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“Cosy and Tranquil”
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Box Sheep (by Carmen Wenner)
Morning scene on the Barrow
Misty Barrow morning
Barrow morning II
The bridge from Tinnahinch into Graiguenamanagh
Barge on the River with Brandon Hill in the background
Barrow swan
The Barrow from the air
Tinnahinch and Graiguenamanagh from the air
Blackstairs Mountains
Vista from Brandon Hill
View from Brandon Hill
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Brandon Hill as seen from the cottages on a frosty morning
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Tripper03...
Cape Town
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Cosy and Tranquil”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This is my second stay in this comfortable cottage. I returned because my friends and I had a wonderful stay there last year. This year it was like returning to a warm and familiar place, the experience made even more pleasurable by the warm welcome received by the owner, Andrea.

The cottage (which has a twin cottage next door) is set in green luscious surroundings on a hill some 10-15 minutes walk from the city. ( Please note here that you need to be very careful walking down to the village as it is a winding road with no sidewalks, and has a few blind spots for both the motorist and pedestrian).

The cottage consists of two double rooms ( double beds) upstairs with a common bathroom and toilet (sadly there is no shower which I think needs to be added here) .
The Ground floor consists of a small comfy lounge with large flat screen TV and fireplace, a single room and a communal shower and toilet. There was plenty of hot water for all 5 of us so no problem there. The beds are extremely comfortable and the place is very warm and cozy.

There is a small kitchen, well appointed with everything you would need, small fridge and table and 4 chairs. This leads onto a patio and a very nice seated bench where one can enjoy a peaceful breakfast or sun-downers surrounded by lawns, trees, bird song and partial views towards the mountains in the distance.

The WiFi is patchy so do not expect to spend the time catching up on your emails. This is a place to switch off and take the time to explore the quaint historical village of Graiguenamanagh and take long walks along the river ( Barrow Walk). The area is quite beautiful, quiet and very peaceful. Please be advised that there is nowhere in the area to have a decent meal so bring everything with you. There is a small grocery store to pick up essentials and a pharmacy if required. You can however have a drink at one of the few pubs in the village.

Andrea is the perfect host and cannot do enough for you. She lives on the property so is always on hand should you need her.

Thanks once again for making our stay so enjoyable, Andrea. We will surely be back next year!

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Liked best: Great beds
Liked least: no shower
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ellsbels
Reading, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

I travelled with my elderly father and required accommodation that met his physical needs, allowed us to be independent and able to visit family and friends in the area. Mount Brandon Cottages met our needs on all counts. This is the second time we have stayed at the cottage and I wouldn't think of going anywhere else when visiting Carlow. From the warm welcome to the facilities we could not have asked for more. Clean, reasonably priced, and in a fantastic location - what more can you ask for? Thank you so much Andrea. Hope to see you again soon.

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Liked best: The peaceful location and the facilities within the cottage.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kenneth P
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3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and charming accommodation by the Barrow”
Reviewed March 24, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

A most enjoyable and well catered for place to stay situated in a picturesque location by the river Barrow. Well worth the cost. We hope to return soon. Most recommendable.

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Liked best: Sharing the breakfast scone with those hens and the comfortable sleep.
Liked least: The morning light is brilliant, for those who like to lie in a little too brilliant, curtains might be better than blinds in this case.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Bath
Reviewed August 29, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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lancaster, uk
Reviewed August 24, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: the cottage itself was very well equipped and the owner always available when needed
Liked least: the nylon sheets on the bed
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed August 22, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: Friendly interest in making our stay enjoyable
Liked least: No issues at all
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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