The former coachhouse of Loughbrickland House is part of a complex of buildings behind historic Loughbrickland House which include a restored barn, byres (awaiting restoration) and stables grouped around a picturesque gravelled courtyard. The Estate has been the property of the Whyte family since 1704 when Mary Purcell brought it as her dowry to her marriage with John Whyte then of Leixlip Castle, Co.Kildare (see link on the right).

The Coach House has been converted into two self-contained self-catering apartments to the highest standards of quality and comfort by local craftsmen using local materials. The apartments are named after local townlands.

Coolnacran front door

Apartment 1 (‘Coolnacran’) comprises:

  • entrance hall
  • living room with large picture windows
    (looking out onto cobbled courtyard at rere of House)
  • fireplace with gas fire
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • three double/twin ensuite bedrooms
    (one of which is downstairs and fully wheelchair accessible).

Coolnacran kitchen includes microwave, hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
Coolnacran dining area. Tableware is provided.


Coolnacran Bedroom 1
Coolnacran Bedroom 2
Coolnacran Bedroom 3
Entrance to Lisnagade and archway into patio area

Apartment 2 (‘Lisnagade’) comprises:

  • entrance hall
  • guest w.c.
  • living room with gas fire
    (overlooking old walled garden)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • two double/twin ensuite bedrooms upstairs.

Lisnagade dining area
Kitchen at Lisnagade
Lisnagade living area


Both apartments have:

  • Oil-fired central heating with booster facilitation
  • Recycling facilities
  • Separate water heating
  • Bedlinen and table and kitchen linen.
  • Built-in vacuum cleaning facility
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric hob and oven
  • Flat-screen television
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Laundry facilities 24/7 in a separate building
  • Microwave
  • Secure storage for bicycles, motorbikes
  • Tableware, glassware, cutlery etc
  • Traditional cast-iron fireplaces with cosy and convenient gas fires
  • Transistor radio

In addition we offer:

  • A friendly personal welcome from Evelyn when you arrive and back-up assistance if you need it during your stay with us.
  • A Basket of Goodies including locally home-made wheaten bread and
    preserves, butter, tea, milk, orange juice and starter packs for
    dishwasher and washing machine. Locally sourced freshly ground and blended coffee is available in a sample pack and also to purchase.
  • A selection of toiletries (in case you have forgotten anything)
  • A selection of books and DVDs
  • A collection of tourist information including specially prepared packs for cyclists and walkers
  • Wifi access (no payment necessary)

Cots, high chairs and potty seat available on request.
Safety gates for stairs available on request.

From our Guest Book“No complaints! This is our second visit and we have found the standards maintained to the same high level!”
From our Guest Book“Perfect, perfect, perfect. Five star indeed”
From our Guest Book"Excellent accommodation - great for children"
From our Guest Book"Great weekend. Brilliant facilities. Warm and cosy. Would love to come back."
From our Guest Book"Welcome pack a great idea! Accommodation very comfy and warm. Lovely walks in the vicinity"
From our Guest Book"A very well fitted house with character throughout"
From our Guest Book"All good! Will return and have already recommended to others this Ace accommodation!"
From our Guest Book"Lovely accommodation for BBQ this week! Enjoyed watching the owl at dusk. Great area for touring with lots to see"
From our Guest Book”Thank you very much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cottage. We very much enjoyed our time here especially the dawn chorus while having breakfast in the garden. We look forward to a return stay"
From our Guest Book"A wonderful retreat – exceeded our expectations in all areas of comfort; shame we couldn’t stay longer!!"
From our Guest Book"Fantastic location and loved the cottage. Excellent for wheelchair users. Friendly people made the stay a pleasure"
From our Guest Book"Thank you so much for the lovely house. Perfect housekeeping and walks and gardens. The brown bread and jam were delicious! Would love to come back. Will tell friends about it"
From our Guest Book"A lot of careful thought has gone into the planning and execution of this accommodation. Delightful quiet spot with plenty of pleasant walks. Thanks to Evelyn for her attention to detail"
From our Guest Book"Beautiful setting, love the fort. Internet connection really useful and fun. Loved the sense of history all around"
From our Guest Book“Had a great stay, traveling to work each day. The facilities were second to none. Great. Looking forward to staying here again. Thanks for all your help.”
From our Guest Book“All good! Will return and have already recommended to others this Ace accommodation! “
From our Guest Book"This has proved to be the ideal accommodation for spending Christmas with our daughter and family who live in the area – we hope to do it again!”
From our Guest Book“Will return, beautiful setting, serene. House lovely, clean and well-equipped”
From our Guest Book“Best self-catering we’ve stayed in. Well done. Enjoyed our break. Thanks”
From our Guest Book“A gorgeous house, fantastic setting. Everything you would want. Looking forward to our next visit.”
From our Guest Book“We really enjoyed the comfort of Coolnacran and the lovely woodland walks from the door”
From our Guest Book“Fantastic house in a wonderful setting. Kids really enjoyed themselves. Will recommend it to others”
From our Guest Book“A wonderful retreat – exceeded our expectations in all areas of comfort; shame we couldn’t stay longer!!”
From our Guest Book“Will return, beautiful setting, serene. House lovely, clean and well-equipped”