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Perched on the hillside above the sleepy village of Kilmoganny this bright and sunny 18th Century School House, set in 3 acres, has a spiral staircase leading to the upstairs living area, taking full advantage of far reaching views across rich pastureland to the distant Slievenamon mountains. This 200 year old country retreat is centrally located and lies almost equidistant between the medieval capital Kilkenny with its magnificent castle, 14 miles away, and Ireland’s oldest city Waterford with its world famous crystal factory and golden beaches, 18 miles.

The property is surrounded by mature trees and gardens thus making an ideal spot for a peaceful break as well as an excellent touring base for exploring the sunny south east of Ireland.

A five minute walk takes you down to the local village Kilmoganny which has two shops and two pubs. The nearest larger towns are Callan, Carrick-on-Suir and Thomastown, all within a 10 minute drive.

Only 15 miles from the picture postcard village of Inistioge ("Circle of Friends", "Widows Peak", etc.).

It is situated only approximately 80 miles from Dublin, Cork and Shannon, each with an international airport. Waterford airport, with its daily flights to England, is a mere 40 minutes away whilst Rosslare Harbour is just over an hour's drive.

Activities and attractions
Fishing is plentiful and readily available on the lovely river Nore, to name but one river in the area; horse riding is in abundance; lovely walks in the immediate vicinity; golf courses in locality including the famous Mount Juliet Golf Course in Thomastown; tennis available in the village; go-karting in Ballyhale; many historic sites including Kells Priory, Jerpoint Abbey, Dunmore Caves and Woodstock Gardens are all nearby.


Lovely cottage forming part of a beautiful 18th century School House which is set in 3 acres of mature gardens, with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.


Property type: Cottage

Room details


2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 cot
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Iron / board
Pots / pans

Outdoor facilities

Outside lighting


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market

Prices and availability

Last updated 21.04.2015

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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 28 Days 15%
1st January to 31st December 21 Days 10%


Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Short stay supplement less than 5 days All year Booking length: Duration less than 5 days £75.00 per booking

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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest beach: 50km
  • Nearest bar: 0.5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 10km
  • Nearest supermarket: 10km
  • CORK and SHANNON Airport: 133.6km
  • Waterford Airport: 47.5km
  • Rosslare Harbour: 88.5km
  • Waterford City: 30.6km
  • Medieval Kilkenny City: 22.5km


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14 out of 14 people recommend staying here
Stayed Wednesday 14 May 2014 with Friends
If you want to escape up a country lane to a beautiful rural area of Ireland then this is the place. So near to Waterford and Kilkenny but wonderful to escape to at the end of the day. Our hosts were wonderful so friendly and helpful. The rural views from upstairs lovely we saw fox and rabbits and the birds always have us a dawn chorus.
Stayed Sunday 24 May 2009
LS, We were satisfied with the cottage, but I have 2 remarks: 1- The discription of the road to the cottage was not 100% clear and not all local people knew where to find it, so I suggest a clear sign at the road below. 2- The lower floor where the sleepingroom waslocated selled rather dampy, probably due to the heavy rain of the weeks before. But we really enjoyed our stay there, the view from the cottage was perfect. Our kind regards to Maria & David
Stayed Thursday 17 May 2007
The property is alot smaller then we expected as the photo is of the whole house and its the annex we were staying in, but it was enough room for 6 of us to stay comfortably. It was a lovely setting and lovely views and very peaceful. The family greeted us and the kids were lovely and all very friendly. After helping us settle in we were left alone to do as we please. There was plenty of room for the kids to play but we were a bit worried as to what areas were private and what were for general use. It seemed we could use the garden as we wanted. If we had a problem or query we were assisted in a friendly manner like nothing was too much trouble. The only thing that worried us and was a negative was the bannister at the top of the stairs. The bars were quite wide apart and my one year old could easily put his head through. We had to barricade it with cupboard doors left open and bins in the kitchen area and a chair in the lounge area. We also could not take our eyes off him for a second. This certainly didnt stop our enjoyment of our break but thought it worth a mention. Thanks for a lovely time and great hospitality
Owner reply:

The cottage is a totally self contained guesthouse with its own front door and 2-storey self catering accommodation and is attached to the main house, not within it, so 'annexe' we feel is an inaccurate description! Also, just a little note re the bannisters, it is a shame this was not mentioned to us at the time because, in addition to the stairgate which is permanently fixed at the top of the stairs, there is also available in the property a childproof guard which fixes around the balustrade to cover the bars.

Stayed Thursday 09 June 2005
The White House is absolutely lovely - it was very clean & cosy and would be perfect for either a couple or a family with children (we travelled with our 18 month old daughter). It is situated in a very secluded location with beautiful views, yet there are a couple of shops and pubs within easy walking distance. The hosts - Dave & Maria gave us the warmest welcome & nothing was too much trouble - what a lovely family. I highly recommend this property - we had a fantastic time & will definately plan another stay sometime in the future.
Stayed Wednesday 20 April 2005
An ideal location for sightseeing in the Southern Ireland. There was a local grocery store, pub and post office, making the essentials very convinient to access.There was plenty of tourist information in the house which was helpful. the house was comfortable for our family.
Great property, very easy to find, in a lovely area, loved the spiral staircase. Views from the front room on either side are fantastic. Place to feel instantly at home, didnt want to leave as David & the animals were all so welcoming. Great place to tour from, we managed to do all of the south of ireland & would highly recommend a visit to the burren & a drive along the costal route as well as the drive from avoca up through the wicklow gap. Stunning!! Many thanks again & we hope to return soon :)
Perfect for a relaxing stay in a beautiful part of Ireland. Warmly welcomed by Maria & David. Stunning views from the upstairs lounge. Lots of helpful tourist info at the cottage. Quiet roads, motorway link to Waterford (& almost to Kilkenny) - great for touring. Small supermarket at garage in Knocktopher, close to motorway exit. We had a lovely time and look forward to returning in the future.
Hosts and location were fantastic.
We had a wonderful time, the setting was ideal and as an added bonus we had perfect weather. Kilmaganny is extremely central with great access to Kilkenny, waterford, Carrick on Suir and the South East Coast. We even did Cork in less than 2 hours. However the real bonus for us is that this is such a wonderful place for children, this makes all the difference to a family holiday. David, Maria, Clodagh, Mollie, Kieran and Brendan are perfect hosts and provide a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere to chill out and enjoy!
Very Satisfied with our stay at the White House,Lovely Family,Very freindly and welcoming and helpful in every way,The upstairs living accomodation was very large and Bright,and the views were really lovely. I was very sorry to have to leave,when the Holiday was over,the only draw back was the need of a car,Ireland is a beautiful place, but you need wheels to get about. I will definately rate this te White House as a lovely base for a Irish Touring Holiday.And wish Maria David And Family all the very best for the Future.Thanks again for your Hospitality,Lynda Young and Marie Rattigan,from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.
It was an ideal location to relax after a day of exploring the abbeys, the villages and the beautiful countryside of southeastern Ireland.
owners lovely people very helpful and informative gardens and childrens play area very good.every thing that you would require on holiday supplied
On what was a very hectic visit to Ireland, it was great to be able to escape to such a quiet and scenic retreat. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would be pleased to stay in this property again.
Very comfortable well maintained property in a fabulous rural setting. We were particularly impressed with the attention to detail and thoughtfulness in making the house suitable for our toddler. The White House gave us an ideal base for exploring the south east of Ireland. What really sets this property apart though and has made us eager to book again is the warm welcome we received from the whole family.
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We had a lovely visit and were very welcome by David, Maria and family last October. My girls had a blast playing with the children and never wanted to leave. Definitely child friendly. Perfect center for visiting Waterford and Kilkenny.


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