Mount Brandon Cottages 1 & 2
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Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Mount Brandon self-catering holiday cottages, one of the most attractive self-catering properties in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Welcome to Graiguenamanagh, the Village of the Monks, located in County Kilkenny, in the sunny south east of Ireland.
Mount Brandon is one of the South-East’s most attractive self-catering holiday cottages. Our two holiday cottages are located just outside of Graiguenamanagh only 5 minutes’ walk from the river Barrow – ideal for pike and coarse fishing.
Did you know that Graiguenamanagh has a good few claims to fame? Here are just two: Check out PEG WASHINGTON'S LANE, supposedly the world's smallest street (we will tell you where to find it). And: Did you know that it was a cow from Graiguenamanagh, which started the Great Chicago Fire???
Mount Brandon self-catering holiday cottages offer an excellent touring base for those wanting to explore the "Medieval capital of Ireland“, Kilkenny, as well as Carlow, Enniscorthy, Wexford or Waterford. We are ideally based for golfing holidays in Ireland, with Mount Juliet golf club only a short drive away.
Our self-catering holiday accommodation offers the freedom to relax and wander through a magnificent natural environment of mountain, meadow and river with spectacular views of the Barrow Valley landscape, the Blackstairs mountain range and Brandon Hill. Perfect for walking holidays in Ireland.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Duncannon Beach, Co. Wexford 45 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dublin 110 km, Nearest railway: Thomastown 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
There is a €100.00 damage/cleaning deposit per house, which will be refunded within 7 days from your departure provided the houses are returned in their original condition.
The Province of Leinster region
Graiguenamanagh or the "Village of the Monks" is a beautiful little village situated in the Barrow Valley. Mount Brandon overlooks the town, which is surrounded by a patchwork of fields and meadows. The town is full of history, starting with the abbey, which was founded in 1204. You will also find the smallest street in the world here called "Peg Washington's Lane" and locals will tell you that the cow that started the great Chicago fire came from Graiguenamanagh. There are a lot of pubs (11 on my last count) in Graigue, a lot of them offering pub grub, music and "the craic". Check them out.
We are situated only 30 minutes drive from Kilkenny city, which was once the capital of Ireland. 40 minutes of a car journey will get you to Waterford, 20 minutes to New Ross, where the Dunbrody Famine Ship needs to be visited.
For a leasurely afternoon why not visit Inistioge, the film village, where "Widow's Peak", "Circle of Friends" etc. were filmed. Make sure to visit Woodstock Demesne with some of the best specimen trees in Europe.
Graiguenamanagh is a medieval river town which dates back to the 13th century when Duiske Abbey, the largest Cistercian Monastery in Ireland, was established at the junction of the rivers Barrow and Duiske (Dubh Uisce Black Water). The monks are long since gone, but the Abbey remains. It is a vibrant church for the local community blessed with fantastic acoustics that have rung to the sounds of many famous voices, such as the Vienna Boys Choir and Ireland’s top traditional group, The Chieftains. Traditionally the Duiske Concerts take place in November of each year.
Graiguenamanagh also hosts the TOWN OF BOOKS FESTIVAL in September of each year, where booksellers come from all corners of Ireland and abroad to value books and find new homes for them.
At the river there is a magical mix of life and activity. Fishermen cast their flies for trout and salmon, and coarse fisherman pit their wits against myriads of Bream, Roach, Dace, Perch and some big big Pike.
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29 Jul 2013
"Mount Brandon Cottages"
My family stayed in two cottages at Mount Brandon recently ... and they were excellent. Very clean, comfortable and in a lovely location. They suited our needs perfectly. Andrea and Carmen couldn… More
4 Apr 2013
"Our favorite place during 10 day stay"
Our recent trip to Ireland included a stay over the Easter holiday, so we wanted to homebase and be able to relax, do laundry and enjoy some privacy from our teens. We stayed in cottage 2, which was … More
27 Sep 2012
"Perfect cottage, perfect location!"
We stayed 5 nights at the Mount Brandon Cottages in September, and we really loved this home-away-from-home. The cottage was perfectly clean, with everything we needed, and the setting was absolutely … More
4 Jan 2012
"Perfect accomodation in perfect location"
My husban and I stayed at no1 Mount Brandon Cottages from 27th December 2011 until 2nd January 2012. We travelled from Wales on Irish Ferries, and then drove to the cottages arriving at 8pm. We had no… More
12 Aug 2011
We have spent a week of our Summer holiday in Andreas cottage. We really liked it!! There was a lot to see and do for the kids, and andrea was very kind and helpfull. Thank you.… More
10 Aug 2011
We enjoyed our stay in Ireland, both the cottage in Mount Brandon and the region. We did a lot, we did not have enough time. The children have a great time (with Twig). We certainly hope to return aga… More
15 Jul 2011
"OUTSTANDING PROPERTY TO BASE YOURSELF IN"
We have just returned from staying 3 nights in Mount Brandon Cottages. If you are travelling to this area or are looking for a new place to visit, this is it. The property is maintained to an excell… More
14 Jul 2011
"An idyllic Irish setting"
Mount Brandon was a perfect place for us to stay when visiting family in Ireland. Surrounded by beautiful scenery yet only a few minutes walk from quaint Graiguenmanagh, with amenities made it ideal.… More
8 Jun 2011
Beautiful place to stay, Graig is a nice little town, the houses are in a very good condition and Andrea is a perfect host!Thanks a million and we'll come back!… More
31 May 2011
"2 Cottages - 10 People - 8 great Days"
Perfectly situated for day trips, in walking distance (comes handy after a night out;-) of the beautiful village, this accomodation was very well suited for our group of 10 people (some disabled).Spac… More
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