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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.

The Locality:
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


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.


Property type: Cottage

Room details


2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 King size bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

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

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Open fire
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Private garden


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park
Waterford Garden Trail

Prices and availability

Last updated 03.05.2015

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Minimum stay (nights)
26th April 2015 to 14th November 2015 Saturday 7
21st March 2016 to 14th November 2016 Saturday 7
21st March 2017 to 14th November 2017 Saturday 7
21st March 2018 to 3rd July 2018 Saturday 7

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.


Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 12 Weeks 3%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 10 Days 3%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 5%


Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
cot & high chair All year N/A £25.00 per booking

Paid with booking


This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 20km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 2km
  • Nearest supermarket: 2km
  • Waterford Airport: 20km
  • Waterford: 40.2km
  • Dublin (new motorway )3hours: 209.2km
  • Rosslare: 48.3km
  • Cork: 45km


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10 out of 10 people recommend staying here
Stayed Sunday 25 May 2014 with Couple
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.
Stayed Tuesday 31 July 2012
Very well equipped, very comfortable, lovely garden. Only reservation was the bath which wasnt very comfortable! Great shower though.
Owner reply:

HelenThanks for your review

Stayed Saturday 24 July 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!
Stayed Saturday 19 July 2008
Excellent cottage - wonderful setting - so well equiped - owners so caring - very freindly local people.
Stayed Saturday 19 August 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
Was surprised by the furnishings and crockery of the cottage: very beautiful. Everything was clean and worked nicely and the rooms were nice and light. The owners were very helpful and were on the end of the phone when we couldnt quite find the place. Would stay again to explore more of this rich area.
Kates Cottage is a charming little place! We were looking for a quiet cottage, in the countryside but within easy reach of plenty of places to visit. Thats what we got. Our two young children (6 and 2) were able to run around the garden and catch mini-beasts in the stream, and on the rare occasions when we were confined indoors the satellite television kept them amused. Cork, Waterford, Cashel, Blarney, Cobh, Kinsale, Youghal...all within easy reach. The cottage provided plenty of space for the whole family - sleeping, eating and living. In summary - Id highly recommend Kates Cottage. As a final point: We have rented holiday cottages in a number of places, and have never had such a friendly and welcoming service from the owners of a property. Thanks!
A lot of thought, care and effort has been put into making this cottage a 'home from home'. We felt at home as soon as we put the cases down. The garden is beautiful and the views spectacular. Our holiday was superb! Highly recommended. Many thanks to the owners!!!!
Wow, what can we say, our trip to Ireland was wonderful, and a big part of what made it wonderful was our stay at Kate's cottage. It was so cozy and snug, and all the amenities we needed. It has a very complete kitchen, cooking would be fantastic there. The master bedroom was large and spacious. It seemed the owners had thought of every little thing! We could tell they love thier cottage and care for it well. The location in Lismore was awesome, close to town, yet out a little ways, so you have lots of privacy and quiet. The garden and yard were beautiful. We would absolutely stay here again.
1 other reviews
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 Aberdeen Scotland 21/07/12


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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