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Sleeps34
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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8 King size Bedrooms, 12 Double Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 to 20+

Groups of 24+: wonderful Irish Manor House experience and a must do! for exploring our history yet enjoying a fabulous time together discovering Ireland. Upper Court is ideal for Corporate Events, Destination Weddings, Outdoors & Walking Groups, Production Teams, Rehearsal Space, and Overseas Retreats - and is perfect for a self-catering or fully catered-for stay.

Relax into the spacious warm surroundings of this beautiful large Country House, sitting perfectly in its landscaped grounds - just outside the village of Freshford, Co Kilkenny. Upper Court is a 10-minute drive from Kilkenny City, 30 minutes from many excellent heritage sites, and just a 1-hour drive from Dublin City.

Accommodation: 7 king size bedrooms sleeping 14+ guests (sharing). These are stylish, unique, authentic bedrooms to choose from, one more lovely than the other. Two bedrooms offer deeply comfortable 4-poster beds; and all others an option on California Kings, Queen beds, or Single Divans. Three bedrooms are so large they can have 5 to 6 queen beds in each, accommodating overall some 24+ guests (sharing) at any one time. All bedrooms are delightful spaces with our special linens, unique touches, fresh flowers, simple antiques and calm interiors. Beds are fully made up prior to your arrival with everything made perfectly ready for your stay. A plentiful supply of fresh towels - bath sheets, bath-, hand- & face towels, and toiletries provided in all bathrooms awaits you. You will arrive into a well-run, warm, beautiful and welcoming environment - a great start to a wonderful time in Kilkenny and Ireland.

Bathrooms & Showers - there are 7 WC/Toilets / Bathrooms &/or Shower Rooms throughout. Due to the nature of the Manor House, not all bedrooms can be en-suite just yet, however, we have achieved this for four bedrooms, one of which offers you a delightful free-standing Victorian slipper bathtub, and another is a fabulous & large, contemporary Rain Showers bathroom.

Down Below is a spacious, warm old-fashioned traditional Irish Kitchen lying deep at the heart of the House - fully equipped with all mod cons, cooking & catering equipment, and a lovely space to gather together in. There is a traditional Breakfast Room adjoining this, and a large Dining / Banquet Room adjoining this again - through the lovely old stone archways. All bedded underfoot by wonderful stone floors and polished limestone slabs, which also keep the wine & cheese stores, pantries, food larders and cold store rooms perfectly cool.

Upstairs are beautiful, spacious and deeply comfortable Sitting Rooms, Library & Music Rooms with tall sash windows streaming in the bright garden light, and one set allowing you walk out to the tranquil ornamental lawns and gardens, perfect for evening cocktails!

By afternoon or evening time, the Evening Rooms are a pleasure to gather in, wonderful for catching up on events of the day. Weather inclement - the stunning, large open-hearth fireplaces are ready to gather around - roaring fires ablaze and glass of cognac to hand, a great setting for storytelling, and a baby grand piano to one side for enjoyable music-making. A combination of central & under-floor heating throughout ensures you are in perfect warm surroundings, and broadband Wireless internet throughout the house, full Satellite / Cable TV, iPod/iPhone docking & recharging stations provide a reliable hi-tech backbone 24/7. A generous Welcome Basket of groceries welcomes you in, and overall you have everything at hand to enjoy a wonderful holiday time or special event in Ireland.

Self-Catering or Catered-for?

We offer an ideal mix of both - a traditional Irish kitchen at the heart of the house is yours to enjoy for all the self-catering you need. And there is the fully equipped professional Kitchen located on the Ground Floor together with a beautiful formal Restaurant/Dining Room - perfect for the pre-arranged Food & Beverage plans for your group. Further options & prices available on request please.

The Banqueting Side of Upper Court offers full scale Corporate Event & Destination Wedding Services and offers you a wonderful spacious converted church space for these services. Professional Banqueting & Event Management, seating 150+ guests at any one time - we are delighted to engage on all event ideas and requirements.

with perfect raised stage area, 30ft white screen, pa system. de - perfectly useable as a Seminars, Workshops, Concert & Singing, Dance & Theatre space, Cinema, Exhibition, or Gathering space – easily accommodating a choral group of ~50 on stage, and comfortably seating 100 to 250+ day guests at any time. The Church Lodge & Hall directly adjoin the Manor House via a long corridor, and although much newer than the Manor House in its construction & style, this too is a hugely special, peaceful and very attractive space in itself.

For those who love such things, a stay at Upper Court guarantees immersion in a greatly special period house environment – a haven of authentic olde worlde discovery awaits you in this wonderful, warm, private, and historic Manor House. Going back to the 1600’s, there are deep-cut stone walls, vaulted ceilings, stone archways, original doors, natural stone floors, polished oak floors, and fabulous marble-columned entrance hallway - just some of the gems and fine features awaiting you in this beautiful House. Plus delightful short walks around this 30-acre estate and ornamental gardens, and to the Farming & Equestrian Centre, or to the hidden-away old apple orchard. You will enjoy an exclusive holiday or corporate retreat within the heart of a very beautiful period house, superb proximity to medieval Kilkenny City, and within the heart of the lush Midlands/South-East region of Ireland. With an abundance of richly historic and important heritage sites in the surrounding areas, you are never short of an interesting activity or intriguing corner of Ireland to explore. And just 1-hour from busy Dublin City, you can easily visit important heritage sites there - and take in some great shopping along the way too!

Supported by our pre-arrival Information guides, and professional House Management Team at the time of your stay - on hand to offer advices on heritage tours & trips to make, quality local restaurants, cafes & pubs that are currently popular, music venues, and outdoor sporting events on at the time which you might enjoy visiting or indeed participate in – you can quickly settle in, to get going with a busy and wonderful set of plans and itineraries!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Cathy Morgan

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You can sense the magic & beauty of this stunning Manor House as soon as you walk into marbled entrance hall. It is captivating, and the restoration and renovation work achieved over the past recent years is quite amazing. For those who love period detail, the historic workings of a manor house are evident and an inspiring look at how things went in long-gone times. Upper Court is once again beautiful, special and private. What could beat the simple combination of historic buildings & private gardens as your home base, great dining in, and excellent proximity to hertitage sites, golf courses & more gardens of Ireland. You will love staying here, it is a unique & special experience!

Cathy Morgan purchased this estate in 2013

The property is family-owned, with a busy equestrian to one side of the estate. A pleasure to bring this unique and private space to a wider audience, Upper Court is available to groups of 12+ guests at very reasonable self-catering rates.

Surrounded on all sides by the deep tranquility of farmlands, garden nurseries and rich in the number of heritage sites and places of great antiquity - Upper Court is a must visit, must stay choice for many visitors to Ireland, offering a truly exceptional and special experience.

Freshford is our charming, very lovely village - with its array of neat, pretty village houses facing onto the meticulously-kept village green - this often long-gone in other villages. With its traditional bars, cafes & grocery shops, Freshford is well-known for prowess in the gaelic games - namely the successful hurling team wins, and is deeply delighted to extend a deep welcome to all visitors. Always ready and willing to stop awhile to catch up with local news and give advice - Upper Court and Freshford are working hard together to give you a great experience of Ireland today.

And Freshford is the gateway to the Urlingford Motorway point onto the M9, the Dublin/Cork motorway. So, you can so easily access trips & tours of the South-east & Midlands regions, with daytrips to Dublin City a very manageable 1-hour away. You will need a car when staying at Upper Court - it simply makes life easier for moving around at will. It is also possible to book one of our local drivers for day trips and tours at all times. We really do look forward to welcoming you all in, :).

Sleeps34
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Perfect! for Large Groups, Destination Weddings, & Outdoor Trail Enthusiasts...
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Perfect! for Large Groups, Destination Weddings, & Outdoor Trail Enthusiasts...
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362036vbi
+353 87 272 9212 (Ireland)
County Kilkenny Ireland
Beamsvile, Ontario, Canada
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Fabulous Manor Estate Nestled In The Kilkenny Countryside

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We recently had the unique opportunity to stay at Uppercourt Manor overlooking the picturesque village of Freshford. The owners and staff were so welcoming with their Irish hospitality, and attentive to our every need during our stay making it the highlight of our vacation in Ireland. You literally feel like floating on a cloud sleeping in the four poster bed, and the meals prepared by the chef were all exceptional. We enjoyed exploring this elegant grand old house with its fabulous plaster decorative detailing, massive fireplaces and wood trimings. The restored chapel and landscaped grounds makes Uppercourt an ideal setting for weddings and family celebrations.

I recommend this manor house to anyone looking for a countryside retreat in beautiful Kilkenny to explore the surrounding area. Freshford is a picture postcard village with its' village green square and Kilkenny city is close by.

We definitely will return again to experience this grant old manor house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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County Kilkenny Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
St Patrick's Festival
Mar 14 2014 - Mar 22 2014
€2,500
3 nights
 
 
Springtime buds...
Mar 23 2014 - Apr 15 2014
€2,500
2 nights
 
 
Easter Festival
Apr 16 2014 - Apr 23 2014
€2,500
3 nights
 
 
Summer's on the way...
Apr 24 2014 - Jun 30 2014
€2,200
4 nights
 
 
Long Summer Days, :)
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 19 2014
€2,500
4 nights
 
 
Summer into Autumn
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€2,200
4 nights
 
 
Autumn Glow...
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 17 2014
€2,500
2 nights
 
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County Kilkenny Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Dialup Access
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 5 - tub , shower , Fabulous Rain Showers x 3 Bathing Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom for 4-poster bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom for 4-poster bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Guest Toilet/Bathroom on Ground Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Fabulous Ensuite - 4 poster King bedroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Gentlemen's Cublicles & handbasins, down below.
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Ladies Cubicles & handbasins, down below...
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Stone-floor Double bedroom - with 2 Queen beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Stone floor Double Bedroom, with 1 Queen bed...
    Other (See Description) - 6 queen , Rose Room - Domitory Bedroom, with 4 or 6 Queen beds
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , Fabulous very large King/4-poster bedroom, ensuite...
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Victorian 4-poster bedroom, ensuite...
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Victorian 4-poster bedroom, ensuite...
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Victorian Double Bedroom with California King Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Victorian Double Bedroom with California King bed
  • 8 fabulous bedrooms to choose from: 3 x four-poster bedrooms, sleeping 6 guests; 4 large king & double bedrooms, sleeping 8 guests; 1 dormitory bedroom room, sleeping 4 to 6 guests. Overall, up to 20+ guests sharing at any one time.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
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