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Larkside Cottage

Freshford near Kilkenny, County Kilkenny (Ref. 915392)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "A quiet base for exploring the are around Kilkenny."

    Reviewed by WayneSep 2021

  • "We were lucky with the wonderful weather so it was great to use the patio outside our holiday home."

    The owners garden is full of lovely plants and seating areas. The birdsongs were very restful and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2019

  • "We absolutely loved our stay and hope to come back in the next few years with our son."

    Reviewed by AshleyApr 2019

  • "Staying at Larkside Cottage couldn't have been better."

    It was a fantastic welcome to our new country (we just emigrated from South Africa). The cottage is lovely with all the facilities one could want. The countryside is absolutely beautiful. We've never before stayed in self-catering accommodation where they have basic supplies such as tea and coffee, cleaning materials and so on already there for you in the cottage so that you feel more at home straight away. Not to mention the hosts! They are incredibly helpful and friendly. With their advice and assistance we have managed to sort out many admin details needed at the start of our new life. We will always remember them as our fabulous introduction to Ireland. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JulietJan 2019

  • "Thank you, I enjoyed my stay so much."

    Larkside Cottage is situated in beautiful surroundings, close to the village of Freshford and wonderful Kilkenny City, perfect for sight seeing. I met Peter the owner, a lovely man and so helpful and friendly, he brought me fresh eggs, a real treat. There is a real family atmosphere here complete with three of the loveliest dogs I have ever met, really entertaining. The cottage is very comfortable and well equiped, several of my friends and family came to visit me for lunch during my stay , it was perfect.The gardens are fantastic and so well presented, I have lots of new ideas for my garden here in New Zealand. This is a truly wonderful place to stay and I will definately be back, a week was not long enough.

    Reviewed by CatharineSep 2018

  • "We had a really lovely time at this charming little cottage in a beautiful secluded position amid picture perfect countryside, and only 15min from Kilkenny."

    The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful, and so generous in inviting us to share their lovely garden and join their family gathering. Three dogs and a cat were equally welcoming and very happy to be fussed over (wonderful for the kids - and me) and we could easily keep them out of the cottage when we needed a rest and to eat by closing the bottom half of the split front door. We enjoyed the chickens running around, and particularly the generous gift of chicken and duck eggs (delicious), milk and other basics provided in the cottage so we didn't need to buy basics like dishwasher tablets, washing powder etc. The kitchen was charming and well equipped; the ground floor bedroom and sitting room were pretty and comfortable and the two shower rooms were great. The first floor bedroom with a double bed at each end in the eaves (and pretty separating curtain) was perfect for my two daughters to share. Wifi worked perfectly. We had two lovely days sightseeing locally and a day in Dublin. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by SorrelJul 2018

  • "Lovely and cosy cottage and really had a country feel."

    Lovely dogs, geese, cats and hens. Lovely.

    Reviewed by LyndaMar 2017

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor family room with 2 doubles, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric stove.
  • Ground floor underfloor heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared front lawned area
  • Private front patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Owners' chickens and friendly dogs roam freely around the grounds, dogs to be kept under control at all times
  • Note: First floor bedroom accessed via steep stairs, room has low ceiling and no door.

The property

Freshford 2 miles.

This cosy and romantic, stone-built cottage is situated down a quiet country lane next to the owners' own home, near the small village of Freshford in County Kilkenny.

This cottage near Freshford is perfect for couples or small families wishing to explore and discover this glorious region.

This semi-detached cottage near Freshford has been lovingly decorated, and offers comfort along with tranquillity during your Kilkenny holiday.

This cottage near Freshford boasts two bedrooms, the most spacious being on the first floor, and doubling as a perfect space for kids to play or to relax with a good book.

The cosy kitchen of this cottage near Freshford comes well equipped for all your culinary needs, ideal to cook up a storm, and after a delicious home-cooked meal you can put your feet up in the sitting room and relax by the fire whilst finishing off that bottle of wine!

To the front of this cottage near Freshford is a charming patio where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee and admire the manicured, shared gardens as the resident chickens potter around.

The village of Freshford is centred around a charming tree-lined square, and was once the site of a 7th century monastery.

The medieval city of Kilkenny is easily reached from this cottage near Freshford, being just a fifteen minute drive away.

Within easy reach of this Kilkenny cottage are wonderful nature walks along the Nore, charming pubs, and mouth-watering restaurants and cafés.

Spend a day admiring Saint Canice’s Cathedral and round tower, or take a plunge into Dunmore Cave.

For the creative members of your party there are also pottery and candle factories in the delightful village of Bennettsbridge.

Other attractions nearby include Jerpoint Abbey, the Mount Juliet Golf Course and Woodstock Gardens in the pretty village of Inistiogue.

Come and explore this beautiful county from this welcoming Freshford cottage!

About the location


Ballyragget 6 miles; Kilkenny 9 miles; Urlingford 9 miles.

The charming village of Freshford lies a short drive from the city of Kilkenny, and was once the site of an ancient monastery, dating back to the 7th century. In the heart of Freshford is a charming tree-lined square, where each year the National Conker Championships are held, attracting around six hundred competitors and many visitors. The Freshford Loop walk offers a wonderful afternoon out with your loved ones, where you can soak up some of Kilkenny’s beautiful scenery and sights. There is also trout and salmon fishing available nearby. The city of Kilkenny is only a fifteen minute drive away and is home to medieval cobbled streets and old world charm along with a plethora of gourmet eateries, cosy pubs and delightful shops.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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