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Kilmaneen Farmhouse
Ranked #1 of 1 Newcastle B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 July 2014

On a recent holiday in Ireland we stayed overnight at Kilmaneen Farmhouse. It is situated in beautiful pastoral country in County Tipperary. Our host, Ber, greeted us warmly with tea and delicious home made gateaux. Our room was very comfortable and the place was spotless. Breakfast next morning was a pleasure with preserves, smoothies and fruit parfaits made by Ber, followed by whatever we had chosen from the breakfast menu.
The enterprise is managed by Ber and her husband Kevin who is a beef farmer. We wished we could have stayed longer as there were opportunities for walking, canoeing and fishing. Craft and painting courses are also available from time to time. Further details from Ber.

There is a self-catering cottage next to the farmhouse.

Room Tip: Since the Farmhouse is isolated everything was very peaceful, not even the sound of cock crow!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

It's a joy to visit Ber and Kevin at Kilmaneen. It offers quite an array of activities to travellers and guests, but it's the welcome that surpasses all. Truly one of the best you'll get in Ireland.

The farmhouse is just past Newcastle, but is accessible from the Cahir, Clonmel, Dungarvan side quite easily. Well signposted, and easily reached. Set in off the road, it's sheltered by scenic gardens with views across the mountains.

The house is spotless. Ever so charming, bright and spacious. The welcome on arrival is second to none. Fresh brewed tea or coffee, and with it an unspoken invite to simply relax.

Rooms and linens are crisp and fresh. Beds are comfortable. Breakfast is home cooked, with emphasis on well sourced ingredients and produce. And the best coffee in a B&B I've ever had.

Do:

Take your time on the roads when getting there. The odd corner creeps up a little quick.

Bring some work shoes/walking shoes/hiking boots. Kevin is very proud of the organic produce grown there, so explore the gardens.

Go walking. The Suir and the Tar rivers are close, and the fishing by all accounts is quite good indeed. The views of the mountains are just wonderful.

Be aware that it's in the country. Obviously the best place to be for a working farm, but you might be driving 15-20 mins to get to town.

Newcastle is a few minutes over the road and in reality all necessities are there.

Don't:

Be in a rush. Kilmaneen is ever so pleasant. Two genuine hosts as you could wish to meet.

Forget to visit again. It's my third time visiting. Certainly won't be the last.

Room Tip: Bring your walking/hiking boots. The views are spectacular, and should be enjoyed so get out and abo...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Beautiful clean accommodation, lovely hosts, comfy bed and clean room , excellent breakfast, with lots of home made smoothies and fresh fruit, plus a cooked breakfast with proper orange juice and ground coffee. I think I underestimated the distances to the local towns for evening meal. The nearest village is a 8 mile round trip where there is a french style restaurant open friday and saturday evening , for special occasion meals at 40 euros a head, or there is a chip shop. The next nearest town is Cahir which involves a 16 mile round trip

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Kilmaneen Farmhouse may be off the beaten path, but it's a great staging point to see all sorts of beautiful sights. The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, and scenic drives like Knockmealdown drive & the Vee are all within a short distance of the B&B. Ardmore's Cliff Walk was a beautiful little hike, and we were glad that Bernadette recommended it. There are also many equestrian facilities in the area, so it would be a great place for horse lovers to go. The accommodations are clean and well appointed, and the breakfasts are great. Very nice stay and we look forward to visiting again when our baby can walk so he can enjoy the outdoors too.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

I have been staying at Kilmaneen during the last seven years and I have to say that flyfishing is good at the Suir and Tar rivers. The Suir isn´t an easy river, you have to do your best using longs terminals and managing properly the river currents to avoid the drag of the fly. But if you do so you can catch trout between 25 and 35 cms, there is a good stock of them. The Tar is a smaller river and you can see many times the rising of the trout and try to catch them whith the proper fly, I got success whit an 18 olive in quill and natural CDC and a small black body sedge, wings made of natural CDC and a sparsley grey hackle.
And very important, if you are staying at Kilmanneen the fishing in their waters are free.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

What an Irish welcome did we have - we loved it. With the boss away the stay was truly memorable with the deputy in charge. The picture of the favourite cow is one to savour - we felt we were looked after as well as the cow had been. The setting is perfect - beautiful trees to admire and animals just yards away - the only thing that wakes you is the bird song. One of the few places in the area that welcomed dogs and for no extra charge - fantastic. Being out in the country does limit the power of WIFI but who wants that when you are away from it all - available here but limited by the network - not your host's fault.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room especially good for people withdogs and wheelchairs users.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Best place ever
Absolutely amazing
Kevin and bern are the most amazing hosts
Everything is clean.
They always go above and beyond for everyone..
Breakfast is excellent ...
Lovely homely feeling and peace and quiet for a relaxing time away

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Thank Kyandjayce
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Additional Information about Kilmaneen Farmhouse

Address: Ardfinnan | Clonmel, Newcastle, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Tipperary > Newcastle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Newcastle
Price Range: £58 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kilmaneen Farmhouse 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kevin and Bernadette O'Donnell offer award winning, family run 4* star Bed & Breakfast and 4*star Self-catering accommodation in Co. Tipperary near Clonmel and Cahir. Members of the O'Donnell family have lived and farmed here for six generations and the Farmhouse is over 200 years old. The accommodation has a quiet unspoilt rural setting and we endeavour to give our guests a very personal service in a genuine Irish home where they can enjoy....- Fishing on our farm in our private stretch of the rivers Suir & Tar- Walking in the Knockmealdown, Comeragh and Galty mountains- Courses including gardening, art & craft, beekeeping and others- A peaceful and relaxing stay which combines the solid comforts of the past with the modern conveniences of today- Freshly prepared, home-cooked breakfasts and evening meals (on request) made using home-grown fruit/vegetables. All dietary requirements facilitated- Nearby heritage sites - the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage ... more   less 
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