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The Pump House - cosy farm cottage with fishing and golf nearby

James and Claudia Reeves

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, Irish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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James and Claudia Reeves

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, Irish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2015
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The Pump House - cosy farm cottage with fishing and golf nearby

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

County Kildare Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen/living area. Sleeps 4.

The Pump House is a traditional style cottage, which overlooks a beautiful Victorian lawn with native and exotic trees to the front, and a cobblestone yard to the back. The cottage is tastefully decorated throughout, bright and spacious, with the guests' comfort and enjoyment in mind. It has central heating and a solid fuel stove (logs are provided free of charge) as well as a range of extra complimentary amenities. It is located next to our 18th century house, in the middle of 35 acres of farmland dotted with ancient trees, shrubberies, and a wide variety of wildlife and domestic animals-yet only 20 minutes walk from the historic town of Athy. The Barrow runs adjacent to it and is ideal for coarse fishing or bird watching. We pride ourselves on the gentle hospitality we provide our guests and look forward to welcoming you soon!

About Athy: - a heritage town in south Kildare, situated on the intersection of the River Barrow and the Grand Canal. The town developed from a 12th century Anglo-Norman settlement and has many beautiful landmark monuments. The Heritage Centre, situated in the main town square, provides a wealth of information to all visitors and doubles as a local history museum. There are several important festivals in Athy throughout the year, namely the Water Festival (May), Gordon Bennett Vintage Motor Rally (June), the Kildare Agricultural Show and Athy Bluegrass Festival (July) and the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School (October). Tuesdays are market day in Athy and every Sunday there is also a picturesque Farmers Market in the main town square, with locally grown produce and crafts on sale. There is also a number of quality restaurants in the town, as well as traditional Irish pubs and a good selection of shops.

Activities on our farm: FISHING/ROWING - The Barrow runs adjacent to our farm and offers fishing enthusiasts enjoyment all year round, with plenty of pike, bream and roach available. Guests can enjoy our picnic hampers on the river bank! FAUNA AND FLORA - ours is a visitor friendly farm and guests are welcome to roam through the fields and enjoy the countryside at close hand. There are many beautiful old trees dotted through the farm and a wide variety of wildlife and domestic animals to be seen: pheasants, rabbits, hares, hens, ducks, cows, a horse and a donkey. And while you're at it, don't forget to close your eyes and enjoy the magnificent bird song, particularly if you didn't get up to hear the Dawn Chorus at day break..

Other local activities: All of these and many more are available either in Athy or within a short distance drive: GOLF - see details below. FISHING - the River Barrow and the Grand Canal offer fishing enthusiasts enjoyment all year round, with plenty of pike, bream and roach available. There are also trout fishing lakes nearby. HORSE RACING -The Curragh, Naas and Punchestown are the nearest racecourses and host monthly meetings. GREYHOUND RACING - a cheaper and exciting alternative to horse racing. Races take place in Newbridge every Friday and Saturday night. MOTOR RACING - for 'would-be Schumachers' at Mondello Park Racing Circuit. PAINT BALLING - a fun filled experience you'll never forget! Available in Stradbally. SOMETHING WE DIDN'T MENTION? If there is any other activity that you are particularly interested in, just ask and we will be happy to make enquiries for you!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
James and Claudia Reeves (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, Irish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a great week here at your cottage - the fishing has great potential for all year round anglers from 1/2 lb jack to 15lb pike - Robbie Hopkinson, UK



Thank you for a lovely two weeks. The cottage was perfect, the food delicious, and the pair of you were perfect hosts - Maggie and Derek Grocott, UK



Votre literie est parfaite, et votre couette tres douillette. On resterait dessous toute la journee... Nous avons pu beaucoup visiter les atentours, et meme plus loin - Virginie et Michel Debeire, France



We have really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful/comfortable cottage. The local golf course provided an enjoyable afternoon, where we were made to feel welcome, despite not really knowing what we were doing. Kate and Neil Gregory, UK



Un cottage magnifique, tres bien decore - merci beaucoup pour les fleurs dans la chambre! Nous avons aprecie la musique irlandaise jouee dans un pub a Athy... tres chaleureuse ambiance! - Michele, Jean Marc, Lucile, Marion Savoie, France
Nov 2007
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 46 traveler reviews

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The Pump House - cosy farm cottage with fishing and golf nearby
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 47 reviews
Berkshire UK
5

Missing you already!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a wonderful stay at "The Pump House" A Big Thank You to Claudia, James and their family and pets for providing us with a warm welcome, a most comfortable base in an idyllic setting.

This cottage is quaint but with every modern convenience that you could ask for and more.

We especially loved the wood burning stove which gave our evenings that warm fuzzy feeling.

Thank you also for the delicious home made scones and jam you provided for us on our arrival ( must get the recipe )

We will be back soon,

Jacquie & Mike Berkshire

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Danke Claudia

  • 5 of 5

Es war wie zuvor beschrieben: wie zu Hause! sehr komfortable und vorteilhaft für Familie mit Kinder (Waschmaschine, Trockner, die große Badewanne, der Kamin!) nicht zu vergessen der Spielplatz und natürlich die Gastfreundschaft!!

Danke wir werden uns wieder sehen! Samuel

It was as previously described: at home! very comfortable and convenient for families with children (washer, dryer, large bath, the fireplace!) not to mention the playground and of course the hospitality !!

Thank you, we will see you again! Samuel

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Bremm, Deutschland
5

Tolles Land... Tolles Hau... Tolle Familie <3

  • 5 of 5

Liebe Claudia, Lieber James und Liebe Kinder,

danke für den tollen Aufenthalt. Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit in Irland und haben uns im Pump House wie zu Hause gefühlt.

Es gibt fast einfach nicht zu bemängeln.

1000000000000000 Sterne für euch

Liebe Grüße Nico & Hanna

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent Family, Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband, father-in-law and toddler daughter stayed in the cottage in August of 2014. WE LOVED IT! The family is beautiful, friendly and also make sure you "have your space". They were always available to have wonderful long Irish conversations with my husband and father-in-law and my daughter ADORED the animals! What a beautiful combination of seclusion and inclusion.

We had a very easy time getting to the location as the driving directions were superb! We were welcomed warmly and they even gave us some fresh milk and a bottle of wine!

Navigating the driveway took us a bit but once we got used to that we had no issues at all. The cottage was very clean and all the amenities were in order.

I would HIGHLY recommend this cottage to any person interested in a good location to visit the whole of eastern Ireland...very centrally located.

We loved the little town of Athy and enjoyed walking about the property and seeing all the lovely creatures of Ireland.

Thank you so much and we hope to return again VERY soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
fermanagh
5

fantastic weekend away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to book a very last minute getaway and came across this amazing cottage.

We arrived to 5star plus hosting with homemade scones jam butter milk and wine .

As a family we have a very hectic life and was looking for total relaxation and rest and thats exactly what we got the moment we arrived the family were so warm and welcoming and have such beautiful and polite children.

Our two boys enjoyed playing with patrick the owners son and there was so much for them to do which meant we could get a very rare

break!!!! The cottage was amazing so warm and comfortable the boys loved the loft above the kitchen and it was very well equiped for cooking.

The animals around the place were an added bonus for us as we are huge animal lovers we loved the donkey visiting for a treat.

really handy distance from dublin and other great places.

thankyou to celine and your lovely family for a great weekend xx

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Little Flock, AR USA
5

The Pump House is Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at the Pump House in early May. It was our first time to Ireland and we really wanted the full Irish experience and we couldn't have asked for more. Claudia and James and the whole family was so inviting and welcoming. We cherish our kitchen conversation with Claudia and James about the farm, James' ancestry, the local town of Aty and Ireland in general. The location is perfect for a true Irish experience. I would highly recommend staying at the Pump house. The facilities are wonderful and they have the best dog ever (miss you Lucy). They have done a fantastic job of incorporating modern facilities in a farm/rural setting. I only wish we had had more time to go fishing. Enjoy, you won't be disappointed.

Cary

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Dublin and Dun Laoghaire
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Athy
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
M9, Ballitore
Car: recommended

Athy is a heritage town in south Kildare, situated on the intersection of the River Barrow and the Grand Canal. It is located 67km southwest of Dublin and has good access routes to Dublin airport and to the seaports of Dublin, Dun Laoghaire (83km) and Rosslare (110km). It also has good train and bus connections and is conveniently located within an hour's driving of Dublin and many of the Midlands main towns: Kildare, Naas, Newbridge, Carlow, Portaloise, Kilkenny, Tullamore and Athlone. County Kildare is the centre of the horse breeding and training industry in Ireland and many of the major stud farms and training establishments are located in the county.

Other Activities: Walking, rowing, canoeing

Golf: GOLF - three of Ireland's best courses are located within a 30-45 minute drive from our cottage: The K Club (venue for the Ryder Cup 2006 Matches), the PGA National Ireland and Carton House. In the town, Athy Golf Club and Cardenton House Par 3 offer a fair test of golf to all categories of players.

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Rates & Availability

From €80 Per night

County Kildare Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
€100
From
€100
Fri,Sat,Sun
€450
 
 
Mid season
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
€100
From
€100
Fri,Sat,Sun
€375
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
€100
From
€100
Fri,Sat,Sun
€450
 
 
Mid season
Aug 29 2015 - Nov 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
€100
From
€100
Fri,Sat,Sun
€375
 
 
Low season
Nov 7 2015 - Dec 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
€80
From
€80
Fri,Sat,Sun
€300
 
 
Mid season
Dec 5 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
€100
From
€100
Fri,Sat,Sun
€375
 
 
High season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
€100
From
€100
Fri,Sat,Sun
€450
 
 
Low season
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
€80
From
€80
Fri,Sat,Sun
€300
 

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Notes Prices quoted are based on up to four people sharing. In exceptional cases, larger families can be accommodated - please inquire.
Price includes wi-fi, electricity, heating, bed linen and towels.
€100 deposit secures the booking. Payment is preferred via bank transfer. Paypal may also be used but any applicable fees will be charged to the customer.
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Amenities

County Kildare Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Choose between an energising power shower or a deeply relaxing bubble bath - with room enough for two! Step out into the comfort of a heated floor, and dry yourself in large, warm towels. Then, wrap around our complimentary bathrobe and enjoy the moment...
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The extra large bed in the bedroom has a high quality zip and link mattress, which can transform it into two single beds, if so required. There is also room for a fold out bed or cot. In the loft over the kitchen, there is a double futon, where two adults or older children can sleep. Crisp cotton sheets, fluffy pillows, snug duvets, combined with fresh air and exercise, will ensure you have a peaceful night sleep!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Pump House is the only unit we rent in our farm, so you will truly experience the unique sensation of having the whole place to yourself! Make the most of it! Take time out and relax in the cosiness of the cottage. Logs are provided for the stove throughout your stay so you can enjoy a real fire anytime you like. There are also a number of books, games and films available for you to enjoy, as well as a music centre, television and DVD player. If you feel more energetic, go for a long stroll through our fields and along the river Barrow. Take time to admire the many mature trees and shrubbery around you, spot the wildlife and hear the birdsong. You can also try your hand at fishing. Do as little or as much as you choose…

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