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Luxury Irish Castle in Gorgeous Country Setting in Tipperary

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Last updated: 12/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Tipperary castle description

Welcome to Bansha Castle, one of Ireland's best kept secret get-aways. A former home of the Butlers of Ormonde, Bansha Castle is now yours to experience as a haven of rest and relaxation.

This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on the facade of the Round Tower, highlighting the rich heritage of this unique residence.

Don't feel like cooking every night? The owners occupy a completely separate wing to the main house and are available to provide award winning catering at an additional cost should you require it.

Bansha Castle is a perfect location for historical and cultural pursuits. Bansha lies at the centre of the heritage trail; The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey and the Medieval City of Kilkenny are all near by.

There is a variety of leisure activities on offer. Fishing - five minutes away is the River Suir, one of the best trout rivers in Europe. For golfers there are a selection of excellent courses within easy driving distance. Horse riding, hill walking, swimming and tennis can all be arranged upon request.

Prefer something less energetic? Why not pamper yourself with a massage or beauty treatment in the comfort of your own room. Your hosts will be happy to make all the arrangements.

2 extra ensuite rooms available for larger numbers (max 24)

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Property Type

      • Castle

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Events Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome:

                Suitable for supervised children....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 16-24

              • 1. Garden Room: 1 queen

                4-Poster bed...moreless

              • 2. Lady Elizabeths Room: 1 queen

                Canopy bed...moreless

              • 3. Round Tower Room: 1 queen

                Sleigh bed...moreless

              • 4. Castle Room: 1 queen

                Brass beds...moreless

              • 5. Copper Beeches: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Brass beds...moreless

              • 6. The Generals Room: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Sleigh bed...moreless

              • 7. The Studio: 1 double

                4-Poster bed...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (6), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) Travel cots, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 sofa beds suitable for 2 children each....moreless

              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Right beside the fabulous Galtee Mountains and scenic Glen of Aherlow. Famous for walking, hiking, mountain climbing, biking, horse riding....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 18 people


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    In the unit...moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    1 cell phones provided...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    In the unit...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • Catering Available:

                    Catering can be arranged for breakfasts, dinners or special occasions...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill


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                  from 6 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  €750 €750
                  €2,996 €12,000
                  Dec 24 - Dec 28
                  4 night min stay
                  €525 €750

                  Discounts: 5 nights or more: €480 Nightly

                  New Year
                  Dec 30 - Jan 2
                  3 night min stay
                  €600 €750

                  Discounts: 4 nights or more: €525 Nightly

                  St Patricks
                  Mar 16 - Mar 20
                  3 night min stay
                  €600 €750

                  Discounts: 4 nights or more: €525 Nightly; 5 nights or more: €480 Nightly

                  High Season
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30
                  7 night min stay

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Last updated: 12/03/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Limerick Junction
                  300 Metres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lilly Mais
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Beach

                  Car: Necessary


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1980

                  About the owner: My wife and I running Bansha Castle as a bed and breakfast since 1980. During this time we have been renovating the castle using our own labour. We would love for you to come visit us and see the results of our labour of love. Now Bansha Castle is run as a large rental establishment for all sorts of group events, family reunions etc.

                  Why the Owner Chose Tipperary:
                  It is a fabulous place to live and bring up children.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:



                  • Bansha Castle

                    Bansha Castle

                  • Starry starry night

                    Starry starry night

                  • Sitting and snooker/billiard room

                    Sitting and snooker/billiard room

                  • Autumn at Bansha Castle.

                    Autumn at Bansha Castle.

                  • Paddy likes the fire

                    Paddy likes the fire

                  • The General's Room

                    The General's Room

                  • Lady Elisabeths Room at Bansha Castle

                    Lady Elisabeths Room at Bansha Castle

                  • Round Room

                    Round Room

                  • New patio and terrace

                    New patio and terrace

                  • Bansha Castle

                    Bansha Castle

                  • Bansha Castle at Christmas

                    Bansha Castle at Christmas

                  • Newly renovated terrace/barbeque area

                    Newly renovated terrace/barbeque area

                  • Bansha Castle 1895

                    Bansha Castle 1895

                  • Toasting toes

                    Toasting toes

                  • Autumn gardens at Bansha Castle

                    Autumn gardens at Bansha Castle

                  • Sunrise over Bansha

                    Sunrise over Bansha

                  VRBO #210188

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                  €428 - €750 per night (EUR)

                  7 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 24

                  View calendar: Updated 12/03/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/03/2014
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