The dining area seats six, with patio doors opening onto the lawn. The sitting area is adjacent.Back view of Lodge 1, with the patio doors opening onto the lawn.
Peaceful Ballin Temple Lodge

Entire home/apt

5 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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About this listing

The well appointed Lodge was rebuilt from dereliction in 2003. Overlooking the Blackstairs Mountains, it is a peaceful setting in rural Carlow, ideally located for touring. You'll be at peace and in comfort. Wifi included.

The space

This modern living space has housed single people and couples, but is ideal for a family or small group as it sleeps six very comfortably. 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 curl up with a book and a cup of tea and enjoy the peace and quiet!

Guest access

Guests are welcome to enjoy the 3km of woodland and Slaney river beat that comprise part of the estate. Note that the walking can be rough in summer as growth is rampant!

Interaction with guests

We live a couple of km down the road and will be there if you need us. Usually our guests are there to have their headspace and tend to be great self-caterers.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 50
Security Deposit: 2000
Weekly Discount: 50%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
June 2017
Pam and Tom have a awesome home on a gorgeorecommendus piece of property, the home has everything need for your stay plus hot shower and comfortable beds. Highly recommended

Aubrey User Profile
January 2017
Great spot to get away from everything. Warm and comfortable house with a fully equipped kitchen. Great walks nearby. Very friendly and helpful hosts.

Rachael User Profile
August 2016
Pam met us on arrival with a bunch of hand picked flowers. The cottage was cosy, the heating and lights had been left on for us and we felt very welcome. Lovely comfy beds and pretty view. Out of the way yet homely...

Maurice User Profile
July 2016
Met by Tom, found the place no problem -- but it is out of the way! The lodge is spacious and very quiet. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

Manuela User Profile
August 2016
Pam und Tom waren sehr herzliche und angenehme Gastgeber. Bei Fragen und Problemen konnten wir uns jederzeit an sie wenden. Zu unserer Ankunft stand bereits ein Starterpaket für die erste Mahlzeit bereit. Auch wenn das Häuschen etwas abseits liegt (man kann hier wirklich Ruhe genießen und sich von Alltagshektik erholen!) sind doch einige Sehenswürdigkeiten nicht weit entfernt und mit dem Auto gut zu erreichen (z.B. Altamont Gardens, Kilkenny, Glendalough).

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Ardattin, IrelandJoined in October 2014
Pam User ProfilePam is a superhost.

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: 88%
Response time: within a few hours
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