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“Superb location and even better hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Croan Cottages

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Croan Cottages
Dunnamaggin | Dunnamaggan, Kilkenny, Ireland   |  
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Superb location and even better hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I recently booked 3 cottages at Croan Cottages for a weekend celebration. I couldn't have asked for a better time. The cottages are situated in a lovely shaded courtyard which just sets the tone of the place-quiet and relaxing. The houses are well furnished and the location is just stunning with the walled garden the highlight for many. To top it all off, our hosts, Niamh and Francis were most welcoming and friendly. since returning I have been recommending this to all of my friends. It is great for a friends weekend away, family breaks or just a couple wanting to relax in the country.

Room Tip: Some rooms over look a corn field which is beautiful and others overlook the poultry wandering about...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just back from a fantastic weekend in Croan Cottages. Went with a group of 18 for a birthday celebration. Cottages were perfect and spotless, plenty of room for all of us. Niamh and Fran were great hosts.. we opted for dinner on the Saturday night and it was first class. Lovely homemade, farm fresh food. Great surroundings, loads to do I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athlone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed in the cottages with out 1 and half year old he loved the chickens and the dogs we all had a great time.
Niamh and Francis couldnt be more welcoming, the cottage was spotless and had everything we needed.
Would highly recommend the cottages.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

For any traveler wishing to have a fabulous self-catering experience in Ireland, Croan Cottages provides that and more. A great central location for day trips with the added benefit of returning to a quiet country cottage life at the end of the day. The owners, Niamh and Francis are generously gracious and resourceful. The cottages are equipped well enough to make the self-catering an easy task. I am looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wormerveer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We just spent 11 days in Croan Cottages , a perfect country location and yet near to Kilkenny, Waterford , Dublin and lots of other places for shops,restaurants etc.,
The owners Francis + Niamh were very welcoming and friendly and we fell in love with Bella & Poppy ( their adorable dogs, still missing them ! )
We awoke to breathtaking views of "Escape to the Country " quality, simply stunning ! and the sound of the chickens & other poultry which after the first morning was,nt unusual but quite charming.
I have no hesitation to recommend this fabulous holiday" get away from it all" to all our friends both here in The Netherlands and in Ireland + Britain.
Hoping to return to Croan again one day soon, David + Rob, The Netherlands.
P.S.
Energy costs were minimal, we paid 11 euros for a stay of 11 days ! Great value all round for a beautiful comfortable cottage in beautiful suroundings.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stayed at croan cottages for a part of our honeymoon. Niamh was very welcoming and it was nice that they left cava and chocolates for us on arrival. Fantastic unique experience being on a farm.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Croan_Cottages, Owner at Croan Cottages, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Hi Peter, many thanks for the review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Hopefully next time we'll get 5 stars across the board!

Thanks again.
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Lund, Sweden
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Beautiful cottages set in peaceful, rural setting. We went there with the kids at Easter and had a very relaxing time. The kids loved playing with the animals - lambs, chicks, goats etc. and also the owners' very friendly old dogs. Francis and Niamh (the owners) were very warm and friendly, but not at all intrusive. Niamh's home cooking was delicious - we pre-ordered some food and then went off for a hike. When we came home tired, we just had time to put some logs on the fire before Niamh brought our fantastic meal over to the cottage door. If you are looking for a relaxing break in the Irish countryside with exceptional hospitality, Croan Cottages will not disappoint.

Room Tip: E-mail Francis in advance at info@croancottages.com. He is very helpful and will give you all the ad...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Croan Cottages

Address: Dunnamaggin | Dunnamaggan, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty lodging in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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