My husband and I have had the pleasure of staying at Blancheville House the past two years. Monica is a charming and most gracious hostess and her home feels like you've just stepped into a Jane Austen novel. What a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. If you want the peace and quiet of the country, yet not too far from the bustle of Kilkenny, this is it! We have stayed both times in the big room with the half tester bed, and I feel like a fairy princess each morning that I wake up. The breakfast is wonderful, elegant and made fresh to order. I can't say enough about Blanchville House and Monica. I only wish I didn't live "across the pond", as I would indulge myself as a very frequent guest. Treat yourself to a stay, and you will want to return year after year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- **Country House Breaks in Kilkenny : Whole House Rental** Spend a relaxing Country House Break in Kilkenny - Blanchville House is also available to rent exclusively. This type of Whole House Rental is particularly suitable for small groups of up to 16 - 20 people where guests can relax in elegant surrounds safe in the knowledge that their special weekend or holiday break isn't going to be interupted. The proportions of the rooms within this beautiful period property are ideal for Private Parties where large groups of guests can be seated around the magnificent dining table and have the freedom to wander around and enjoy the other elegant reception rooms. Concessions to the period character of the house have been made to ensure the house is warm, comfortable and a delight to stay in ... you can be assured that there are no cold draughty rooms at Blanchville. As well as the obvious charms of such a beautiful period property, Blanchville also offers guests a great deal of versatility. There really is something for everyone spending a holiday break in the area - golf, horse riding, fishing and other country sports. House Party Breaks for groups of friends are very popular with the option to make your stay as relaxed or as action packed as you like. Our facilities offer a more sophisticated alternative for Hen Weekends. The many quality craft outlets and shops in the area ensures Blanchville is ideal for a girls holiday break away in the Kilkenny region. One of the last rooms in Blanchville to have undergone restoration is our magnificent Ballroom which has been given a new lease of life as the venue for our innovative Art Therapy courses ... groups of guests can Explore & Develop their Creativity whilst staying at Blanchville. We are just 5 minutes drive from Lyrath Estate Hotel for Spa and Golf facilities. **Self Catering Rentals, Kilkenny Coach House Holiday Home** Coach House is, as its name suggests, part of the beautiful old stone building that was originally the Coach House at Blanchville. The building has been sensitively and extensively refurbished and now offers guests comfortable and inviting Self-Catering Accommodation in a self-contained Holiday Home which features a cosy woodburning stove, fully fitted modern kitchen and relaxing bedrooms - the perfect requisite for an enjoyable weekend break or holiday in Kilkenny. NB: The whole of the Coach Yard at Blanchville (all three Holiday Homes) can be rented exclusively - contact us for more information and rates. Coach House Rentals - Sleeps 5/6 guests with the interior layout of this holiday home as follows: Holiday Home Ground Floor: Large sitting room with stove Adjoining fully fitted kitchen Holiday Home Upstairs: One large ensuite double bedroom Two twin rooms and bathroom Additional Information: Holiday Homes have a minimum of two (2) night stay. Flexible arrival and departure dates. Check in time - after 3pm; Check out time - 11.00 am (unless by prior arrangement) Electricity extra - by meter Linen, towels, etc provided Pets by arrangement Guide dogs very welcome Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Laser, Access & Amex ... more less