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Ballykeeffe Farmhouse

Kilballykeeffe near Kilkenny, County Kilknenny (Ref. 926122)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous time at the farmhouse."

    Everything was perfect it was so comfortable and the open fire really was exactly what we wanted. Brigid had the fire lit when we arrived which was lovely

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2021

  • "This beautiful cottage has everything needed for a perfect getaway."

    The setting is just perfect in the heart of lush countryside and yet only a short drive to Kilkenny. We could have sat in the peaceful garden all day watching the swallows but we dragged ourselves away as there’s lots to see and do in the area. It was an absolute pleasure to meet and chat with our super hosts who have thought of everything one could need in a rural retreat, simply a slice of heaven.

    Reviewed by UrsulaJun 2021

  • "The house was charming and very clean and the grounds were beautifully kept with a small closed in area which is handy when your travelling with young kids."

    Bridget and John are also very welcoming.

    Reviewed by DanaSep 2019

  • "This is our second stay at Ballykeeffe Farm."

    we were there in 2018. It is situated about 11 kilometers outside Kilkeeny in a beautiful area with small farms, cottages, small fields, cows, sheep, and yes .. rabbits! Brigid and Dan live up the lane in their house and dairy farm. They are very generous folk and take time to talk and exchange life's experiences. The holiday home is completely modern though furnished with antique furniture and wall hangings. The home is beautiful and from the outside looks like it belongs in the 19th century, but it is modern within. From time to time you get visits from Dan and Brigid and their two sheepdogs, Laddie and Ham, who are most affectionate and loving. If you want peace and quiet and room to breathe the glorious fresh air this is the place for you. Last year we were here with our 3 teenagers and there is even a game room with a pool table in one of the outhouses in the farmyard. This year there were just mom and dad as the teenagers are growing up and the two boys are lifeguards at the local pools. Kilkenny itself is a beautiful old market town off the main tourist track, but close to Waterford, New Ross, Wexford, and Cork. It is only 90 minutes from Dublin on the M10. Again, it was a great holiday once again!

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "We had a Fabulous stay at the farmhouse with excellent hosts Bridgette and Dan."

    I have put in a complaint regarding booking.com directions to the property. Your instructions did get us there. However gaving to ring you in England really isnt good enough.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2019

  • "Brigid and Dan were exceptional hosts!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed the farm and relaxing after our busy week. I would highly recommend Ballykeeffe!!

    Reviewed by KarynMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Ballykeeffe Farmhouse."

    The owners are very friendly, hospitable and helpful. We explored a large part of county Kilkenny, county Tipperary and county Waterford, so many beautiful places are within driving distance. The house was nicely decorated and very clean. We would love to stay there again, thanks for your hospitality Dan & Brigid!

    Reviewed by JozuaDec 2018

  • "One amazing holiday !"

    Mr and Mrs Fitzpatrick were more than welcoming and helpful made the stay home from home will deffenatly return in new year for our 6th stay at the farm

    Reviewed by DonnaDec 2018

  • "We loved our stay at Ballykeefe it was very quiet."

    We enjoyed the house and could appreciate the age of the property it was a great place to stay. Good base to explore the area around Kilkenny

    Reviewed by LoriAug 2018

  • "A lovely location and property."

    House had everything you could need. Great play room and yard for kids to play. Lovely host and hostess. Will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2018

  • "Beautiful well kept house."

    Excellent location

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2018

  • "Wonderful owners make you feel at home"

    Reviewed by DonnaMar 2018

  • "Brilliant experience"

    Reviewed by StellaSep 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x family room with 1 4ft double and 1 single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire
  • External games room.
  • Oil central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, pool table, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: Property sits on a working farm, children to be supervised.

The property

Kilkenny 7.5 miles.

This delightful, detached farmhouse is situated next to the owner’s home and working farm, near the hamlet of Kilmanagh and just a few miles from the city of Kilkenny.

This charming 19th century farmhouse has been tastefully renovated from its original purpose and now offers a stylish and welcoming home-from-home for families and friends wishing to spend time amongst Kilkenny’s glorious countryside.

Boasting a spacious layout, the cottage comprises a charming fitted kitchen with sociable breakfast area for casual dining and a separate formal dining room for more special occasions.

The cosy sitting room invites you to curl up and relax beside the open fire and enjoy a glass of wine or a hot cup of cocoa after a long day spent exploring the surrounding scenery.

Three character bedrooms, a first floor shower room and a traditional, ground floor bathroom complete the accommodation, each finished to a high standard.

To the front of the cottage is a picturesque courtyard with furniture where you can dine alfresco as the kids play basketball in the courtyard.

There is even a games room where guests of all ages can unwind over a game of pool or darts!

The area of Kilmanagh is located just 7 miles from Kilkenny City, and is in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by rolling farmland and stunning views.

The area is ideal for walkers with Ballykeeffe Wood and Nature Reserve on your doorstep, and for something a little bit different, why not spend an evening at the Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilkenny’s only outdoor auditorium, which showcases a variety of live entertainment throughout the year?

The medieval city of Kilkenny offers a variety of attractions including the impressive castle and St. Canices Cathedral, Ireland’s only reptile zoo, and the real ale Smithwick’s Experience to name a few!

A true home away from home and a superb touring base; you might not want to leave!

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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