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Coolanowle, Ballickmoyler Carlow, Ballickmoyler Ireland
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Coolanowle Country House is an award winning 5 star farmhouse B&B set on a working Organic Farm on the Carlow/ Laois border. Coolanowle is a peaceful stress-free getaway in a haven of tranquility, just one hour’s drive from Dublin and close to Counties Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois and Carlow. It also offers its own private function venue as well as two tastefully restored self catering holiday cottages and a cosy log house self catering chalet. In total Coolanowle can accommodate up to 38 guests. Set on 3 acres of natural woodland with historic flax ponds, it’s the perfect place to experience country living. Famous for organic traditional food and personal attention to detail, a stay at Coolanowle will rejuvinate, regenerate and revive!”
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Bicycle rental
Bowling offsite
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Internet
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Mary-Claire Connolly wrote a review Jan 2020
Wexford, Ireland3 contributions
We had my daughters christening here if I could give 11/10 for food and service I would. The venue was gorgeous on a wet cold day would be even nicer and a sunny day with there gorgeous outdoor bbq area.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 28 Jan 2020
Many thanks Mary Claire and John, We are delighted your all enjoyed the christening party for your baby daughter . You were all a lovely crowd to look after and so appreciative of everything. It makes it all worth while when everyone is happy going away Many thanks for choosing to have your party with us again. . Kind regards, Bernadine Lucille and all the team here in Coolanowle
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lovethesoundofthesea wrote a review Sep 2019
Central UK218 contributions96 helpful votes
Lucille & her family will give you a very warm welcome at their lovely country home. Four of us stayed for 3 nights, visiting both the Ploughing at Carlow and the INS at Kildare. We had adjoining rooms, with a kitchenette & great, big comfy beds. We were set up each morning, with a super breakfast, served in the family dining room. My hubby & I are in Ireland for a month and on leaving Coolanowle, we said to Lucille, she’d set the bar high for breakfast!! I hope you read this Lucille, as 2 weeks into our holiday you are still way up the top!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katie O'Neill wrote a review Sep 2019
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Wow, what a fantastic venue! We organised a Hen Party for my sister at Coolanowle Country House in August 2019 and it was pure bliss from the moment we arrived. Lucille and the team were so helpful and accommodating and could not have done more to make us feel welcome. The house itself, set in the Irish countryside is beautiful, warm and has the perfect facilities for a hen party. Organising the hen was a breeze with the help of Lucille, the options for activities on site were great and everyone loved them. We did a Flower Crown Making class, Afternoon Tea and a Cocktail Making class! The food served during our meal that night was delicious and we had a great menu to choose from. Not to mention the breakfast the next day - wow! The bedrooms were very clean and cosy and had everything we need. Another great thing about this venue was the access to the lounge room where we could chill out for the night playing games and chatting with a bar and barman to accommodate us. I can not recommend Coolanowle Country House enough - we'll definitely be back! Thanks Lucille and the team.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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jeancos91 wrote a review Aug 2019
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My first time in Coolanowle House and was majorly impressed! The value for money was unbelievable, the quality of food was excellent and the best part was the entire staff and how helpful and friendly they were! Nothing to fault.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from coolanowle, Manager at Coolanowle Country House
Responded 26 Aug 2019
Thanks so much for the fab review. Delighted you all enjoyed your stay.
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Geraldine L wrote a review Jul 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
I'm full of praise for Lucille and all her staff. We recently had a hen weekend with them and they ensured everything was of a fantastic standard. In the lead up no question was too big or too small 're the organisation, with prompt responses. A warm and friendly reception in an idyllic venue, amazing food and service. A genuinely charming location that ensured a brilliant weekend for all. Could not recommend enough.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from coolanowle, Manager at Coolanowle Country House
Responded 8 Jul 2019
Awww thanks so much Geraldine, your kind comments are sincerely appreciated! Ye were an absolute pleasure. Delighted you enjoyed the weekend anyhow. Every best wish for the wedding. Hope it's an amazing day. No doubt Noirín will be stunning!!! Hopefully see you again some time for a return visit. Warm Regards, Lucille
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BzeMermaid wrote a review Jun 2019
Mankato, Minnesota36 contributions17 helpful votes
After flying all night from MInnesota to Dublin this was the perfect stop on our way to the Ring of Kerry. A Comfortable house and bed and very friendly owners. We slept well and enjoyed a delicious typical farm fresh breakfast from the onsite organic farm.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from coolanowle, Manager at Coolanowle Country House
Responded 10 Jun 2019
Thanks so much for your kind review! We hope you got to Kerry safely and enjoyed your stop off at Charleville Castle! Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Warm Regards, Lucille & Bernadine
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Mike K wrote a review May 2019
Folkestone, United Kingdom25 contributions4 helpful votes
I spent last weekend at Coolanowle House for my hen weekend. The time we spent there was completely unforgettable and so special. We had the most outstanding food: a to-die-for afternoon tea with homemade meringues, scones, brownies, eclairs, delicious jams and yummy sandwiches. Three course dinner that evening was melt in the mouth, with a particularly memorable banoffie pie, the best I've ever tasted. Afternoon tea was so beautifully served in a gorgeous, comfortable room with vintage china. The next morning we came down to a beautiful spread of freshly made scones, brown bread, homemade organic juices, plus a hot breakfast, I had the salmon and eggs and it was perfect and exactly what was needed. The service for the whole weekend was so friendly and warm, nothing was too much trouble. The evening was spent in the living room drinking wine and chatting and playing games around an open fire. I'll remember it forever! It was one of the best weekends of my life. 100/100
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from coolanowle, Manager at Coolanowle Country House
Responded 29 May 2019
Wow thank you so much Sheena. We are blown away by this review! Hugely appreciate it. Absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your special weekend! All our best wishes for the future.
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Siobhán M wrote a review May 2019
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions4 helpful votes
Was here in March for a Hen weekend. It's really cosy and the breakfast is worth getting up early for. Staff were great.Bedrooms are beautiful. We had the place pretty much to ourselves felt really comfortable and relaxed hanging out there
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from coolanowle, Manager at Coolanowle Country House
Responded 8 Jul 2019
Thanks so much Siobhan for you lovely review. Thrilled you enjoyed your time in coolanowle!
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Alison22 wrote a review Dec 2018
Galway, Ireland150 contributions113 helpful votes
We stayed here recently for a night and everything was just amazing ... so welcoming and rooms beautiful , breakfast was fantastic nothing too much trouble & a great on site restaurant for evening time also highly recommend
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from coolanowle, General Manager at Coolanowle Country House
Responded 23 Dec 2018
Thanks so much for your kind comments Alison, really appreciate it. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Warm regards, Lucille & Bernadine
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Deirdre K wrote a review Nov 2018
Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a great time at Coolanowle recently for my sister-in-law's hen party. Everything was beautifully presented and it was fantastic to have everything taking place on-site. The food - afternoon tea; delicious dinner and gorgeous breakfast - was all top-notch and the setting was really lovely. Accommodation gets top marks too - a perfect spot to bring a group together.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from coolanowle, General Manager at Coolanowle Country House
Responded 23 Dec 2018
Thanks so much for your warm words. Delighted you enjoyed the hen!
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US$132 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty LaoisBallickmoyler
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coolanowle Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Coolanowle Country House?
Nearby attractions include Delta Sensory Gardens (7.4 km), Carlow County Museum (7.7 km), and Rancho Reilly (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coolanowle Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Coolanowle Country House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coolanowle Country House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Coolanowle Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coolanowle Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mimosa Wine & Tapas Bar, Teach Dolmain Pub & Restaurant, and Caffe 500.
Is Coolanowle Country House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Ballickmoyler.
Are there any historical sites close to Coolanowle Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milford Mills (11.0 km).