The property is unusual in that it is 'grand' but extremely warm and comfortable. It is exceptionally beautiful in all seasons with picturesque views and garden. The house has 7 large bedrooms. Three Bathrooms on the upper floor, and two guest toilets on Ground Floor. The Drawing room has an open wood fire and grand piano.TV and library have log burning stoves. Sky TV, Wireless Internet, table tennis, garden badminton, bowls and board games. Security entrance. Chef or cleaning on request. Kitchen garden. Apple orchard. 15 acres surrounding.
Beautiful Georgian period house, 7 large double rooms, open fires, aga
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 28, 2018
About Susan McAteer
We bought the house in 2004. It had no central heating and required extensive upgrading. It has been a labour of love.
Susan McAteer purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2004
Why Susan McAteer chose Shillelagh
House History - Lakeen House is of Georgian origins and was constructed for the Fitzwilliam family in 1756. The house was reputedly used as a training ground for the domestic staff of Coollatin House, the main home of the then then Earl of Fitzwilliam. Lakeen House, similar in many features to Coolatin house, was known as the 'Second House' and whilst grand has a more country-house feel than the main house, now unoccupied, sitting in the grounds of Coolattin Golf course. Its unique appeal is in its homeliness despite its beauty, size and grandeur.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The house allows guests to go back in time. There are no neighbors and visits can have a glimpse of what life must have been like in a by-gone era. A perfect destination to retreat from life and unwind.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Car hire is essential.
From Dublin take either the N81, N11or M9 depending on which part of Dublin you are in. All routes are approximately 1.5 hours in total.
From Tullow take the road marked Shillelagh and continue for appromimately 8 miles passing the Fleece pub (at about 5 miles)on the right, and though Cookenna at about 6.5. A mile or so after you will come to a dangerous bend. The entrance to the house is on the left at the end of the bend and is marked by two large, white posts.
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Booking Notes: contact owner Arrangements: Please contact Anne Brennan the house manager 087 2450959 and firstname.lastname@example.org Changeover Day: Please contact owner