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Self Catering Holiday Homes & Cottages in Carlow

County Carlow is located in the south east region of Ireland, within the province of Leinster. Carlow is the second smallest and the third least populous of Ireland's 32 traditional counties.

Carlow is bordered by five counties, Laois, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford, Kilkenny and Waterford making this county an ideal base for a self-catering holiday in Ireland. Towns worth explore in county Carlow include Bagenalstown, Borris, Hacketstown, Leighlinbridge, Rathvilly and Tullow. Carlow is a picturesque inland county, with mountains, glorious countryside and scenic river valleys.

Places to go and things to do in Carlow

The Blackstairs Mountains and Killeshin Hills provide ample opportunity for scenic walks and a perfect base for a hiking holiday. Major marked trails such as the Wicklow Way, the Barrow Way and the Leinster Way having sections in this county.

For a fun family day out visit The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, an award-winning family business making handmade chocolates and ice-cream. Throughout the year there are a number of fun chocolate workshops which can be enjoyed by all ages.

Next door is Rathwood, a well-known kids' play centre, restaurant and garden centre. Kids will love the Rathwood Express Train which runs through the woods and around our animal park so everyone gets a chance to see ducks, geese and deer. The train at Rathwood running most weekends at 3pm, please call ahead to confirm.

Altamont Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland is a 5-minute drive away. A delightful blend of formal and informal gardens with riverside walks covering over 40 acres.

Cycle part of the Barrow Way, an off-road joy intermittently broken up by outstanding views and wonderful villages and towns.

Take a look behind the scenes at one of Ireland’s craft brewing pioneers at Carlow Brewing Company. The O’Hara family brew the critically acclaimed O’Hara’s Irish craft beer available nationwide in Ireland and in over 25 countries around the world.

Fishing on the River Barrow

Both the River Slaney and River Barrow flow through this beautiful Carlow. The River Barrow flows through the Carlow town, and forms the historic boundary between counties Laois and Carlow. The river is the second longest river in Ireland, behind the River Shannon. It is one of The Three Sisters; the other two being the River Suir and the River Nore, it is the longest of the three rivers at 192 km. The river is well-known as a coarse and game angling river for roach, dace, hydrides, perch, brown trout and salmon. This pretty county is popular with anglers and game fishing making Ballykealey House an ideal base for a fishing holiday in Ireland.

There are an array of tourist attractions and outdoor activities in close proximity to our holiday accommodation in Carlow, making this county an ideal base for exploring all that Ireland’s Ancient East has to offer. Against a beautiful landscape, visitors will uncover outdoor adventure, traditional rural life, vibrant shopping and a rich cultural heritage.

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Trident Holiday Homes Cancellation Policy

We would like to reconfirm our cancellation policy regarding Covid-19:

No travel restrictions in place – if you wish to cancel a booking because you are concerned about Covid-19 or perhaps someone in your group is self-isolating or sick then this is treated as a normal cancellation, the following is applicable in this event:

8 - 4 weeks before date of arrival: in all cases the Booking Fee is non-refundable, 50% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

4 - 2 weeks before date of arrival: in all cases the €53 Booking Fee is nonrefundable, and 75% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

Less than 2 weeks before arrival date: in all cases the €53 Booking Fee is nonrefundable and 100% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

As a gesture of goodwill if we resell the date you wish to cancel then we will give you a partial refund less the Booking Fee paid. The partial refund will depend on the rate we achieve for the same period you wish to cancel.

Cancellation Policy in the Event of a County or National Travel Ban

In the event of travel restrictions due to Government directives – in the event of a county or national travel ban and as per our terms and conditions this will be treated as ‘Force Majeure’. Therefore, if Trident Holiday Homes is forced to curtail, alter or cancel a holiday, we will allow you to carry forward amounts paid for accommodation (excluding the €53 Booking Fee) to another holiday taken at the same location within 12 months of your initial booking. We will also waive 50% of the applicable Booking Fee on any new booking.

The client shall not be at liberty to maintain a claim for compensation or otherwise arising as a consequence of the said curtailment, alteration or cancellation of the holiday.

The policies outlined above are the same under which you booked your initial holiday, and as such there has been no change in these. To read more about the abovementioned please refer to our terms & conditions by clicking here.

We thought it would be helpful to outline our policies in the event that this is not the case. We hope you and your loved ones continue to remain safe and well, thank you for your understanding.

Covid-19 Holiday Home Voucher

If you were impacted by restrictions and received a Trident Holiday Homes Covid-19 holiday home voucher now would be the perfect time to rebook your next self-catering holiday. We would love to give you the opportunity to rebook your holiday before your selected holiday home is fully booked. Plan ahead and book your 2023 holiday cottage today

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