My husband and I have had the pleasure of staying at Blancheville House the past two years. Monica is a charming and most gracious hostess and her home feels like you've just stepped into a Jane Austen novel. What a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. If you want the peace and quiet of the country, yet not too far from the bustle of Kilkenny, this is it! We have stayed both times in the big room with the half tester bed, and I feel like a fairy princess each morning that I wake up. The breakfast is wonderful, elegant and made fresh to order. I can't say enough about Blanchville House and Monica. I only wish I didn't live "across the pond", as I would indulge myself as a very frequent guest. Treat yourself to a stay, and you will want to return year after year!