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Simplicity in stone and alabaster

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Ballilogue Loft, County Kilkenny

Two other delightful cottages are available in this sensitively refurbished Kilkenny village hamlet, making a unique setting for a family gathering or special celebration ... find out more here

This rustic village vernacular barn conversion is the smallest of a cluster of artfully converted stone farm buildings that together make up Ballilogue Clochan. Clever and practical design has ensured that light percolates throughout the vivid white interiors.
Equidistant from Dublin, Cork and Limerick, Ballilogue is superbly located for exploration of the south east of Ireland and it’s ancient history..

the living room

A compact designer revamp

A two storey linear barn transformation, the interiors of this home profit from the contrasting textures of undecorated smooth white and rough granite surfaces.

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As you enter the cottage, a traditional wood burning stove, snug in its alcove, provides a welcome, and radiates warmth in the airy double height entrance - a space it shares with the dining area.

stove dining area

To the left, a patio door exits onto a sunny al fresco dining deck. To the right, a step down acquaints you with the fully fitted galley kitchen.

the kitchen

The first floor sitting room occupies a mezzanine position in the loft, and opens through to the second of two double bedrooms.

living room bedroom


The cottage has its own mature private garden which can be accessed from the dining terrace. A number of other refurbished buildings make up this tiny hamlet, including a small cottage museum which is separately available for music or entertainment.


Beyond the kitchen, the family bathroom and master bedroom snuggle. Stained floorboards waver engagingly where they border the un-skirted and uneven stone walls.

the white bedroom

Facilities and Extras

Most of the accoutrements of a luxury home are here, including flat-screen TV, Netflix, DVD library and Wifi internet.
Beds all have indulgent pocket sprung mattresses and sumptuous cotton sheets and bedding.

A number of other refurbished buildings make up this tiny village, including a small cottage museum which is separately available for music or entertainment

The owners can also offer a range of exceptional food and wine options, with exclusive dining and entertainment locations within the hamlet.
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Smoking - No, sorry!
The owners regret Stag or Hen parties are not admissible.

Allergy Warning! Please note that this is a Dog Friendly Home. If you intend bringing a dog, please tell us about him/her when booking.

winter barn

Out and About

For Arts and Crafts, History and Tranquillity, it’s hard to outshine Kilkenny.
There’s loads to do and see, we just can’t list everything, so here are a few of our favourites..

dairy signage
Here are links to some of our favourite activities-


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About the Locality

The pretty village of Inistioge is just 15 minutes away, and has several nice pubs and cafes. It also has a splendid 10-arch classic stone bridge dating from about 1765, the only one of its kind in Europe.

Inistioge bridge

Should you yearn for a good walk, the Inistioge to Thomastown trail is a couple of hours hiking along the sleepy Nore Valley past ancient castle ruins and through woodland.
Thomastown itself is home to a plethora of craft outlets, and well worth spending some time in.


photo Brid Lyons

New Ross is the nearest large town for groceries and other supplies – 15 minutes by car. Situated on the River Barrow just below the confluence with the River Nore, its Ireland’s only inland port, and is about 32k from the coast.

In the harbour you can tour a popular replica of a square rigger, the type of ship used to transport emigrants to America during the “Great Hunger” of the mid 19th century.

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Just outside New Ross a park and homestead exhibition is dedicated to the memory of U.S President John F. Kennedy whose great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, was born here. The property is still farmed by his descendants.


Kilkenny is the craft centre of Ireland, but it is also the most successful county in the game of hurling, which is thought to have been played for over 3,000 years. Villages would contest games involving hundreds of players, which would last several hours or even days.
Players use a wooden stick called a hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents' goalposts. It is a fast and furious business where a good strike with a hurley can propel the ball over 93 mph

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How to get there - Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport - approx 2 hours from the village.
Cork Airport – just over 2 hours from the village.
Shannon Airport - just over 2 hours from the village.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke or Fishguard to Rosslare Europort.
Rosslare Port is approx 1 hour from house
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 2 hours from the house.

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