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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Mount Brandon Cottage No. 2

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £40 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Snowy Brandon Hill

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Mount Brandon Cottage is located 5 minutes walk from the picturesque town of Graiguenamanagh, which incidentally hosts "the Town of Books" in September. The cottage enjoys beautiful views of Brandon Hill.

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 cottage offers 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. Are you into hillwalking? If so, you could not have picked a better spot. The South Leinster Way passes at our doorstep, you can enjoy walks up Brandon, over to Inistioge or just gentle strolls along the river Barrow.

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 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Duncannon Beach, Co. Wexford 45 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
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
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking

About this location

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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11 Nov 2014


"Wonderful experience"

In October, my family and I rented two cottages from Andrea. Both cottages were very clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped. It is a perfect location from which to tour the south east of Ireland w… More

20 Sep 2014


"Feels like home"

We had a nice week in a very tidy and comfortable cottage. Chatting with Andrea was entertaining, her tipps for trips were very helpful. There seems to be no question or problem she would not help you… More

24 Aug 2014


"Wonderful and tranquil"

Great base for exploring the area. Very hospitable owners who give you a warm welcome.The house has all the mod-cons with a lovely personal touch added to it. The garden is beautiful with a great comm… More

14 Aug 2014


"Warm welkom. Comfortable cottage, clean."

We stayed 1 week in Mount Brandon Cottages with our children (12 and 9 years old).The house is comfortable and clean. The owner isvery friendly and made us feel at home. For children there is a lot of… More

14 Aug 2014


"Home away from home"

We rented both cottages for a family trip. Beautiful location, 5 minutes walk into the village. Great traditional irish pub music on the Sunday night. Great walks along by the river and woodland. Fan… More

26 Jun 2014


"Beautiful cottage in fantastic countyside"

Friendly owners who looked after us well. the cottage was clean and bright, just 5 minutes walk from the town, with beautiful gardens and magnificent scenery… More

13 Sep 2013


"Fantastic, couldn't ask for more"

We had a wonderful holiday . Great accomodation, very clean and comfortable. A lovely peaceful location. Had a go at the pottery, which was great fun. Sister/owners were on hand to offer friendly advice on local attractions. Will definately be returning!

29 Aug 2013


"Great ambassadors for the region; a warm Irish welcome in a bright yellow coat"

The cottages are clean, well appointed and comfy. They're set in grounds that give you bags of room without fear of disturbing anyone. The welcome from the Wenners couldn't have been nicer. The pottery is tremendous, inspiring us to make a film about it and Graiguenamanagh is a great base to explore Carlow. We will return without question and count down the days until we're there again.
Swim in the river - it's cold but life-affirming. Make a pot - it's hard but makes you feel good too!

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 beautiful. Graigue was an easy 5-minute drive away, and the Mount Brandon location gave us an ideal place to stay to explore the entire Kilkenny area. Andrea was a wonderful host and made sure we were comfortable and well taken care of - she even brought us fresh eggs and homemade scones! We recommend this property 100% and look forward to returning on a future trip.

13 Sep 2012


"There is something about the Irish."

There is something about the Irish that draws them back to their native land. It is something as nebulous and strong as that yearning to leave it and wander far from it. When you see Graiguenamanagh a… More

Review 1-10 of 15

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      • 3 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:16 Apr 2015

      Based in Ireland

      Languages spoken
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      • French
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