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“Escape to the country, Perfect !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Croan Cottages
Wormerveer, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Escape to the country, Perfect !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

We just spent 11 days in Croan Cottages , a perfect country location and yet near to Kilkenny, Waterford , Dublin and lots of other places for shops,restaurants etc.,
The owners Francis + Niamh were very welcoming and friendly and we fell in love with Bella & Poppy ( their adorable dogs, still missing them ! )
We awoke to breathtaking views of "Escape to the Country " quality, simply stunning ! and the sound of the chickens & other poultry which after the first morning was,nt unusual but quite charming.
I have no hesitation to recommend this fabulous holiday" get away from it all" to all our friends both here in The Netherlands and in Ireland + Britain.
Hoping to return to Croan again one day soon, David + Rob, The Netherlands.
P.S.
Energy costs were minimal, we paid 11 euros for a stay of 11 days ! Great value all round for a beautiful comfortable cottage in beautiful suroundings.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Southport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

We stayed at croan cottages for a part of our honeymoon. Niamh was very welcoming and it was nice that they left cava and chocolates for us on arrival. Fantastic unique experience being on a farm.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Croan_Cottages, Owner at Croan Cottages, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Hi Peter, many thanks for the review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Hopefully next time we'll get 5 stars across the board!

Thanks again.
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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Beautiful cottages set in peaceful, rural setting. We went there with the kids at Easter and had a very relaxing time. The kids loved playing with the animals - lambs, chicks, goats etc. and also the owners' very friendly old dogs. Francis and Niamh (the owners) were very warm and friendly, but not at all intrusive. Niamh's home cooking was delicious - we pre-ordered some food and then went off for a hike. When we came home tired, we just had time to put some logs on the fire before Niamh brought our fantastic meal over to the cottage door. If you are looking for a relaxing break in the Irish countryside with exceptional hospitality, Croan Cottages will not disappoint.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed at Croan Cottages for 3 nights over Easter and found it to be a beautiful place. The courtyard setting was so beautiful with the blossom trees creating a romantic light. The houses were spacious, clean and bright and still had a lovely cosy feel with an open fire. The extra bathroom was also welcomed in the 3 bed if you are sharing with kids. The option of ordering cooked meals from the owners was also a lovely touch. Although I wouldnt personally be a dog lover, the kids really enjoyed their company as they were very friendly dogs. The other animals on site were also a great treat for the kids to enjoy in a peaceful environment. We found the owners to be very helpful and friendly and we will definitely be re-visiting these houses as some stage in the future. Well worth a visit as a couple or a family - suits all.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Lisa S
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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

We had the most perfect holiday at Croan Cottages over Christmas! We booked several of the cottages, as there was a big family party with people travelling from all over. Francis and Niamh could not have been more accomodating! Everyone loved staying at Croan. Even in winter, the cottages are warm, cosy and well-appointed. They're also much roomier than most holiday cottages, there was plenty of room for us all to sit together in the evening. The location is perfect for people coming from Dublin or Waterford airports and from the Rosslare ferry. We're definitely coming back!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank sogormande
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Croan_Cottages, Owner at Croan Cottages, responded to this review, 11 January 2012
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Croan. Thanks.
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

We satyed with Francis and Niamh in June for about a week and we had a wonderful time. They are a lovely family and could not have made us feel more welcome. We have a big family and the larger cottage was more than sufficient for our needs and for our large Newfoundland, Sarah. The kids loved going to see the animals everyday and playing bowls on the lawn. There is plenty of open space and no danger of busy roads for young children. Niamh brought the children up to the walled garden to pick some tasty strawberries that were in season and they loved it. It was a lovely treat to have after dinner and we were welcome to pick them as often as we pleased. Their hospitality was second to none and we have no hesitation in recommending Croan cottages to friends and family and have done. We also just received a beautiful Christmas card from the family with seasons greetings, which is a lovely touch. I'm sure we will be back sometime in the near future.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank Catherine C
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Cornwall UK
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

We really enjoyed the accommodation at Croan Cottages. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings with plenty of animals to keep our grandson entertained. Francis and Naimh could not have been netter hosts. Best tasting tomatoes eve!

We would all thoroughly recommend Croan Cottages for your holiday in Ireland.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bcj1
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Additional Information about Croan Cottages

Property: Croan Cottages
Address: Dunnamaggin | Dunnamaggan, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5

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