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Ballyogan

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The property is nestled in the beautiful countryside in Kilkenny
The rental cottage is a stand alone building with a private entrance.
The nearby city of Kilkenny has a rich arts and craft community to experience.
1 of 20The property is nestled in the beautiful countryside in Kilkenny
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This cottage is a delightful Irish hideaway in a two-hundred-year old restored stone barn in County Kilkenny, Ireland. You will sleep well in the cosy hand made bed and stroll along the ancient footpaths in the private native woodlands - be careful not to disturb the fairies there! Our property has views to the Blackstairs Mountains for hill-walking and the River Barrow meanders through our town with house boats moored along the quays. There is a fully equipped open plan kitchen, a wood burning stove fireplace, a private terrace for relaxing on at the end of the day of exploring and access to washer and dryer for getting the mud off if your outdoor adventures are really physical. Yes, you can bring your dog(s). We request you clean up after them and that they not be allowed upstairs i...This cottage is a delightful Irish hideaway in a two-hundred-year old restored stone barn in County Kilkenny, Ireland. You will sleep well in the cosy hand made bed and stroll along the ancient footpaths in the private native woodlands - be careful not to disturb the fairies there! Our property has views to the Blackstairs Mountains for hill-walking and the River Barrow meanders through our town with house boats moored along the quays. There is a fully equipped open plan kitchen, a wood burning stove fireplace, a private terrace for relaxing on at the end of the day of exploring and access to washer and dryer for getting the mud off if your outdoor adventures are really physical. Yes, you can bring your dog(s). We request you clean up after them and that they not be allowed upstairs in the guest bedrooms. COVID 19 - Because the issue of hygiene is so important I have taken steps to address how the cottage is thoroughly cleaned. I have hired a professional cleaning service to clean the place between each visit and to do a 'deep' clean every month. This service has attended professional COVID 19 training with the hotel group they also work with. I have added a €15 cleaning fee to the cost of the rental which is about one third of the total cost of the service. Visitors can be assured that the cottage is a safe place to visit. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We ask that pets are kept downstairs and not in the bedrooms out of respect for future visitors who may have allergies.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
victor b
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2018
Interaction with guests
I live and work from the adjacent main house so if you need something just ask, though I will respect your privacy during your stay. There are plenty of tourist information leaflets in the cottage and I am happy to chat to you about local interest if that is what you would prefer. Graig-na-Managh is a lovely small town with a large abbey from 1204 and some lovely walks along the river.
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Reviewed 9 June 2020

As a newly married couple, we chose to have a 'stay-cation'. The cottage in Ballyogan was perfect for a magical 'mini-moon', there were even fairy doors on the trees and in the woodland to greet us. It was a lovely relaxing stay, we enjoyed the...More

Date of stay: June 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020

Enjoyed our stay in Ballyogan. Victor is an amazing host. I booked the accommodation for two people, in the end four of us stayed. It was no trouble for Victor to set up a bed in the sitting room. The property is a short distance...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank Alan D
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Reviewed 12 April 2019

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and we had such a relaxing time. Victor is a superb host. Everything you could hope for - friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed exploring his 35 acre woodland and walking to the two nearby waterfalls....More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

we had a wonderfull time in the lovely cottage of Victor. He is a perfect host and the property is easy to find with directions from Victor. Town of Craiguenamaragh of nearby and has everything you need. I would recomment this to everyone who enjoys...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Vincent H
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Victor_Branagan, VR Owner at Ballyogan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you Vincent, it was wonderful to host you all.

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I and my German shepherd dog arrived and were welcomed by Victor.The stove lighting and a lovely hamper of homemade bread and scones on the kit hen table.The cottage was so warm,homely and so cosy,catering for all my needs.The forest walks were absolutely beautiful and...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Victor_Branagan, VR Owner at Ballyogan, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you Rachel and you are very welcome. Looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Victor was a great host who helped us with multiple requests. A pleasure to stay and would stay again and recommend to friends! Thanks Victor

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank halfmuddy
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Victor_Branagan, VR Owner at Ballyogan, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review and it was lovely to host you, best, Victor

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Victor himself but he had made arrangements to be shown round on arrival with the lovely Valerie. Before this Victor gave us precise instructions how to get to the barn and it worked out very well. The location is...More

Date of stay: January 2018
1  Thank Al B
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Victor_Branagan, VR Owner at Ballyogan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks Al, looking forward to your next visit in September.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Boat Available
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Fishing Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Graig-na-Managh (Valley of the monks) is a small town of 1,700 people and is situated in the heart of the south-east within a one hour drive of many of the main attractions of Ireland's Ancient East. The town is on the river Barrow which is navigable so there are many house boats moored along the quayside giving a lovely relaxing feel to the place. The open sea is less than an hour away at Hook Head which boasts the oldest working lighthouse in Europe. Kilkenny city with all its medieval attractions is only thirty five minutes away and we are two hours from Dublin airport.
Getting around
There is limited public transport and so a car is highly recommended. There have been a few visitors stay without a car and were content to relax in the cottage and walk around the private woodland on-site here. With a car the main towns and attractions of the south-east are within a 75 minute drive.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballyogan

Ballyogan is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Ballyogan has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Ballyogan has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Ballyogan must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.