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We have 4 beautiful Shepherds Huts in the gardens of our Old Rectory, 3 miles from Borris in Carlow. Each hut is decorated in rustic style & contains a comfy double bed. Guests use our state-of-the-art Eco Centre, kitchen & bathrooms for washing and cooking. Breakfast provided! 

We have been selected as one of the 100 best places to stay in Ireland (Irish Times Magazine June 3rd 2017). Gold accredited Eco Centre, certified to G.S.T.C. standard ( Global Sustainable Tourism Council ). In 2019, selected as one of the Fabulous 50 Best Places to stay in Ireland by the Irish Independent.

The space

The huts at Killedmond are very special. We have four huts located about 20 metres apart from each other that are available to let together or separately. The huts are traditional shepherds’ huts and contain a double bed, some vintage furniture and a lovely view across the meadows and woods. The huts are fitted with lights and heating the setting is very tranquil and quiet. The huts are located in the grounds of The Old Rectory, a Victorian home. We have converted a barn space into a contemporary shared space complete with wet room, bathroom and toilets as well as an open plan kitchen space with long dining table and magnificent views out into our water garden. Guests staying in the huts may use this barn to wash and cook. It is about 100 metre walks to the barn from the huts along an old beech tree lined avenue which is lit up at night. Breakfast is provided in the Barn, (bread, fruit, eggs, butter, teas and coffee). Help yourselves, and on cool mornings sit around the wood burning stove and relax!

Guest access

Guests will have sole access to their own hut and have access to the shared barn space with bathroom, open plan kitchen space and toilets. Guests will not have access to The Old Rectory which is our family home. Guests are welcome to wander around our vegetable garden, woods and water garden.  Walk our young Oak Wood maze or paddle your own canoe on our small lake.

Wi-Fi is available in The Barn.

Our accommodation has been certified under the Welcome Standard by Failte Ireland and we are delighted to receive this certification.

We are a Gold accredited Eco Tourism Centre.

We have also completed Fáilte Ireland’s Covid 19 Training to protect our guests.

We are a small sustainable Eco Tourism business with strong green credentials. We have spent our entire lives striving to protect our sustainable space and to make it attractive ,warm and comfortable for our guests .

We are very happy to have received several awards for our Eco Tourism business.



Check out the photos! We would love to see you in the Blackstairs.

Shepherds Hut Experience
  • Check in time      2PM
  • Check out time    11AM
  • Cost per night      €90
  • All bed linen and towels supplied
  • Includes organic breakfast
  • All bed linen 
  • Standard double bed
  • B B Q
  • Electric car charger
  • Sorry no pets
Blackstairs Shepherds Huts9.8RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE 2021
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