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Guide to Alternative Accommodation

Butterfly Valley Glamping

There is nothing like the comfort and convenience of a hotel, however there are times when we need accommodation that offers us more independence to come and go as we please; dine where and when we want or even get closer to the great outdoors.

Kilkenny offers a variety of self-catering; camping, B&B and rental accommodation to choose from. Here we have selected some of our most popular alternative accommodation choices: 

Camping & Glamping

Butterfly Valley Glamping

BUTTERFLY VALLEY GLAMPING

Butterfly Valley Glamping is a unique luxury camping experience located in an area known locally as the ‘Happy Valley’ of Thomastown. Located about two kilometres from Thomastown in the heart of beautiful Kilkenny countryside, the glampsite overlooks the woods and the river Nore. This intimate site offers luxury bell tents and wooden pods with comfy beds, that will convince even the most reluctant camper of the benefits of enjoying the outdoors. A converted wooden lodge accommodates a fully equipped kitchen/dining/chill out area where tea/coffee and board games are available. Also in the lodge are our luxury bathroom facilities. An outdoor BBQ and play area allow you to reconnect with the outdoors. At night a campfire area allows stargazing and toasting marshmallows while sipping a cold beer while the sun goes down. They are located within easy access of Thomastown in a secure, secluded site and is also centrally located to explore the Sunny Southeast.

Call: 086 8610116
Visit: butterflyvalleyglamping.ie

Tree Grove Glamping

TREE GROVE CAMPING PARK

Tree Grove is a caravan and camping park in Kilkenny. They are a new small family run park and like to give everyone the local info and tips on what to see and do in Kilkenny and the South East. They make the park as practical as possible for guests, with a logical layout to suit both the terrain & the campers needs. 

Call: 086 8308845
Visit: www.treegrovecamping.com

nore valley park

NORE VALLEY PARK CAMPING

This family run site is located in a quiet, peaceful valley overlooking the River Nore. There are beautiful wooden lodges, a total of 35 Caravan Sites and 35 Tent Pitches on site with Free showers and hot water. A high standard of cleanliness is priority throughout the site and amenities with no noise or socialising after midnight. Situated on an open farm, patrons have free access to the farm and children are encouraged to assist in animal feeding along with numerous fun activities throughout the day.

Call: 056 7727229
Visit: www.norevalleypark.com

Self Catering

MOUNT COGGILL SELF-CATERING

MOUNT COGGILL SELF-CATERING

Mount Coggill self catering Kilkenny is a delightful, contemporary country house, built within the ruins of a traditional farmhouse on the Kilkenny, Carlow boarders in South East Ireland. The house was re-modelled in 2000 using green oak. This Kilkenny self catering accommodation consists of a spacious house and will sleep 8 comfortably. It is sitting on top of a hill over 400 feet above sea level and has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Kilkenny plain. It is set in 30 acres of farm land and forest – the garden is semi-wild with grassed areas. It is a very unusual house set in splendid isolation down a rough country boreen (small lane) which leads only to this house.

Call: 087 1314994
Visit: www.mountcoggill.com

KILLURE LODGE KILKENNY

KILLURE LODGE KILKENNY

Welcome to the charmingly charismatic Killure Lodge, a four star, Fáilte Ireland approved self-catering holiday home, set in the rich countryside of Kilkenny. The unique farmhouse, made of Limestone is located in the heart of Ireland’s “Sunny South East” and boasts rural beauty, country seclusion and ancient land. The family home and cottages cater for small groups looking to escape the busy city life for some fresh air and an active, exciting holiday. The lodge is fully self-contained with complete facilities, offering you comfort in a home away from home setting.

Call: 059 9775567
Visit: www.killure.ie

Croan Cottages

CROAN COTTAGES KILKENNY

Set on the ground of an eighteenth century Irish Manor House, Croan Cottages are 5 recently built, traditional style cottages offering self catering accommodation in Kilkenny. The cottages are set around a charming courtyard, surrounded by beautifully mature Lime trees, with a duck pond, boules court and games area close by. Visitors will appreciate the extreme comfort, relaxing nature and high end facilities Croan Cottages has to offer. Relax and enjoy splendid surroundings with Castle Morres demesne just next door, an impressive forest park of almost 2,000 acres, walled gardens and Orchards providing plenty of fresh produce for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Call: 056 7766868
Visit: www.croancottages.com

Bed & Breakfasts

OLDTOWN FARMHOUSE B&B

OLDTOWN FARMHOUSE B&B

Oldtown Farmhouse is a spacious and friendly Kilkenny Bed and Breakfast based on a family run farm, situated on an elevated site with scenic views of the surrounding countryside. Oldtown Farmhouse B&B is home to an award winning and world renowned propagation nursery and 2000-year-old Ring Fort, where guests can receive a complimentary guided tour. Nearby attractions and adventure activities are just a stone’s throw away with Mount Juliet Hotel and Golf Club just 1km away and Kell’s Priory, Jerpoint Abbey, Jerpoint Glass and Kiltorcan Raceway Karting just 5 minutes away.

Call: 056 7728224
Visit: www.oldtownfarmhouse.com

Brandon View House

BRANDON VIEW HOUSE B&B KILKENNY

The stunning Failte Ireland four star rated Brandon View House B&B is nestled in a valley of lush green countryside in Kilkenny. Choose from six newly renovated ensuite bedrooms, offering all the comforts of your home and all modern conveniences. Visitors have easy access to discover some of Kilkenny’s greatest treasures, while also having the sleepy and charming town of Graiguenamanagh just a stone’s throw away, offering a fine selection of Restaurants and traditional pubs. Enjoy a round of golf or for those looking for something adventurous try quad biking or water sports, including canoeing and kayaking on the River Barrow.

Call: 059 9724625
Visit: www.brandonviewhouse.com

Grange Manor Bed and Breakfast

Experience a luxury bed & breakfast Kilkenny in the heart of the countryside with easy access to the medieval city centre, golf courses, fishing and country walks. Located 2 km from the rural town of Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny, Grange Manor boasts 26 acres of landscaped grounds and easy access to the River Nore. Built in 18th century, this Georgian house offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Each room at Grange Manor features tea and coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom. Some rooms also enjoy a seating area and view of the patio. Breakfast, made of locally sourced produce, is served in the large dining room and it includes homemade breads. Dietary requirements are also catered for upon prior arrangement. The medieval city of Kilkenny, situated a 20-minute drive away, has many historic buildings, a castle, and traditional Irish pubs. The Castlecomer Discovery Park only 11 km away.

Call: 087 2524531
Visit: www.grangemanorkilkenny.com