Frequently Asked Questions


What is included in the kitchen?

The kitchen facilities in both cottages include electric cooker, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, toaster and a dishwasher. The Lodge also benefits from a washing machine and dryer. The Barn has washing machine and dryer in a small separate house adjoining it. Both properties offer a full range of kitchen equipment and utensils are also provided to help you prepare your meals as well as crockery, glasses and cutlery. We also provide a small cleaning kit including vacuum, dustpan and brush, cleaning cloth and two tea-towels.

What other facilities are included?

Free wifi is available via Satellite with a current speed of 20-40 mbs. As well as Satellite TV, you will also find a selection of board games, interesting books, guides and maps.

Is there a shop nearby where I can purchase food items?

There is a small Spar shop in Goresbridge where you can buy basic essentials. This village is just 3 kms away from the cottages. Larger supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Supervalu can be found in Bagenalstown which is 8 kms away. Supervalu also do home deliveries.

How is the cottage heated

Both cottages benefit from a biomass heating system and also offer a multi-fuel burner in the sitting rooms.  We provide a welcome fire pack for your arrival and if you would like further packs during your stay, they can be purchased separately. Solar panels provide plenty of hot water on tap

Are there any pubs nearby?

You will find lovely little Irish pubs in all three local villages – Gowran, Goresbridge and Paulstown.

What space is there outside?

When you stay in The Lodge, you benefit from exclusive use of the private front enclosed garden with a large table and seating area. Guests staying in The Barn benefit from exclusive use of a private garden to the rear of the property, which again has a large table and seating area. A BBQ is also available for your use.

Is there car parking?

Secure car parking is available within the enclosed courtyard setting behind electronic gates and there is plenty of space available for both cottages.

What is provided in the bathrooms?

For your convenience, towels and bath mats are provided for all guests.  A hairdryer and complimentary pack of toilet roll and toiletries is also provided.  You may want to bring additional toiletries to replenish during your stay.

When is check in and check out?

You can check into your cottage from 4 pm on the day of arrival and we kindly ask that you check out on the day of departure by 10 am.

Is keyless check-in available?

For the security of all our guests, we do not offer keyless check-in. However, as we live in the main farmhouse, we are always able to meet and greet all our guests on arrival and are available to answer any questions throughout your stay.

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept dogs or any other animals in the property.

Is there public transport nearby?

For those wishing to use public transportation, we are connected to 2 bus lines (3kms away). One bus route goes to Dublin and Waterford. The other goes to Kilkenny and local areas. We are also close to the mainline train from Dublin to Waterford at Mhuine Beag (Bagnalstown) 8 kms away.

Can I bring my bike?

Yes, we have secure storage available for bike. There are also bicycles available onsite that can be borrowed to get around if you’d prefer not to bring your own.

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