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KILKENNY CITY - PERFECT! FOR LARGE SELF-CATERING GROUPS...

Cathy Morgan, Your Time in Ireland SR

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, All languages
Sleeps34
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cathy Morgan, Your Time in Ireland SR

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, All languages
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KILKENNY CITY - PERFECT! FOR LARGE SELF-CATERING GROUPS...

Sleeps34
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

County Kilkenny Villa Rental Photos and Description

9 Large Bedrooms, as Doubles or Dorms - sleeps 18 to 30+

News, January 2015… we’re enjoying a name change to ‘Upper Wood’ House, the original name of Upper Court, and a commitment to letting large groups of 18 to 30+ guests know of the wonderful opportunity to come stay at Upper Wood and enjoy this wonderful large private House & Gardens located in the exceptional village of Freshford, Co Kilkenny. For a most special holiday time in Ireland, you simply could not go wrong by staying here! Everything so economically designed for you in the Self-Catering option, we provide excellent accommodations, an intelligent backbone, and superb self-catering facilities all ‘ready-to-go’ for large groups, together with our guides on managing a self-catering stay at Upper Wood. Your mission is to settle in quickly and can get going with all the wonderful outdoor pursuits, gatherings & activities while here!

Warm and inviting, Upper Wood is ideal for informal family gatherings, walking groups, nature trail discovery, heritage site & antiquities of Ireland discovery, equestrian event visitors, cycle groups, running groups, and much more. Also superb for musical / choral / & performance groups with excellent large spaces available to rehearse, and an acoustically-sound hall in which to test routines & new performances. For Corporate event-planners looking for a special place to bring executive teams to, you may have arrived home! - Upper Wood provides a unique and private environment for destination work breaks untrammeled by city noise or interruptions. Our focus is to groups who can come with a sharing and caring eye for this special period house environment and our hope is you will do just this - come along, take charge and enjoy this beautiful period house to the full. With our helpful hands always to fall back on whenever you need.

Accommodation – there are 9 king or double size bedrooms, sleeping 18 guests in perfection, with four of these so large they can become Dormitory Bedrooms when required with 6 queen beds in each, the Manor House then accommodating up to 34 guests overall at any one time. Supporting this accommodation are 8 bathrooms with wc/whb &/or Rain Showers throughout the house, with a plentiful supply of amenities and hot water always on tap for everyone.

Next up are the Kitchens and Cooking facilities – and you will need to have decided before coming to stay how much prior-catering to arrange, or in-house cooking / reheating you will want to do while staying at Upper Wood. Included in your rental price is sensible use of the wonderful, warm traditional country house Kitchen & adjoining Dining Room at the heart of the house - where it is easy to take charge and prepare breakfast and lunch & evening dinners for a guest party. Separate to this is a large professional Kitchen where, by advance arrangement with us, you can book our House Chef to cater for breakfasts, lunches & evening dinners – these enjoyable choices yours to make in advance of a stay.

The Leisure & Relaxing Rooms at Upper Wood are a warm Receiving Hall, two beautiful large, bright and high-ceilinged Sitting Rooms / Gathering Rooms, a further large formal Dining Room upstairs, and the informal and warm Refectory/Banquet Hall downstairs all yours to enjoy and make work as you see fit. These rooms are spacious, elegant and decorous with beautifully restored ornate stucco, stone and art work and are an integral part of the visual history of the house. With comfortable deep sofas, many easy chairs, a library of excellent & interesting books throughout, some musical instruments, chess sets, board-games, and fabulous large ornate fireplaces to gather around - sip a small drink, look over the history of Upper Wood, make music, sing, read poetry, catch up on stories of the day, and simply relax before heading off for a great night’s sleep… you are almost spoiled for choice in being together in this historic environment. And for large groups, although all tidying up while enjoying these spaces is in your remit, don’t worry, we are on hand to clear away the prior evening’s fire remnants and set welcoming new fires for the next evening sessiún for you all…

Sitting perfectly in landscaped grounds of some 100 acres just outside the village of Freshford, Co. Kilkenny – Upper Wood is a 10-minute drive to/from Kilkenny City, 15 to 30 minutes to many excellent heritage sites, and a 1-hour drive to/from Dublin City, where it is entirely feasible for overseas guests to enjoy this wonderful Country House Retreat yet make day trips & forays to Dublin City for excellent explorations there too.

There is also a separate Estate Cottage adjacent to the Manor House with a further 3 double bedrooms, accommodating 6 guests in perfection, accommodating 10 guests overall when this is required.

Upper Wood House is warm and inviting – and we haven’t yet mentioned the delightfully manicured private gardens, superb for strolling out and about on the grounds. Plus a Walled Garden to one side of the gardens, and a sophisticated equestrian centre to another side, busy with its specialist breeding of thorough-bred show-jumping horses. We should also mention the enormous hard work of restoring and re-engineering this graceful estate undertaken by the present owner in this past fifteen years or so, completed for now, this work delivering a wonderful and superbly high quality warmth and natural elegance from top to bottom. Upper Wood is bright, spacious, solid and – alive! and delightfully different in offering self-catering options to large groups. We work hard to ensure everything is open, inviting and very workable backed up with a hi-tech backbone of broadband Wifi Internet throughout and full satellite/Cable TV service for keeping in touch with the world. Our many thoughtful self-catering provisions mean you can feel totally at home when here, and we work hard to secure this beautiful, peaceful house and gardens for the future, greatly appreciating your bookings and subsequent word of mouth recommendations to friends & family, thank you so much. It is important to us you have a happy and successful stay here, and by this you are contributing to the longevity of Ireland’s building heritage, which we greatly respect and treasure.

Our rental price is based on a group of ~20 guests in a guest party, and depending on the size of your group, we are happy to work out a fair price overall for a stay at Upper Wood. Don’t hesitate to send an enquiry – we're happy to work out the details, and we welcome all and many groups to come enjoy this unique self-catering experience at a wonderful special and historic House, you will not be disappointed! Pop off an email to enquire; we’ll greatly look forward to welcoming you in...

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cathy Morgan, Your Time in Ireland SR (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, All languages

About Cathy Morgan, Your Time in Ireland SR

Sense the magic & beauty of this stunning Manor House as soon as you walk into marbled entrance hall. It is captivating, and the restoration and renovation work achieved over the past recent years is quite amazing. For those who love period detail, the historic workings of a manor house are evident and an inspiring look at how things went in long-gone times. Upper Wood is once again a beautiful, special and private place! What could beat the combination of historic buildings & private gardens as your home base, great dining in, and excellent proximity to hertitage sites, golf courses & more gardens of Ireland. You will love staying here, it is a unique & special experience!

Cathy Morgan, Your Time in Ireland SR purchased this villa in 2013

Why Cathy Morgan, Your Time in Ireland SR chose County Kilkenny

The property is family-owned, with a small but equestrian center to one side of the estate. A pleasure to bring this unique and private space to a wider audience, Upper Wood House is available to large groups at very reasonable self-catering rates.

What makes this villa unique

Freshford is a charming lovely village with an array of very neat pretty village houses facing onto the meticulously-kept village green, two beautiful ancient churches, a 'proper' village green, this long-gone in many villages of Ireland today, and a beautifully designed Riverside Millenium Park which begs to be walked. With its array of traditional Irish pubs, cafes & grocery shops, you are quickly provided for all these important amenities. Surrounded on all sides by deep tranquility and busy mature landscapes, garden nurseries, artist's havens, and rich in heritage sites & places of great antiquity to visit - Upper Wood gives you an opportunity to step away from the mundane and contribute to the work of protecting our building heritage. A stay here is simply great! for the soul, fabulous! for the outdoors, so interesting! for enjoying Freshford's & Kilkenny's many wonderful festivals, and fab for curling up at the end of a busy day, you will always enjoy an exceptional and special experience when here.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps34
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Kilkenny City - Perfect! for Large Self-Catering Groups...
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Fabulous Manor Estate Nestled In The Kilkenny Countryside

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We recently had the unique opportunity to stay at Uppercourt Manor overlooking the picturesque village of Freshford. The owners and staff were so welcoming with their Irish hospitality, and attentive to our every need during our stay making it the highlight of our vacation in Ireland. You literally feel like floating on a cloud sleeping in the four poster bed, and the meals prepared by the chef were all exceptional. We enjoyed exploring this elegant grand old house with its fabulous plaster decorative detailing, massive fireplaces and wood trimings. The restored chapel and landscaped grounds makes Uppercourt an ideal setting for weddings and family celebrations.

I recommend this manor house to anyone looking for a countryside retreat in beautiful Kilkenny to explore the surrounding area. Freshford is a picture postcard village with its' village green square and Kilkenny city is close by.

We definitely will return again to experience this grant old manor house.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Dublin Airpot
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Freshford Village
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Dublin Port
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Kilkenny City
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M8 & M9
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Kilkenny City
Car: recommended

Equestrian eventing, Walking & Outdoor Groups, horse trekking, heritage sites, historic trips & tours, and much more...

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Rates & Availability

From €1,200 Per night

County Kilkenny Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter sparkles!
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,200
€8,400
 
 
St Patrick's Festival
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,400
€10,800
 
 
Springtime buds...
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,400
€10,800
 
 
Easter Festival
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,600
€10,800
 
 
Summer on the way...
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,800
€11,600
 
 
Bright Summer Days!
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€2,200
€12,800
 
 
Poetry on the patios...
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€2,200
€12,800
 
 
Sepember sunsets...
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,600
€10,800
 
 
Autumn Glow...
Oct 15 2015 - Dec 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,200
€8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes One-time Housekeeping/preps fee of euro250/- overall.
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Amenities

County Kilkenny Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 5 - tub , shower , Fabulous Rain Showers x 3 Bathing Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom for 4-poster bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom for 4-poster bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Guest Toilet/Bathroom on Ground Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Fabulous Ensuite - 4 poster King bedroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Gentlemen's Cublicles & handbasins, down below.
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Ladies Cubicles & handbasins, down below...
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Stone-floor Double bedroom - with 2 Queen beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Stone floor Double Bedroom, with 1 Queen bed...
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Victorian 4-poster bedroom, ensuite...
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Victorian 4-poster bedroom, ensuite...
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Victorian Double Bedroom with California King Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Victorian Double Bedroom with California King bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Fabulous large 4-poster King bedroom, ensuite...
    Bedroom #8 - 1 king , 6 queen , Yellow Room - Domitory up to 6 Queen beds
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king , 6 queen , Fabulous large Dormitory bedroom, with up to 6 queen beds
  • 9 fabulous bedrooms to choose from: 5 King/double size; plus 4 super-King-size/Dormitory rooms with option of 6 queen beds in each.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting

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