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An Lon Dubh: The Blackbird

Castlecomer, County Kilkenny (Ref. 1052721)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliantly helpful host, great house."

    Lots of space. Perfect for our party.

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2022

  • "This house was absolutely perfect for our family holiday."

    It is a lovely house with plenty of room for everyone.The location is stunning and the gardens are beautiful The host was extremely nice and helpful and we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack which was very much appreciated. I also like when I arrive at a property and essentials like dishwasher tabs etc are available for use this was the case at this property. There is lots to do in Castlecomer and the surrounding area including an adventure park and some very nice places to eat. Kilkenny and all it has to offer is only a 15 min drive away. We would be delighted to return to this beautiful house again in the future.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2021

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  • All ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x family room with one double, one single and one cot with TV, 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining seating
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with open fire
  • Oil-fired central heating, open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front lawn and decking with furniture, rear lawn
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar

The property

Castlecomer 1.6 miles.

Standing within a secluded one acre landscaped gardens a two minute drive from the pretty town of Castlecomer and a twenty minute scenic drive of the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny.

An Lon Dubh: The Blackbird is a bespoke four bedroomed architectural designed, modern, stone house, offering families a relaxing retreat in the Republic of Ireland.

There is ample private parking.

The house overlooks the beautiful valley of Clashduff with the majestic Mount Leinster in the distance and farm land at the rear.

It is located 1.5 hours’ drive from Dublin and Rosslare.

Guests have full access to the entire house.

An Lon Dubh: The Blackbird, is a large spacious sunny space.

Guests will avail of a beautiful interior with original art and pottery, polished wooden floors and bespoke doors, giving the house character.

Modern comforts include professional cleaning and fresh linen.

Boasting three reception rooms; the stylish sitting room offers a woodburning stove at its centre, with a television and views over the valley, whilst the second sitting room boasts a plethora of books and a traditional open fire, making it the perfect spot to spend a moment to yourself away from the excitement of the group.

Spend formal moments together in the sunny dining room where you can enjoy a homemade meal, while the kitchen offers a lovely spot for more casual moments such as a hearty breakfast before the day's adventures.

The kitchen offers a good range of modern appliances, there is an impressive range cooker letting you whip up a meal in no time, with a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.

All of the four bedrooms can be found spaced out along the hallway, made up of a family room with all of a double, single and a cot, this room is perfect for those travelling with little ones, with the addition of a television for relaxing evenings in with a film.

The master bedroom features a double bed also with a TV, boasting its own en-suite shower room, while the last two bedrooms also feature double beds, offering a lovely sleeping spot for every guest, the impressive family bathroom serving each.

The gardener keeps the garden beautifully manicured with mature trees and shrubs to attract wildlife.

The front lawns catch the sun in the morning.

The terrace offers a space to sip your coffee or afternoon tea while gazing at the view.

The back lawn offers late afternoon sun, privately overlooking farmland.

Venture into the pretty town of Castlecomer, home to the Dinnin, Deen and Cloghogue Rivers.

There is an 18-hole golf course.

The Discovery Park includes forest walks, Irelands' longest over-water zip line, tree top adventure course, playground, trampoline, an elf and fairy village, a climbing wall, archery, fishing, a mining museum, arts and crafts offering attractions and amenities to suit all ages.

The Lady Ann gourmet restaurant in the newly refurbished Creamery Manor House is managed by Michelin, recommended chef Keith Boyle.

The chic Avalon House offers formal and pub dining, several cafes and bars will welcome you for breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks.

There are plenty of local shops to pick up your own fresh ingredients.

Kilkenny is just 12 miles away.

You will pass the Dunmore Caves where the Vikings raided the local community and the beautiful Jenkinstown Wood where the river meanders through the valley.

Kilkenny city has a stunning 13th Century Castle set in the Castle Park on the River Nore.

A rich history is evidenced in St.Canice’s Cathedral, The Black Abbey Priory, The Medieval Mile Museum, 15th Century Roth House and Kytelers Inn.

A plethora of high quality restaurants and pubs (two with Michelin Stars) will tempt your palate.

The Nore Valley Park and Kilkenny Cycling Tours are worth attention.

With plenty of quaint and designer shops to explore, you will find artistic designer products, the Design Centre is a must.

Throughout the year, there are several festivals to catch your eye such as Rhythm and Roots, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival and The Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Venture further afield to Dublin to find the fantastic attractions of the National Botanical Gardens, the Guinness Storehouse and so much more; you can also go fishing, boating and kayaking, or spend a day soaking up your scenery at your wonderful holiday cottage, An Lon Dubh: The Blackbird.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location


Kilkenny 10 miles

Castlecomer in north County Kilkenny is a pretty town, located just under ten miles from Kilkenny city in the southeast of of Ireland. Home to a golf course and the Castlecomer Discovery Park which offers a great range of family activities and Ireland’s longest over-water zipline and as well as a High Ropes Course with a Tree-Top Adventure Walk, Boating, Elf & Fairy Village and more that will entertain children of all ages. The town is also a great touring base for those looking to explore as much of Ireland as you can, providing easy access to the like of Kilkenny, Waterford, Portlaoise and Dublin.

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