An idylic romantic haven- this is a classic rural Irish farmhouse nestled at the foot of Saddle Hill in South Kilkenny-a perfect base to tour the sunny South East of the country while being immersed in an idyllic country setting in close proximity to main national routes.
Sth. Co. Kilkenny is at the heart of Ireland's Ancient East, is rich in Festivals, Arts, Culture, Craft,History & Tradition-with a wealth of activities to avail of in the immediate area from a lively city to land, river & sea
This newly renovated, open-plan cottage comprises of a living area with a traditional stove and sofa bed, a well equipped kitchen, a dining area for 3-4 persons, a downstairs wet room with electric shower, a ‘boot room’ for storage and a spiral stairway to the open loft which accommodates a king size double bed.
The Swallow Snug is an ideal getaway experience for a couple. The double sofa bed in the living area could be used for more people if required -more than two people incurs an extra rate of €30.00 per person per night. Please be advised that this is an open plan studio space with the extra accommodation in the common area and would not be ideal for couples requiring privacy on their stay.
A rustic retreat- it is perfect for a quiet getaway experience - all the while centrally located - being only 19 kms from the vibrant city of medieval Kilkenny, a city full of life and soul- and being easily accessible to the viking city of Waterford and its Copper Coast with the newly opened Deise Greenway and historic Wexford with its expanse of beautiful beaches.
Snuggle up in this cozy haven with a complimentary basket of turf on arrival and relax your time away from the demands of modern technology, connecting with the surrounding rural resonances of this picturesque farming area.
The swallow snug could suit a small family for a short term stay- however privacy and space is compromised when the sofa bed is in use. A travel cot is available for a baby but the space is not ideal for a toddler because of the spiral staircase.
Dogs can be accommodated but are not allowed in the house itself- with respect to other guests who can be guaranteed a dog-hair free space.
A Shared Parking Space, Garden and Swing, own Patio table & Chairs and plenty of fields to get lost in..
When there is an abundance of homegrown fruit/veg/eggs these are happily shared.
Interaction with guests
We are available to assist and make recommendations or leave you to your own devices, whichever is your preference.
Optional extras include advance orders of local produce recipe boxes and/or pre-planned tailored personal itineraries for your specific interests.
Other things to note
Taxis can be arranged for a nite out to any of the local hostelries for the bit of 'ceol agus craic' (music and fun) in nearby Inistioge, Thomastown or Graignamanagh
We do allow pets but with limitations as laid out - please refer to host.
There is a minimum fee of €90.00 ( off-peak) and €120 ( peak times)for a single night booking.
To simply respect and treat the house and neighbourhood as you would expect others to treat your own.
If the reservation is for more than two guests, the guests themselves make up and undress the sofa bed in the common area as required.
The cottage is not toddler friendly because of the spiral staircase.
The house is a non-smoking property, smoking is acceptable in the garden/ grounds.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are happy to stay outside (we prefer to keep indoors pet-free in respect of other users) There is a 'boot room' beside the cottage for pets to sleep and an out-door kennel available close to the cottage where they can stay if being left unaccompanied.
For a single night reservation a supplement applies- €30.00 ( off-peak) and €40 ( peak times)for a single night booking. This extra charge can be paid on arrival.