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View of The Shed as you arrive. The balcony seen to the right looks over the rolling green hills of the Slaney Valley.The kitchen window looks out onto the front of the house (the road side).
Cosy Gardener's Shed near Carlow
Cosy Gardener's Shed near Carlow
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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Welcome to the Gardener's Shed, a rural escape with stunning views of the rolling green Leinster hills. We're very near Carlow's most famous places - Huntington Castle, Rathwood, Altamont Gardens and more. The two-storey open-plan layout gives ample space for two or for a young family. You'll be at peace and in comfort. Wifi included.

The space

This cosy, modern living space is ideal for a single, couple or young family. The peaceful, rural setting, has enchanted our guests. surrounded by rolling green hills with a beautiful view of Leinster's Blackstairs Mountains, you are within easy touring distance of Wexford, Wicklow, Kilkenny, and Carlow towns. The famous Altamont Gardens, haunted Huntington Castle and brewers of the tasty O'Hara's Beer are close by.

A fully furnished cottage (kitchen, bed & bath linen, etc) and breakfast starter pack (milk, bread, butter, eggs, coffee, tea, sugar) are part of the package.

We like to greet you and will give you as much guidance as you seek. Otherwise, we tend to let guests do their thing.

You'll need wheels. Most people prefer a car to a bike, as Ardattin is the nearest village (3km), with Tullow, Clonegal, Bunclody and Carlow offering a huge range of shopping, restaurants and other attractions within a 10-20 km radius. We are near the River Slaney with 3km of river beat and woodland for our guests to explore. Fishing (trout and sometimes salmon) is popular on the Slaney, from March-August - please enquire. Riding, golf (Mount Wolseley), micro-brewery, haunted castles (Huntington, Shankill), award-winning gardens (Altamont, Hardymount), and kayaking (via a local outdoor adventure company) provide a surprisingly rich and diverse set of activities for our guests - though many opt to relax by the stove and enjoy the quiet!

Guest access

You'll have the house and garden at your disposal. Three km of private Slaney river beat and ancient woodland are just down the hill from you - not always fully accessible in summer. Parking right next to the cottage. Recyling / composting area is tucked just behind the adjacent granite wall.

Interaction with guests

Our cottages are self-catering. We're 500 m down the road from you, and on the phone; if you have questions and are happy to guide you, and we'll stop by from time to time to mow and see how you're getting along. Otherwise we tend to leave our guests to do their own thing, which is what most of our guests seek.

Other things to note

Utilities are not included in long term (1 month +) stays. We take a meter reading when you arrive and settle up according to ESB rates when you leave (or monthly, for longer stays). You can expect €50 - €100 in utilities.
3G Wifi is included.

For short term lets, we provide a breakfast starter pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, eggs and butter.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee €50
Security Deposit €1000
Weekly Discount: 53%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 floor mattress
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

No smoking indoors, please.
Guests are welcome, in good faith, with our prior agreement at no extra charge. No parties, please.
Bookings of a week or more: You are responsible for managing your waste: compost bin, recycling and rubbish bin are provided. Instructions about how to go about separating recycling is provided.
If rubbish/recycling is left behind, we charge a Service Fee of up to €50 per bag.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There's a hardwood staircase to the second floor (bedroom / laundry / balcony).
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Toy User Profile
October 2017
Pam's place is perfect for a tranquil getaway! My two sons (ages 6 and 8) and I loved our stay there. We were able to visit friends and family in Wexford and Waterford and make a day-trip to Kilkenny, but also enjoyed exploring nearby. We loved the cosiness of the gardener's shed. Pam has outfitted it perfectly with everything you might need. It was very clean, and Pam had stocked the shed with a starter set for the wood-burning stove, breakfast items and beautiful flowers. She knew just the right places to recommend for us to visit--places that were perfect for my boys to run around and enjoy.

Sonja User Profile
October 2017
We stayed for almost two month in the gardeners shed while our own house was getting renovated and had a wonderful time there. It's a very cosy and homely place, set in a beautiful countryside and Pam and Tom are fantastic hosts!

Jeff User Profile
August 2017
Can I just move here forever Pam? I wish I could have stayed longer but work called me out and even had to leave a few days sooner. Maybe next time. The place is fantastic. Well into nature and didn't see another human for a couple of days once. Peace and quiet. Great places around to go. Clonegal village is 45 min walk and has lovely pubs and a nice castle. Hope someday to come back.
Pam User Profile
Response from Pam:
Jeff, I'm so happy to know how much you enjoyed your stay. You're amazing to have stayed here without a car - an example to us all! :). Thank you.
August 2017

Paul User Profile
June 2017
Excellent host. Very helpful. Would stay again.

Karl User Profile
April 2017
This is a great rural place with lots of rustic charm. The Shed has most everything you will need. It is located about 1.5 hours southwest of the Airport, but most of the way is on excellent highways. The roads do get narrower as you get nearer the property, ending in a two-way, two-track. This is an excellent place for a writer or someone who really likes to get away from it all. Pam and Tom were excellent hosts and gave us great tips.

Andrea User Profile
September 2016
Tom and Pam were both so kind during our stay in the shed. Lovely holiday rental, far from the madding crowd.

Miquel User Profile
August 2016
Supernice place to stay. We had an amazing week there!

Ardattin, IrelandJoined in October 2014
Pam User Profile

Mom of four, yoga teacher, lover of walks in the woods. We try to communicate clearly what it's like living in our beautiful rural spot, and hope our guests love the place for what it is: an increasingly rare clean-air, clean-water (both cottages have their own well) place to potter around and relax. Writers, teachers, artists families and executives all seem to revel in the "slow holiday" aspect of the place.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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