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House can be exclusively booked for groups (up to 16 people). How about coming for the Gathering.

Cullintra House has been listed in the prestigious "Bridgestone 100 Best Places To Stay In Ireland",
the "Good Hotel Guide", "Special Places to Stay", "Frommers", "Eye Witness Guide",
"La Routard" and countless other guides.

It has also been featured on the RTE TV programme Consuming Passions - Cool for Cats:

One of Ireland's Unusual places to stay:

Mentioned in 150 Captivating Small Hotels, Inns and Bed-and-Breakfast Stops in Ireland:

Moon Handbooks guide to Ireland:

If you are looking for a holiday that involves scenic walks, beautiful scenery for photographers and painters, golf, historical sites, fishing and crafts, then Cullintra House is the perfect place to stay. Just see the reviews below.


Guestbook Reviews


A selection from the 3 book of visitor messages....

(November 2012) - Rita & Joan - We've had such a lovely time in Cullintra House. Food, hospitality & chat was lovely. Hope to return in the spring.

(November 2012) - Walt & Michelle - Like a dream fairytale. We're sad to be leaving but already look forward to our next visit.

(September 2012) - Carole B (Chicago) - Thank you so much for a lovely visit. The food was absolutely fabulous. I love your house & farm.

(September 2012) - Dominqie & Jean Paul (France) - A sweet moment to finish an Irish holiday. The pleasure of a warm welcome and the meeting with John was also a pleasure!

(August 2012) - Marianne G (France) - Lovely house and good food of course but also nice weather and beautiful landscape. Thank you.

(July 2012) - Tim & Susan - Amazing views, terrific hospitality, wonderful supper, thanks so much.

(June 2012) - Priscilla & Jeff (USA) - What a lovely chance to find you!

(May 2012) - Sue & Brian (UK) - The quiet interlude, the peaceful place, the house where time loses its significance, the blessings & simplicity.

(May 2012) - Nathan & Kelly H - Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home! You worked so hard to give us a beautiful experience. And we thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other guests too. The character of your house is charming.

(April 2012) - Corey & Christy F (USA) - Thank you for a great end to a honeymoon.

(January 2012) - Paula C - Thanks for lovely food as usual! Very relaxing. A home from home.

(October 2011) - Corrie & Graham - Charming and soothing as ever! Somewhere to replenish the spirit.

(September 2011) - Paul & Jill (USA) - Had a blast. Exquisite food, great views, comfortable stay.

(September 2011) - Christina & Sean W - Thank you! Everything was wonderful. Excellent food, warm dining room. A creative place.

(August 2011) - Michael & Carol - An oasis of tranquility presided over by a bohemian queen! Sheer delight. Thank you for a wonderful break.

(July 2011) - Anna Maria & Per (Sweden) - Just lovely.

(July 2011) - Tannequy & Ingrid - What a delightful gem hidden in the dales of Co.Kilkenny! Wonderfully different and original irish experience. Thanks for your warm welcome and hospitality. Food is delicious and memorable.

(April 2011) - Orfhlaith and Stephne - Thank your for such a memorable and unique trip. We don't want to leave this paradise!

(October 2010) - Alison, Laura, Grace & Maureen (Dublin) - Wonderful house, food, atmosphere and host. Thank you Patricia for a fantastic weekend!

(August 2010) - Sally Watts - Six magical days in and around your lovely home. Thank you for taking such good care of me.

(April 2010) - Ashlege T - Rested, renewed and replenished. Perfect solitude. Thank you.

(December 2009) - Sara & John (Cork) - All things considered, this was pure magic for us, tranquillity, timeless space. A perfect place for us to be at this, the years end. Thank you Patricia for creating it all. We'll be back.

(September 2009) - Paddy & Liz - Thank you Patricia for a lovely weekend. We enjoyed every minute of it. We now know why friends love being here so much.

(August 2009) - Sarah Anne W - Absolutely magical woman and home you have. An inspiration to all artists.

(August 2009) - Ann, Mike, Jamie, Graham and Margaret - A wonderful 8 days had by all. Food was exquisite, a variety and surprise each day. The freedom of the farm was wonderful, the bridge was amazing. We will definitely be back.

(August 2009) - Tina B (France) - There's nothing to beat the old style for charm & atmosphere.

(July 2009) - de Beer family - written by Dylan(aged 10) - The biggest most best home and garden ever. It felt like i was in another world. Lovely food all round. Thank you.

(July 2009) - Tracey & James G - Fantastic place! What variation really is about - relaxation, good foot and beautiful scenery.

(May 2009) - Leisa, Taina & Sami (Italy) - Thank you so much! We just adored your beautiful home and the surrounding garden. Not to mention the forest and the cairn up the hill. What a view!

(March 2009) - Vibete & Dag (Norway) - Thank you for a lovely stay and a great birthday cake!

(November 2009) - Martina & Stephen (Belfast) - Unforgettable experience, great food and cute cats!

Letter written to South East tourism - by Mr and Mrs Eton Mercer(Surrey). We visited Cullintra House and we are still talking about the wonderful experience, the food, hospitality provided by Patricia was truely exquisite in every respect. The warmth and hospitality shown to us was unbelievable. We have stayed and dined in many establishments worldwide and nothing matches up to Patricia's unique experience.


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(2012) FortheloveofIreland from Wilmington, North Carolina: "We stayed the first two days of our honeymoon here. It was wonderful. We stayed over the barn. It was wonderful....I agree it is a wonderful place full of character! It's scenic, in a good location"

(2011) AlanTMorrison from Naas: "I loved this place. Great location. Great price. Clean. Friendly and accommodating. This place has the most amazing views. We really loved the food this was possibly the most amazing food I and my Wife have ever tasted."

(2011) Stuart_Blakely from London: "We stayed here for a weekend and absolutely loved everything about Cullintra House, from the moment we drove up the long driveway till the morning we left after a delicious breakfast. The interior is traditionally furnished with period pieces and some more recent additions. The setting is spectacular with mature trees and fields to the rear of the house sloping upwards....Dinner was spectacular - fresh produce including haddock, vegetables and potatoes from the locality. Our fellow guests were a German professor and her husband who enjoyed their visit so much they had extended it to a week."

(2011) Airgread Europe from Europe: "This is a very lovely and atmospheric 200-year-old family-run farmhouse set in beautiful countryside. The Châtelaine, Patricia Cantlon, was born in this house and now runs the cattle farm. She is an elegant bohemian, naïve artist, and excellent chef. Her home naturally reflects her passions. Alas, there are few Irish character country houses serving excellent food, especially in such undisturbed surroundings."

(2010) Drapier from Dublin: "My third stay at Cullintra - a favourite place. This is not a hotel - it is a very charming family farm and a touch of the real Ireland. If you just want a bed for the night then there a dozens of adequate bland and characterless hotels around. What I really enjoy is the convivial communal dining table, the delicious farm house food, and the charming eccentricities such as an invitation after dinner to climb the private path across the farm up the mountain."

(2009) Phil from Cork: "A group of 8 stayed in Cullintra on my recommendation. It was my third stay. It is a real home, there is no pretence what you see is what you get. No mod cons, no TV , no noise, bliss. Cullintra is a little gem deep in the heart of Kilkenny....The food is good especially the breakfast, local, fresh produce and homemade bread and scones. The rooms are very homey blankets not duvets, full of antiques and art....There is a lovely walk up a hill behind the house. At the top is a great view from the edge of Wicklow to Waterford!"

(2008) Kcdrumguy from Kansas City : "It has been almost a year since linda and i stayed at cullintra house. we are counting the days until we return. yes, it is not on your typical b&b schedule, but is that what it is all about? get up, eat this, get out. by far cullintra house was amongst our most enjoyable stays last year in ireland.... we felt completely welcome to roam the farm, take in the conservatory, and such. patricia could not have been more hospitable towards us. if you would to like to sample ireland beyond the expected, by all means, experience cullintra house."

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