Hunters Lodge at Belline Estate Piltown - Piltown Co. Kilkenny

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This stunning period property set in the grounds of the historic 120 acre Belline Estate has recently been completely renovated and offers luxury accommodation with 4 spacious bedrooms (all ensuite), lounge nd separate dining room along with a beautiful kitchen with an Aga.

It has been tastefully furnished and enjoys lots of period features.


Downstairs there is one twn bedroom with ensuite with double doors opening out onto the patio area outside.  Upstairs are three double bedrooms which are all ensuite.


You can enjoy relaxing forest walks through our private grounds and meet the animals that live on the estate.

Close by fishing and golf are available and the beach is 20 mins drive by car.

We are ideally situated 15 mins from Waterford city and 25 mins from historic Kilkenny making us an ideal location for your special break away.


Set amidst more that 100 acres of rolling parkland on the grounds of the historic Belline House, just outside the village of Piltown, Co. Kilkenny and on the borders of counties Waterford and Kilkenny.  The historic cities of Waterford and Kilkenny are within easy driving distance as are the beautiful, historic pretty villages of the region.

Belline House dates from around 1770 and the grounds contain some interesting architectural follies. The house is flanked by twin detached circular pavilions with conical roofs – once used as pigeon houses.

There is 40 acres of mature woodland, perfect for walks without ever leaving the estate and dogs are welcome - but must be kennelled in comfortable stabling adjacent to the properties.  

The owners have a donkey sanctuary on the grounds, with no less than 20 donkeys in residence!  And if you would like to enjoy a ride-out on the land, you can bring your own horse on holiday, with livery available for an extra charge.


For horse racing enthusiasts Gowran Park Race Course is just a 10 minute drive away.

If you have a special occasion gathering of friends and family,the fact that the properties are adjoining and interlinked, makes this a very nice option to rent a property for your group, sleeping 16,  in 6 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms. Perfect for those who want to be together, but with plenty of space for private down time!

Piltown is close to the five counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford, set in an evocative patchwork of fertile valleys and plains.   There are countless castles, abbeys, fortresses and ancient settlements marking the Celtic, Norman and Anglo Saxon times. The five river systems – the Barrow, Blackwater, Nore, Slaney and Suir criss-cross the South East, meandering under old stone bridges, around magical mountains, through picturesque villages and past neatly thatched cottages before finally entering the sea at scenic, peaceful seaside towns. From your holiday property, you can visit historic monuments, colourful gardens; well-maintained and sign-posted walking and cycling paths; abundant fishing locations; numerous golf courses, equestrian centres and exciting festivals.

Belline House is a short walk from Piltown village and pub; Carrick -on -Suir is 6km away and Waterford city and airport 21km. Access to the M9 Waterford-Dublin motorway is a 10-minute drive from the house.

Sorry, no pets allowed.


Electricity is charged at €16.00 per day [May – October inclusive] and €20.00 per day [November – April inclusive]. This is payable in cash to our onsite Supervisor on arrival.

A refundable security/damage deposit of €300 is required when checking in- this will be refunded on departure provided there are no breakages or damages.
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  • Linen Provided
  • Television
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Central Heating
  • Washer/ Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishwasher
  • No pets allowed
  • 4 ring hob
  • Sleeps up to 8 people
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Heating & Electricity an extra charge
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Parking Available
  • Required Vehicle
  • Barbecue

Hunters Lodge at Belline Estate Piltown

  • Property Type
    Semi-detached House
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
    4 Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
    3 Bathrooms
  • Dream Ireland Rating
    Cloud Rating

Aug, 2018

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5 out 5 rating

Traveled with :
Family with young children

Hospitality was amazing

"Hunter's Lodge is beautiful. We got to visit with Richard and Tanja quite a bit and even got a guided tour of their newly redecorated home . It was exquisite! Hospitality was amazing. Richard even joined us for dinner one night. The Lodge is on a beautiful Horse farm. Richard and Tanja are passionate about animals and have a donkey rescue on the property as well. You can even adopt a donkey. They have also rescued many horses and dogs. The dogs visited from time to time and if you're lucky one of them might take you for a walk while you are there. I can't say enough about the experience - - it was more than just renting a property for a bit of time, it was forming friendships, loving animals and enjoying the Belline estate. It was truly an experience, one that we hated to leave. Richard shared the history of the property with us when he came to dinner. It was very interesting and we are so glad that Richard and Tanja have taken it over and turned it into one of the most gorgeous places we have ever seen. Hunter's Lodge was beautiful. There were six of us travelling together and the kitchen was so large that all six of us could be in it at the same time cooking together!! The dining room was huge with a gorgeous antique dining table!! The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and comfortable. A couple of the rooms had brick walls with arched windows overlooking the horse paddocks. It was convenient to many attractions but once there we were quite content to stay there and simply enjoy the Belline estate. Needless to say we loved the whole experience and want to go back!! Thank you Richard and Tanja for making our trip to Ireland memorable!!"

david W. Boston

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