Mount Brandon Cottages
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Mount Brandon Cottages

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5.0
#1 of 1 lodge in Tinnahinch
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Mount Brandon is one of the southeast’s most attractive self-catering properties. These two cottages are located just outside of Graiguenamanagh only 5 minutes’ walk from the river Barrow - a haven for game and coarse anglers alike. They are 4-star Failte Ireland approved and offer all mod cons.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking rooms
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ANGELA C wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
These houses are really pretty and comfortable. Everything is spotless. They are really close to Graiguenamanagh. It's the perfect place to bring a dog for long river walks. The house has everything you could need including a safe, fridge, chest freezer, microwave, t.v., washing machine and dryer ( make sure to bring washing powder). The beds are really comfortable and the owners (who live on site) are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend staying at Brandon House.
p.s.the WiFi works really well and 4G is very good in the area.

The town has a great variety of cafes and pubs serving food outdoors only due to covid restrictions. The best takeaway in my opinion is the duiske diner. The waterside cafe serves amazing coffee and sweet treats like scones brownies etc. There is so much to do in the area. If you like pretty gardens visit Woodstock which is a short drive away
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Andrea Wenner, Owner at Mount Brandon Cottages
Responded 28 Jul 2021
Hello Angela! Thanks so much for your kind review!!! We were delighted to have you stay with us and are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here, that you felt comfortable and appreciated we we try to do here. Please come again.
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samanthacorrigan wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a week in July 2020. Things are very different on staycations with covid but this place was so relaxed and clean. It is so peaceful here with no noise so very easy to relax. The house was very clean and had all the amenties that we needed as a family with two kids. The pottery is closed at the moment due to covid but they where very helpful and put on a private class for our two children which was much appreciated and the kids had great fun and even got a go on the pottery wheel. Rooms are very comfortable to stay in. Great location for visiting many of the attractions in the area. Would recommend staying here
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Andrea Wenner, Owner at Mount Brandon Cottages
Responded 16 Sept 2020
Hello the Corrigans! Thank you kindly for your complimentary review. We are doing our very best to follow best government advice and have completed the Covid-19 charter from Failte Ireland. So we are doing our bit to keep this virus under control. Delighted the kids got to do some pottery while you were here. Isn't it a fantastic facility to have right here at the cottages? Please come and stay with us again the next time you are planning a trip to the sunny southeast. With every good wish from Graiguenamanagh! Stay safe Andrea
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Sinead B wrote a review Aug 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely 5 night stay in Mount Brandon Cottages in July 2021. We rented both of the self- catering houses, one for a family of 4 and the other for a family of 3 and it couldn't have worked out better. Both houses were really well equipped with all you could need for a short break.

The communal garden and BBQ area was really lovely and quiet and meant both families could mingle outdoors most mornings and evenings (especially as we timed our visit with an Irish heatwave!). The garden was very safe too for the kids to play. Andrea was the perfect host and the marble chocolate cake upon arrival was a lovely surprise!

I would highly recommend the cottages for a family or friends get-together. Its a short walk/drive down to the lovely village of Graignemanagh where there are shops, pubs, takeaways and restaurants. The riverside is lovely, and people were swimming and fishing when we were there. There is also a lovely walk (Barrow Way) along the river which brings you to St. Mullins. All in all it was a lovely relaxing trip. The only stressful part was trying to get ready for a very early checkout time of 9am!
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Both self catering cottages were pretty much identical, except one had a stove and the other had...
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Response from Andrea Wenner, Owner at Mount Brandon Cottages
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Hello Sinead, thank you kindly for your kind review. We are so happy that you had a good time here with us. Also delighted that you enjoyed the cake. :-) We feel very blessed to live in such beautiful surroundings and are happy to be able to share these with guests who know to appreciate same. Sorry that you felt stressed with the 9 am check-out. Being part of Failte Ireland's COVID-19 safety charter requires us to do a considerable amount of cleaning and sanitizing. We appreciate that we ask guests to leave the premises early, but that way you had a really safe and clean environment to call home for the period of your stay and the same goes for the next guests. :-) We very much enjoyed having you stay. Let's hope the weather will play ball again the next time you plan a visit to beautiful Graiguenamanagh. All the very best, Andrea
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Poppy m wrote a review Jun 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My extended stay has been so relaxing. Andrea & co. are very inviting, helpful & accommodating. My apartment is spotless with everything you could need. For nature lovers it's a haven filled with beautiful flora & fauna whereever you look. The village is on the doorstep and the locals are very friendly. An
idyllic location for anyone who enjoys a ramble or more serious walker with it's proud mount brandon as a backdrop & the gorgeous barrow River. Thank you for everything Andrea Catriona & Poppy🙏🌻
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alison M wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, comfortable, self-catering accommodation within walking distance of Graigue The accommodation is spacious (we are six) well-equipped, and comfortable.
The site has beautiful gardens, plenty of space, with things for the kids to make use of like table tennis - great touch. Definitely try the pottery workshop with Carmen!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Andrea Wenner, Owner at Mount Brandon Cottages
Responded 28 Jul 2021
Hello there! I only just spotted your review... We are of course delighted to read that the six of you had such a good time here. Boomer and Dusty are still checking House No. 2 for their new friends. I must pass this review on to Carmen, who will be very pleased! Stay safe and do come again. All the very best, Andrea
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cuchulainn e wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hi,. We stayed with friends and two dogs for a weekend in mount Brandon cottages ..it was fantastic, the cottage was spotless, spacious and easy to find..
Loved the old style plaster on the inside
The stove was an added bonus ..
All our friends from Dublin fell in love with the place and can't wait to come back to visit ..
It was one of the best weekends ever..
Many thanks to Andrea
Thank you for having us...
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Elaine S wrote a review Aug 2021
18 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely spotlessly clean cottage full of character set in idyllic gardens. Warm and gracious host Andrea was so helpful with ideas for day trips suitable for us with our dog. Easy to locate and arrival access hassle free, not to mention the delicious homemade loaf waiting for us. Comfortable beds, very well stocked kitchen facilities and all within easy walking distance for the town. Location itself is beautiful and a great base with many places less than 40 minutes away. Thank you for a lovely holiday, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, highly recommend
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Andrea Wenner, Owner at Mount Brandon Cottages
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Thank you kindly, Elaine! We are delighted that you had a great time and that you would recommend Mount Brandon Cottages to others. Excellent! :-) Stay safe and do visit us again when you travel from Donegal to the sunny southeast next. All the best, Andrea
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loleary99 wrote a review Feb 2022
Wicklow, Ireland22 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second time staying at Mt Brandon cottages & we definitely return. The house is spacious, comfortable and really warm. It was spotlessly clean & well kitted out. We were lucky enough to have a pottery lesson with Carmen on site which was great fun. Graiguenamanagh is a stunning place with wonderful hikes, river walks and great pubs!! Andrea is a superb host and made us feel really welcome, it's a real home away from home.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Helen K. wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Mount Brandon Cottages in mid-August. We chose the cottage because it made a great base for exploring the local countryside. We are keen cyclists and there's fabulous hilly terrain in Carlow and Kilkenny.

The cottage was clean and neat with adequate supplies for two adults and one child. Free WiFi was great for plotting the days activities. Andrea made the place very homely and was quick to respond to any questions we had.

If you like outdoor activities there's plenty to do in the area, walks along the Barrow and up Mount Brandon, water sports on the river and quiet roads with plenty of hills if you like a cycling challenge! Graiguenamanagh has a good Aldi and SuperValu supermarkets within 1.3km of the cottages. Due the COVID-19 restrictions there were fewer eating out opportunities in the town.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Andrea Wenner, Owner at Mount Brandon Cottages
Responded 16 Sept 2020
Dear Helen, Louis and Roisin! Thank you for your kind review. As always we are delighted you had a good time at the cottages and that you enjoyed the great outdoors. You were not kidding about what you said re the hilly terrain of the surrounding area... We have cycled through many a small laneway around here and have struggled our way up many a hill on our tandem. :-) Thanks again for staying with us and here is hoping we may welcome you again in the future. All the very best and stay safe.
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dorothy d wrote a review Jul 2015
Moss Beach, California1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mount Brandon Cottages where my first stop in Ireland and what a lucky thing. Andrea took great care of me and my sister, she went out of her way to make out time there wonderful and I will be back again the next time I visit Ireland. The town of Graignamanagh is the kind of village you imagine finding when you think of Ireland. I left reluctantly after having gotten to know quite a few locals, it's such a friendly place. The area is lovely, beside a river and surrounded by forest, a paradise for walkers and fishermen. My favorite pub (there's at least one pub per 300 residents, men, women, and children...) was Micky Doyles. Fav restaurant and music venue is the Globe. One day we were having a pint there, a member of the Commitments was going to be playing in the band that night and I mentionded that I always wanted to see that movie. The cook heard me and left the kitchen to go home and get me his dvd to loan it to me! That's the kind of folks who live in Graignamanach, and thats the kind of hospitality you receive at Mount Brandon.
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: There are 2 cottages, both are equally excellent.
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Sinead B wrote a tip Aug 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both self catering cottages were pretty much identical, except one had a stove and the other had an open fireplace."
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237emy wrote a tip Jun 2016
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All views are superb from any aspect."
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dorothy d wrote a tip Jul 2015
Moss Beach, California1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are 2 cottages, both are equally excellent."
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£146 - £191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty CarlowTinnahinch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Brandon Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Brandon Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Duiske Abbey (0.5 miles), Cushendale Woollen Mills (0.5 miles), and Mick Doyle's (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Brandon Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Mount Brandon Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mount Brandon Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clashganny House Restaurant Borris Co Carlow, Mullichain Cafe, and Step House Restaurant.
Is Mount Brandon Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Tinnahinch.
Are pets allowed at Mount Brandon Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Mount Brandon Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duiske Abbey (0.5 miles).