Cosy Retreat, Ballin Temple

Entire cabin hosted by Pamela

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Furry friends welcome
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Welcome to this Cosy Retreat, 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.

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!

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

Bedroom
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Common space
1 single bed, 2 sofas

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Bath
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Ardattin, County Carlow, Ireland

Peace. Views. A bit on the wild side. Sheep, horses. Organic hay fields. A resident yoga teacher. The perfect place from which to tour Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford, beaches, historic sites, breweries, shopping malls... and then come home to rest.

Hosted by Pamela

  1. Joined in October 2014
  2. Professional Host
  • 90 Reviews
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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

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.
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 a…
  • Language: Français
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 20:00
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
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