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 a completely setup 3 br house with laundry. It was a great configuration for us and allowed us to relax. I really enjoyed the "country" location which turned out to be a great homebase for day trips to Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford. Our hostess Andrea made sure we were comfortable and even gave us some eggs from her chickens and candy bars for the kids. The local village is a short ride away and very interesting, and has a lovely Abbey dating from 1204, a full grocery, pubs, etc. We loved it and would certainly stay again. I highly recommend this place, thanks again Ms. Andrea!
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.
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 problem finding the place even though it was a dark wet winters night, as Andrea had sent us detailed directions. She met us at the property, showed us around, and called back the next day to check if we needed anything. The house was far bigger than we expected, with two double bedrooms and a single bedroom. It has electric storage heaters which were on, and the house also has a log fired rayburn in the living room, so it was lovely and warm and cosy. It was immaculately clean and the kitchen had every kitchen utensil and appliance known to man. The bedding was spotless and the bed was very comfortable indeed.The cottages are just half a mile from the village and overlook the valley and the canal and river below. Ideal for a walk to the local shops and pubs or stroll along the river. We also went walking up Mount Brandon itself. Ideal for couples or families who would love the dogs, cats, sheep and chickens. Disabled visitors would also be fine as there was a bathroom and single bedroom downstairs. I would also recommend this to anyone who wishes to visit Kilkenny or Carlow and is looking for somewhere relaxing to stay. Both those towns were about twenty minutes away. We would certainly stay there again.
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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.
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 again to Ireland.
Koen Neyrinck - Renée Declerck
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