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Lawcus Farm Guest House

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#1 of 2 B&Bs in Stoneyford
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Situated in the Valley of the Kings River on the outskirts of Kilkenny, between the medieval village of Kells and Stoneyford, Lawcus is a superbly renovated stone farm house that offers its guests luxury and tranquility. Ten minutes drive from the medievel city of Kilkenny , 3 minutes drive to Mt. Juliet Hotel . Five minutes drive form M9 to waterford City or Dublin/Carlow . Plenty of activities and nature on our doorstep to enjoy if its adventure you want. Tree house lodging also available , view or website for more information.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
Seating area
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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danielgriffiths1 wrote a review Aug 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 5 nights with my wife and two small daughters - we booked 3 nights but had to extend to 5 as it was just so good. The accommodation and grounds are stunning and the hosts Anne-Marie and Mark were simply outstanding. They gave us plenty of space but when we wanted to engage they shared their knowledge and passion for the local area and provided some absolute gems to go and visit. The children would collect eggs from the chickens in the morning and were able to interact with the variety of animals on the farm. Mark will provide hand drawn maps to follow which is a lovely touch and Anne-Marie cooks a wonderful homemade breakfast with plenty of variety. There is a pub and shop just down the road in walking distance and a drive down to the coast to Dunmore East, a beautiful little cove, is around 30 mins away. Kilkenny and the castle is 20 mins up the road also. If you want to experience Irish authenticity and meet some great people and see some great places, then this is the place to stay. We will certainly be back and I cannot reccommend Lawcus Farm Guesthouse enough.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lawcus farm guesthouse, Owner at Lawcus Farm Guest House
Responded 3 Sept 2021
We loved having you guys stay, great little family . Enjoyed sharing a few stories with you . Good luck with your new home when the time comes. When we get to the Uk we will get in touch,. All the best.
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Malcolm M wrote a review Oct 2022
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you ever had a hankering to join Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, or become an aeronaut, or live on your own private island, Mark and Anne-Marie have just the place to indulge your fantasy. The Tree House at Lawcus Farm is a self-contained tiny home with just enough seclusion while also tidily providing every necessity, from the wee kitchen fitted with microwave and coffeemaker to the full bathroom with shower. There's even storage for your luggage. At night you can watch the bats flit among the stars from your own balcony, and in the morning return to the main house for a breakfast prepared to your every preference by Anne-Marie, who will snip the chives for your omelette from just outside the door.
Although the description cautions guests to beware of the distance to convey bags, if you just pop one day's supply in a backpack you'll have lots of space in the Tree House, and it really isn't very far. Mark has provided thoughtful lights along the path which guests can control from the Tree House.
In short, the Tree House is a wonderful choice for the young, who may especially enjoy the whimsy of its design, and old, who will appreciate the comfort of the excellent mattress.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mona T wrote a review Aug 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don’t hesitate to stop in this quiet and relaxing location. We discovered it after two weeks of vacations in Ireland. It is our favorite place ! A real bed and breakfast as we enjoy them. The owners, Ann-Marie and Mark, are very lovely persons, full of ideas and very good storytellers. They, perfectly, know the surrounding countryside, the places to see. They allowed us to feel like at home immediately… Their confortable house is original, nicely decorated, full of odds and ends.
The breakfast cooked by Ann-Marie is extra ! It is prepared in an opened-kitchen that is favored the exchanges. She is an excellent cooker. We savored her marvelous pancakes, omelets with local cheese and spinach…
For sure, we will come back for a longer stay ! Louna, Matéo and Mona
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Lawcus farm guesthouse, Owner at Lawcus Farm Guest House
Responded 3 Sept 2021
It was great to meet you Mona , Louna & Matéo. Thank you for stopping in , lovely to know you enjoyed your tine with us at Laawcus Farm. Best of Luck.
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Kelly O wrote a review Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent two lovely days at Lawcus Farm Guesthouse in Kilkenny. Myself and Amanda had been working at a rally in the summer and spent a night here. It was so lovely we didn't want to leave. So when the chance arose to come back we jumped at it. Anne-Marie and Mark are such fantastic hosts. They made our stay so relaxing and welcomed us into their own home for a tour which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

Everyone should visit Lawcus Farm. They have horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, an owl and a parrot. All very friendly :)

The scenery is fabulous. There is a tree house that you could book and we were given permission to look wherever we wanted so we took a walk down to it. The tree house is compact but has a bath room with a shower and a small kitchen area. A double bed and a balcony to look out on. Gorgeous views too.

We stayed in a family room that had everything we needed. An ensuite and main bathroom both with showers. The only thing that isn't there is a TV which to be honest is a nice change.

Anne-Marie's breakfast is delicious. Freshly made porridge, fruit from their trees, never ending coffee (my favourite) all the condiments you could need and an amazing hot breakfast. Their hosting is second to none and they treat you like friends.

We will be back again and again.

Anne-Marie and Mark, we appreciate how welcome you have both made us feel. We have left Lawcus Farm relaxed and recharged and can't wait to see ye again. You truly have created a beautiful gem ❤️
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: You would most certainly need a car. Unfortunately WiFi doesn't reach all of the rooms.
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Jenny wrote a review Aug 2021
Brighton, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mark and Ann-Marie were wonderful hosts, warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are beautiful and unique with comfy beds and the surroundings are picturesque perfect for nature lovers and those looking for a romantic get away. Ann-Marie cooked up a storm for breakfast with tasty vegan options as well as a full Irish and all dietary requirements catered for. Thank you for a really lovely stay not to be forgotten!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lawcus farm guesthouse, Owner at Lawcus Farm Guest House
Responded 3 Sept 2021
Thank you for sharing you short but sweet time with us . Happy memories!
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Dirk W wrote a review Apr 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana72 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a fantastic stay from start to finish. Greeted by the family dog, bottle feeding the sheep, taking a walk through the countryside following the hand written map provided by our hosts, the recommendation for the fantastic Indian restaurant that delivered to the hometown pub with live music, fresh and delicious breakfast ... I could go on and on but just do yourself a favor and stay a couple days here.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ghio family wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Lawcus Farm Guest House as we wanted to experience rural Ireland as we traveled. We arrived around 8 pm at night. It was magical. A river runs by at the end of the beautiful landscaped yard. Landscaped naturally not an out of place commercial job. The home offered many variations of rooms. We use the 3 bedroom and single bed units and they were amazingly clean, well furnished and had their own bathrooms. Then breakfast was made. We had an amazing meal which was only topped by the host, their stories, their animals and the surroundings. Before we left we enjoyed a tour of the owners home which was just completed. The craftsmanship was superb. My wife, daughter (17) and son (12) all wished we could have stayed longer but we had arrangements in place elsewhere.
You will not go wrong staying with these wonderful people. Be sure to arrive early as possible and enjoy rural, beautiful Ireland.
Tony, Candice, Hannah and Max
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Mark and Ann-Marie, Owner at Lawcus Farm Guest House
Responded 16 Oct 2022
Thank you Tony, Candice, Hannah & Max, it was our pleasure taking care of you all & sharing Lawcus Farm with you. All the very best 😊Ann-Marie and Mark and all our furries
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Dawne H wrote a review Sept 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment the guesthouse came in to view I felt welcome. Mark was waiting for us and immediately made us feel comfortable after a long day driving. Knowing we hadn’t eaten Mark called the Kings Mill restaurant and let them know we were on our way. Very good food. After the best sleep in a long time we woke to a beautiful sunrise, three sweet dogs and an amazingly peaceful and beautiful landscape. Ann-Marie is a treasure and will bend over backwards to make sure you have everything you need. Together she and Mark told us the stories of Lawcus Farm and of the many things to do in the area.
In addition to the room we were in, which was one bed down and two beds in the loft there was a kitchenette and table, perfect for a quick cup of tea and a break between excursions. There were also two sitting/living rooms in the house if you didn’t want to be outside.
Outside was wonderful! Mark has many walking paths mown around the property. You can stroll along the Kings River or climb the hill and startle the cows in the fields. Climb another hill and talk to the horses and donkeys.
I had a tear in my eye when our four nights were done and we were driving away but I now have a place in my heart that will forever be Lawcus Farm. Lawcus Farm is a place to take time and breathe and with a little imagination step back in time.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SD48Traveler wrote a review Jun 2022
San Diego, California20 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had the good fortune to stay at the Lawcus House in Kilkenny. We arrived just as the sun was setting and were given a tour of the house by Mark and Ann Marie. Our room was homey and comfortable. I loved the eclectic nature and comfort of the house. It was peaceful especially after being in the bustle of Dublin!

Breakfast was in the kitchen/dining area where Ann Marie had great coffee and tea and a full Irish breakfast or other choices including drop scones! And I have the recipe! Ann Marie and Mark are so engaging! We talked about our travel and family and my Irish roots- we felt like friends by the time we were done eating.

Mark gave us a tour of the property- the land was lovely as it rolled down to the Kings River. There were farm animals, ponds, corrals and flowers galore! Mark also showed us his and Ann Marie's magnificent home for which Mark built. He had scoured the countryside gathering the materials for a home as unique as each of the guest rooms.

Mark also gave us information on Kells Priory which could be accessed from their property and a hand-drawn map to find our way. The Priory's worth a stroll through imagining life as it was hundreds of years ago. And be on the lookout for a nearby restaurant/old mill on the river.

We are looking forward to returning to the The Lawcus House and conversations with our wonderful hosts, Ann Marie and Mark.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Room Tip: Google: Lawcus Farm Guest House for pictures /rates of the various rooms and grounds.
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David S wrote a review Aug 2022
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent our first two nights on our Ireland vacation here. The hosts are so warm and genuine and make you feel right at home. We did not have children with us, but I was thinking that if we did, they would have so much fun with the animals on site and exploring the property. And this was hands down the best breakfasts we had on our trip with all the food fresh and made to order while chatting with your hosts in the sunny breakfast room. Our room was large, clean and very quiet for a peaceful night's sleep. Great base for exploring the Kilkenny area and highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Mark and Ann-Marie, Owner at Lawcus Farm Guest House
Responded 16 Oct 2022
Thank you David, glad ye were off to a good start with us on your Irish experience. Take care 😊
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Answer from Paul and June
Cranford, New Jersey3 contributions
I recall that their very friendly dog was in the kitchen a few times. I never saw the dog anywhere else in the house. The owners residence is nearby but separate from the guests, so it seems to me your room wouldn’t have allergens in it. However, it is a farm and there are plenty of adorable animals around. I think you should call the owner to discuss further.
County Kilkenny, Ireland10 contributions
Hi Penny, We are 10 mins walk from Malzards Pub in Stoneyfrod , great Craic , music , owners and Stoney Keebabish for food or Jens CAfe. Walk to Kells village 20 mins Shirleys & Sean Delaneys Moate & Bailey.
County Kilkenny, Ireland10 contributions
Hi Mish, only saw this now my apologies . Didn't receive any emails from you and always check my junk box. Our email address is lawcusfarm hotmail com Did you try calling 00353872911056 and or leave a voice mail. also on facebook lawcus farm guesthouse.
maryjane2222 asked a question Feb 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
How far are u from Dublin airport? And which is your closest airport?
Answer from seesterdelmundo
Atlanta, Georgia292 contributions53 helpful votes
What Steve and Anne Marie said. Plan to spend some time there, best place in Ireland!
Jenny H wrote a tip 5 Apr
New York City, New York83 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you come in early spring bring wellies! "
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Climber765577 wrote a tip Nov 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't just book one night, allow time to truly become immersed in the fullness of the Lawcus Farm experience."
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Grant S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Cincinnati, Ohio2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Suggest planning at least 2 days to fully enjoy the grounds, the dogs, horses, donkeys and other animals at this beautiful country farm."
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Katie wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay more than one night! You will definitely regret one night here. Take time to walk around the property. Beautiful. "
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Frank E wrote a tip Oct 2023
Bradenton, Florida116 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy yourself!!!!!!!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lawcus Farm Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Lawcus Farm Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Malzards Pub (1.0 km), Jerpoint Park (6.0 km), and Kells Priory (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lawcus Farm Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Lawcus Farm Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lawcus Farm Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lawcus Farm Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tim's Bar And Kitchen, The Lady Helen Restaurant, and Tabu tapas bar thomastown.
Is Lawcus Farm Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Stoneyford.
Are there any historical sites close to Lawcus Farm Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jerpoint Park (6.0 km), Mount Juliet Estate (3.9 km), and Leac An Scail - Kilmogue Dolmen (6.4 km).
Does Lawcus Farm Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.