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Coursetown Country House

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2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Coursetown Country House
Stradbally Road, Athy Co Kildare
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Tel: +353 59 863 1101

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Jim and Iris Fox’s fine 200-year old house just off the Stradbally road is attached to a large arable farm. The house is welcoming, immaculately maintained and very comfortable
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Quad Biking nearyby
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - all non-food areas
  • Dogs permitted - no charge
  • Dogs permitted - staying in bedroom
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Coursetown Country House

Jim and Iris Fox’s fine 200-year old house just off the Stradbally road is attached to a large arable farm.


The house is welcoming, immaculately maintained and very comfortable, with some unusual attributes, including Jim’s natural history library (where guests are welcome to browse) and extensive, well-tended gardens stocked with many interesting plants, including rare herbaceous plants, and old roses and apple trees.


Bedrooms vary according to their position in the house, but all are thoughtfully furnished in a pleasantly homely country house style and have direct dial phones, tea/coffee facilities and hair dryers.


Iris takes pride in ensuring that her guests have the comfort of the very best beds and bedding - and the attention to detail in the pristine shower rooms is equally high, with lots of lovely towels and quality toiletries. (A bathroom is also available for anyone who prefers to have a good soak in a tub.)


Another special feature is a ground floor room near the front door, which has been specially designed for wheelchair users, with everything completed to the same high standard as the rest of the house.


Then there is breakfast - again, nothing is too much trouble and the emphasis is on delicious healthy eating.


The wide selection offered includes fresh juices and fruit salad, poached seasonal fruit (plums from the garden, perhaps) pancakes, French toast with banana & maple syrup, Irish farmhouse cheeses, home-made bread and preserves - and the traditional cooked breakfast includes lovely rashers specially vacuum-packed for Iris by Shiel’s butchers in Abbeyleix.

Rooms 4 (all with en-suite shower, all no smoking, 1 for disabled); B&B €65pps (€45 low season), single €85. 10% discount on breaks of 2 nights or more. Not suitable for children under 10 and older children must have their own room. Small weddings catered for (20). No smoking house; pets allowed in some areas by arrangement. Garden. Closed 14 Nov - 14 Mar. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Coursetown Country House, Athy, County Kildare
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Just outside Athy, on R428. Turn off N78 at Athy, or N80 at Stradbally; well signposted.

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