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What to expect with a self-catering holiday at Killeena...

Self-catering is the term most often used to describe self-contained holiday accommodation which has facilities for guests to prepare their own meals. Self-catering cottages are more spacious than Hotel or "B&B" accommodation and provide space for sitting and living as well as a kitchen, in addition to bedrooms and bathroom(s).

Self-catering in Ireland differs from serviced accommodation (hotels, guest houses, inns, bed & breakfasts etc) by offering a self-contained ‘home from home’. You have exclusive access to the accommodation (with your own front door).


Self-catering holidays offer freedom and fantastic value for money! It is also the ideal way to get to know Ireland at your own pace - to discover its natural beauty, meet friendly Irish people and generally feel ‘at home’ whilst enjoying independence and the ability to come and go as you please.

Self-catering works well for families, as you do not have to fit in with restaurant mealtimes or worry about disturbing other guests. It is also ideal for couples, who want to be left alone to enjoy their holiday together. In fact, self-catering suits just about everybody!

At Killeena House, you will find all the following self-catering essentials in our cottages:

Linen & Towels: We provide one fresh set of linen (beds already dressed) and one fresh set of towels per guest. If you are staying for a week or more, we will also provide an extra set of towels free of charge on a day of your choosing. We do not supply beach towels, so please bring your own. For any other additional linen/towels, a fee will apply.

Kitchen: Our kitchens all include a cooker with oven and grill, microwave, toaster, kettle, a fridge/freezer, a selection of cooking utensils/cutlery, a selection of cookware (pots, pans, baking trays), essential tableware (plates, cups, bowls, glasses) and also some supplies for cleaning (washing up liquid, one set of tea towels, sweeping brush, ironing board & iron). 

Living Area:  In the living area of your cottage, you will find a television, Wi-Fi, a selection of books, and DVD players may also be requested from management (subject to availability). Some of our cottages also have an open fireplace (wood can be supplied by management) and either an outdoor seating area or conservatory (please check your cottage description for further details).

Bathrooms: We provide hand soap and a small amount of toilet paper to get you started, toiletries are otherwise the responsibility of the guest.

Gardens:  All cottages have access to four acres of woodland and gardens on site at Killeena House, you will find various picnic spots around the grounds.

Laundry Services: We have a laundry room on site which can be used by our guests (washing machine & tumble dryer). Here we can offer specified time slots for guests while we are still in times of COVID-19. This service may be used at an extra fee.

By prior arrangement, we can provide: Infant cots, highchairs, stair gates & BBQs (all subject to availability). Please also check out our section on DIY breakfast baskets here.

Your self-catering cottage accommodation at Killeena House does not provide: Room service, daily maid service, concierge, or staffed reception, phone access, bar or restaurant facilities, mini bar, transportation or courtesy cars, toiletries, or beach towels.


What you need to bring to your cottage:

As the name suggests, Self-Catering accommodation requires you to supply all the supplies which you will consume or use during your stay. These include toiletries, food, drink, sanitary supplies, etc.

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