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Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Stayed in the gable for a week. It was great house very comfy. Everything you need is in the house. Loads of room. Good wifi. Peaceful and quiet yet just five minutes from Kilkenny city. Kevin the host Is a gentleman. Joan sent lovely homemade flapjacks over to us. Lovely open fire if you want to use it. Very relaxing...

Thank davshirley2016
HOSTKILKENNYKilkenny, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay in The Gables. When we live here we take the peace and quite for granted, so it's nice when guests remind us about it every now and then. Thanks, Kevin

Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 5 people visiting the place and it was really easy to get used to living in that wonderful place. We truly enjoyed and appreciated the friendliness of the owners and the calm and relaxing surroundings. Everything we needed was in the apartment. We also enjoyed very much that we could do everything on our own...

Thank Massimo M
HOSTKILKENNYKilkenny, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

We are so glad you found your stay with us and that you found the place relaxing. Ye are more than welcome back another time as we always say repeat bookings are the greatest complement we can get in our business. Kind Regards, Kevin & Joan

Ventry, Ireland
Reviewed 13 April 2016

In March, I spent a full week in Longbowe just to relax and unwind. It is incredibly quiet and spacious with huge windows letting morning light pour in. Two old trees with emerging buds were covered by early rising mists from the Nore. At night, I had an uninterrupted view of a starry sky from the warmth of a comfy...

Thank geromahony
HOSTKILKENNYKilkenny, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so glad that you experienced the warmth of nature from with in the house. We are so delighted when our guests appreciate why be built Longbowe to be different. Your most welcome back any time in the future. Kind Regards, Kevin & Joan

Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 7 March 2016

After a disastrous first night in a small local castle (so cold you could see your breath) we were directed by the wonderful woman at the information centre in Kilkenny to this beautiful home on a farm just 5 minutes from the centre of Kilkenny. The hosts could not have been more accommodating, and the home itself was sunny, spacious...

1Thank Judy W
HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Thank you kindly. I enjoyed meeting and chatting with you, especially hearing how the day trips went. I was glad you got to see where your ancestors originally came from in Clogh, Castlecomer. It'd be my pleasure to meet you all again. Maybe the poet in your family will come to Kilkenny Arts week and do her own recital?? All...

Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Longbowe & The gables are two selfcatering properties in Kilkenny just off the N10 ring road at Bennetsbridge roundabout on R700 on the bank of River Nore. Set in lovely parkland, wide open green fields, old world mature trees. Location is within walking distance of Kilkenny City through public park at the other side of the road junction. Short taxi...

Thank Eamonn W
HOSTKILKENNYKilkenny, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your kind reviews of the 2 houses we don't often have people staying in the 2 houses during the one stay, so we were glad you liked both of them. We would love to have you back again. Regards, Kevin & Joan

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2015

been 3 times now and booked to go again next year already. we stay in the longbowe and what a house it is. we have family over in kilkenny and love to visit them each year but also like to make a holiday out of it and here is perfect as its less than 5 minutes drive into the centre...

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Hi Chris, As "A Regular" thank you so much for your kind comments and for us as hosts a repeat booking is always the greatest complement that we can get. Look forward to meeting you again in August 2016. Kind Regards, Kevin & Joan

Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

This was a perfect location for our family to base our 8 days of travel from. It was large enough to accomodate all 7 of us, even with only one bathroom. It felt safe and being tucked back off the road made it so much more quiet than a BnB on the road would have been. It was an easy...

1Thank JandVWilliams
HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments about The Gables, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The peace and quite is what most of our guests love and we are delighted that you found this also. You are delighted back any time again. Kind Regards, Kevin & Joan

Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Sorry for long delay in writing this review, we rented Longbowe so my brother and his family could stay close to wedding. The house was excellent and the owners made the stay wonderful, looked after all of us above and beyond. They made sure that my wedding day went off to a great start and I want to thank them...

Thank Richard29012015
HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

We are glad you all enjoyed your stay with us and that the wedding went well. Thank you for your kind comments, it makes all our work and effort seem worthwhile when we see reviews like this - would love to see ye back again some time.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The perfect accommodation in Kilkenny for anyone looking for a home away from home. The proprietor is lovely and the accommodation itself is immaculate and fits everyone's needs! I would recommend this accommodation to anyone staying in Kilkenny!

Thank Andrew S
HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It gives us a lot of pleasure when we know our guests are happy with what we provide.Thank you for writing about us.

Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stayed in the Longbowe self catering home for a week in July. We selected the accommodation for the quality and it's location and where delighted with both. The house itself is very large and well equiped. The location just outside of Kilkenny town on a family rum farm was extremely peaceful and private with plenty of outside space for...

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments and we are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Toby says Hello" The good news is that we have been told that high speed e-fiber broadband will be coming our way within the next month.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
2 Unique Holiday-homes close to the Medieval City of Kilkenny.The Gables in an restored 18th century fishing lodge that sleeps 5 people. Longbowe is state of the art new-build eco-friendly holidayhome that sleeps 6 people. ... more   less 

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Address: Archersgrove | Bennettsbridge Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles davshirley2016, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms at Longbowe are designed to face south, beautiful views of woodland”
 of 5 bubbles eamonnw813, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The two double rooms have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles Gerrie759, 13 Mar 2014 | Read review
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