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“Beautiful and Quaint!”
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Aard Oakleigh
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful and Quaint!”
Reviewed June 1, 2011

This place is in a wonderful location, just out of Kilkenny, really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were comfortable and quite large with large bathroom as well.
June is a lovely and very helpful host - her restaurant recommendations were fantastic! We would happily stay here again when in the area :)

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed May 27, 2011

Aard Oakleigh is a wonderful place to stay. June is the kindest person, so hospitable and generous! Her breakfasts are amazing! Eggs are from her own chickens. The scones and brown bread are so delicious! The location is great. Just a short drive to Kilkenny or Thomastown. A great place to base your stay and take short day trips. June will certainly take excellent care of you! This was my 2nd stay and it won't be the last!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

I have been to Ireland six times and have stayed in more than 40 B&B's. I can say without a doubt that Aard Oakleigh is one of the best B&B's in Ireland. June is one of the nicest most hospitable people you'll ever meet! The rooms are wonderful and the food is excellent! (The best brown bread and scones in Ireland!) I've stayed at Aard Oakleigh my last two visits (2011 and 2009). I wish I would have discovered this B&B sooner! I'm counting down the days until my next stay!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

In September I took ny daughter, Missy (for her B-Day) and her daughter (my granddaughter for graduation gift) to Ireland. We couldn't find a B&b in Kilkenny and Missy called Joan and ask if she took vouchers, she did and had a room for us. It had been a long day and we were tired, when we drove up and saw this beautiful home and gardens and met June we were revived. This sweet lady is warm and friendly and makes you feel like family. The room was beautiful and the home very clean. And the piece de r'e-sis-tance the big bathroom with deep soaker tub, perfect place to relax in bubbles and read or sleep for a while. Beautiful breakfaxt room with lovely flowers to out the sun filled windows that put a smile on your face. If that doesn't make you smile the homemade bread, muffins and jams will, oh yeas you will eat to much. June is the perfect host and adds a real touch of class to all she does in her home. We will return here every time she has room for us, we feel we have met a lifetime friend. I can't leave out this important thing, Missy is a smoker and June has a nice covered porch so smokers have a place out of the weather to enjoy their smokes. Missy loved this!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed December 27, 2010

We should have stayed at another Bed&Breakfast but it was closed and June opened her house for us. There was no advance agreement but we were welcome at the house. It was cozy and friendly. You could feel as you are a guest there.
Home made muffins and home made bread were profided in the evening and in the morning. It was the only place you can choose some fish for breakfast.
The room was small but nicely furnished and decorated. All intereior is done with a lot of love.
Due to weather conditions it was rather cold in the house but there was fn electric blanket with an integrated electrical heating device.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Carmarthen
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

We were warmly greeted by June on arrival, with a pot of tea and some apple cake. Having been on the road for a couple of hours at night, this was such a kind gesture. The rooms are spotless and bedrooms beautifully decorated.
Then there was breakfast. Well what can I say, other than this was the best breakfast I have ever had at any guest house/b+b! Home made bread and scones, refreshing fruit salad with scrummy raspberries, a huge choice of cereal, and then the full Irish breakfast. Needless to say, we were set up for the day, and didn't eat until the evening, when we reached our next destination.
If ever there was a born hostess, then June is that lady. Warm, kind, and so welcoming.
I wish we could have stayed longer. Next year, if I'm lucky enough to visit Ireland, I shall most certainly return!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed July 27, 2010

We stayed 2 nights. This is a lovely B&B - comfortable and welcoming. The breakfasts were excellent with lots of choice. June, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aard Oakleigh
Address: Ballyreddin West, Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny > Bennettsbridge
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bennettsbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aard Oakleigh 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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