Hunters Lodge

Recherché River Nore

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County Kilkenny

This opulent, spacious and peaceful country cottage sits in the heart of rural Ireland, with classic period interiors and exceptional views of the Kilkenny landscape.
Just half an hour from the delights of the Medieval City itself and less than an hour from the south coast, it’s an ideal location for cycling, kayaking and canoeing.

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Spacious and glamorous

From a southerly terrace overlooking the River Nore, you enter an unexpected world; a magical classic interior in the Grand style, set within a country cottage.

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AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 6 guests
    From €3,000 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms-one ensuite
    One twin bedroom
    Family bathroom with shower
  • Other Rooms
    Sitting room, dining room
    Kitchen, Utility room
    Guest WC
  • Contempo
    Four Flat screen TVs
    WiFi internet, integrated sound system
    Good Cell phone reception
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The greater part of the ground floor is given over to the main reception room, part study and part drawing room. A couple of steps lower than the rest, it is heavily ornate with moulded shelving, vintage leather bound books, gilded mirrors and substantial drapes.

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Here too is a large recessed television. Happily, the abundance of table lamps are centrally controlled.

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Persian carpets feature throughout the house, and there are premium controls for the lighting, as well as recessed ceiling loudspeakers in the reception rooms.

There is an intimate oak furnished dining room to the other side of the entrance hall, which comfortably seats six in fully upholstered contentment.

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The charming and well equipped kitchen is naturally adjacent to the dining room, with the utility room beyond that.

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An elegant guest WC is located below the stairs.

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Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Twin electric Ovens
• Electric 4 ring ceramic hob
• Microwave
• Fridge
• Freezer
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Krups coffee machine

Utility Appliances

• Bosch washing machine
• Bosch tumble dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – One double bed, one King-size double, and two single beds
• 2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• 1 large Flat-screen TV
• Plus TV in each bedroom
• Sonos multi room audio system
• Multi dimmer light switches

Other

• Good selection of books
• Gas fired Barbecue

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There are three spacious dormer-windowed bedrooms spanning the upstairs floor, all beautifully appointed in period style, with heavy tasselled drapery and Roman blinds, pleated valances, luxurious quilts and upholstered occasional chairs.

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The twin bedroom and the second double bedroom have fitted wardrobe space incorporating sconce lit dressing tables.

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The master bedroom enjoys an ensuite bathroom and dressing room.

There is also a chic family bathroom with marble framed bath, a separate shower cubicle and dressing mirrors shared on this floor.

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Outside

The tranquil gardens which afford magnificent views across the Nore valley, cascade downwards from the front terrace, and feature an ornate fountain and pond and a broad sloping lawn.YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

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The cottage forms part of the estate of an expansive stud farm, and is reached via a dedicated private driveway. There is ample parking.

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A delightful backdrop for a sunset Barbecue.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week.
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

Christmas 2021: from Thursday 23rd December to Tuesday 28th December 2021. – €3,000.

 New Years Eve 2021: from the Thursday 30th December to Sunday 2nd January 2022 – €3,000.

A refundable breakages deposit payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

All Year €3,000 per week

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Your travel arrangements are important, so all provisional bookings are double checked with the owners to ensure that your plans do not conflict with theirs, this can take up to 24 hours, but we haven’t forgotten about you.!

Provisional bookings will be followed up by email, at which point we can answer specific queries you may have, verify your booking and request a deposit to confirm.

Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
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Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – The property is not suitable for toddlers or children under the age of 12.
Pets – No, sorry!

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Reviews

 

 

“We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful and utterly luxurious house.”

The attention to detail and comfort throughout the house meant that it felt as if we were cocooned in luxury, even down to the generous, very delicious and thoughtful “care package” left for us in the kitchen. The garden, with its lily pond and terrace with view over the river Nore, along with the woodland walks meandering alongside a running stream around the estate are all so enticing that it meant that we hardly ever wished to leave the property. The few times we did venture out was to nearby Thomastown which isn’t just wonderfully picturesque but has everything you might need shop-wise. Our hosts, Belinda and Alexandra couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful. In fact it was very hard to leave this superb house and we cannot wait to get to stay here again soon.

Lauren, 2021

We really enjoyed the couple of days….

… Hunters Lodge was the perfect hideaway from the world, surrounded only by beautiful horses!

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C. Hookway, December 2020

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Out & About

 

For Arts and Crafts, History and Tranquillity, it’s hard to outshine Kilkenny.

There’s loads to do and see, we just can’t list everything, so here are a few of our favourites…

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Local Festivals include:

JFK Dunbrody Festival celebrating the Dunbrody famine ship. The festival is held on the 3rd weekend in July each year and attracts crowds in excess of 25,000.

Inistioge Vintage Rally August Bank Holiday

 

The Locality

 

 

The pretty village of Inistioge is just 5 minutes away, and has several nice pubs and cafes. It also has a splendid 10-arch classic stone bridge dating from about 1765, the only one of its kind in Europe.

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Should you yearn for a good walk, the Inistioge to Thomastown trail is a couple of hours hiking along the sleepy Nore Valley past ancient castle ruins and through woodland.

Thomastown itself is home to a plethora of craft outlets, and well worth spending some time in.

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New Ross is the nearest large town for groceries and other supplies – 20 minutes by car. Situated on the River Barrow just below the confluence with the River Nore, its Ireland’s only inland port, and is about 32k from the coast.

Just outside New Ross a park and homestead exhibition is dedicated to the memory of U.S President John F. Kennedy whose great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, was born here. The property is still farmed by his descendants.

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Click here for more information on Ireland’s Ancient East

In New Ross harbour there is also a popular replica of a square rigger, the type of ship used to transport emigrants to America during the “Great Hunger” of the mid 19th century.

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Kilkenny is the craft centre of Ireland, but it is also the most successful county in the game of hurling, which is thought to have been played for over 3,000 years. Villages would contest games involving hundreds of players, which would last several hours or even days.

Players use a wooden stick called a hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents’ goalposts. It is a fast and furious business where a good strike with a hurley can propel the ball over 93 mph

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Richie Hogan (Kilkenny)

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Belfast or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – an hour and a quarter from the cottage
Cork Airport – approx 2 and a quarter hours from the cottage
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from the cottage

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and an hour and a half an hour from the cottage
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is about an hour from the cottage.

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