Paddy's Cottage, Ballin Temple Cottages

Entire cottage hosted by Pamela

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Furry friends welcome
Bring your pets along for the stay.


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This peaceful country cottage sits atop a hill with a lovely view overlooking Mount Leinster and a patchwork of fields. It sleeps 3 adults comfortably, or 2 adults and 2 children. There's plenty of outdoor space and ancient woodland to roam and explore, cycle, walk or jog. And we're in a great location for touring the South-East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow and Dublin).

We welcome longer stays, so give discounts of up to 35% for weekly bookings and 65% for monthly bookings.

The space
Paddy's Cottage is sought by guests looking for the head-space to get creative work done, and by individuals and families seeking a restful holiday close to a wealth of local places to visit.

The cottage is comfortable and fully furnished. We provide some breakfast basics and firewood to get you started. A covered patio nestled into the granite-walled garden at the back offers private al fresco dining. Shower and full bath (with sky views) and good quality bed and bath linen assure a restful stay.

Our guests have been enchanted by the surrounding nature. Rolling fields, ancient woodland by the River Slaney, and the leafy lanes encourage walking, jogging and cycling in the fresh, sweet country air.

Our rural landscape provides shelter to all kinds of wildlife, and sometimes farm animals too (usually sheep, sometimes ponies). We do not use any chemical sprays in the garden. Despite thorough cleaning, it is possible that a harmless bug or spider may find it's way in. Feel free to ask us if ever you need help in this regard.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.75 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews


Where you’ll be

County Carlow, Ireland

Great touring right on your doorstep! The famed Altamont Gardens; the haunted Huntington Castle in the charming village of Clonegal; brewery for O'Hara's beer and distillers of Writer's Tears whiskey are between 10 and 30 minutes' drive from the Cottage.

Activities from equestrian to kayaking can be booked in the area. Keep an eye out for seasonal festivals, such as the unique Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas (usually late June), the Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow Garden Festival (July),Scarefest at Shankill Castle (October), Santa's Train at Rathwood (Nov.Dec), and more. Also see our Airbnb Guidebook.

Hosted by Pamela

  1. Joined in October 2014
  2. Professional Host
  • 90 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Welcome to Ballin Temple. We have been running the Ballin Temple estate organically since 1999, and we hope our guests love the place for what it is: an increasingly rare clean-air, clean-water (our cottages have their own artesian wells, and the water tastes wonderful) place to potter around and relax. Writers, teachers, artists, families, entrepreneurs and executives all seem to revel in the "slow holiday" aspect of the place. As an Airbnb guest myself, I know how important it is to create a home away from home for our guests, and make every effort to create a comfortable and practical space.
Welcome to Ballin Temple. We have been running the Ballin Temple estate organically since 1999, and we hope our guests love the place for what it is: an increasingly rare clean-air…

During your stay

We live 500m down the road and are on hand if you need us. Otherwise we tend to let guests have their privacy and enjoy the self-catering nature of this place.
  • Language: Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 20:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy