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94 reviews
Upstairs Balcony Off Master Bedroom
View from Upstairs Balcony
Front Porch with swinging chair
Covered Patio
Side view with wooded area to the front
Side View with covered patio area to the rear
Clover Cabin
Childrens play area
Childrens Tree House
Master Bedroom with Adjoining Balcony
Adjoining the Master Bedroom is a kids room 2 x 70cm x 160cm Beds
Double Room Downstairs
Fully Stocked Kitchen
Bathroom Adjoining the Kids Bedroom
Counter Bar and Log Fire
Living Area
Extendable Dining Table Sits 6
Large sand/beach area down at the pond
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Cabin at night
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Gowran, County Kilkenny

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Ruth R
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“you simply have to stay here!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My husband says I have 'high standards' after years of luxury hotel breaks so when he suggested a self catering family holiday in a log cabin for the two of us and our 2 & 4 year old boys, he was a little wary as to how it would pan out! Little did he know that he had just booked the holiday of our lives! I cannot fault Clover Cabin. We met both Fergal and Annette during our stay and they are such nice down to earth people. The cabin itself is simply amazing! It is unusual to find a place to stay that caters perectly for both adults and children but Clover Cabin does just that. Our boys didn't stop for a second during the days making use of the fantastic tree house, swings, slides etc not to mention the mini beach! When it came to bed time they were so exhausted that they slept like 'logs' in their perfectly laid out room complete with blackout blinds. This is when we put the feet up with a glass (or two!) of wine and I can safely say I have never felt more relaxed. The cabin is both rustic & luxurious at the same time. Fergal & Annette have thought of everything, just when you think 'I could do with a ..........' you open a drawer and there it is! The cabin is approx 10 minute drive to Kilkenny city which has so much to offer but there is also the local village of Gowran where you can pick up everything you need in the Quick Pick store where the lady even has the cúpla focal much to my Irish speaking husbands delight! I recommend Glasraí & Goodies, a gorgeous local shop selling delicious local artisan treats! We were very fortunate with the weather during our week long stay but I can imagine Clover Cabin being suitable for all weather conditions with indoor games provided and the tv/dvd to keep you entertained. I will definitely be returning again and I highly recommend it to anyone with or without children. Thank you Fergal & Annette.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2014
thanks you so much for your review
we are delighted you had such a great time at the cabin
looking forward to welcoming you back in the future
Fergal & Annette
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gkarberg
Warner Robins, Georgia
1 review
“The BEST place to stay in Ireland”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We had a great stay, the place is beautiful and is perfect for families or a couple. Kilkenny has so much to do, but we traveled away from the cabin, you can be in Wicklow in 1 1/2 hours or Waterford in an hour. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. We usually ate breakfast and dinner in the cabin. The owners are wonderful people and take care of everything. If you want a peaceful, beautiful place to stay this is it. We will be back.

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Liked best: Everything.
Liked least: We liked everything.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Jun 2014
We really are very flattered by your comment the best place in ireland , i,m sure your correct! Thank you so much and looking forward to greeting you and your pleasant family again
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Channy201...
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Home from Home experience!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This place is so lovely! And we met Fergal who was so friendly and gave us milk and scones and wood for the fire! We stayed here 4 nights and went to Kilkenny for the day! It is truly unique and we will be back! Thank you :)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jun 2014
We are very pleased you felt at home in the cabin, it makes our work worthwhile . Thank you for your great review and hope to see you again soon
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Susie C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A tranquil get away.”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Thank you Fergal & Annette for a relaxing weekend. We arrived on Friday evening with 2 very excited girls. The log fire was blazing away & a lovely basket of freshly baked scones were just waiting to be devoured . Fergal gave us the run down of how everything worked which was all very easy. We all got settled in, girls off to bed, wine open feet up. We even skyped some relation in Australia to show them round! Wifi a big plus. The girls were up early the next morning, listening to fantastic bird song, they then headed out to have great fun in the playground, tree house & sand pit, all within eyeshot of the cabin. 3 days of just pure bliss, highly recommend.

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Liked best: The peace
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
8 May 2014
Thank you so much for a really kind review, it was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests.
Hope to see ye all again in the future
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Olly K
Dundalk, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful comfortable cabin, great location”
Reviewed 1 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The cabin itself is just beautifully made and maintained. It's very comfortable inside, lovely fixtures & fittings. Was ideal for just a couple, but would be lovely with one or two kids also.

The kitchen is perfectly equipped. The wood burning stove is very simple to use and really does heat the whole cabin. Bathroom, shower etc are lovely. It is cosy inside, the dining table isn't that big, But it was perfect for the two of us.

The grounds are delightful. There are wonderful areas for kids and it seemed very safe. The pond is a good distance from the cabin and any other water is fenced off.

I can also recommend the Chinese takeaway in Gowran! There is tea, coffee, sugar and some other bits there when you arrive. But no milk/bread. So you'd be best to bring some. We arrived late (about 9pm), the shop in Gowran was closed so make sure you have a few essentials with you.

There is WiFi in the cabin, which was a lovely surprise.

We would certainly return.

Directions are grand, but could do with a sign when you get in the gate as it was dark and we weren't sure to go left or right in the gate - v. minor issue I know!

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Liked best: Comfort of the cabin
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Apr 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you to stay.A sign is a great idea after coming in the entrance, we will have to take care of that. Looking forward to seeing you again
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Gar_w
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great stay”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed in the Clover Cabin for 2 nights, March 20th-22nd. We found the cabin to be very comfortable and inviting. The stove was already lightening when we arrived and a basket of welcoming scones were on the counter top which was a very nice touch. As the weather was pretty poor during our stay we didn't get to enjoy much of the outdoor facilities which during the summer would be great for small kids, the playground, soccer goal, pond and the covered outdoor area for barbeques, complete with outdoor sound system and toilets. We travelled as a group of 5, my parents in law, our 1 year old daughter, my wife and myself and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The only drawback I found and the reason for not giving the cabin the full 5 stars was that to access the toilet upstairs you have to go through the babies \ children's bedroom and for us it was not worth the risk of waking the baby during the night, so we had to use the toilet down stairs, other than that I could not fault the place and will without doubt return before the year is out.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Apr 2014
Thank you for a great review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again
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19ll
Kildare, Ireland
1 review
“Spectacular!”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Would highly recommend a visit to clover cabin. I spent a few days there with my sister, neice and my mum. The downstair bedroom and bathroom were ideal as my mum uses a walking aid. Fergal was very welcoming on arrival and he had the wood burning stove already set up for us. My 5 year neice really enjoyed the Tree House and swings.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
7 Mar 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future
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