I’m so excited to introduce you all to Ballybur Coach-House! Such a sentimental place to me as its where I grew up as a child and what a wonderful place to grow and explore. Originally sheds and a carriage house adjacent to the castle, Ballybur was built up around the 2 bay windows still in existence.

Although very different in style to its 16th Century com padre they seem to compliment each other beautifully. Its hugely exciting for us as it now means we can accommodate up to 16 more people bringing our total number to 26 as opposed to 10.

The castle and coach-house are just perfect for the family gathering/reunion or special birthday. Also we cater to small intimate weddings for the ultimate princess experience.

The coach-house is a fantastic addition as it is completely wheelchair accessible and for those with limited mobility who still want an authentic experience Рyou may now visit the castle and sleep under its shadow. The bungalow is laid out in an I shape and has little quirky and interesting features throughout. It includes a large sitting and dining area, fully fitted kitchen and an extra kitchenette.

The spacious family room above has 2 double beds and ample room for travel cots.  Next we have a converted loft which is great for singles or older kids/teens with its 4 single flat beds, up a long narrow corridor brings you to the main bathroom with a large shower. The next is a double en-suite wet room, 2 more double en-suites follow with the last room as the extra kitchenette but it has a large double pull out sofa bed so doubles as the 6th bedroom for a large group.

Reviews so far have been fantastic – specifically from some of our wedding groups as they found the coach-house so complimentary to the castle with its bright airy rooms perfect for hair and make-up pre-wedding and for elderly relatives of the bride and groom party. We have also had a corporate group and a few younger groups who used it as a base to hit the night life of Kilkenny nearby.

We have a lovely lady who has a beautiful cookery school and catering business very nearby – Anne Neary – who is always happy to help out those who want lovely home baked scones the following morning or a full Irish stew for dinner – whatever you need, she is superb.

So I would love if you would spread the word or if you have family/friends etc travelling to the area – why not keep us in mind as an alternative to the hotels. We look forward to welcoming lots of new guests to Ballybur Coach-House in the very near future.