A view of Griesemount House
Unique Historic Quaker House 1817
Hosted by Carolyn
Carolyn is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Featured twice in "The Sunday Times" as "A Georgian Jewel", with stunning views over the River Griese to the Shackleton Mill. Great Irish breakfast, open fires, relaxed atmosphere. The room is en-suite and has a beautiful view over the front garden.

The space

We offer a chance to enjoy the hospitality that you would expect and hope to find if you stayed in an Irish Country House. Griesemount was built in 1817 by the Shakletons who were a well known Quaker family. We have beautiful gardens which include a parterre and south facing terrace which overlooks the river Griese. Inside each room is bursting with character, our drawing room is cosy with an open fire and breakfast is served in a beautiful sunroom with magnificent views down to the river and over the valley. We can cook dinner or a simple supper if needed and can sit 10 people easily at the round table in the dining room. Griesemount is less that an hour from Dublin and Kilkenny and only half an hour from the top of the Wicklow Gap. We have a host of good restaurants nearby including Rathsallagh House and Burtown Gardens are just up the road. Do come, relax and enjoy your stay.

Guest access

Our Guests have access to WIFI, television in the library or a quiet time to read, play the piano, listen to music or reflect by an open fire in our drawing room. Outside there is a terrace and large gardens with topiary and lawns sweeping down the valley. There is table tennis and a boulle set available or you can stroll down to the river with a fishing rod and try your luck at catching a trout for dinner.

Interaction with guests

We try to judge the mood of our guests as to how much interaction they would like. We're more than happy to help with any information and questions about the house, the area or anything else.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price $153 CAD / night
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House Rules

We expect our guests to behave wth consideration for us and other guests.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Dave User Profile
July 2016
Beautiful home. Breakfast was delicious. Carolyn was delightful.

Joan User Profile
September 2017
Lovely old house and village steeped in a very interesting history. Lovely, friendly hosts and lovely breakfast! In fact, altogether lovely!!!

Siobhan User Profile
September 2017
Lovely place , very accommodating about my little dog.

Richard User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful house and great hosts. Steeped in history, a great country home with a very warm atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone!

Craig User Profile
June 2017
Before our trip Carolyn was great at staying in touch and even on our way to the house was available if we got stuck. Check in was a dream and she helped us get settled immediately, as well as offering any assistance she could have provided. Carolyn's home was nothing short of amazing. A gorgeous house in a gorgeous location. Everything about the place just felt so charming. The room was equipped with everything we needed and the bed was exceptionally comfortable. We arrived back quite late (As is the norm with weddings) and were awoken the next morning with an absolutely wonderful breakfast that set us up for a long drive home. My only regret is that we didn't book in for an extra night so that we could have enjoyed the home to it's fullest! An exceptional fire that we never got to see as we were out and about celebrating with friends until the early hours. We'd stay there again without any hesitation and have no problem recommending Carolyn's Home to anyone looking.

Christine User Profile
March 2017
Go and enjoy!

Emma User Profile
May 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Carolyns enchanting house! The interior decor is gorgeous as are the exterior views. The breakfast was 'the full monty' - delicious, with great coffee. We really enjoyed our short, pleasant stay! Thanks to Robert for letting us in at night and for the nice breakfast chats with Carolyn!

Kildare, IrelandJoined in September 2013
Carolyn User Profile

I'm Carolyn, wife, mother and grandmother but still young in mind and heart. Robert and I love people and our home, Griesemount where we have lived for the past thirty years. We enjoy travelling and have lived in Zimbabwe and have family in London, France and Vienna. Robert is a golfer, mad about music and books and in the local choir. I love art and design, swimming and walking. We both enjoy good food and wine and can both cook (and drink!). We have fun exchanging ideas and views, enjoy the company of others and a good laugh.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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