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Clover Cabin Escape

Certificate of Excellence 2014


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Excellent 5/5 22 reviews

Log cabin | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Come and stay at our log cabin, for a truly unique experience. It is a beautiful scandinavian style log cabin located on three acres of woodland garden. Relax and unwind with your children and explore our woodland garden, hours of fun and imagination to be had in our tree house. Picnic by the pond, bbq on the deck, watch the sun set from the balcony. Ideally located 10 kms from Kilkenny city, locally enjoying Gowran Park Golf and Race course and Irelands only reptile village.

Upstairs is the master bedroom with a double bed and balcony overlooking the beautiful garden. There is an adjoining childrens room with two childrens beds 70cm x 160cm and sharing bathroom/shower facilities.

Downstairs is a double room with a double bed. There is a lovely open plan kitchen, dining and living area and also a downstairs toilet. Surrounding the ground floor there is access to fabulous covered deck areas and lawn.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials and includes a welcome pack on arrival. The house is heated with a wood burning log stove. Ample firewood shall be provided for the duration of your stay. Ben linen and fresh towels are provided. A cot and high chair are available on request.

The garden is planted with native trees and has a large pond, all of which promotes natural wildlife, flora and fauna. In the garden there is also a great tree house and children's play area.

It is situated only 5km from the M9 linking Dublin to Waterford. Gowran is a stop on the main Dublin to Waterford bus route, with buses running 10 times or more a day.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Kilkenny / Bagnelstown Station 13 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking

The South East Ireland region

Local Amenities/Activites

County Kilkenny is full of history and packed with activities and fun things to do. Here are just some of the highlights of the Area.

Gowran Village

13th Century St Mary's Cathedral

Irelands only Reptile Zoo

Gowran Park Golf And Racecourse

Gowran Pitch and Putt Club

Cycling Trails from Gowran

Supermarket, Pharmacy, Post Office, Petrol Station, Coffee Shop and of course a few Pubs

Kilkenny City (only 8 miles from Clover Cabin)

Kilkenny Castle

St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower

Kilkenny Design Centre and Craft Workshops

Kilkenny Bowling

Watershed swimming pool

Smithwicks Brewery Tours

Butler Gallery

Lots of lovely shops, bars and restaurants

Also check out our festival page

Surrounding Area – Within 15 miles of Clover Cabin

Jerpoint Abbey

Mount Juliet Golf Course

Woodstock Gardens

Nicholas Mosse Pottery Factory In Bennetsbridge

Goats Bridge Trout Farm

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Dunmore Caves

Castlecomer Discovery Park - Great for the kids

Local Fishing Activites

Numerous hill walking / cycling trails

Clover Cabin is also a great base for day trips to the beautiful counties of Tipperary, Waterford or Wexford.

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Review 1-10 of 22

10 Jul 2014


"Lovely private cabin"

We had a lovely week at clover cabin with 3 kids under 7yrsScones and essentials on arrival. There was tea and coffee and a lovely bottle of local apple juice too. The kitchen was well equipped, there… More

Thank you very much for your kind informative review. These are very valid points about access outside small children may have as indeed the stairs. We embrace constructive remarks and shall address these immediately . Thanks again ,Fergal and Annette.

18 Jun 2014


"you simply have to stay here!"

My husband says I have 'high standards' after years of luxury hotel breaks so when he suggested a self catering family holiday in a log cabin for the two of us and our 2 & 4 year old boys, h… More

thanks you so much for your review
we are delighted you had such a great time at the cabin
looking forward to welcoming you back in the future
Fergal & Annette

15 Jun 2014


"The BEST place to stay in Ireland"

We had a great stay, the place is beautiful and is perfect for families or a couple. Kilkenny has so much to do, but we traveled away from the cabin, you can be in Wicklow in 1 1/2 hours or Waterford… More

We really are very flattered by your comment the best place in ireland , i,m sure your correct! Thank you so much and looking forward to greeting you and your pleasant family again

28 May 2014


"Home from Home experience!"

This place is so lovely! And we met Fergal who was so friendly and gave us milk and scones and wood for the fire! We stayed here 4 nights and went to Kilkenny for the day! It is truly unique and we wi… More

We are very pleased you felt at home in the cabin, it makes our work worthwhile . Thank you for your great review and hope to see you again soon

5 May 2014


"A tranquil get away."

Thank you Fergal & Annette for a relaxing weekend. We arrived on Friday evening with 2 very excited girls. The log fire was blazing away & a lovely basket of freshly baked scones were just waiting to… More

Thank you so much for a really kind review, it was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests.
Hope to see ye all again in the future

1 Apr 2014


"Beautiful comfortable cabin, great location"

The cabin itself is just beautifully made and maintained. It's very comfortable inside, lovely fixtures & fittings. Was ideal for just a couple, but would be lovely with one or two kids also. … More

Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you to stay.A sign is a great idea after coming in the entrance, we will have to take care of that. Looking forward to seeing you again

25 Mar 2014


"Great stay"

We stayed in the Clover Cabin for 2 nights, March 20th-22nd. We found the cabin to be very comfortable and inviting. The stove was already lightening when we arrived and a basket of welcoming scones w… More

Thank you for a great review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again

5 Mar 2014



Would highly recommend a visit to clover cabin. I spent a few days there with my sister, neice and my mum. The downstair bedroom and bathroom were ideal as my mum uses a walking aid. Fergal was very w… More

Thank you so much for your kind review we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future

4 Mar 2014


"wonderful wooden oasis"

im not one to leave reviews but i think clover cabin deserves some kudos!we have stayed all over ireland in selfcatering which normally ranges from terrible to functional or just plain ok! clovercabin… More

thank you so much for your very kind review we really appreciate the wonderful comments and delighted you chose us for your break away

3 Feb 2014


"Cosy corner in Kilkenny"

So glad I stumbled upon Clover Cabin. My partner and I booked a two night stay in November and due to a family death in the locality at short notice we were accommodated a night early. We had our 5 mo… More

Thank you for your kind review we're so glad you enjoyed your stay

Review 1-10 of 22

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