Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House

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1 bedroom, bed sheets
1 bedroom, bed sheets

Overview of Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House

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Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House

10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space
Kilkenny, Kilkenny

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDunmore Cave12 min drive
  • Popular LocationKilkenny Golf Course12 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Lukes General Hospital13 min drive
  • AirportKilkenny (KKY)21 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House

Riverside holiday home with kitchenette and patio
Welcome to Glamping at Jenkinstown House!
We love meeting people from all over the world and we speak 3 languages - English, French and Italian!
Have the best of both worlds – enjoy the bustle of Medieval
Kilkenny City with all its activities, and just 10 minutes away escape from it all to our lovely new Shepherds Huts, set against the woodland of Jenkinstown Park and Walled Gardens.
We are a family-owned glamping business just 90 minutes from Dublin, nestled on the grounds of our 200-year old Jenkinstown House.
We have three charming huts, each containing a double bed and offering high-end self-catering facilities, including a large, comfortable double bed and kitchenette. The Shepherds Huts experience includes your own bathroom and full-sized shower.
Your private patio will allow you to relax in the semi-wild, biodiverse gardens which is truly magical when lit up in the evening. A sunken patio offers a shared area for guests to enjoy, complete with a chimnea for toasting marshmallows.
Our self-catering accommodation will help you unwind and enjoy your break whilst experiencing a unique, luxurious glamping experience with views of the historic house and surrounding countryside, beside Jenkinstown Wood and deer enclosure.
An ideal setting for photography, painting and writing groups etc.
The huts are available to let separately or together, making them the ideal Irish holiday for couples, small families or groups of friends.

Additional info:
• Electric lights and sockets for charging phones, etc.
• All bed linen provided.
• All towels provided.
• All kitchen utensils provided.
• Kettle, toaster, single hob
• Saucepans & frying pan
• Tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil, washing up
liquid, bathroom liquid soap all provided
• Supervalue and Lidl 10 minutes drive away
• Taxi to Kilkenny centre €12
• If you have a child please enquire for more details. • Pets welcome on request
• Minimum 2 night booking
Rooms open to patios. Kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property amenities


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 1 per room (up to 55 lb per pet)
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only


  • Designated smoking areas

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Next to a golf course
  • In the city centre
  • In a rural location
  • In a village


  • Sleeps 2


  • Adjacent to a golf course

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Welcoming dogs and cats only
1 per room (up to 55 lb per pet)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events (including family gatherings, birthday parties and weddings) are allowed on site. Maximum attendees: 6
Note from host: A group of 6 can book all three huts if available
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House Lodge

About this area


Located in Jenkinstown, this lodge is in the city centre and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Dunmore Cave and Heywood Gardens, while The Hub and St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Kilkenny Squash & Racquet Club or Nowlan Park.

What's nearby

  • laser Combat Kilkenny - 8 min drive
  • Dunmore Cave - 12 min drive
  • Kilkenny Golf Course - 12 min drive
  • St. Lukes General Hospital - 13 min drive
  • St. Canice's Cathedral - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Kilkenny Station - 18 min drive


  • The Vintage Tea Rooms - 10 min drive
  • Campagne - 10 min drive
  • Billy Byrne’s - 10 min drive
  • CakeFace patisserie - 10 min drive
  • Royal Spice Indian Restaurant - 10 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House pet-friendly?

Yes, Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House allows cats and dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 55 lb per pet.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 27 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 29 Jan 2023 start from €117.14, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Shepherds Hut "Lilac Hut" on grounds of Historic House located?

Located in the heart of Jenkinstown, this golf lodge is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Dunmore Cave and within 6 miles (10 km) of laser Combat Kilkenny and Kilkenny Golf Course. St John's Church and St. John the Evangelist Church are also within 9 miles (15 km).




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed our stay at the lilac hut and would definitely recommend. The size of the hut was perfect for two people and it was very clean. If the weather was less windy we would have loved to start a fire in the pit with some wine. Finding the entrance was a bit tricky but the hosts were very friendly and informative. The property around the huts were also pleasant and we took a morning walk.