The Cowhouse is the most amazing rural retreat I have ever stayed in. Nestled at the foothills of Sliabh na mBan, it is the most beautifully and simply stylish converted old bard. The welcome we received from Ethel and Tom and their adorable kids was wholehearted and really genuine. Ethel even got her twins to pick wild flowers and she baked fresh brown bread and lemon drizzle cake in our honour. It felt like a better version of our own home with every need catered for. ethel and Tom thought of everything - the quality of the linen, towels and beds was exceptional for self-catering accommodation. It got us thinking what we could do with our own home if we had some of our hosts imagination :)
It was a great escape to the country, only 1.5 hours from Dublin and used it as a base to go to Kilkenny, Cashel and Dungarvan on day trips. Saying that, we would have been just as happy to stay put in this rural oasis. we will definitely be back.