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Luxury Self catering gem on the slopes of Slievenamon

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Rural peace and tranquility with a luxurious twist to help you relax

Garden Grove Cottage provides you with a cosy warm space in which to relax after taking in the sites and walks in the area. A self catering gem in the Suir Valley

We invite you to make yourself at home and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the farm.

The property was bought by the current owner in 1999 and after a year of sympathetic refurbishment of the main house time was taken to reflect and assess how best to enhance 'The Cottage'.

What used to be the out office and guest room, was renovated and extended to enable the space to be used as a clinic space for complementary therapies. It has now undergone a further development to provide you with a unique place to stay.

The cottage at Garden Grove is a warm cosy space comprising of a sitting room, double bedroom and a spacious bathroom with both a bath and shower.

The bedroom can be presented as a SuperKing size bed or as two single beds - please advise when you book. If required a folding bed can be provided for a 3rd guest in the same room.

The cottage has been fully renovated and provides a welcoming space in which to unwind and relax.

French Linen sheets and Bedding

Down Duvets and Pillows

Custom Plush Top Mattresses

Walk-in Shower

Nespresso Machine, Kettle - selection of teas and coffee

Toaster, Microwave, Oven, Hob

Flat Screen HD Television

iHome Docking Station, Radio/Alarm Clock

Washing Machine / Tumble `Dryer


Desk area

The Property

Nestled on the southern slopes of Slievenamon Garden Grove offers you an outstanding range of local amenities and destinations.

Fethard Medieval Town.

River Suir. Salmon & Trout Fishing (Permit required)

Kilkenny City. Medieval City with Castle and Medieval Mile Museum.

Waterford City. Viking settlement.

Munster Vales. Walking & Hiking.

Ireland's Ancient East take a look at this video

More Photos will be added as the weather improves - please see us on FaceBook for more photos and updates

Although we are 'closed' for the winter if it is a special request we may be able to accommodate you.

More Details

Sacha Maxwell
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 August, 2018

About Sacha Maxwell

I have a degree in geology and have worked in the past overseas; I was made redundant from my last position in Jan 2015 at which point I became self-employed.

I am now a practicing Holistic therapist helping my clients to heal themselves, release stress and improve their quality of life.

Sacha Maxwell purchased this barn in 1999

Why Sacha Maxwell chose Clonmel

The opportunity to give yourself the time and space to relax and unwind and enjoy the Suir valley. Slievenamon has a magical affect on people who visit the area, she exudes a calmness that seems to gently creep over you, the colours changing on her slopes throughout the day - magical like the stories that surround her.

What makes this barn unique

The old fashioned feel of the place, as though time has stood still while the world rushes past you outside the walls.

As guests you may avail of a wellness session to release those stresses and strains of everyday life to enable you to get the most out of your holiday. Sessions must be booked separately in advance.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn around the Clonmel around the Kilkenny

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Property is accessed via electric gates, deposit is required for the access buzzer to be returned on departure
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom is a wet room with shower and bath
  • Bathroom is fully tiled with underfloor heating and designed as a wet room and to be fully accessible so there is no shower cubicle or partitions.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Super King size bed that can be 2 single beds if required. If travelling with a child under 12 we can provide a folding bed if required. 3D video of the property here:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can also provide holistic therapies and relaxation retreats as requested.


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(1 traveller review)

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Luxury Self catering gem on the slopes of Slievenamon
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Abington, PA - USA

One of the best VRBOs at which we've stayed

  • 5 of 5

After renting VRBOs in Canada, England, France, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, USA and now Ireland, we can say that the Garden Grove Cottage in Clonmel, Ireland was really one of the best VRBOs at which we've stayed. Owners Sacha and John were consummate hosts, the apartment was immaculate, beautifully appointed, everything was exactly as described, and we arrived to coffee, eggs, bread, and milk already laid on for us. I suppose the TV worked - we never turned it on. Lots of books in the Cottage, including fun antiquarian books. When was the last time YOU read Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard in a fun 19th century binding? "...far from the madding crowd..." And how apropos given that mere minutes from the house were 10th century intact (!) Celtic crosses we visited in a country graveyard. Their dogs, Humboldt and Artemis, could not have been more friendly. The house is on a quiet country road, and we were lulled to sleep nightly by the quiet bleating of sheep the next field over. It was great getting to know Sacha and John who have led far more interesting lives than anyone else we've ever met, and hearing about their travels and exploits was a real eye opener. They are a wealth of information and pointed us in the direction of sights unknown to the tourist maps. Leaving this wonderful VRBO was quite difficult - it felt like we were leaving family. And this, after having been there for only four days. We should have stayed a week. Go here. You won't regret it. David and Kathy

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having guests is a wonderful experience and finding interesting quirky items to leave in the cottage to make the stay more memorable and enjoyable is fun.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cohoes / Village Pub
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Clonmel Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bennetsbridge Junction 9
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property is located overlooking the Suir Valley on the slopes of Slievenamon. The historic cities of Kilkenny and Waterford are a 30min drive, and the medieval walled town of Fethard is a 15min drive. Ireland's only Tudor Manor House is in Carrick on Suir a 10min drive.

If you are into walking and hiking there is a wonderful range of walks for different levels of fitness, from a steep hike up Slievenamon itself, to a gentle river walk along the river Suir. The Commeraghs and Knockmealdown mountains are 30min drive, the Galtee mountains a 40min drive.

Also within a 30min drive is the Waterford Greenway and 40min to the UNESCO Heritage Site - the Copper Coast.

The property is in the heart of the horse country of Ireland, close to the world famous Coolmore Stud and Ballydoyle. There are five racecourses within an hour's drive: Gowran Park, Tramore, Clonmel. Tipperary and Thurles with both Limerick and Cork just over an hour's drive. The Curragh, Naas and Punchestown are about 1hr30min.

There is excellent fishing for trout and salmon on the river Suir (permit required) as well as on other rivers locally.

Clonmel has a thriving arts scene, The Junction Festival and the Busking Festival. Kilkenny has the Cat's Laughs comedy festival and Kilkenny Arts week.

There are also other rural pursuits such as birdwatching, falconry to name but a few.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £10
Pet Fee £20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.