|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Clarahawn House sits in its own private and secluded three acre (1.2 hectare) garden with stunning uninterrupted views of the Blackstairs Mountains. The garden has large lawn areas with seating and a fire pit, an area of woodland and private river frontage onto the River Barrow (the main photo is the bottom of the garden). It is just over a kilometre from the pubs and shops of Graiguenamanagh (Village of the Monks), 40 minutes drive from the popular historic Kilkenny City, ninety minutes drive from Central Dublin and sixty minutes from both Rosslare car ferry and the sandy beaches of the Hook Peninsula. The house is a nineteenth century cottage with a modern architect-designed wing built onto it. Both the house and gardens have been luxuriously renovated in 2013. Inside the house is a comfortable mix of antique and modern furniture and contemporary artwork.
Dermot Scully purchased this house in 2011
I love the rolling countryside, the rivers and the mountains. The property feels like it is in the middle of nowhere but only a mile from numerous shops, bars and restaurants.
It is a great base to explore Kilkenny City, Dublin and the picturesque villages of Graiguenamanagh, Inistioge, St Mullins and Thomastown.
We were constantly looking for lovely places to stay in Ireland where we could stay with our dog.
We also wanted the house to be big enough to get all the family together with enough space for everyone.
Special interest holidays:
The river barrow provides opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and river swimming. You are very welcome to use the river bank to moor watersports equipment.
Dublin airport is an easy 90 minute drive. Rosslaire port is 60 minutes drive. Waterford airport is about 30 minutes drive. Trains from nearby Bagnelstown regularly go into Dublin.
Graiguenamanagh Village is one mile away, Inistioge is 7 miles and Kilkenny City is 20 miles. Dublin is 80 miles.
We ask for a 50% deposit to secure the booking and the remainder 4 weeks ahead of arrival.