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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ballyragget, County Kilkenny

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294cassie
Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful welcome”
Reviewed 6 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
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We received wonderful Irish hospitality from Breda and Liam when we notified them that we would be unable to spend our holiday at Cherryfield as planned due to problems we encountered during Storm Desmond. They immediately offered to meet us at the train station if we were able to get there from Co Kerry and to return us to the station at the end of our stay. In addition they offered to take us to purchase groceries for our ever hungry teenagers for the duration of our stay. Although Breda was working on the day of our arrival a lovey afternoon tea was awaiting us and the table was set beautifully. The beds were comfortable and the cottage was spotless. The boys in particular (15 & 8) loved the games provided for their entertainment. When extended family we hadn't previously met came to visit us Breda once again provided morning and afternoon tea for our visitors. Liam and Breda treated us like family and made Cherryfield a wonderful oasis of peace and calm after the disasters in Co Kerry.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2016
Thank you ever so much for sharing this wonderful feedback with us, we couldn't be happier that you had such a lovely peaceful holiday at Cherryfield! It sounds like the owners really took great care of you, making your holiday a success in the face of the hardship of the storm - excellent! We certainly hope that you all come back for another Irish adventure very soon!
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mtnorm
Kalispell, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 5 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Great location for day trips to Kilkenny, Waterford or Cashel. Take time to explore the back roads too. On our trip we stayed at three different cottages and I could say the same for all of them. But, our stay at Cherryfield was special!
I had spent summers on a dairy farm in my teens and it brought back memories. And you can't beat going out to visit the chickens to bring in fresh (very fresh) eggs for breakfast. Most special was the host's efforts to make us feel welcome and to be sure our time there was a great experience. We have returned to the States and feel like we now have cousins in Ireland.

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Liked best: The farm atmosphere, the hosts
Liked least: Having to move on after a week.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Nov 2015
How wonderful that staying at Cherryfield brought back memories of your youth! And we would certainly agree that you can't beat fresh eggs for breakfast! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your holiday and if you are in the area again please don't forget to visit your new Irish cousins!
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Sara H
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Its my home in Ireland”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

After a fantastic stay last year we returned again this year but for longer.... What a welcome, it was like coming home to visit family.
The property and settings have everything covered, there were four of us in our group, mother with mobility issues, typical teenager who hides away, a pre teen who wants attention and me the driver!!
We thought this might me the last time i would be able to drag my teenager away on holiday, but at the end of two weeks his comment was.... 'can we come back again soon?'
My mother finds it so easy to move around the property as it is on one level apart from the step into the kitchen.
My pre teen is kept busy with the dogs, chickens, horses, games room and Breda in the garden!
Then there is me.... Well if everyone else is happy.... so am i. Sat in the sun in the garden, beautiful surroundings with plenty of birdsong.

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Liked best: All of it.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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waymontk
Tunbridge Wells
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This property was perfect for our holiday, with the owners, Breda & Liam, being very welcoming and helpful. The dogs were very welcoming too. It was just like visiting family friends ! The property is well furnished with everything needed for a good family holiday and the views of the countryside were brilliant. It was perfect for relaxing break, but at the sane time well located for visiting Ireland at its best. We will certainly be going back again.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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steveni20
glengormley
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Enjoyable visit ”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Recently stayed at this wonderful house on a lovely farm. From the day we arrived we got a very warm welcome with the brew on soda bread and apple tart with cream. I visited the farm a long with my brother mum and nephew we enjoyed every minute of the holiday. The fresh eggs in the morning were delightful I will definitely use this location again and highly recommend it. Thank you ☺

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mjvaughan...
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great property, wonderful hosts and lovely experience!”
Reviewed 25 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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people found this review helpful

Warm welcome from firstly Liam and then Breda who showed us around and introduced us to not only the cottage but also other areas of their farm. Home made scones and cake to help us settle in. Cottage is spacious, clean and very homely. There was also a lovely garden to spend time in and other activities for youngsters. This property is well situated to enjoy not only South East Ireland but also has easy access to other parts of the country. Living on a working farm was a most enjoyable experience and one that I would guess young children would find a wonderful adventure. We had a truly lovely holiday made all the more enjoyable because Liam and Breda made us feel so welcome. We would most certainly recommend this holiday cottage to family and friends.

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Liked best: All of it - was beyond our expectation.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Professor...
Central Lancashire
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Lovely Irish Welcome !”
Reviewed 8 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This was our first stay in Southern Ireland and we'd never heard of Ballyragget before. However, the cottage was easy to find as Breda supplied good directions...

You won't find more charming, welcoming or friendly hosts than Breda and Liam. Despite having to run their farm, we were greeted like old friends with a roaring fire and the table already set with homemade bread, cake and jam and some fresh eggs when we arrived in the late evening after about a 90 minute leisurely drive from Dublin Port.

The cottage was originally the family home of several generations of the family who had farmed the land before Liam and Breda built their current home on the side of it. It has retained the traditional and rustic nature you would expect of a farmhouse, but has all you need in the way of home comforts. It was clean throughout, comfortable and well stocked with pots, pans, cutlery etc. Everything you needed was in a cupboard somewhere. Plenty of books and games for children as well as SKY TV, DVD player etc. The cottage also has Wi-Fi but was a little patchy in some places of the cottage.

As you would expect with it being on a farm, it is out in the countryside and is quiet and peaceful. Wake up in the morning to the sound of the cows and chickens. Liam and Breda told us to treat the surrounding gardens and land as their own and feel free to wander as we wished - in my case I got a tour of the farm and enjoyed chatting with Liam about the farm, its history and his inventions. Their friendly approach was even displayed by their three dogs too !

The small village of Ballyragget is about a five minute drive away and has a small supermarket (which seemed to stock everything), a couple of "take away" outlets, petrol station and a few other small shops. Kilkenny is the nearest large town, about 20 minutes or so away and the castle there is well worth a visit.

In summary, a very comfortable holiday accommodation, but the best asset are the owners.

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Liked best: The friendliness of our hosts.
Liked least: There is not a lot to do locally - but cottage is ideal if you just want to sit and relax.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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