Fountain in garden with fish and walkway

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Newly renovated executive apartment, bedroom with super king size bed and kitchen with all new appliances, bathroom equipped with Roca sink unit, wc and bidet, Power shower and chaise lounge. Sitting room to relax with 55" TV , tranquil location. This apartment has its own private entrance, porch which is for guests only. Car can be parked in porch which means you can bring luggage, groceries etc. with the assurance you can disregard local weather conditions.

The space

We are both starting out on the airbnb mission having used them four times earlier this year with excellent reviews from the hosts. This is a newly converted apartment, new tiles, kitchen, furniture, bathroom fittings etc have been installed . Unbelievably spacious, measuring 80 square meters. Black out blinds are fitted if you wish to have a snooze during daylight hours.. You will have super king size bed and lockers with table lamps. Bathroom has power shower, w/b, w/c, bidet supplied by Roca. Apartment is spacious and incorporated into a house that was built eight years ago. It was used by me as a photographic studio, offices and waiting room. I have now retired. Besides wifi at 12.mbs., there is a Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker where you can listen via your smartphone or tablet to music or connect to radio from any part of the world.
In the sitting room is a 55 inch smart Samsung TV and soundbar with Bluetooth keyboard. TV is connected to internet and satellite box.

Guest access

Access to Fish Pond, Lawns and Gardens front and rear of the house. Picnic and dining area with table and four chairs for your exclusive use. Peaceful, tranquil environment and almost a sanctuary, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Interaction with guests

Privacy of guests will be respected and assistance given at all times when requested. Even if you do not speak good English, we will be able to communicate in any language with either voice or text using itranslate.

French:- Même si vous ne parlez pas bien l'anglais, nous serons en mesure de communiquer dans n'importe quelle langue avec la voix ou du texte en utilisant iTranslate.

German:- Auch wenn Sie nicht sprechen gut Englisch, werden wir in der Lage, in jeder Sprache mit entweder Sprach-oder Text mit iTranslate kommunizieren.

Spanish:- Incluso si usted no habla Inglés bien, vamos a ser capaces de comunicarse en cualquier idioma, ya sea con voz o de texto usando iTranslate.

Chinese Manderin:- 即使你没有讲好英语,我们将能够在任何语言与语音或文字使用itranslate沟通.

Arabic:- حتى لو كنت لا أتكلم الإنجليزية جيدا، وسوف تكون قادرة على التواصل في أي لغة مع أي صوت أو نص باستخدام itranslate

Hebrew:- גם אם אתה לא מדבר אנגלית טובה, אנחנו נהיה מסוגלים לתקשר בכל שפה גם עם קול או טקסט באמצעות itranslate.

Italian:- Anche se non parli bene l'inglese, saremo in grado di comunicare in qualsiasi lingua o con la voce o testo utilizzando iTranslate.

Irish:- Fiú más rud é nach bhfuil tú ag labhairt Béarla go maith, beidh muid in ann cumarsáid a dhéanamh i dteanga ar bith le ceachtar guth nó téacs ag baint úsáide itranslate.

Other things to note

Wifi available throughout the apartment 12mbs and up to 50mbs is expected in the next few months, it will be so welcome. We are still waiting, it's only 900 m. away down the road but red tape takes time to get around. Frankly Eircom and other suppliers of fast broadband are dragging their feet and are interested only in large cities. All BBC, ITV, CNN, Sky News (+200 more) and Irish TV are available and cross channel radio services including Classic FM. A DVD is also installed on the system. There is a hifi where you can play via Bluetooth any music. All modern German made appliances are installed, induction hob, cooker etc. It is peaceful here , well away from the road, only sounds are the birds early in the morning. There are some splendid views from the windows over the Mount Juliet Golf course and clubhouse. Further on there is forest covered Knockadrina and in the distance both the Commeragh mountains and Sliabh na Mban. On the other side , you can see Brandon Hill and the tail end of the Blackstairs range as well as Coppenagh Hill and Gap.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

57 Reviews

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Lauren User Profile
June 2017
I just wanted to say that my stay in Thomastown with Michael and Sheila was just lovely and pleasant. They were more accommodating than anywhere I've ever stayed in the world. They were concerned of my internet connection but I must say that it was more powerful than what I have at home in the US I will be looking forward to my future stay with them, and I highly recommend anyone visiting in the Kilkenny area should be definitely stay at their lovely home. Thanks again Michael and Sheila

Wendy User Profile
May 2017
Michael and Sheila's accommodation is fabulous. They have thought of everything for your comfort. It is perfectly homely and spotlessly clean. The kitchen and bathroom are of top quality and all new. The bed is very comfortable with a top quality mattress. We didn't want to leave and stayed an extra night. As hosts Michael and Sheila are very welcoming and thoughtful, we were greeted like old friends and they gave us many helpful tips on places to see. They also give you as much privacy as you like. You will have your own space and seperate entrance to your private accommodation. We highly recommend their place, you will be glad you stayed. Wendy & Jimmy from Oz
Michael & Sheila User ProfileMichael & Sheila is a superhost.
Response from Michael & Sheila:
Thanks so much Wendy and Jimmy, really grateful and enjoy the rest of your holiday. You both are wonderful ambassadors for Australia with kindness, thoughtfulness and a laugh to top it all off.
May 2017

Micky User Profile
May 2017
This was a beautiful apartment that was very light, open, and spacious. It's in the countryside outside a small town and it suited us fine to visit many small villages in the area. Michael and Sheila were lovely and inviting and were generous of their time, suggestions, and directions. The apartment was equipped with everything you could possibly need. We especially appreciated such a lovely place at a reasonable price. If you want a relaxing beautiful apartment 10 minutes drive from a lovely town and within 45 minutes of beautiful small villages and ruins of monasteries and churches, this is a perfect place!

Sue User Profile
April 2017
Our visit here was superb. From previous reviews and accompanying photos I had high hopes. These were easily met and went beyond. Michael and Sheila are very gracious hosts. Thank you for an amazing first Irish weekend away!
Michael & Sheila User ProfileMichael & Sheila is a superhost.
Response from Michael & Sheila:
Really delighted to meet you both, enjoyed so much your company.
April 2017

Angela User Profile
March 2017
Such a lovely place to stay, Shelia and Michael were so accommodating and flexible to fit with our travel arrangements. The accommodation was high end and had everything you could ask for. Would absolutely recommend staying here and wouldn't hesitate in staying again. Many thanks both and it was a pleasure to meet you!
Michael & Sheila User ProfileMichael & Sheila is a superhost.
Response from Michael & Sheila:
Appreciate the above ladies. Be delighted to have you back and we hope you have a safe journey back home. Sheila and Michael
March 2017

Baruch Friedman User Profile
March 2017
Michael and Sheila are super friendly and their hospitality went beyond our expectations. This was one of our best airbnb experiences by far. The big surprise was to receive their greetings on our local language (Hebrew) and to see the Israeli flag upon our arrival. The accommodation is a real gem, featuring cozy living room with big entertainment centre, fully equipped kitchen, big shower and bathroom, and huge super king size bed in the bedroom which was really convenient. The property is located in the countryside with terrific scenery landscape in the proximity to many tourist sites. We had wonderful conversations with both Michael and Sheila, and we definitely recommend this place to everyone who happens to travel in this gem part of Ireland. Waiting to be back already.
Michael & Sheila User ProfileMichael & Sheila is a superhost.
Response from Michael & Sheila:
Appreciate your feedback and hope that you both have a great time whilst in Ireland . We were so delighted to have Israeli visitors.
March 2017

Lotta User Profile
February 2017
We had an absolutely amazing stay at Sheila and Michael's place. They were the perfect hosts, and we felt well looked after. The space itself is even nicer than in the photos and the bed is probably the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. We had an absolutely fabulous weekend in Thomastown, much thanks to Sheila's and Micheal's hospitality. Highly recommend!
Michael & Sheila User ProfileMichael & Sheila is a superhost.
Response from Michael & Sheila:
Glad you both had a nice weekend down here in Thomastown. ~Thanks Sheila and Michael
February 2017

Thomastown, Ireland · Joined in February 2014
Michael & Sheila User ProfileMichael & Sheila is a superhost.

Sheila here, I am retired from the nursing profession after 40 years service in the local hospital. I have lived, worked and reared my family in Thomastown since getting married to Michael. My hobbies included reading, listening to radio and podcasts when walking, keeping up to date with current affairs and visits to the theatre. My real passion is cooking which I can indulge in since retiring. I also travel extensively to far "flung places" with Michael who doesn't allow the grass to grow under my feet!!!

Retired Irish Police Officer who then followed a hobby as a photographer into the professional realms and had my own studio in Thomastown. Had a wonderful time as a professional photographer, met Clint Eastwood and many other famous people along the way. I photographed over 500 weddings and have many happy memories tucked away in negative form in a filing cabinet. This is now converted in the attached listing. I have lived in Jerusalem with my family during the 1970's and worked with UN. As a result love to travel back there and keep a keen interest in developments in that part of the world. In the past year (2013). Love cycling and have toured Ireland on an electric bicycle, lazy maybe but lovely when going uphill. Enjoy plays, classical music but also oldies from 50's and 60's. Reading with Kobo ereader and using the ipad and other gadgets floats my boat also! Love nothing better than getting up early in the morning, going for a 5 mile walk,and listening to some podcasts, news or music on earphones. Am really conservative as far as food goes, movies favourite is Circle of Friends as I recall it being made just five miles away in Inistioge.
Our motto during life was always treat a person like you would like to be treated and remember " never criticise anyone until you have walked a mile in their shoes".

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