Peaceful Lodge, Ballin Temple

Entire home hosted by Pamela

  1. 5 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
Furry friends welcome
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Overlooking the Blackstairs Mountains and gently rolling hills, the well appointed Lodge is set in a tranquil spot on the Slaney Valley. Spacious and comfortably furnished, the Lodge is popular with executives, families on holiday, and golfers playing at nearby Mount Wolseley. It's an ideal spot for touring South-East Ireland.

The space
The Lodge sleeps five very comfortably, with two ensuite doubles and a single. The peaceful, rural setting is enchanting. 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.

French doors open onto a large lawn lined with mature beech trees. The fresh, sweet country air has encouraged guests to walk, jog and cycle around the leafy lanes and nearby woodland.

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.

The Lodge is fully and comfortably furnished. (kitchen, bed & bath linen, etc) and breakfast starter pack (milk, bread, butter, eggs, coffee, tea, sugar) are provided.

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

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Bath
Garden
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Where you’ll be

Ardattin, County Carlow, Ireland

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!
Please have a look at our Guidebook for shopping, eating, arts, culture, entertainment... We try to leave fairly current brochures about events in and around Carlow.

Hosted by Pamela

  1. Joined in October 2014
  • 84 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

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.
  • Language: Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 20:00
Check out: 12:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to € 2000

Cancellation policy