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Lisa Curtin

Member since: 2011
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6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Knockeen holiday house

4 large bedrooms, 4.5 bath, sleeps 12( Maximum 8 Adults), 7 acres + stables

The home and stables were both built with all stone indigenous to the region. Both feature arched windows and slate roofs. The main floor is approximately 3,200 square feet featuring oak floors through out. The home features four bedrooms all en suite plus and a main hall vanity bathroom. There are four fireplaces(two in bedrooms) and two built with all stone. There is a beautiful sitting room off main entry with wonderful views of the site, stables and countryside. The room and fireplace provide a most comfortable setting to enjoy quiet evening at home. There is also a large den with full stone wall fireplace that provides a perfect place to read and relax.

Just a short walk into the village of Graiguenamanagh, well known for the lush beautiful countryside that surrounds it and the the 800 hundred year old Duiske Abbey, which was once Ireland's largest Cisterian place of worship. Fishing, boating and swimming at the River Barrow.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lisa Curtin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the trip of a lifetime in part because of our stay at this amazing country estate. The views and surrounding area were breathtakingly picturesque, and the town of Graiguenamanagh is full of charm and charming people!

My sister’s family stayed with us for a few days and they had their own wing of the house. The layout of the house is very conducive to multiple families, or kids on one side, adults on the other. The kitchen is in the center with bedrooms and bathrooms on each side. Each room in the house has amazingly beautiful views. I should also mention having a washer and dryer was a huge plus.

We visited in July/August and my children, ages 10 and 12, continue to talk about how they wish they were back in Ireland. Staying in a home gave them the freedom to get up in the morning, and run and play to their hearts content. They also fell in love with the horses, and the horses fell in love with them. The second the kids would open the door in the morning, the horses would come up to the edge of the fence, in anticipation of carrots and attention.

My family will remember this trip forever. This will be one of those trips the kids will talk about for the rest of their lives. Staying at Knockeen, made our vacation, beautiful, comfortable, and memorable. A big thank you goes out to the owners, Tim & Lisa, for sharing your home with us.
Jul 2012
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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Golfer's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect location with easy access to Mt. Wolsey, Carlow, the European Club and the jewel .... Mt. Juliet. With golf in the morning, an evening pint at the local, the house is 5 star accommodation with the country estate look & feel. There is plenty of room on the inside and incredible vistas from all angles.

The village is within walking distance and everyone extremely friendly and hospitable. You need at least a week to breathe it all in - A great place to celebrate anything. We'll be back !!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you found some of our not so hidden "jewels" near Knockeen. Thank you for taking such lovely care of our home and village! All the best, Lisa & Tim
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Amazing House in A Little Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our two daughters and their husbands on a family vacation in Ireland. We stayed at Knockeen in Graiguenamanagh for 7 days. The house is huge and there were all of the modern appliances we needed to be comfortable for the week.

The views from the front yard and also from inside are truly awesome. We fed the horses grass over an ancient stone wall which was right by the kitchen window.

Local folk were wonderfully friendly and a little guy (who looked like a leprechaun) bought me a Guinness at O'Driscolls Pub for "bringing sunny weather"!

The owners of the house (Tim and Lisa) were a pleasure to deal with and I have recommended Knockeen to many of my friends.

Charming and very comfortable place to have a family vacation in Ireland!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Ultimate Irish Experience

  • 5 of 5

Of our two week visit in Ireland, our 5 nights at Knockeen were the most memorable. The village of Graiguenamanagh (while hard to pronounce) was easily accessible and provided all the resources we needed for our stay. The setting is exquisite with incredible views of the countryside. We loved waking up in the morning to hear horses in the pasture just outside the kitchen window.

Knockeen is so comfortable and welcoming. I'm very picky about beds and bathrooms and this is top class. The added bonus was the lovely fireplaces (including the master bedroom) and comfy lounging areas. I can see how this could easily accommodate 12 guests but it felt very cozy for the two of us.

One of our favorite side trips was to Borris. The meals at the Step House Hotel were fabulous. Also loved the easy access to the River Barrow.

Overall, it was a fabulous experience!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

After spending a week in Dublin on business it was nice to find a place to rest, relax, and enjoy the tranquility of the Irish hills. The Knockeen country cottage, near the village of Graiguenamanagh was a slice of heaven on earth. It was exactly as described, spacious enough to house 12 people but cozy enough to snuggle up with my husband and feel right at home. The scenery from the front step was breathtaking, making it easy to enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee and the sunset with a pint of beer.

The stores in Graiguenamanagh were easy to get to and had all the necessities one might need - the bread at the bakery is amazing. Fresh, hot and oh so yummy. The neighbors are friendly and willing to help should you need directions or help navigating just about anywhere in Ireland. We enjoyed our time and can't wait to hop across the pond again for the fresh, cool air, and the comfort of a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ireland Home - Knockeen - Graiguenamanagh

  • 5 of 5

The Knockeen Home, near the village of Graiguenamanagh, was a home away from home. The description and pictures are exactly what the home was like, a beautiful house with great views in a very peaceful setting with all the amenities of home. The property was clean and well maintained. The caretaker was very helpful with questions and was available at any time.

We enjoyed going into Graiguenamanagh and eating at the Duiske Inn, and getting coffee at Coffee on High. The SuperValue had all of the necessities needed. The people of the village were my favorite part. Everyone one was so nice and friendly and would go out of their way to point you in the right direction.

My family wanted to experience the Ireland life instead of a different B&B every night. This location was perfect for seeing the Southeast area of Ireland. We took day trips to Kilkenny, Cork, Blarney, Waterford/Wexford, and Hook Head (the oldest working light house in the world). Our favorite adventure was taking the 6 kilometer hike from Graiguenamanagh along the River Barrow to the next village, it was beautiful scenery.

If I am ever fortunate to travel to Ireland again, I would stay here at Knockeen Lane.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful country estate. It is even more beautiful and breathtaking than the pictures. We pulled up after a long trip and the horses were out grazing, the house was magnificent and it was a beautiful sunny day in Ireland. What more could we ask for!

The house is beautiful and well kept. It was spacious and comfy. We had a great time around the dining room table every night planning our next day excursions. So nice to feel at home while traveling yet getting the "local" experience.

Wonderful home base with great sights close by. And Graiguenamanagh is a wonderful little town with great people .

Highly recommended for families traveling to Ireland that want a home base while experiencing the beautiful picturesque Irish countryside.

And the owners are great to work with!! Look forward to my next trip!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Moira, Thanks so much for taking such wonderful care of our home and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The experiences you shared with your family at Knockeen will no doubt create a lifetime of memories for you all to look back on. Tim and I look forward to having you all back again very soon. All the very best, Tim and Lisa
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Car: recommended

One of the most scenic regions of the county, Graiguenamanagh may well be considered a paradise by the outdoor enthusiast. Roughly translated as the 'Grange of the Monks', this historic setting offers fine views of the surrounding mountains, forest and river valleys, in addition to an abundance of natural wildlife. The region is particularly notable as an excellent spot for angling, and the river Barrow and Brandon Lake are both well stocked with salmon and trout.

Walking and hillclimbing are among the more popular pursuits of Graiguenamanagh area and with the South Leinster Way meandering through the lovely Barrrow Valley and traversing nearby Brandon Hill, you can enjoy fine views of the countryside can be commanded from the county's highest point .

For anyone interested in Golf Graiguenamanagh is at the centre of the South East sunshine circuit. It is within easy reach of Mount Juliet, Borris, Carlow and Enniscorthy.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Knockeen, Ireland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Small powder room in foyer and and large shower in master bath. Large claw foot tub in bedroom 3.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
  • 4 very large bedrooms. The first bedroom has expansive views of the countryside, large queen bed a wood/peat burning fireplace, walk in wardrobe and en suite with very large shower. The second bedroom features two twin beds and en suite with beautiful tub with claw feet. The third bedroom features a wood/peat burning fireplace views of the countryside, queen size bed and en suite with power shower. The fourth bedroom features two twin beds, views of the countryside and stables and en suite with bathtub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Knockeen offers total seclusion and privacy yet only a .5 mile out of the villages of Tinnahinch and Graiguenamanagh.