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Luxury Irish Castle in Gorgeous Country Setting in Tipperary

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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)

Keywords: castle,rental,ireland,luxury,exclusive,historical


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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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate
2 night min stay
€750 €750
€2,996 €12,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €428 Nightly; 28 nights or more: €400 Nightly

High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €428 Nightly

Dec 24 - Dec 28
4 night min stay
€525 €750

Discounts: 5 nights or more: €480 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

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

Discounts: 4 nights or more: €525 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

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

Discounts: 4 nights or more: €525 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 5 nights or more: €480 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

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

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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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

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