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Unforgettable Castle for an Authentic Irish Experience - Family Vacations, Weddi

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:25
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Castle
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Castle (sleeps up to 10) & Coach House (sleeps up to 15); can rent separately

Vacation rental (self catering) homes don’t get any better than staying in Ballyhannon Castle very near Ennis in Co. Clare. Offering YOU the opportunity to experience a stay in a 600 year old authentic medieval Castle - enjoy it - and all to yourself. Treat yourself, your family or friends or wedding guests to a special venue you will never forget.

The Castle tower is over 100 feet high and is built over five storeys, each with it's own medieval (yet comfortable) charm.

Ranked by the Sunday Times newspaper in London as among the top 50 Castles in Britain & Ireland, we are one of the most unique and authentic Castles Ireland has to offer that you can actually stay in!

Built in 1490, during the ‘Golden Age of Castle-Building in Ireland’, you can look but you will not find a better location or example of a Celtic Castle in Ireland, especially with the combination of sleeping and living accommodations offered between the Castle and the optional addition of the adjacent Coach House. (Each property can be rented separately or together, as required).

But don’t just take our word for it – read all the amazing guest reviews left over our 11 years in business.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • Castle

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 25
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Strictly no smoking indoors....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • 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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 10-25

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    4-poster antique bed (sleeps 2)...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 2: 1 king, 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps up to 4 ...moreless

  • Castle: 1 x superking 4-poster antique bed (UK/Irish size); 3 x king beds (4-poster antique beds); 2x single (bunk beds in family bedroom). Coach House: optional extra property 2 x king (Uk/Irish size); 2 x double beds; 3 x single bunks plus 1 x double bed (underneath single bunk). Convertible sofa to a double bed in the downstairs room with en-suite. Futon & baby crib: available on request...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ground level...moreless

  • Castle has two bathrooms and a ground level toilet room. Coach House has three bathrooms. There is an out-house wc in the yard, beside the bar-room...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Each building can be rented separately if required, so rates vary accordingly. 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. Full payment required to confirm and secure dates (industry norm here in Ireland, like buying airline tickets, etc...) Visa and Mastercard accepted. EFT bank transfer payments possible 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

  • Books
  • Music Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • 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
  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The Castle dining room has seated up to 20, 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

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fantastic heating system in a Castle, place will get very warm and comfortable, adjustable. Also, electric blankets on beds in Castle....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi in the Castle Great Room, free. We can offer a wireless and mobile "dongle" for rental to guests, can be taken out on daytrips, daily rental rate....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • 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

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • 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

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi in the Castle Great Room, free. We can offer a wireless and mobile "dongle" for rental to guests, can be taken out on daytrips, daily rental rate....moreless

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

  • Coffee Maker:

    (2) electric and french press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    good supplies available...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

  • 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

  • Microwave:

    (2) One in the Castle and one in the Coach House...moreless

  • Oven:

    Castle has electric grill and oven. Coach House has electric grill and oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, sugar, cooking oil and start off supplies of tea, coffee, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls, and some candles to get them started off....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    Castle is electric hob and grill Coach House is gas hob and electric grill...moreless

  • Toaster:

    (2)...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available for hire in nearby town...moreless

  • 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

  • Golf:

    At nearby hotel and also world class courses located within an easy drive of the Castle...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 14 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$872
$4,576
Normal Rates
Jun 1 - Sep 23, 2017
1 night min stay
$1,307
$5,447
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$5,447

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • OfflineRDD $544.74

Notes:

Please contact us to allow us quote you for your own stay (share your requirements with us).

Rates can be FROM 800 p/nt, depending on variables.

Our fantastic venue/holiday accommodation is not staffed and we have great local contacts for all sorts of service providers (caterers, musicians, event managers, etc.) to share with our booked guests.

We can offer some assistance in organising your event (even weddings) for those who prefer not to do so themselves.

For couples - occasionally we can offer special discounts in low season, please enquire for more details.

Rates depend on variables (which property, length of stay, season, etc...). Please enquire for your own specific quote.

Fees are minimal if you pay us directly (call us).

Credit card and EFT bank transfer payments welcomed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

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

No words can describe the beauty on our doorstep, and the abundance of adventure and fun activities available. We are surrounded by Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions 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.

The nearest 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

About the owner: We are the Moore family and this is our small family run business . We get pleasure in sharing the historic and national monument Castle tower with guests who come from all over the world seeking to stay somewhere authentic, Irish and very special -for an occasion, or vacation, or celebration and we enjoy seeing them make their own memories. It feels amazing to play a small part in facilitating people make their dreams come true by staying in a real Irish Castle!

Why the Owner Chose Clare, Co. Clare, Ireland:
Castles (like this) have not been built for over 500 years, so when an opportunity arose to become the owners of this rare and amazing piece of Irish history, we embraced our luck and are proud to be the owners of such a special and magical place. In addition to renting the Castle (4 bedrooms/sleeps 10+) , we can also offer a homely country Coach House (5 bedrooms/sleeps 15) on the same grounds making it ideal for large families or group/event bookings. These two buildings are sufficiently set up that they can rent separately, and they compliment each other perfectly to rent together as one large rental property.

The Unique Benefits at this Castle:
You can stay in a hotel anywhere in the world ... but how many can stay in an authentic 530 year old castle in Ireland, to have it and enjoy it, all to yourself - whatever the occasion and this is exactly what we offer - a unique and special experience for everybody to enjoy.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Photos

  • Castle kitchen, just inside the front door entrance

    Castle kitchen, just inside the front door entrance

  • Wedding Vows taken in the Great Room

    Wedding Vows taken in the Great Room

  • 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 Bar - bring your own, or have kegs installed so you can pull your own pints!

    The Bar - bring your own, or have kegs installed so you can pull your own pints!

  • Ballyhannon Castle at dusk

    Ballyhannon Castle at dusk

  • 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

  • Suit of armour in the Dining Room alcove

    Suit of armour in the Dining Room alcove

  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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