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Your first view of the Coach House and the Mystic Valley of St Mullins
Your seat by the river for the morning Cuppa Just 10 Min walk  up river you will arrive at the first Lock on the Barrow Line
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Your first view of the Coach House and the Mystic Valley of St Mullins
Your seat by the river for the morning Cuppa
Just 10 Min walk  up river you will arrive at the first Lock on the Barrow Line
That's Julie fluffing up you pillows
Mark runs the Mullicháin Cafe and is full of Auld Chat right on your door step
Ahh this is a Dogs Paradise so bring along your four legged Pal
Just chilling by the river
I think its time we went up the hill drink in Blanchfields Pub 5 Min
The Mullichain Cafe girls taking time out
St Mullins Lock wonderful little spot
Your front door The Coach House
We will have some fresh scones and a bottle of wine waiting for you on arrival
The Coach house balcony looking out on the stable yard
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
St Mullins, County Carlow

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deewhy201...
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful location, comfortable house, great owners”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We were greeted with scones with butter and jam, a bottle of wine, and vase full of wildflowers! Martin and Emer really pay attention to their guests and that - and the location - makes The Old Grain Store Cottages special. Everything in the cottage works well - including a clothes washer/dryer that actually dries the clothes - everything is spotlessly clean, and the kitchen has all the basics. There is also a grill available for use in the enclosed garden.
The setting is idyllic, right on the river Barrow. You can spend quiet evening hours sitting by the river with your glass of wine watching the light change on the foliage and water. Or take a short walk up the hill, past the historic St. Mullins cemetery and monastery ruins, and ancient motte, and have a pint at the pub. Or, if you are a walker, stroll the river path all the way to "Graigs" (Graiguenamanagh), about 5 miles. Martin and Emer and their son run Mullichain Cafe on the site - open 2-6 pm, delicious lunch-style fare - and it gets fairly busy on weekends, as the area is very popular with local fishermen and visitors to the historic sites. But it is never too crowded. St. Mullins is also convenient for visiting Kilkenny, Jerpoint Abbey, Clonmel, etc. It's about 1.5 hours to Rock of Cashel.
We loved this rental and this area and plan on returning.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The beautiful setting, the friendly owners, the well-equipped cottage.
Liked least: That the Cafe wasn't open later!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bda350
pasadena, CA
2 reviews
“Superb Essence Of Ireland”
Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

St, Mullins is a magical place on the River Barrow. It combines the peaceful serenity of a river valley but at the same time , one is able to interact with the Irish people. We would never stay anywhere else when we visit the "sunny southeast." Martin, Emer and Mark O'Brien are wonderful hosts and the self-catering triplex is very clean and comfortable. High praises for theis wonderful retreat.

Date of stay: August 2014
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LarPhelan
Tipperary, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“Will be coming back”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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The nicest hosts possible. They were warm, entertaining and charming. The cottages give enough privacy too and we cooked, ate and entertained in style. From hiking, to biking to Canadian kayaking they provided us with info and activities to fill the long weekend. The complementary bottle of wine and scones didn't last through the 1st evening. Love every minute of it, truly a hidden gem.

Have faith when leaving the motorway to find St Mullins...you will question yourself but after turning down past church / mote you will realise why its such a treasure. Looking forward to bringing some friends back later in year.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: People/place
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Emily G
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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6 reviews
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“Gorgeous location, beautiful accommodation - thoroughly recommend it!”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We - my Mum, partner and our dog - stayed for a wonderful week in the Coach house. Stunning location next to the river, monastery ruins and of course the Mullichain Cafe. The accommodation was really comfortable with two large bedrooms, comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen and cosy lounge room. We cooked most of our evening meals and had every thing we needed - equipment wise. One bedroom has a full en suite but the second just a toilet and sink with a second shower on the ground floor. Great hot water supply. Nice and warm on the rainy days with a wood burning stove as well as the heating. The downstairs wet room was very handy for washing the dog! Lots of picnic tables along the River bank or up on the grass so easy to find a spot in the sun (if it's shining!).

Date of stay: May 2014
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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“fantastic”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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This was a wonderful place to stay great scenery, food , and hosts. We lacked for nothing in comfort.

Date of stay: March 2014
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Liked best: The owners helpfuness
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Other
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Liam61
Kilkenny, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Best of all - the Mullichan Cafe on the premises!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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The best thing about staying in the 'Old Grain Store' is you don't have to cook lunch because the riverside Mullichan cafe is the best cafe in Ireland - it has the best host (Martin), the best atmosphere, the best scenery (outside seating) and in 2013 the best weather too! The food is all home made by Emer and Mark and second to none. You can also swim, boat and fish beside the Old. Grain Store... Perfect!

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: The MUllichan Cafe within
Liked least: Rainy days (very few)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nandi2434
Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful, peaceful place to stay”
Reviewed May 2, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We wanted a quiet restful place to stay in an area of natural beauty - and we got it. The cottage we stayed in was well equipped, airy and comfortable and the location is outstanding. We walked (including a climb of nearby Brandon) canoed and rested in this peaceful spot. On arrival we were greeted with home made scones and wine and the owner went out of his way to be helpful.

Date of stay: April 2013
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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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