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“A beautifully maintained Georgian guesthouse on Kilkenny castle estate. Spacious rooms with elegant neutral colours, period fire places, sash windows and spiral staircases. Stunning manicured gardens and majestic views of the castle and grounds. A superb weekend getaway. ”

“A beautifully maintained Georgian guesthouse on Kilkenny castle estate. Spacious rooms with elegant neutral colours, period fire places, sash windows and spiral staircases. Stunning manicured gardens and majestic views of the castle and grounds. A superb weekend getaway. ”

Hotel Review

Once the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle, now run as an elegant guesthouse. A warm Irish welcome awaits you at this quiet retreat in the medieval capital. Spacious, with sparse neutral decor and magnificent plasterwork ceilings. Its recent renovation has created airy contemporary bedrooms, each individually styled and many with original marble fireplaces and sash windows. A path through the stunning box-hedged gardens, shadowed by the great castle, leads to the heritage centre where breakfast is served. Book a suite for majestic views.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Traditional country abode, formerly the home of the Earl of Ormonde
 

Written by Sonja McGinn

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • Traditional country abode, formerly the home of the Earl of Ormonde
  • Sights nearby
  • Butler House is situated on the Kilkenny castle estate.
  • Kayaking
  • 'Go With The Flow' River Tours
  • Great walks
  • Kilfane Waterfall and Glen
  • Cycling
  • Kilkenny Cycling Tours
  • Riding
  • Riding schools nearby
  • Golf
  • Golf course nearby
  • Trekking
  • Good hiking routes
  • Fishing
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast only.
  • Child friendly
  • Babysitting.
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • Country House
  • Conference facilities
  • Traditional
  • Free wifi
  • Secluded setting

Facilities

  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast only.
  • Child friendly
  • Babysitting.
  • Fireplace
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • In room DVD
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Butler House is situated on the Kilkenny castle estate.
  • Kayaking
  • 'Go With The Flow' River Tours
  • Great walks
  • Kilfane Waterfall and Glen
  • Cycling
  • Kilkenny Cycling Tours
  • Riding
  • Riding schools nearby
  • Golf
  • Golf course nearby
  • Trekking
  • Good hiking routes
  • Fishing

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An integral part of the Kilkenny Castle Estate, Butler house was home to the Earls of Ormonde, who also built the castle, stables and coach houses at the rear. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings, marble fireplaces and a charming walled garden are all features of this notable Georgian residence.

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