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Coolanowle Country House
Coolanowle, Ballickmoyler | Carlow, Ballickmoyler, Ireland   |  
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“perfect venue for our wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We had our wedding reception here, and even a rainy day could not spoil the most perfect day. The grounds are stunning, set in Irish countryside it is so peaceful. Bernadine and Jimmy are fantastic not only with helping us organise the wedding but catering for all our guests who were staying in the B&B and cottages. Their fantastic hospitality gave our English guests a wonderful first impression of Ireland. All welcomed as others have said with homemade scones and tea and served the most amazing organic breakfasts! I think the food for the wedding may well have outshone the bride on this occassion. The rooms are all beautiful and the cottages make a great place for a group of friends or family to stay together. Nothing is too much trouble for them and I guarantee you will not be dissappointed!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

On our first day on our first trip to Ireland we had booked a room for one night at Coolanowle Farmhouse. A fantastic place and lovely people, the hospitality we met here with Bernadine and Jimmy was so nice. They gave us their best room and a delicious dinner with their own farm products. Everything was perfect. This place is really worth a visit and you'll certainly enjoy as much as we did.
After dinner we were invited to go to the pub with them, where a lot of local people met up to sing and play traditional songs and poems etc. An unforgettable evening with wonderful people.
Thank you Bernadine and Jimmy. You made our first enening something very special.
We'llcertainly come back.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

We arrived at Coolanowle on a wet windy November afternoon - and were given a warm welcome by Bernadine, and had lovely homemade scones served with tea in front of a roaring fire.

A truly beautiful setting - our spacious room overlooks the rolling hills, and had antique furniture that Bernadine has found in different parts of the country. It was great just to relax and read !

We had organic beef from Jimmy's farm for dinner, and a delicious fresh fruit meringue roulade which was just finger licking good. Breakfast was also delightful, with freshly squeezed juice and organic yoghurt - the Irish cooked breakfast with poached eggs was done to perfection without a hint of grease.

Although Carlow is not a top tourist destination, Newbridge Silverware (which has a museum and a great shop!) and Kildare shopping village is about half an hours drive away, and so is Kilkenny.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Coolanowle, Ballickmoyler | Carlow, Ballickmoyler, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Ballickmoyler
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ballickmoyler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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