Emyvale Cottage - Thatched Holiday Cottage

Brief History of Emyvale Cottage

Emyvale Cottage is a traditional Irish cottage, built in the 1700s. In its original state it was a straw thatched cottage. However, in 1999 a new reed roof replaced the old straw roof. The original owners of Emyvale cottage made their living quarrying limestone for Kilkenny castle . The remains of that same quarry can still be seen on the land behind Emyvale cottage.


This 18th century thatched cottage comprises of 2 double bedrooms,1 single bedroom, shower room, bathroom, kitchen and living room and is ideal for self-catering holidays.

Ground Floor:

The ground floor of this 18th century thatched cottage comprises the following;

  • Double bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living room

The most interesting features on the ground floor are the original fireplace dating from 1700 and the antique dresser. In re-furbishing Emyvale cottage, we have tried to maintain as much of an authentic old-time cottage atmosphere as possible whilst also providing for maximum comfort and pleasure.


On the mezzanine floor are the 2 remaining bedrooms.

This floor is a very attractive aspect of the interior of Emyvale cottage as it provides both a sense of space and seclusion.

Additional facilities at Emyvale Cottage include:

  • Oil central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Television
  • Microwave