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Lovers' Lodge

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny (Ref. 927006)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "A very pleasant stay in a beautiful area."

    House near enough to town to walk (15 mins) but can catch a bus on the main road (5 min walk). Everything you could need was found in the house including bikes if required. Host Mary had left cakes as a welcome and she kept in touch by whatapp. Would definitely recommend and stay here.again

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2022

  • "Fantastic week as always in Kilkenny."

    House in a great location. 15 min comfortable walk into the city centre but only 5 mins drive from McDonagh Junction for a spot of retail therapy. Depending on walking capabilities the train station is only 8-10 mins walk too with several trains daily (Dublin Heuston on 1hr 20mins by train) There is a football pitch, all weather pitch and The Ken which is a Biodiversity area straight across the road with a relaxing circular walk around the perimeter. It is brilliant for those with kids who prefer some outdoors energy burning after sightseeing in the stunning city. The Orchard House bar and restaurant is just a stones through from the house with relaxed feel and delicious menu to suit everyone's tastes. The house was more than adequate for our stay, stocked with games, books, WiFi and lots of brochures for nearby attractions. House was spacious and well equipped with bikes and patio furniture in shed for use if required. Lots of towels per person per room provided and beds comfy and clean. It's a quiet area so easy to have a lie in or late breakfast in the garden and kitchen was fully equipped for any dining requirements. As a local to Kilkenny and bringing my children, husband and in laws home it really helped make it a relaxing & enjoyable holiday. Would recommended any age range stay at Mary & John's house in Lovers Lane as there is a downstairs double bedroom & full bathroom to accommodate any needs. I will definitely be booking again when I return to Kilkenny.

    Reviewed by BredeApr 2022

  • "Please update your listing to state that WiFi access is in the property."

    It would have saved me £100 on buying a dongle I didn't need. Otherwise this property is outstanding and incredible value

    Reviewed by DiarmuidDec 2021

  • "We have stayed at Lovers Lodge previously and it is a very comfortable, spacious and well situated place."

    The facilities are very good and the addition of Wi-Fi is a very good idea. Mrs Breen had done a really nice job of preparing the home for Christmas and she had very kindly left biscuits and sweets as a welcoming gift. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kilkenny and would re3commend the cottage to anyone looking to stay in the City.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "Great place to stay"

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "The oven did not work in the kitchen and we spoke with the owner of the property but they could not get it to work either."

    The television was hit and miss as well but overall we really enjoyed our break

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2021

  • "When we arrived the Irish TV Channels were not working."

    We reported to the owner, but this was not addressed prior to leaving. Also, large number of empty glass bottles at the back door was unsightly, these should have been disposed of prior to arrival. The door to the en-suite bathroom would not close. The kitchen and utility cupboards were not clean. There appeared to be what was dog hairs on the bed downstairs, both on sheets and Duvet.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "Had a lovely week."

    Lovely bright spacious house. Lovely Christmas decorations up to make it feel like a home from home,

    Reviewed by DeniseDec 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time in ths cottage it's absolutely lovely inside and out."

    It's in a lovely and peaceful location not too far from city centre. I think thare is only a few things that need updating : The downstairs shower and th shower in the main bedroom as they run off the hot water supply, also WiFi as there's none, but apart from that it's w wonderful place and give credit to the owners for a lovely place.

    Reviewed by JacMar 2020

  • "Everything was absolutely prefect and we all enjoyed the stay and loved the house, garden, parking fireplace and big kitchen with all equipment."

    Highly recommended for a quiet place away from work stress and gather with your friends.

    Reviewed by SamimJan 2020

  • "The photos do not do this place justice."

    It was perfect for our stay with 2 families over New Year’s Eve. Loved the extra touches of the Christmas decorations and the festive treats on arrival. It was like home from home and our boys were delighted that there was a little football pitch just across the road. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2019

  • "Excellent."

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2019

  • "The name of the property on the front wall would be helpful"

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2019

  • "4 adults and 4 teens - plenty of room, comfortable accommodation."

    All amenities as described. Owners Mary & John are very pleasant and couldn’t be more helpful. We visit Kk regularly and hope to stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed our week at Lovers' Lodge."

    The house was clean, spacious, well-equipped and comfortable; and was nicer than it looks in the photos. It was about a 15-minute walk to MacDonagh Junction shopping centre in Kilkenny (the castle and cathedral were a further 10-15 minute walk away).

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2019

  • "We were told that it was a 15 minute stroll to town, but it was more like 30 minutes."

    I would have preferred to know that before we booked. Also there was no WiFi. I didn't specifically ask for it but I assumed that it would be standard so it was a shock to find out there was none. Other than that we had a great stay and the house was beautiful. We had scones ready for us on arrival which was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by MaireadJul 2019

  • "The house is big and light but unfortunarely in a dusty even dirty condition."

    Pans are old and can't be used, we had to clean a lot in the beginning in all the rooms. Worst were lots of cables hanging unused everywhere.

    Reviewed by DanielaJun 2019

  • "We all loved Lover's Lodge - what a little gem, so big and spacious, photos do not do it justice."

    It is so close to Kilkenny City, ring road and local shops. We would book again as my family loved staying there.

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2019

  • "The cottage itself was very nice plenty of room."

    But the cooker was dirty the oven trays and frying pan had not been washed they were thick with grease and the small pan was only fit for the bin I had to go out and buy another one

    Reviewed by MarieMar 2019

  • "The accommodation is great with just about everything you need."

    There are a few bits of the cottage which are ‘unfinished’ and could use a bit of attention. Other than that it’s a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2019

  • "The house was really lovely and had everything you would need there ."

    Mary and John were very welcoming and nothing seemed a problem it was a great holiday

    Reviewed by AideenSep 2018

  • "Great holiday in Kilkenny; beautiful city and beautiful holiday home."

    Will definitely return .

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2018

  • "Very happy with the accommodation."

    It was a lovely welcoming home from home. The owners left us with some great local information and scones tea butter and milk on arrival. The place was lovely clean and quiet. We would certainly like to return. Thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Lovers Lodge."

    It was in a quiet neighborhood, and had plenty of room for my family to feel comfortable.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2018

  • "A group of 5 of us needed a base to explore the East Coast of Ireland and we found a real gem in Lovers Cottage."

    4 VERY comfortable bedrooms with 3 great bathrooms were very welcome after long days seeing the sights of Kilkenny. We probably spent more time in the kitchen than anywhere else though. Everything you could need was at hand and the large table came in handy for a few games of cards and scrabble that were very kindly provided by our hosts. A 15 minute amble and you are in the lovely town centre which is really worth an explore. If you have a car you are just an hour or so from so many amazing towns on the east coast of Ireland, making Kilkenny a perfect location for this side of the country. Thank you for your kindness Mary, the scones went down a real treat.

    Reviewed by NickApr 2018

  • "Cottage is well located for access to central Kilkenny."

    Large and comfortable with a helpful landlady. Wood burning fire in living room is very cosy. Three large bathrooms. Yard outside handy for exercising children! Local park nearby. Cottage was clean but not immaculate. Plenty of off road parking. You have to pay to dispose of household waste, which needs driving to a dump. Seems odd, think this should be included in the cost of the cottage. I'd recommend the cottage and Kilkenny for an Irish getaway.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2018

  • "Lovely house great location."

    Owners wonderful very friendly.nice to have tea and scones cake on arrival.as our boat delayed.ever thing in house that you need. Would love to go back .

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2017

  • "This was a great cottage to stay in, whist myself and friends, stayed in the beautiful city of Kilkenny."

    The owners were extremely helpful, and welcomed us on our arrival.

    Reviewed by DermotJun 2017

  • "Fresh scones and cake waiting for us on arrival."

    Essentials in the fridge were also very welcoming after a long journey. Beautifully presented with all the home comforts.

    Reviewed by KellyMay 2017

  • "Comfortable and homey."

    Well equipped with very comfortable beds. Highly recommended. Internet access would be a plus though.

    Reviewed by DeniseJan 2017

  • "Lover's Lodge was a warm and welcoming cottage where our family felt at home."

    Mary was a great host and went out of her way to make us feel settled.

    Reviewed by BelindaDec 2016

  • "House was great, everything was clean and tidy, when booking did not realise there was a festival in kilkenny, so that was an extra bonus."

    We met the owners of the house and they could not have more helpful. Thanks Mary, will be back

    Reviewed by TeresaOct 2016

  • "Great location for exploring town and getting onto other routes to go places - pretty park opposite the house for walking."

    Super clean, light and well appointed house.

    Reviewed by RosalindSep 2016

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Owners were very helpful promoting/educating our party about the the activities and restaurants in the area. Great value.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2016

  • "My only critique would be that they could have advise when booking that you have to pay €5."

    50 per rubbish bag and have to dispose of this yourself. Otherwise amazing cottage and lovely owner.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, one accessed from one side only (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower , basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and oil-fired stove
  • Sitting room with open fire (seats 6)
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with oil stove and open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Located just a ten-minute walk from the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny is this comfortable and well-presented detached cottage.

This cottage, with its central location, is ideal for groups of friends and families looking for a holiday packed with culture, heritage and activities with plenty to see and do for all ages.

Guests can enjoy a variety of accommodation including four comfortable bedrooms, one of which boasts an en-suite shower room for extra comfort and convenience during your stay.

Cook up a storm for your loved ones in the stylish, well-equipped kitchen, which is complemented by an oil-fired stove.

Leading from the kitchen is a cosy and inviting sitting room with an open fire where you can kick off your shoes and curl up with a glass of your favourite tipple!

To the rear is an enclosed patio area where the kids can play safely and you can soak up the sunshine.

Bicycles are provided for your use and a park, playground and multi-use games area are located across the road.

The vibrant and cultural city of Kilkenny is home to style, tradition, history and cuisine with no shortage of shops, pubs and eateries to sample during your holiday.

Visit the iconic Kilkenny Castle, St Canice's Cathedral or Rothe House for a trip back in time.

There are plenty of walking and cycling routes within the region to be discovered.

The gardens at Woodstock are most certainly a must whilst staying in the area, not to mention Jerpoint Abbey near Thomastown.

Further afield is the historic town of Cashel, home to the famous Rock of Cashel and the sandy beaches of the South East, including Tramore in County Waterford and Curracloe in County Wexford.

A superb destination and one which won't disappoint!

About the location


The lively city of Kilkenny is the county town of County Kilkenny and is a centre for arts, crafts and design, boasting good shopping and a vibrant nightlife with many pubs, bars and restaurants. The city hosts several annual festivals, including the Kilkenny Rhythm 'n Roots in May, the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in June, the Internationally-renowned Kilkenny Arts Festival in July, the Kilkenny Celtic Festival in September and the Savour food festival in October. Visit the impressive, 12th century Kilkenny Castle, or Dunmore Cave, which consists of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, or the St. Francis Abbey Brewery, the oldest brewery in Ireland! County Tipperary is within easy reach, where you can visit the famous Rock of Cashel, the heritage town of Cahir and the lively town of Clonmel, the home of Magners cider.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas