Blackbird Cottage

Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny (Ref. 29871)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

With stunning views of the River Nore, this romantic terraced cottage lies in a riverside location in the heart of Bennettsbridge in County Kilkenny.

This cottage in Bennettsbridge offers cosy and surprisingly spacious accommodation with a warm and bright atmosphere, ideal for couples or groups of friends wishing to discover all the hidden treasures of County Kilkenny.

With two charming bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and the other with a beautiful feature window allowing delightful river views, this Bennettsbridge cottage exudes a sense of seclusion, whilst benefiting from its convenient position in the centre of the village.

The airy, open plan living accommodation encompasses a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with French doors to the rear decked area, where you can enjoy refreshing drinks on a sunny afternoon.

Follow the steps down into the sheltered, shared garden, where resident hens roam freely under the fruit trees, and grey herons often drop by.

The intimate village of Bennettsbridge has two delightful pubs, each hosting live music sessions on a regular basis.

Resting on the banks of the River Nore, the village is home to some spectacular walks, especially along the Nore Valley Way, where you can encounter the local wildlife and follow the five-mile route to the city of Kilkenny.

Within ten minutes' walk of this Bennettsbridge cottage is a fascinating folk museum, a candle factory and workshop, and a traditional sponge ware pottery factory and cafe in the old mill.

For those seeking adventure, horse riding is available nearby and canoe hire and lessons can be arranged in Kilkenny or Thomastown, whilst the golf course at Mount Juliet and Gowran Park Racecourse offer excellent, elegant afternoons out.

For a charming, peaceful break full of traditional Kilkenny culture, this Bennettsbridge cottage is the ideal choice.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 3) with electric stove.


  • Electric central heating and electric coal-effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking opposite cottage
  • Shared garden and decked area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: The garden backs onto river and is not enclosed, so children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Guests must obtain a fishing licence in Kilkenny to fish at the property.

About the location


Kilkenny 5.5 miles; Thomastown 5.5 miles.

The friendly village of Bennettsbridge lies in the Nore Valley in County Kilkenny, and can be reached in just over an hour's drive from Dublin. Bennettsbridge is home to two charming pubs that host traditional Irish music on a regular basis, along with an excellent childrens’ playground, stunning walking routes, a traditional craft mill and a candle workshop where you’re sure to pick up a treasured Kilkenny keepsake, and a convenient local supermarket and butcher. Bennettsbridge is just a stone’s throw from the Mount Juliet Golf Course, Ireland's best parkland golf course, where a relaxing day can be spent on the greens, and for those who enjoy something with a faster pace, the racecourse at Gowran Park is just ten minutes’ drive away. The River Nore meanders through the village, and with a boat slip for canoes and kayaks, so why not discover this stunning region from the water? The Nore Valley is also home to a wide range of water birds, wildlife and wonderful walks, and along with the surrounding areas, it offers excellent salmon and trout fishing opportunities. Kilkenny City, ten minutes' drive away, is a charming and bustling medieval rural town, known for its music venues and festivals, it also offers a multitude of shops, pubs and restaurants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas