self catering in the most glamouous digs in the world - Tatler Travel Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Can individual rooms be booked?
No. The house is rented out in its entirety. Although if the cottage housing the Indian and Queen’s bedrooms is not required you can request a reduced rate.

Is Moongate a hotel?
No. You are given the keys at the beginning of your stay and your group is unchaperoned.

Are breakfasts and evening meals available?
No. We can organize to have the larder stocked for you at cost plus a fee for the service.

Please see useful numbers page for numbers of caterers may be able to provide their services for your holiday or special event.

Are dogs and pets allowed?
No. Moongate is in close proximity to farm land and is unsuitable for animals

How many bathrooms are there at Moongate?
There are four bathrooms (one with a steam shower) in total. One bathroom is located in the cottage. There is an additional guest toilet adjacent to the Music Room. The Venetian Master Bedroom has a bathroom en-suite.

Are towels and linen provided?

Is heating and electricity included in the price?

Can entertainments be arranged?
See useful numbers page

What are the check out and arrival times?
Arrive after midday and leave by 2pm

Who do we contact to arrange arrival?
Philippa, the House Keeper on +353 (0)87 775 0109

Are there TVs and DVD players in the house?
There are TVs in the Music and Snooker Room. There is a DVD player in the Music Room.

Are there music systems available?
Yes there are CD players and a docking system

Is there a computer or internet access available?
No. Please enquire in Borris village or Bagenalstown for intenet access. Local hotels have free WiFI.

Is there a microwave?
Yes there is also a standard oven and an AGA.

What cooking utensils do we need to bring?
The kitchen is well equipped, if you have any specific requests please enquire via email.

Is there a barbeque?

Can we erect a marquee?

Can we invite extra guests to the property?
Yes with our permission

Are there any cots?

Do you have hairdryers?
Yes, there are a couple of hairdryers available at Moongate

Do we need a hire car or use of a car?
Yes, Moongate is in a remote setting and transport is essential.

You can email us at or phone (UK) TEL: +0044 7947 456339

Moongate, Tomduff, County Carlow, Ireland - "the most glamourous digs in the world"

"It is an Ireland I thought had disappeared" Harpers & Queen