This was our second stay at Mt Brandon and it was even better than we remembered from last time.
Great location, picturesque hills all around, the River Barrow just down the road and a gorgeous village with some amazing history nearby.
This spacious, clean, well-appointed three bedroom cottage has all you need to for the perfect stay. It's set in lovely gardens, with on-site family taking care of everything.
Andrea and Carmen provide lots of lovely extras, from home-baked treats to pottery lessons.
My husband's favourite was Twig, who greeted us every morning, ready for a game with a ball or frisbie ... a beautiful four legged friend.
We had a great week, comfortable and happy in our quaint cottage.
We'll be back.
I am very unhappy and so angry with this place as they left two family's on the side of the road at 7.30 in evening with no place to stay because she said it was a health and safety risk to let 4 adults and 6 kids one being a baby which we brought our own cot for to stay in a 4 bedroom house with a pull out bed, even tho we had booked the house. We were down for my aunt's funeral so I really didn't need the stress and worrie of what happened.i wouldn't even give this place one star as she was quiet happy to take one family and leave the other to fend for themselves which in my eyes is shocking.
We chose Graiguenanamagh for its proximity to Kilkenny and other cities like Waterford and Wexford, and we were pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the area is and how much it had to offer. Travelling from Scotland with our five year old son, we spent a happy and relaxing week in Cottage No.1. The cottage itself was very comfortable and well appointed, with everything we needed to cook in a fair number of dinners, and relax sitting inside or outside in the evenings. The grounds and gardens are beautifully kept with an abundance of flowers and mature trees, and plenty of room for our son to run around with the owner Andrea's very friendly dog, Twig. The views from the cottage's back door sweeping down to the valley and the village were a marvellous morning treat. The cottages are a very easy 1km walk to the village where we could eat breakfast, lunch or dinner in the local cafes and pubs. Of note for eating in Graiguenamanagh is the Waterside, where we also hired bikes for a beautiful cycle along the river tow-path, the Druiske pub, that serves excellent fish and chips, and Boats cafe for lunch and good cofffee. There is also an excellent Chinese takeaway that delivers to the cottages. Graiguenamanagh itself is a charming village with swimming and canoe hire on the river, a well-stocked Supervalu supermarket, and some pretty little streets winding round the smaller, Druiske river, a good play park for younger children, and an excellent 'secret room' toy shop on the main street. For touring the local area, we particularly enjoyed the pretty villages of St Mullins and Inistioge, Woodstock Gardens and Jenkinstown Woods for child-friendly walks, Bennetsbridge for cream tea at the pottery and the exciting caves at Dunmore. Kilkenny and the castle is a good day out for all ages, and the Viking museums and activities at Waterford worth a look too. All in, we had a wonderful family holiday (with just one day of rain in the week!) and Andrea couldn't have made us more welcome at her lovely cottages.
A Mount Brandon Cottage is a great place to stay if you want to come home to a quiet , clean and inviting cottage. We stayed for a week in cottage 1 in late September 2015 with another couple. The cottage was spotless with a well stocked kitchen. We really appreciated the two bathrooms, a washer and dryer/clothesline and Wi Fi. The living room had comfortable furniture arranged for conversation. The large round coffee table provide a centre for all sorts of planning. We even had a fire on several evenings.
Manager Andrea readily addressed any issues we had. An added bonus on the property was Mount Brandon Pottery School. I took advantage of classes to learn how to use a pottery wheel, an exellent experience. We found the house cool, but it is adequately supplied with heaters in every room and renters can decide how they are used. Renters also pay for the electricity used.
Our family of 5 had a lovely week spent at Mount Brandon Cottages. We had a baby with us and a travel cot was provided for us in one of the 3 bedrooms. A ping-pong table was provided as well as a large state of the art BBQ. There was plenty for us to do on day trips around the surrounding area, but it was also nice to relax at the cottages as it was so quiet and away from it all.