Thomastown B&B in South Kilkenny
Oldtown Farmhouse is a spacious and friendly Failte Ireland approved bed and breakfast with a high standard of accommodation where you are assured of a warm welcome. It is situated on an elevated site with scenic views of the surrounding countryside. Located off the R713 road and just 10 minutes drive from the medieval city of Kilkenny and 1km from Mount Juliet Golf Course. Oldtown Farmhouse comprises of four spacious en suite bedrooms with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities in all rooms. There is a lounge for guests to relax and unwind after a days touring. Refreshments with home baking will greet you upon arrival. Oldtown Farmhouse is on a family farm with an award winning propagation nursery which exports plants to 15 countries around the world as far away as America, Japan and also continental Europe and the home market. There is an ancient ring fort on the farmland dating back 1700 - 2000 years. Initial observations would suggest it was built and lived in by an ancient Gaelic Chieftain. For any guests who are interested we would be delighted to give a complimentary tour of the nursery and the ring fort and also tell you the local history.
Oldtown Farmhouse is located just 10 minutes drive from the Medieval City of Kilkenny, 20 minutes from Waterford City, 1 hour from Rosslare and 5 minutes from Thomastown and Jerpoint Abbey. Jerpoint Abbey is regarded as one of the most famous Cistercian settlement in Ireland. Also in the area is Kells Priory, an extensive Augustinian settlement founded in 1193, and nearby is Kilree Tower and High Cross dated 800 AD. Mount Juliet Championship Golf Course is located just 1km away from Oldtown Farmhouse, the course has been host to the top players in the world. Oldtown Farmhouse is also located along the Kilkenny Studio Workshops Craft Trail, a guide to seven crafts people in the County of Kilkenny. Some of Ireland's finest studio workshops are clustered in the scenic valley of the River Nore, in the heart of County Kilkenny. This trail will be inspiring and you are guaranteed to find unbeatable quality and value. Located close-by is Jerpoint Park, the site of the lost town of Jerpoint and the grave of Saint Nicholas Bishop of Myra. In the area there is entertainment and food served in the local pubs. Oldtown Farmhouse is an ideal base for touring the South East of Ireland.
Local Attractions & Festivals
Kilkenny Castle - Kilkenny City
Dunmore Cave - Ballyfoyle
Jerpoint Abbey - Thomastown
St Marys Church - Gowran
Golf Courses: Mount Juliet Championship Course 1km, also locally Gowran, Kilkenny, Mountain View, Callan, Carrick-on-Suir
Kiltorcan Karting Track (3 miles away)
Freshford Irish Conker Championship - October
Gowran Park October Racing - October
Graiguenamanagh Town Of Books - September
Kilkenny City Pan Celtic International Festival - April
Kilkenny City Murphy Cat Laughs - June
Kilkenny Arts Festival - August
Kilkenny Celtic Festival - October
Thomastown PGA World Golf Championship - September
How To Get Here
Oldtown Farmhouse B&B is situated 400 meters off R713 road.
From Kilkenny take the Kilkenny to Waterford N10 road, take first left onto the L1048 road just 1.6km South of Stoneyford village on the R713 road.
From Thomastown, Oldtown Farmhouse is signposted on the R448 road, take the first turn right onto the L4206 road just 3.2km south of Thomastown.
The house is well sighposted on both routes.
Sat Nav Co-ordinates: N 52.521346, W -7.210168