Easy access to Portlaiose, Athy, Stradbally, Kildare and Carlow. Kildare Village shopping has many world famous designer shops. Stud and Japanese Gardens close by. The Rock of Donamaise, Altamont Gardens, Burtown House are all worth visiting.
Loved the area, very friendly people..beautiful countryside..gorgeous Arboretum Garden Centre with a beautiful walk and winding path, a fabulous Cafe with great food..gifts furniture and plants. Lovely area to explore all round. A drive to the market on a saturday and the Restaurants are great.
We were visiting friends and family who lived an hour away in a different directions, It was peaceful and the hosts were more than accommodating. Breakfast was Perfect, i went for a Fry which was locally sourced, Anything that could be Organic was. for the price we paid, we felt we underpaid. I highly recommend staying at Arless.
I liked everything about Coolanowl Country House, especially the homeliness and friendliness of the staff. I was so impressed with the room the sheer size of it I felt like a queen. The breakfast was delicious and such a good range of choices and cooked with organic produce from the family farm I was well impressed! We had the most delicious evening meal at Coolanowl I am still talking about that and after we went for a walk around the grounds of the house, I cant wait to return in the very near future. We visited Carlow town and Kilkenny as it was so easy to travel around at our own pace.