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County Meath Castle

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Overview:
Situated amidst majestic trees in the tranquil countryside on the County Meath and Cavan border, the castle commands magnificent views of Lough Sheelin, a 4500 acre lake famous for it's brown trout and liberally stocked perch and large pike. The secluded setting and spacious, comfortable accommodation offers the visitor an exclusive retreat. Guests will find it the perfect place to relax and unwind, away from the stresses and strains of modern life, or as a venue for a private function. The rental price includes exclusive hire of the castle with 6 en-suite bedrooms and breakfast each morning.

The ancient village in which the castle is situated is on the south side of the River Inny as it enters Lough Sheelin. Its origins go back to the early iron age, with many remains of dolmen stones, ring forts and Norman castles found in the area.

In 1533 Richard Nugent, the 12th Baron of Delvin commenced the construction of the stronghold. The tower was completed by him in 1537. The great hall and further extensions were finished by his grandson, the 13th Baron of Delvin in 1539. The Castle served as a guard at the western reaches of the pale against the celtic Irish across the lake in what today is County Cavan.

Interior and Grounds:
Only six bedrooms, all spacious and en-suite, are made available to guests. This ensures a degree of privacy and space befitting the castle accommodation experience. All rooms are furnished in period antiques to complement the stately ambience. The castle premises are entered through the original archway dating back to 1536 to an inner courtyard and lawn, surrounded by a stone wall and ancient trees.

On the ground floor guests will enter the large entrance hall connecting the tower and sitting room. The latter large room, with a lovely open fireplace, has wide French Windows, giving a view across the lake. This was the original castle bawn. To the right of the entrance hall is where the Great Hall used to be. It contains a spacious sitting-room come dining-room with fireplace. Our own turf is used to light this every evening for guests to enjoy. This room is used for breakfast, dinner and sitting together in a cosy and chatty atmosphere by an Irish turf and wood fire.

The Master Bedroom, with a double and a single bed and it's own bathroom, has private access to the terrace. Two further bedrooms share a bathroom complementing this wing of the castle. The ancient tower offers two double, en-suite bedrooms. The higher of these rooms, the Upper Tower Bedroom, can be reached up a 65 step stairway. It has spectacular views of Lough Sheelin. The room itself is extensive, featuring an antique half tester bed. The second bedroom, the Lower Tower Bedroom, offers a four poster bed, the original domed ceiling and also beautiful views of the surroundings. As you come into the tower, you ascend through a hall and up a spiral staircase into a spacious sitting room with fireplace. The accommodation is furnished throughout with antiques of excellent taste.

Tennis is available at nearby Ross House, free of charge for guests at the Castle.

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Property Type

      • Castle

      Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast
      • Bed & Breakfast

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Suitability

      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Considered
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

      Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • Amenities: - Pets considered. - Internet. - Tennis court. - Ground floor bed/bath. - Breakfast included each morning in rental price. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Audio Tape Player
          • DVD Player

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Forests
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Sight Seeing

          local services and businesses

              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Equestrian Events
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              breakfast meal type

                  • Included In Price

                  catering options

                      • Catering Available

                      Dining

                          • Dining Room

                          dinner meal type

                              • Booking Possible

                              General

                              • Washing Machine
                              • Fireplace
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Telephone
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Parking

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove

                              lunch meal type

                                  • Booking Possible

                                  Outside

                                  • Tennis Court
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Barbecue
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Rental rates quoted in: £
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  July to August
                                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  September
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  October
                                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  November to Christmas
                                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  Christmas to New Years
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  January to March
                                  Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  April
                                  Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  May
                                  May 1 - May 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  June
                                  Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  July to August
                                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  September
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  October
                                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  November to Christmas
                                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856
                                  Christmas to New Years
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £552 £552
                                  £3,856

                                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                                  Additional information about rental rates:

                                  Guide Price: £3,927 - £4,148 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week). Short Breaks: £1,123 - £1,186 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2 nights). Security deposit: €500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Energy costs: Included in the rental price. End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
                                  - Security deposit: This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. - Energy costs: Included in the rental price. - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. - Arrival time: 4pm onwards. - Departure time: 10am. - Pets: Please enquire. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
                                  Services upon request at additional cost: 4 Course Dinner - includes Starter, Main Course, Desert and Tea or Coffee for €22. Children under 8 years of age for €12. 2 Course Dinner - includes Main Course and Tea or Coffee for €15. Children under 8 years of age for €10.

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                                  Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                                  Location

                                  61 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Dublin Airport

                                  The castle is located truly in the heart of Ireland, with an hour and a half drive of Dublin; the same distance from the Atlantic Ocean at Sligo or the Irish Sea. It is less than an hour's drive from Northern Ireland or the preeminent Irish heritage sites of Newgrange, Trim, the Hill of Tara or the River Shannon. There are plenty of things to keep the visitor for three or four engaging days touring in the area, enjoying many popular and preeminent sites in Ireland.

                                  Wild Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Pike, Perch, Bream, Roach and Eel are only some of the most prominent species of fish available to anglers in this area. The extensive waterways such as the River Shannon, River Inny, Gowna Lakes and Lough Sheelin provide many a fine opportunity for some coarse and game fishing. This is an angler's paradise blessed with a multitude of rivers and lakes. Guests to the Castle can pursue the native Brown Trout or go coarse fishing at their doorstep at Lough Sheelin. There are many other small inland lakes in the area, excellent for fishing. However, Lough Sheelin is providing the most beautiful setting possible. Visitors can hire a boat.

                                  Why not relax and listen to the rare corncrake on the water meadows of the Shannon near the monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise or take a walk through the forests at adjacent Mullaghmeen. Visit one of the many local bogs and shore areas teeming with an abundance of birdlife or travel the country roads looking for Irelands avi-fauna.

                                  The Shannon-Erne Waterway is the leading waterway in Ireland. Cruising on the River Shannon and the Grand Canal is an ideal way to experience the Irish countryside. The Castle is ideally located to serve as base for cruising-day trips on the areas waterways.

                                  The scenery around the Shannon and the Loughs in the area is a beautiful accompaniment. The roads are not busy and amenity areas are a regular occurrence for all travellers. The Lough Sheelin Region has a particular attraction for the cyclist in light of the fact that the dedicated cycling route from Killala in Co. Mayo to Ballinamuck in Longford is now open.

                                  Learning to fly or enjoying a fly-over of the area can be arranged. Where flying lessons are available from qualified instructors. The nearest airport is in Abbeyshrule.

                                  Ireland is the home of Golf ! Numerous excellent 18 hole parkland and link courses are situated in this region providing a challenge to golfers of all levels with a multitude of championship courses to choose from. The nearest course is across the lake at Crover House.

                                  Racing 'the dogs' is an Irish tradition, a popular spectator sport where the thrill of the race ensures a thoroughly enjoyable night out. Greayhound Race tracks with frequent races are found in nearby Mullingar and Longord.

                                  Co. Meath contains four horse racing tracks, which hold numerous events during the year. Point to Point local meetings are very popular among local horse racing followers in the area. Horse racing at Kilbeggan is an action packed spectator sport and on racing nights the quiet midland town is transformed into a festival.

                                  There are a couple of equestrian centres found in the vicinity offering riding and trekking over farmland, mountain and forest trails. This region offers a horse riding experience to suit both beginners and more experienced riders. The beautiful terrain of this region makes it a very suitable horse riding area. For pony trekking, cross country and showjumping arrangements can be made at nearby Ross House. The Equestrian Centre will meet all your needs on the horse front. They offer pony trekking, riding lessons, cross country outings or showjumping. It is possible to stable horses there if required.

                                  Lough Sheelin offers opportunities for sailing enthusiasts. Dromineer and Garrykennedy on the River Shannon are ideally suited for those who sail for fun or in competition. Sailing courses are available in some areas.

                                  The Irish Midlands offer an abundance of hiking opportunities: Why not try the Boyne Way - Navan to Slane or the walking trails around Loughcrew Hills. The Cavan Way offers excellent opportunities for the walker, as do the many unmarked trails and side roads. Mullaghmeen, an extensive forest park only a short distance from the Castle, is the most well known in this area. With its splendid beauty, it is a delight for all walkers and nature enthusiasts.

                                  Some water sports can be carried out on Lough Sheelin in the summer. Opportunities also exist at other lakes in the area, some of which are specialized for certain activities such as sailing or canoeing.

                                  Some more urban activities and entertainment such as bowling, carting, cinemas or pools can be found in the larger towns of Cavan, Longford, Navan or Mullingar, which are all within a 30 – 45 minute drive.

                                   

                                  Manager info

                                  About: Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born. Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

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                                  Photos

                                  • County Meath

Photo by Stefan Jürgensen

                                    County Meath Photo by Stefan Jürgensen

                                  • Meath Kildare River

Photo by Flickr user, 'Monosnaps'

                                    Meath Kildare River Photo by Flickr user, 'Monosnaps'

                                  • The Tower of St. Columba's Church

Photo by Stefan Jürgensen

                                    The Tower of St. Columba's Church Photo by Stefan Jürgensen

                                  • West Meath

Photo by John Meehan

                                    West Meath Photo by John Meehan

                                  • Photo by Sean Rowe

                                    Photo by Sean Rowe

                                  • Slane Castle in County Meath

Photo by Jimmy Harris

                                    Slane Castle in County Meath Photo by Jimmy Harris

                                  • Trim Castle in Meath, Ireland

Photo by William Murphy

                                    Trim Castle in Meath, Ireland Photo by William Murphy

                                  £552 per night (GBP)
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                                  6 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 12

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
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