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Last updated: 11/05/2013

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Groups of 24+: wonderful Irish Manor House experience and a must do! for exploring our history yet enjoying a fabulous time together discovering Ireland. Upper Court is ideal for Corporate Events, Destination Weddings, Outdoors & Walking Groups, Production Teams, Rehearsal Space, and Overseas Retreats - and is perfect for a self-catering or fully catered-for stay.

Relax into the spacious warm surroundings of this beautiful large Country House, sitting perfectly in its landscaped grounds - just outside the village of Freshford, Co Kilkenny. Upper Court is a 10-minute drive from Kilkenny City, 30 minutes from many excellent heritage sites, and just a 1-hour drive from Dublin City.

Accommodation: 7 king size bedrooms sleeping 14+ guests (sharing). These are stylish, unique, authentic bedrooms to choose from, one more lovely than the other. Two bedrooms offer deeply comfortable 4-poster beds; and all others an option on California Kings, Queen beds, or Single Divans. Three bedrooms are so large they can have 5 to 6 queen beds in each, accommodating overall some 24+ guests (sharing) at any one time. All bedrooms are delightful spaces with our special linens, unique touches, fresh flowers, simple antiques and calm interiors. Beds are fully made up prior to your arrival with everything made perfectly ready for your stay. A plentiful supply of fresh towels - bath sheets, bath-, hand- & face towels, and toiletries provided in all bathrooms awaits you. You will arrive into a well-run, warm, beautiful and welcoming environment - a great start to a wonderful time in Kilkenny and Ireland.

Bathrooms & Showers - there are 7 WC/Toilets / Bathrooms &/or Shower Rooms throughout. Due to the nature of the Manor House, not all bedrooms can be en-suite just yet, however, we have achieved this for four bedrooms, one of which offers you a delightful free-standing Victorian slipper bathtub, and another is a fabulous & large, contemporary Rain Showers bathroom.

Down Below is a spacious, warm old-fashioned traditional Irish Kitchen lying deep at the heart of the House - fully equipped with all mod cons, cooking & catering equipment, and a lovely space to gather together in. There is a traditional Breakfast Room adjoining this, and a large Dining / Banquet Room adjoining this again - through the lovely old stone archways. All bedded underfoot by wonderful stone floors and polished limestone slabs, which also keep the wine & cheese stores, pantries, food larders and cold store rooms perfectly cool.

Upstairs are beautiful, spacious and deeply comfortable Sitting Rooms, Library & Music Rooms with tall sash windows streaming in the bright garden light, and one set allowing you walk out to the tranquil ornamental lawns and gardens, perfect for evening cocktails!
By afternoon or evening time, the Evening Rooms are a pleasure to gather in, wonderful for catching up on events of the day. Weather inclement - the stunning, large open-hearth fireplaces are ready to gather around - roaring fires ablaze and glass of cognac to hand, a great setting for storytelling, and a baby grand piano to one side for enjoyable music-making. A combination of central & under-floor heating throughout ensures you are in perfect warm surroundings, and broadband Wireless internet throughout the house, full Satellite / Cable TV, iPod/iPhone docking & recharging stations provide a reliable hi-tech backbone 24/7. A generous Welcome Basket of groceries welcomes you in, and overall you have everything at hand to enjoy a wonderful holiday time or special event in Ireland.

Self-Catering or Catered-for?
We offer an ideal mix of both - a traditional Irish kitchen at the heart of the house is yours to enjoy for all the self-catering you need. And there is the fully equipped professional Kitchen located on the Ground Floor together with a beautiful formal Restaurant/Dining Room - perfect for the pre-arranged Food & Beverage plans for your group. Further options & prices available on request please.

The Banqueting Side of Upper Court offers full scale Corporate Event & Destination Wedding Services and offers you a wonderful spacious converted church space for these services. Professional Banqueting & Event Management, seating 150+ guests at any one time - we are delighted to engage on all event ideas and requirements.

with perfect raised stage area, 30ft white screen, pa system. de - perfectly useable as a Seminars, Workshops, Concert & Singing, Dance & Theatre space, Cinema, Exhibition, or Gathering space – easily accommodating a choral group of ~50 on stage, and comfortably seating 100 to 250+ day guests at any time. The Church Lodge & Hall directly adjoin the Manor House via a long corridor, and although much newer than the Manor House in its construction & style, this too is a hugely special, peaceful and very attractive space in itself.

For those who love such things, a stay at Upper Court guarantees immersion in a greatly special period house environment – a haven of authentic olde worlde discovery awaits you in this wonderful, warm, private, and historic Manor House. Going back to the 1600’s, there are deep-cut stone walls, vaulted ceilings, stone archways, original doors, natural stone floors, polished oak floors, and fabulous marble-columned entrance hallway - just some of the gems and fine features awaiting you in this beautiful House. Plus delightful short walks around this 30-acre estate and ornamental gardens, and to the Farming & Equestrian Centre, or to the hidden-away old apple orchard. You will enjoy an exclusive holiday or corporate retreat within the heart of a very beautiful period house, superb proximity to medieval Kilkenny City, and within the heart of the lush Midlands/South-East region of Ireland. With an abundance of richly historic and important heritage sites in the surrounding areas, you are never short of an interesting activity or intriguing corner of Ireland to explore. And just 1-hour from busy Dublin City, you can easily visit important heritage sites there - and take in some great shopping along the way too!

Supported by our pre-arrival Information guides, and professional House Management Team at the time of your stay - on hand to offer advices on heritage tours & trips to make, quality local restaurants, cafes & pubs that are currently popular, music venues, and outdoor sporting events on at the time which you might enjoy visiting or indeed participate in – you can quickly settle in, to get going with a busy and wonderful set of plans and itineraries!

Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking Area provided uutside...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34, Beds for 4-34

              • Bedroom 5: 1 king

                Stone-floor Double bedroom - with 2 Queen beds...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 1 king

                Stone floor Double Bedroom, with 1 Queen bed......moreless

              • Other (See Description): 6 queen

                Rose Room - Domitory Bedroom, with 4 or 6 Queen beds...moreless

              • Bedroom 8: 1 king

                Fabulous very large King/4-poster bedroom, ensuite......moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                Victorian 4-poster bedroom, ensuite......moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Victorian 4-poster bedroom, ensuite......moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                Victorian Double Bedroom with California King Bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 king

                Victorian Double Bedroom with California King bed...moreless

              • 8 fabulous bedrooms to choose from: 3 x four-poster bedrooms, sleeping 6 guests; 4 large king & double bedrooms, sleeping 8 guests; 1 dormitory bedroom room, sleeping 4 to 6 guests. Overall, up to 20+ guests sharing at any one time....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 5: tub, shower

                Fabulous Rain Showers x 3 Bathing Room...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Ensuite bathroom for 4-poster bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Ensuite bathroom for 4-poster bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet

                Guest Toilet/Bathroom on Ground Floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

                Fabulous Ensuite - 4 poster King bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 6: toilet

                Gentlemen's Cublicles & handbasins, down below....moreless

              • Bathroom 7: toilet

                Ladies Cubicles & handbasins, down below......moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Catering Available

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Stove
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Garage
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Dialup Access
              • Mobile Phone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Gazebo
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Golf
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Museums
                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Boating
                  • Ruins
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Hiking
                   

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                  Long Summer Days, :)
                  Jul 1 - Sep 19, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  €2,500
                  Summer into Autumn
                  Sep 20 - Oct 31, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  €2,200
                  Autumn Glow...
                  Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  €2,500

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                  Equestrian eventing, showjumping, horse trekking, heritage sites, historic trips & tours, and much more...

                   

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                  Year Purchased: 2013

                  About: You can sense the magic & beauty of this stunning Manor House as soon as you walk into marbled entrance hall. It is captivating, and the restoration and renovation work achieved over the past recent years is quite amazing. For those who love period detail, the historic workings of a manor house are evident and an inspiring look at how things went in long-gone times. Upper Court is once again beautiful, special and private. What could beat the simple combination of historic buildings & private gardens as your home base, great dining in, and excellent proximity to hertitage sites, golf courses & more gardens of Ireland. You will love staying here, it is a unique & special experience!

                  Why Dublin:
                  The property is family-owned, with a busy equestrian to one side of the estate. A pleasure to bring this unique and private space to a wider audience, Upper Court is available to groups of 12+ guests at very reasonable self-catering rates.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  Surrounded on all sides by the deep tranquility of farmlands, garden nurseries and rich in the number of heritage sites and places of great antiquity - Upper Court is a must visit, must stay choice for many visitors to Ireland, offering a truly exceptional and special experience. Freshford is our charming, very lovely village - with its array of neat, pretty village houses facing onto the meticulously-kept village green - this often long-gone in other villages. With its traditional bars, cafes & grocery shops, Freshford is well-known for prowess in the gaelic games - namely the successful hurling team wins, and is deeply delighted to extend a deep welcome to all visitors. Always ready and willing to stop awhile to catch up with local news and give advice - Upper Court and Freshford are working hard together to give you a great experience of Ireland today. And Freshford is the gateway to the Urlingford Motorway point onto the M9, the Dublin/Cork motorway. So, you can so easily access trips & tours of the South-east & Midlands regions, with daytrips to Dublin City a very manageable 1-hour away. You will need a car when staying at Upper Court - it simply makes life easier for moving around at will. It is also possible to book one of our local drivers for day trips and tours at all times. We really do look forward to welcoming you all in, :).


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                  Photos

                  • Entrance to Upper Court, along beautiful tree-lined avenue...

                    Entrance to Upper Court, along beautiful tree-lined avenue...

                  • Ornamental Gardens, delightful walks...

                    Ornamental Gardens, delightful walks...

                  • Fresh flowers & a Welcome Bowl of fresh fruit...

                    Fresh flowers & a Welcome Bowl of fresh fruit...

                  • Entrance Hall Chandelier

                    Entrance Hall Chandelier

                  • Elegant Four-Poster Bedroom...

                    Elegant Four-Poster Bedroom...

                  • Stunning Fire Surround in 4-poster bedroom...

                    Stunning Fire Surround in 4-poster bedroom...

                  • Dormitory Bedroom...

                    Dormitory Bedroom...

                  • Traditional Irish Kitchen, with vaulted ceilings and stone archways, to cellars

                    Traditional Irish Kitchen, with vaulted ceilings and stone archways, to cellars

                  • Monk's Dining Room / Banquet Hall, adjacent to Kitchen...

                    Monk's Dining Room / Banquet Hall, adjacent to Kitchen...

                  • Garden Statuary...

                    Garden Statuary...

                  • Four Seasons Entrance Portico. Rare Sash Window Entrance, extremely unique...

                    Four Seasons Entrance Portico. Rare Sash Window Entrance, extremely unique...

                  • Welcome to Upper Court Manor & Church Lodge...

                    Welcome to Upper Court Manor & Church Lodge...

                  • Reading & Writing Room...

                    Reading & Writing Room...

                  • Sitting Room, Ceilng Art Work

                    Sitting Room, Ceilng Art Work

                  • Double Bedroom...

                    Double Bedroom...

                  • Double Bedroom...

                    Double Bedroom...

                  • Library Room- bookcases

                    Library Room- bookcases

                  • Sitting Room, with deep set double doors to Bar & Music Room

                    Sitting Room, with deep set double doors to Bar & Music Room

                  • Original water-pump feature over hand-carved limestone sink...

                    Original water-pump feature over hand-carved limestone sink...

                  • Victorian Guest Bathroom

                    Victorian Guest Bathroom

                  • Restored Church Interior, with 12 Double Bedrooms on side aisles...

                    Restored Church Interior, with 12 Double Bedrooms on side aisles...

                  VRBO #362036

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                  Date last modified - Monday, February 03, 2014

                  €2,200 - €2,500 per night (EUR)
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                  7 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 34

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