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Ballykeeffe Farmhouse

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Kilballykeeffe near Kilkenny, County Kilknenny Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant stay in a fabulous property, in a fantastic part of the world."

    We were looked after with fridge items and fresh scones.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Ballykeefe Farmhouse Bridget and Dan were lovely people had a welcome pack on arrival and Bridget brought us some lovely baked Scones and jam later in the week gorgeous."

    Their lovely collie dog Laddie came to play with our collie Megan every day. House was 15 minutes from Kilkenny city which you could get a taxi into very good service and enjoy some of the wonderful Irish pubs and music made very welcome everywhere we went .Would love to return one day.

    Thanks for kind review ,ye really got lovely weather Delighted ye enjoyed stay Thanks Brigid Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house was gorgeous and very comfortable, clean and had all the appliances, towels and bedding that we needed."

    The owners Brigid and Dan were very welcoming and helpful. We were kindly treated to milk and butter on arrival and delicious scones and buns during the week. The kids loved the freedom of playing in the yard and garden and made great use of the pool table, goals and basketball hoop. The house was also a great base for the week and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our third stay at Ballykeeffe farmhouse and this time stayed for three weeks because our previous stay had only been two weeks which definitely wasn’t enough."

    But now we’ve concluded even three weeks wasn’t enough. Such a wonderful place with a wonderful spirit it was to die for. And as for our hosts Brigid and Dan Fitzpatrick they were exceptional they treated us like part of the family. In conclusion wonderful place wonderful people wonderful holiday. PJ & Kate

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2023

  • "We felt very welcomed and had a great stay there for a week with our four boys."

    They were entertained with the pool and the basketball activities, and the house was comfortable, with a very well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Apr 2023

  • "Brigid kindly left us some milk and butter for our arrival, and accommodated our lateness due to travel delays."

    The property was spotlessly clean and adequately equipped. We knew that there wouldn't be any wi-fi, but were disappointed that the local mobile data services were very poor so had to go to the local town each day to keep up with business. We loved cosying up around the wood burning stove, and logs were generously provided, The pool table was great fun. Rather like the surface of the moon, for extra challenges. Brigid was charming and friendly, changed the heating to suit our parties needs, and gave us some tasty scones. Many thanks

    Hi yes ye did know that Ballykeeffe did not have WiFi when booked Also about pool table it is for fun ,did replace covering twice but visitors perhaps did not know how to play and used table covering instead q and balls Thanks for review Brigid Property Owner

    Reviewed by Les4.4Apr 2023

  • "My wife and I have just returned from our second stay at this wonderful old Irish farmhouse our only negative is two weeks wasn’t enough."

    On this visit it really did feel like home It’s a wonderful old place with comfortable bedrooms where we slept like logs and we entertained lots of family and friends in the marvellous old formal dining room with its glorious open fire, such precious memories. We often sat outside at night stargazing or in the morning watching the sun rising, just simply taking in the beauty of the old place. And finally our hosts Brigid & Dan were truly the very best of Irish hospitality, It was marvellous returning from an outing to find maybe a head of cabbage or a box of apples at the back door or on the window sill a plate of some of Brigid’s famous scones Felt like old Ireland. God willing we will return in 2023 but for longer than two weeks. Patrick & Kate.

    Thanks so much for review ,hope to see you and Kate in 2023 Thanks for lovely calendars much appreciated Dan Brigid Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2022

  • "My wife and I have rented holiday homes around Carlow and Kilkenny for over 30 years, how we missed Ballykeeffe farmhouse we’ll never know."

    It was simply the best. we had a wonderful holiday and God willing hope to return there later this year. It wasn’t just that Ballykeeffe farmhouse ticked all the important boxes, the place had a wonderful spirit and all members of our family who visited while we were there said the same, truly home from home. Finally we have to say that our hosts Brigid and Dan get the gold star ⭐️

    Thanks so much ,delighted he enjoyed stay with us Thanks Brigid Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2022

  • "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 Marie5.0Oct 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 Ursula5.0Jun 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 Dana4.7Sep 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 Michael5.0Jul 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 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 Karyn4.7Mar 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 Jozua5.0Dec 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 Donna5.0Dec 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 Lori5.0Aug 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 Anthony5.0Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful well kept house."

    Excellent location

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2018

  • "Wonderful owners make you feel at home"

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Mar 2018

  • "Brilliant experience"

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Sep 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
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