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Towerhouse Castle

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Last updated: 08/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kilkenny chateau / country house description

Overview:
The Castle, an ancient seat of the Comerford clan, is a five storey 16th century towerhouse 8 km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny. The castle has been restored to it's former authentic glory using the same techniques and materials as the original 16th century builders. The rooms are larger and the stairs wider than in most of the known square towerhouses.

Modern comforts have been incorporated without detracting from the charm and simple grandeur of this ancient dewlling. A unique and beautiful example of a medieval towerhouse, built for security and status, and is still a feature of the Irish landscape.

It is a five storey keep rising to a height of 65 feet. A surprising feature of the Castle is the light. Though narrow, the window have deep angled sills which deflect the light very efficiently. The Castle is now a luxury self-catering holiday home where you will have an unforgettable stay. Full cleaning and catering can be arranged.

Interior and Grounds:
The ground floor was originally used to store goods, but also people and livestock in times of danger. Now used as a fully fitted kitchen, with every modern convenience that you would find at home. You can therefore cook a medieval feast without the medieval cooking appliances! Going through the back door, you enter a secluded south facing patio area with a large fireplace for a BBQ or open fires. Garden furniture is supplied.

The second floor now consists of an immense bedroom with a four poster bed and niches in the walls for sleeping. It will be the ideal family room or bridal suite. On this floor there is also a smaller bedroom and a very elegant bathroom, with a victorian bath (the biggest we've ever seen!) along with all the modern conveniences one expects.

On the third floor you enter a very substantial room with deep niches in the walls, once used as beds. Now this floor is a huge double height dining room, with an enormous chandelier hanging down in the centre. The room has a medieval stone fireplace for big blazing fires, a long dining table with church pews for large dinners, seating up to 12 people. Off this room there is a bedroom with two comfortable beds and windows with views of the grounds.This floor also has a smaller kitchen in which one can prepare light meals. This kitchen is fitted with a sink, oven grill, microwave and of course crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc. You will also find a very elegant shower room.

The fourth floor, with it's vaulted ceiling, is now a bedroom. Once, this room was the family chapel. This floor also has a shower room. All beds in the castle have orthopedia matresses, electric blankets, duvets with covers and feathered cushions for a snug and deep sleep. They also all have victorian cast iron radiators installed.

The fifth and top floor was once the state apartment, and is now a magnificent baronial drawing room, with another huge stone fireplace. The room has a vaulted ceiling left exposed to maintain the traditional feel of the room, and another giant chandelier hangs from the ceiling. This room has several lounge seats, a beautifully hand crafted swing in one of the alcoves, and a table with chairs for games. Heavy curtains hang down to make the room cosy in the evening. There is also a music installation and games available. There are four windows, each one of them facing the cardinal points. The views are magnificent in all directions. Off this room is a secret room with a deep floorshaft, used as a priests' hole or to keep prisoners.

A smaller flight of stairs leads up to the ramparts, where you can gaze as far as Mount Leinster or Slievenamon on a fine day.

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Property Type

  • 6 story
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Amenities: - Pets considered. - Restaurant/Pub in walking distance. - Golf courses nearby....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Television
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Luxury
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                      • Restaurants

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries

                      Location Type

                      • Rural
                      • Village
                      • Town

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 12 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Parking
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Fireplace
                              • Telephone
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Grill
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Stove
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave

                                  Outside

                                  • Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Golf:

                                    Golf courses nearby in Kilkenny....moreless

                                  property descriptor

                                      • Detached
                                       

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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
                                      £634 £634
                                      £1,811
                                      September
                                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      October
                                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      November to Christmas
                                      Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      Christmas to New Years
                                      Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £906 £906
                                      £1,811
                                      January to March
                                      Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      April
                                      Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      May
                                      May 1 - May 31, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      June
                                      Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £634 £634
                                      £1,811
                                      July to August
                                      Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £634 £634
                                      £1,811
                                      September
                                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      October
                                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      November to Christmas
                                      Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £519 £519
                                      £1,482
                                      Christmas to New Years
                                      Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £906 £906
                                      £1,811

                                      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: £1,595 - £1,950 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week). Short Breaks: £1,117 - £1,950 (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.
                                      Terms: - Capacity: The property comfortably sleeps 8 adults and 4 children or teenagers. - 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.
                                      Please enquire for any catering or additional services that you require during your stay.

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                                      Last updated: 08/02/2014
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                                      Location

                                      5.3 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Airport
                                      Kilkenny Airfield

                                      The castle is 8 km from Kilkenny, 64 km from Waterford, 120 km from Limerick, Cork and Dublin.

                                      Our Favourite Pubs include: John Cleeres, Kilkenny - This cosy and traditional Irish pub offers beside a great atmosphere and friendly service also a variety of Irish traditional music every Monday. It also has a 100 seater venue at the rear, where good quality Irish music is performed every weekend. Highly recommended. Andrew Ryan, Kilkenny - Good tunes, good beer and good company. This is the house of good music in Kilkenny if you like traditional, blues and country rock. There is a fabulous beer garden and a comfortable smoking area. Carrolls, Kilkenny - This is a really traditional Irish pub, and the cosy , warm and friendly atmosphere greets you. The enthusiastic staff give you the best of service. Traditional Irish music sessions are held here regularly and the craic is great. The best of pub grub is offered and during the summer there is a spectacular beer garden open which also features a barbeque.

                                      And last but not least our own local pub here in Cuffsgrange, 10 minutes walk from castle. Proprietors Liam and Marianne Murphy host the 'sitting room' of the locals. The craic is mighty!

                                      There are eight golf courses in Kilkenny City and county, offering a variety of challenges for both the experienced and novice player. There are 18 hole and 9 hole parkland courses, par three golf facilities, driving ranges, pitch and putt courses and even a crazy golf course to satisfy every skill level.

                                      Kilkenny provides ample locations and oppertunities for all those who enjoy horse riding at whatever level and activity they require.

                                      Game angling is the best on the rivers Nore and Suir and their tributaries with some trout and salmon on the river Barrow. Coarse anglers will especially enjoy the River Barrow where there is excellent bream fishing from late April to October. Rudd is in plentiful supply in summer and pike fishing is more rewarding in the cooler months.

                                      Cross Country quad biking on a scenic livestock farm. Age 8 years and upward. Half an hour drive from Kilkenny. Up to twelve person at any one time. Clay pigeon shooting on request.

                                      Set in extensive parklands, this 13th century Kilkenny castle was once the home of the Butlers, Earls and Dukes of Ormonde. The castle has been magnificently restored and guided tours are available all year round.

                                      Jerpoint Abbey: This outstanding Cisterian Abbey was founded in the 12th century. The church, with it's Irish Romanesque details, dates from this period, though the tower, east window and the beautifully sculptured cloister arcade date from around 1400.

                                      Dunmore Cave: This is one of Ireland's more interesting limestone caves. First mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads, it was reported to be the site of a viking massacre in 928AD. Coins found in the cave date from 897 to 926.

                                      Shankhill Castle.

                                      The monastery of Kells dates from 1193AD. The seven towers are in various stages of preservation, but must have been spartan in their standard of comfort for their inhabitants. It is an ideal place to bring children for a day outing. Apart from what they would learn in history they would certainly enjoy the day playing at knights in armour up and down the steps and exploring the castles.

                                       

                                      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.

                                      Why Kilkenny:
                                      At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ���three strikes and you’re out�������� policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it. We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

                                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                                      Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements. 100% Financial Guarantee: We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA. Lowest Price Guarantee: Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner’s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book. Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.


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                                      Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english

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                                      £519 - £906 per night (GBP)
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                                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 12

                                      View calendar: Updated 08/02/14
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