1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen/living area. Sleeps up to 4 people.
James and Claudia Reeves
- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Irish
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Rustic Charm for a quiet vacation
We had a great time in Ireland. We stayed for a week in The Pump House which had everything we needed. We were greeted warmly every time we returned to the cottage by two gorgeous dogs, a cat, and sometimes a donkey. It was great fun! The cottage was warm and cosy. It would not really have been suitable for more than two people though. The loft sofa bed is kind of difficult to access for anyone who doesn't like ladders and heights. But it if is just for two people it is a good choice if you want to be in the Kildare area. We visited Clonmel, Cashel, Waterford, Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Maynooth and Dublin while we were there. The roads and driving in Ireland are great, and being fairly central meant we could maximise our time visiting places. Athy has a useful mix of shops and if it is raining, nearby Carlow has two great multiscreen cinemas.
Very cozy and relaxing!
My husband and I stayed here for about 5 days this summer. We found it to be a very lovely cottage - a perfect place to relax and explore southeastern Ireland. Athy is conveniently located within an easy drive of Kilkenny, Carlow, and Castlecomer. The cottage is inviting, comfortable, and features all of the essentials. James and Claudia are very nice and helpful as well. We would love to visit again and definitely would recommend this to fellow travelers!
The Pump House Athy Co. Kildare
My wife and I stayed here with our 2 young children whilst attending a family wedding close by. Claudia, James and their children could not have been anymore welcoming and ensured our stay was perfect. Everything upon arrival was explained thorougly and we were told only to ask for any support. Claudia kindly arranged a hair appointment for my wife on the morning of the wedding.
The grounds around the cottage are stunning with huge ancient trees and a nearby river and fishing rods were left in the cottage porch for guest use. Hopefully get to use them next time.
The nearby town of Athy with everything you need is only a 10 -15 walk away so visiting restaurants and pubs without the car definitely is not an issue.
We certainly would like to return again.
This property is so unique! It was wonderful having horses and a donkey right outside our door. We love the dogs too. The cottage was very clean and nicely decorated. We had everything we needed to be comfortable. We will return. Claudia and James, thank you.
A Lovely Comfortable Self Contained well Equiped Cottage in a beauty setting ,
We stayed at the Pump House for a weeks holiday from the 12 th September to the 19th September, while visiting family in Athy and we new it was going to be a lovely experiance before we arrived as Claudia was very helpful before our trip with directions and information on what to expect, we were greeted with a bottle of Red wine as we arrived after 9pm from a long journey from the ferry, which was lovely and we communicated very much by text messages , as we were very busy with family , but Claudia and James were very much on hand to help us out if needed, James came straight away to fix the Broad Band as soon as we released we could not connect to it, every thing was on hand , and we had a lovely time, being surrounded by a working farm and a traditional Irish family, which was like home from home, as my husband grew up in Athy and it was lovely to explore , see family but be independent , there is an abundance of things to enjoy, and to be close to a lovely family ,we highly recommend this cottage for a great place to stay , we will be going back again and have recommended it to all our family as an extra place to stay , we made use of the dishwasher , washer dryer, and hairdryer and log burner on one of the nights , but found the cottage very warm and was very pleased with how well equipped this cosy cottage, great value for money and very relaxing, Thank you to Claudia and James for thinking of every thing for us , so that we did not have , and giving us a relaxing stress free holiday, God Bless, Tina and Joe,
A perfect country idyll
Had a lovely week in this cottage! Knew it was going to be a good week when we were presented with freshly made scones and cream and jam on arrival! This cottage is in a perfect location, the family have very friendly pets wondering around - there were two lambs when we were there - making it a great place for kids. The family themselves have very friendly helpful children, who my son was mad to play with all week, as well as using their trampoline and playing with their other toys! The cottage itself is extremely well kitted out and every little detail has been thought of. We shall definitely be back to stay and can't recommend it highly enough.
Athy is a heritage town in south Kildare, situated on the intersection of the River Barrow and the Grand Canal. It is located 67km southwest of Dublin and has good access routes to Dublin airport and to the seaports of Dublin, Dun Laoghaire (83km) and Rosslare (110km). It also has good train and bus connections and is conveniently located within an hour's driving of Dublin and many of the Midlands main towns: Kildare, Naas, Newbridge, Carlow, Portaloise, Kilkenny, Tullamore and Athlone. County Kildare is the centre of the horse breeding and training industry in Ireland and many of the major stud farms and training establishments are located in the county.
Other Activities: Walking, rowing, canoeing
Golf: GOLF - three of Ireland's best courses are located within a 30-45 minute drive from our cottage: The K Club (venue for the Ryder Cup 2006 Matches), the PGA National Ireland and Carton House. In the town and close by, Athy Golf Club and Kilkea Golf Club offer a fair test of golf to all categories of players.