Kate's is a traditional Irish cottage refurbished to a high standard. Set in open countryside only 3 miles from Lismore Town. Large private garden with stream & mountain views. Excellent touring base.
Kate’s is our home in Ireland that we are keen to share with people who expect the highest standards of comfort in a house that is situated in a most relaxing and beautiful location.
Over recent times Kates has been extended and refurbished to provide a very comfortable and relaxing home. The kitchen,dining and sitting rooms form the original 150 year old cottage. Beautiful oak furniture and Lloyd Loom seating with beamed ceilings and wooden flooring
The extension completed in 2011 offers a delightful Garden Room with wide french windows looking down the garden and offers spectacular mountain views. Furnished to high standard with comfortable leather chairs and oak side tables and immediately outside, there is a large paved area perfect for alfresco dining
New for 2013 season - complete bathroom refurbishment providing full length bath with power shower and quality fittings. Free WY-FY connection
The main bedroom has a king size bed with double wardrobe and dressing table. The second bedroom has twin beds with a double wardrobe.
Set in a large private garden (third of an acre) with a delightful stream running through attracting plenty of wildlife. The property is surrounded by fields and offers wonderful views of the Knockmealdown mountains. A garden table and chairs provided with a selection of garden games incl. croquet and boules. Private parking.
Kate’s is situated only 3 miles from the historic town of Lismore, the Irish home of the Dukes of Devonshire. The delightful Lismore Castle Gardens are open for viewing in the summer. Literary and music festivals are held in the town throughout the year. There are a variety of places to eat and drink from traditional Irish pubs, such as Foleys on the Mall and Eamonns Bar with its delightful walled garden. The Summerhouse Café offers own daily baked cakes and light meals. For special occasions, nearby Ballyvolane and Richmond House provide elegant dining in a country house setting. The award winning Tannery Restaurant in Dungarvan and Aherne’s Seafood Bar/Restaurant in Youghal offer great local dishes. Try the seafood chowder – delicious!
For garden lovers, Kate's Cottage is at the centre of the Waterford Garden Trail - so many gardens open in the area including Mount Congreve, Tourin House, Cappoquin and the famous Lismore Castle gardens. Many of these are at their best in the spring when the Camillas and rhododendrums are in full bloom.
Salmon and trout fishing are available on the Blackwater River only 10 minutes away.
Lismore Golf Club is a delightful 9 hole course. Nearby Fermoy and Dungarvan offer challenging 18 holes.
There are several signed walks in and around Lismore. Horse riding is available 20 minutes from the cottage.
Long golden sandy beaches at the historic town of Youghal are only 20 minutes away along the scenic Blackwater Valley Drive from the cottage. For serious shoppers, Cork City is only one hour away – a visit to the famous English Market is a must! Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens are 40 minutes away with the Shanagarry Pottery close by making this a delightful trip. An excellent base for touring southern Ireland.
Kates is more than a holiday let it is our home in Ireland that we are keen to share with you
Kates Cottage was a wonderful, peaceful place to come back to each night after exploring all day! It was very well organized, with everything you could possibly need. We had a couple of questions before arriving and the owners were very accommodating and got right back to us! Kates Cottage was one of the high points of our 3 week stay in Ireland.
Helen from Preston
Stayed 31 Jul 2012
Very well equipped, very comfortable, lovely garden. Only reservation was the bath which wasnt very comfortable! Great shower though.
Helen Thanks for your review
Hardwig from Goettingen
Stayed 24 Jul 2010
The cottage was good equipped and had more as enough space for a family of 4. The location is secluded and quiet and it gives a nice view of the landscape. Large and quiet garden and terrace, large, light and friendly garden-room. A perfect place for relaxing and a good starting point for different activities in the surroundings. Perfect holidays, thank you very much!
Denise from Wisbech
Stayed 19 Jul 2008
Excellent cottage - wonderful setting - so well equiped - owners so caring - very freindly local people.
Peter from Swindon
Stayed 19 Aug 2006
Clean, very well equipped kitchen, very central to tour central Ireland.
Absoultely beautiful, both inside and outside, the decor of the Cottage was what Denise and I expected, very charming and peaceful area, the rental cost was great value considering all that was offered, the description of Kates cottage were verey true. I have already told my friends about the cottage.,great hospitality in and around the Town of Lismore, in all I and Denise would give Kates Cottage a rating of ten out of ten, we loved every minute of our stay
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Our first trip around Ireland.Weather improved as we went along. Loved Kates Cottage-manages to be warm & cosy yet light-spacious.Lovely garden and so well equipped.
Stan and Laura Rutter
About the owner
Helen & David have owned Kates for 7years. They have thoroughly enjoyed refurbishing the cottage - a true labour of love! David & Helen live in North Yorkshire where they run a sales agency in the commercial heating industry. Helen is a retired medical secretary. Both love gardening and cooking and this is reflected in the well equipped kitchen and relaxing garden at Kates.
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