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Last updated: 10/24/2013

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ennis castle description

Built during the Golden Age of castle-building (and therefore among the finest of the Celtic castles Ireland had designed and built in the 15th century), Ballyhannon Castle is described by a historian as being of atypical internal design, and of the medieval Celtic castles Ireland has available for rent for exclusive self-catering vacation rental, it is virtually unequalled in its original intact external and internal preservation despite the ravages of time. It is almost unique among medieval Irish Castles for rent which are still in use just as it was nearly 600 years ago. For those of you who don’t wish to compromise on all of your present day comforts, modern conveniences and appliances have been sensitively and discreetly incorporated into this 600 years old castle. That said, it must be emphasized that this is a 15th century castle in every other sense.

Property Type

  • 5 story
  • Castle

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            The Coach House has a downstairs/ground-level bedroom (double) with en-suite, ideal for anybody not able for steps and this room accesses the main living area directly....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Strictly no smoking indoors....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Yes....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            4-poster antique bed (sleeps 2)...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 1 king, 1 bunk bed

            Sleeps 4...moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 1 double

            Sleeps 2...moreless

          • Bedroom 8: 1 king, 1 bunk bed

            Bunk bed is a double under a single (room sleeps 5)...moreless

          • Bedroom 9: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Downstairs en-suite TV Room / Couch-bed (sleeps 2)...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed, 1 queen

            Sleeps 4...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            4-poster Super-King antique bed at the pent-house level...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            4-poster antique bed (sleeps 2)...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 king

            With en-suite (WC & shower) - Sleeps 2...moreless

          • King size beds (6) (Irish/UK king size); 3 are in the Castle (all of which are antique 4-poster beds, and 1 of them is a Super-King bed) and 3 are in the Coach House, Double Beds (2) 1 double bed is in the Castle Family Bedroom (with a Bunk Bed) and the other double bed is in the Coach House; Sofa bed - double size, available in the downstairs TV room at the Coach House, Baby Cribs (1) We have a travel cot available on request at no extra charge, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futons may be available on request; Bunk Beds (3): Bedrooms 2, 6 & 8 have Bunk beds with either King or Double beds also (and the Bunk bed in Bedroom 8 is a triple (i.e. a single over a double)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            (2) Stocked with ample wares, cutlery and utencils for any self-catering holiday. We provide tea-towels, hand-towels, kitchen detergents, and some misc extras for start-off supplies for guests until they decide what they'll need for their own stay....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            All food tastes can be satisfied at Ballyhannon Castle! From fine-dining to BBQ to medieval food to buffets, we have an extensive list of Catering contacts/chefs available to guests on request....moreless

          • Dining:

            The Castle dining room has seated up to 25, while the open-plan Coach House has hosted seated gatherings (including intimate weddings) for up to 70. Marquees can be erected for larger numbers....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            (2) One in the Castle and one in the Coach House We leave start-off supplies of washing detergent for guests use...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            There are two refridgerators in the Castle, with small freezer sections/ice-boxes; there is 1 in the Coach House...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Adequate for a self-catering holiday. Please ask if you have any specific queries on what is available....moreless

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (4) Wood-pellet/coal/peat-burning stoves: (2) in the Castle (one in the Great Room, the other in the kitchen). The Coach House also has 2 stoves which only burn special wood-pellets (readily available)...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All beds are made up and ready for guests, included in rental rate. Bathroom towels are available on request for a small fee....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            (2) One in the Castle and one in the Coach House We leave start-off supplies of washing detergent for guests use...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Car park at rear of Coach House, and also a courtyard between the Castle and Coach House....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            (2) One in the Castle and one in the Coach House (Both are condensor dryer machines)...moreless

          • Garage:

            Some storage spaces may be available to guests, on request...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • For THE most enjoyable, authentic, comfortable and memorable Irish Castle stay you could ever begin to imagine - we have it all to offer. If you like what you see so far, then there is no doubt you will LOVE Ballyhannon when you come. It's truly a very special place to be. Welcome....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Misc CDs left at both Castle and Coach House, mixed collection of all kinds of music and left for guests' enjoyment....moreless

              • Television:

                (3) 1 TV in the Castle 2 TVs in the Coach House. Irish channels (RTE 1, Network 2, TV3, E3, RTE news) only...moreless

              • Books
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                We offer a plug-in wi-fi connector which offers guests mobile wi-fi. This device is charged up when plugged into any laptop (like charging a cellphone), and is very small so easily portable in pocket...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                (2) We have Irish cellphones available for our guests to rent if they wish (advance notice needed)....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    (2) There is a hot tub in one of the Castle bathrooms. There is also a hot tub in one of the Coach House bathrooms....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Patio outside the Coach House kitchen leading onto the lawn, and a large lawn area to the front of the Coach House. The Castle is surrounded by garden with seating/tables by the front entrance....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    From the Castle roof-top, you will see the closeby river (Rhine River) which gives the Castle its old name (Castlefergus, Castle on the Fergus) and this in turn leads out to the Shannon Estuary. You can see magnificent views for far and wide of farmlands, the river, the estuary and Limerick City (20 miles away). ...moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    The Castle is a National/Registered Monument, it dates back to 1490 so guests are offered the unusual and exciting experience of actually staying in an authentic Irish Castle!...moreless

                  • Rural

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Cycling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Zoo
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Antiquing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  €1,215 €2,250
                  Fri, Sat
                  €7,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €750
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are FROM 750 p/nt, depending on which or if both buildings is required andlength of stay. Our fantastic venue/holiday accommodation is not staffed although we have contacts for all sorts of service providers (caterers, musicians, event managers, etc.) to share with our booked guests. Organising events (even weddings) can easily be done by guests or have an event manager take care of it all.

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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Shannon International Airport
                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Cork (Ringaskiddy) Ferry Terminal, Co. Cork
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Ennis
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  M8
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lehinch
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Quin
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Dromoland Castle Golf Resort
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Quin

                  Surrounded by Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, it is strategically and conveniently at the heart of the West Coast of Ireland. By pure, though indeed fortunate, historic coincidence, Ballyhannon Castle is exceptionally well located for visitors to Irish shores. No words can describe the beauty on our doorstep, and the abundance of adventure and fun activities available.

                  The local airport is 15 minutes drive, and there are 3 local villages, all within 3 miles of the Castle, 2 towns within 10 minutes and 2 cities less than 1 hours drive. The Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, the Aran Islands, Dingle, Killarney, Dublin City, Galway City to name the most popular tourist attractions within easy reach.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  Why the Owner Chose Ennis:
                  Castles like this have not been built for hundreds of years, so when an opportunity arose to purchase such an rare and amazing piece of Irish history, we embraced our luck to be able to own such a special and magical place.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Castle:
                  Anyone can stay in a hotel anywhere in the world ... but how many can stay in an authentic 600 year old castle in Ireland, to have it and enjoy it, all to themselves - whatever their occasion and this is exactly what we offer - a unique and special experience for everybody to enjoy.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Ballyhannon Castle at dusk

                    Ballyhannon Castle at dusk

                  • Painstakingly and lovingly re-pointed in 2014.

                    Painstakingly and lovingly re-pointed in 2014.

                  • Castle kitchen, just inside the front door entrance

                    Castle kitchen, just inside the front door entrance

                  • Castle bedroom overlooking the field of ponies

                    Castle bedroom overlooking the field of ponies

                  • One couple who just got married

                    One couple who just got married

                  • Stone spiral staircase, as viewed through the Great room doorway

                    Stone spiral staircase, as viewed through the Great room doorway

                  • Fire stove area of Great Room (half way up the castle tower)

                    Fire stove area of Great Room (half way up the castle tower)

                  • First Shower room in Castle

                    First Shower room in Castle

                  • The Coach House, 5 bedrooms and all windows overlook the Castle

                    The Coach House, 5 bedrooms and all windows overlook the Castle

                  • Double Bedroom in the Coach House

                    Double Bedroom in the Coach House

                  • Main sitting room area in the Coach House (there are other seating areas too)

                    Main sitting room area in the Coach House (there are other seating areas too)

                  • Another view of the Coach House sitting room (very large room) & kitchen beyond

                    Another view of the Coach House sitting room (very large room) & kitchen beyond

                  • Side profile, from the Coach House (west side of the tower)

                    Side profile, from the Coach House (west side of the tower)

                  • The Castle Dining room 
(may seat up to 25 in this room)

                    The Castle Dining room (may seat up to 25 in this room)

                  • Top Bedroom of the Castle, with amazing oak beams on the ceiling

                    Top Bedroom of the Castle, with amazing oak beams on the ceiling

                  • Wedding Vows taken in the Great Room

                    Wedding Vows taken in the Great Room

                  • Suit of armour in the Dining Room alcove

                    Suit of armour in the Dining Room alcove

                  • The Great Room, taken from the south facing window

                    The Great Room, taken from the south facing window

                  • Castle Bedroom

                    Castle Bedroom

                  • Stone Bathroom in the Castle, up beside the Great room

                    Stone Bathroom in the Castle, up beside the Great room

                  • Master bedroom of the Coach House

                    Master bedroom of the Coach House

                  • Coach House TV room/downstairs bedroom; Sofa coverts to a double bed & en-suite

                    Coach House TV room/downstairs bedroom; Sofa coverts to a double bed & en-suite

                  • Sun room at Coach House

                    Sun room at Coach House

                  • The 'Snug' bar-room in the courtyard. Bring Your Own (i.e. stock yourself).

                    The 'Snug' bar-room in the courtyard. Bring Your Own (i.e. stock yourself).

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                  9 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 25

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