County Meath Castle Rental Photos and Description
Self catering castle for rent in Co. Meath, Ireland
Situated amidst majestic trees in the tranquil countryside on the County Meath and Cavan border, the castle commands magnificent views of Lough Sheelin, a 4500 acre lake famous for it's brown trout and liberally stocked perch and large pike. The secluded setting and spacious, comfortable accommodation offers the visitor an exclusive retreat. Guests will find it the perfect place to relax and unwind, away from the stresses and strains of modern life, or as a venue for a private function. The rental price includes exclusive hire of the castle with 6 en-suite bedrooms and breakfast each morning.
The ancient village in which the castle is situated is on the south side of the River Inny as it enters Lough Sheelin. Its origins go back to the early iron age, with many remains of dolmen stones, ring forts and Norman castles found in the area.
In 1533 Richard Nugent, the 12th Baron of Delvin commenced the construction of the stronghold. The tower was completed by him in 1537. The great hall and further extensions were finished by his grandson, the 13th Baron of Delvin in 1539. The Castle served as a guard at the western reaches of the pale against the celtic Irish across the lake in what today is County Cavan.
Interior and Grounds:
Only six bedrooms, all spacious and en-suite, are made available to guests. This ensures a degree of privacy and space befitting the castle accommodation experience. All rooms are furnished in period antiques to complement the stately ambience. The castle premises are entered through the original archway dating back to 1536 to an inner courtyard and lawn, surrounded by a stone wall and ancient trees.
On the ground floor guests will enter the large entrance hall connecting the tower and sitting room. The latter large room, with a lovely open fireplace, has wide French Windows, giving a view across the lake. This was the original castle bawn. To the right of the entrance hall is where the Great Hall used to be. It contains a spacious sitting-room come dining-room with fireplace. Our own turf is used to light this every evening for guests to enjoy. This room is used for breakfast, dinner and sitting together in a cosy and chatty atmosphere by an Irish turf and wood fire.
The Master Bedroom, with a double and a single bed and it's own bathroom, has private access to the terrace. Two further bedrooms share a bathroom complementing this wing of the castle. The ancient tower offers two double, en-suite bedrooms. The higher of these rooms, the Upper Tower Bedroom, can be reached up a 65 step stairway. It has spectacular views of Lough Sheelin. The room itself is extensive, featuring an antique half tester bed. The second bedroom, the Lower Tower Bedroom, offers a four poster bed, the original domed ceiling and also beautiful views of the surroundings. As you come into the tower, you ascend through a hall and up a spiral staircase into a spacious sitting room with fireplace. The accommodation is furnished throughout with antiques of excellent taste.
Tennis is available at nearby Ross House, free of charge for guests at the Castle.
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
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