say that it is necessary to have a car, though there is bus service from Inistioge to Dublin, train service from Thomastown to Dublin. I use the train frequently, but I haven't used the bus, so I can't speak to that.

The owners, Mark and Margaret, are delightful people, and welcomed me completely, helping me adjust to living in a foreign country. They are generous and kind, and available to aid their guests in every way.

Now, if you want a busy, active city, Inistioge isn't for you. But if you want a picturesque quaint Irish village, in a beautifully restored Coach House cottage, with wonderful hosts, then this is your place. I would recommend St. Columb's Coach House, and, if I wasn't moving to another nearby house for a longer stay, I would stay here again.

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Liked least: Tout était parfait
Travelling group: En famille élargie
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