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Cosy Retreat, Ballin Temple

Entire cabin hosted by Pamela
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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10 recent guests complimented Pamela for outstanding hospitality.
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!

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.

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.
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 you…

Sleeping arrangements

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

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Indoor fireplace
Fire extinguisher
Heating
Hangers
Cot
Room-darkening shades
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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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

Joined in October 2014
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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…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to €1000