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Moate Lodge
Ranked #2 of 10 Athy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
1 review
“home from home”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is the chance to stay at a genuine 18th century family home! The house belongs to the Pelin family and they have lived here for generations. They run the farm, there are also holiday cottages attached and they serve bed and breakfast in their home. The furniture is in keeping with the house (thank goodness) so everything looks completely in place in the bedroom and the communal areas - except for the trappings of the 21st Century (en suite and televisions etc...). There is nothing but fields and sky to be seen from the window as the house sits back off the road. It is a completely peaceful and warm experience, and the busy towns of Athy, Carlow and Newbridge (famous for its silverware) are not too far away for shopping and entertainment.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Raymond and Mary Pelin greeted us and treated us like honored guests. The room was clean, comfortable and cozy. When we arrived, Mary escorted us into her charming parlor and we enjoyed delicious scones, jam and tea in front of a lovely fire along with delightful conversation with Mary. Our bedroom was spacious, clean and comfortable. Moate Lodge is rural but not so far from the town of Athy. In addition, Moate Lodge is near enough to The Irish National Stud Farm and Japanese Gardens, which you should not miss! Breakfast was wonderful. Mary and Raymond offer a variety of hearty food including the traditional Irish breakfast, porridge, scones, brown bread, etc. all seved in a cheerful, sunny breakfast room. The Pelins treated us like family and we look forward to visiting Moate Lodge again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Clean room, comfortable bed and yummy welcome scones! It was a bit difficult to find in the dark, but the email directions we were given got us there. It is quite old fashioned and not really in a very touristy area (we struggled to find somewhere to eat in Athy on Sunday night) - rural is the word!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Stayed at Moate Lodge for one night on our way back across to Dublin. Mary and Raymond made us feel extremely welcome, from the fresh coffee and home-baked scones on arrival to the delicious breakfast before we departed.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 25, 2011

While certainly a rustic stay, it was a beautiful house and really nice room. The owner is very friendly and helpful with directions and recommendations. A nice change from the "city life." The breakfast was one of the best during the whole trip. & being welcomed by the sweet dog was just an added bonus, though just be aware that he seemed to like hiding under cars. Not a good thing when trying to drive away.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed November 14, 2010

From the dog's friendly greeting to the congenial host's breakfast this stop was a winner. The lovely farm setting of this gorgeous family home made the perfect stop on our last night
before driving to the Dublin airport and home.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Moate Lodge
Address: Moate Lodge Moate Lodge Moate Lodge Off the R418 at the Norman Moate, Athy, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Athy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Athy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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