Ballaghtobin is ideally sited for visiting Kilkenny city. The house is home to the charming Gabbetts - Catherine and Mickey. It's a stylish house and guests are warmly welcomed. Our room was delightfully and comfortably appointed with every possible request anticipated. We spent a relaxing first evening in the lovely drawing room chatting with our hosts and with another guest couple. On our second evening we were the only guests and relaxed again in the drawing room with the Gabbetts' extensive collection of books on many Irish subjects. Breakfast was both delicious and extensive, served in the stylish dining room.
Ballaghtobin is also a working farm run by the family. A by-product of Mickey's forestry operation is the availability of wood chip to power the very modern heating and hot water system.
Thoroughly recommended for a relaxed yet sophisticated stay with a charming family.