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Luxury Irish Castle in Gorgeous Country Setting in Tipperary

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths (Sleeps 16-18)

Welcome to Bansha Castle, one of Ireland's best kept secret get-aways. A former home of the Butlers of Ormonde, Bansha Castle is now yours to experience as a haven of rest and relaxation. This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on the facade of the Round Tower, highlighting the rich heritage of this unique residence. Don't feel like cooking every night? The owners occupy a completely separate wing to the main house and are available to provide award winning catering at an additional cost should you require it. Bansha Castle is a perfect location for historical and cultural pursuits. Bansha lies at the centre of the heritage trail; The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey and the Medieval City of Kilkenny are all near by.

Activities: There is a variety of leisure activities on offer. Walking/Cycling - forest and mountain trails. Fishing - five minutes away is the River Suir, one of the best trout rivers in Europe. For golfers there are a selection of excellent courses within easy driving distance. Horse riding, swimming and tennis can all be arranged upon request.

Prefer something less energetic? Why not pamper yourself with a massage or beauty treatment in the comfort of your own room. Your hosts will be happy to make all the arrangements.

More Details

Property Manager
Teresa Russell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017


Ballinlough East Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Garden Room - 1 queen , 4 Poster bed
    Lady Elisabeth's Room - 1 queen , Canopy bed
    Round Room - 1 queen , Sleigh bed
    Castle Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Brass beds
    General Sir William's Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleigh bed
    Studio Room - 1 double , 4 Poster bed
    Copper Beeches - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Brass beds
  • All bedrooms have private facilities. 2 sofa beds suitable for 2 children each. 2 Travel cots.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Award winning catering can be arranged for breakfasts, dinners or special occasions. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, Right beside the fabulous Galtee Mountains and scenic Glen of Aherlow. Famous for walking, hiking, mountain climbing, biking, horse riding. 1 or 2 cell phones provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Luxury Irish Castle in Gorgeous Country Setting in Tipperary
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Beautiful Castle, Outstanding Location, Great Host

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome place to stay for 2 full weeks. We had 18 stay at the castle for a family reunion and everyone enjoyed their stay at the castle. We stayed from 7/30 to 8/13. John and Teresa are great host and gave us a 45 minute tour of the place immediately upon checking in to the castle. All the rooms have their own bathroom which provides even more privacy. There are 3 gathering areas for the family. The kitchen, dinning room and living/pool room. In addition we had a family reunion on 8/7 where 70 attended and all thought the place was beyond fabulous! We had such a wonderful time! Don't need more than 5-7 days worth of clothing since there is a washer and dryer in the castle location in the kitchen. Coffee pots, everything you need in the kitchen. I would rate this place a TEN star, but that is not possible!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lucknow, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful stay at Bansha Castle

  • 5 of 5

A group of 16 adult friends stayed at Bansha Castle for 10 nights to explore south and western Ireland . It is perfectly situated to make easy day trips to Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Cork, Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Penninsula and the Cliffs of Moher. John and Teresa were perfect hosts who were always available if we needed them but rarely even knew they were around as they live in a separate section of the castle. Their knowledge of the area is a great resource to plan your stay. We all rented cars but was advised to hire a coach to drive us to the Ring of Kerry which was good advice and John & Teresa can arrange that for you. We also had Teresa prepare dinner for us on our first night and again on our last night. Both meals were amazing. You also have to get to know some of the local people of Bansha. Nellies Bar is a must, she is a real gem. The butcher across the street has great prices and ready made local meat products. A short trip to Tipperary (8 min drive) to the Kickham House, a pub where locals gather for traditional Irish music, a wonderful place to spend an evening (check with John as he is one of the performers). Enough cannot be said about the castle itself. Bedrooms are all a good size and comfortable. Lots of space throughout the castle for our large group. The covered patio is equipped with lots seating, BBQ and heaters which we all enjoyed. Bansha Castle was the perfect base for our memorable holiday in Ireland

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cornelius, NC

Memorable Week With Family & Friends

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 11 friends and family stayed at Bansha Castle the first week of June 2015. Not only were the accommodations wonderful, but Teresa and John went above and beyond to make our experience extra special. We especially enjoyed the heated outdoor space overlooking their perfectly groomed garden and on the chilly evenings gathering around the fireplace in the living room. Besides the amazing aspects of the castle, it was the special touches that Teresa and John added that made our stay memorable including arranging a birthday dinner our first evening, helping us coordinate a tour bus rental, introducing them to their friends in the community and just simply being there if we needed anything. We hope that one day we'll get the opportunity to come back to Ireland and stay at Bansha Castle again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Many thanks for the absolutely wonderful review. I just thanked Marisa personally for this review (I think in error). You certainly have a way with words. Many thanks again, Teresa and John. Bansha Castle
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Springfield, IL

Beautiful Bansha Castle

  • 5 of 5

Our eleven member group stayed at the beautiful castle in August and included three generations (teens through grandparents). The castle was a wonderful place to serve as a base for travel in southern and central Ireland.

Each of the seven rooms is beautifully done and includes a private bathroom. It has a wonderful kitchen, dining room, and living area. The snooker table was a great addition but the gem is the heated and covered patio.

John and Teresa are great hosts with excellent recommendations and we appreciate them opening up up their home. I'd also note that we used Bansha Bus instead of driving. Richard was a great driver/guide and made the trip much more enjoyable.

We used Bansha as a base to get to Galway, Cliffs of Mohr, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Wexford, Waterford, Blarney, Cork, and Kinsale. It's centrally located and a great location. Bansha is a small town - not a lot of places but Nellies was a great pub.

We loved it and hope to return again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, IL

Amazing Bansha Castle

  • 5 of 5

Our group of ten people spanned three generations and we used Bansha as a base for travels. It's an amazing place with seven beautifully equipped rooms - each with its own bathroom.

It's has a great culinary kitchen and dining room. The outdoor heated patio was a great place to unwind at the end of the day with a drink.

John & Teresa are excellent hosts and offer great recommendations. Bansha is a small town but we walked to the pub for a freshly poured Guiness on many nights! We used a Bansha Bus (Noel and Richard) so we didn't have to drive. It was great having a local guide so we could enjoy trips every days.

Bansha Castle is ideally located. We made trips to Galway & the Cliffs of Mohr, Killarney & Ring of Kerry, Cork & Blarney Castle, Kinsale & Old Head Golf Course (amazing), Waterford & Wexford, and local sites like the Rock of Cashel. Amazing scenery in Ireland.

We would love to come back and would definitely use Bansha Castle. It's a unique opportunity to have your own castle for a week!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bansha Castle was all that we hoped it would be.

  • 5 of 5

Seventeen of us arrived at Bansha Castle on August 3 for a week-long stay. The owners, John and Teresa, were ready for us and welcomed us with a tour and important contact information. The Castle is great and exactly as portrayed in all information sheets! It is well maintained and clean. While it is in the countryside, nothing is too far away... and our hosts were always available if we had any questions.

The Castle bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable and many of the common rooms are especially inviting. The kitchen is modern and stocked with whatever utensils one might need. And the outside patio was particularly outstanding. Some of us sat there at least once a day and in fact we used it twice for a BBQ.

The Castle is nicely located to many of Ireland's important sites, including Cahir and the Rock of Cashell. It is also less than a 2 hour drive to the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry. And, most importantly, there is a delightful local pub within walking distance to the Castle.

Bansha Castle is a great vacation spot. It easily accommodated our group of 17. We highly recommend it to anyone who would like to see Ireland up close and personal.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Limerick Junction
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles

walking, cycling, mountain biking, forest trails, mountains, lakes, castles, historical sites, monastic sites, caves, sightseeing, golf, tennis, fishing, horse riding, squash, racquetball, swimming, gym, pubs, music, festivals, horse racing, dog racing, shopping, birdwatching, wildlife,

Other Activities: shopping, racquetball, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Ballinlough East Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder/Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder/Fall 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Xmas/NewYear 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 3 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $427.72
Pet Fee $53.47
Refundable damage deposit $213.86

From € 800/night (Minimum two night stay) .. € 3300/week.
Dollar rate subject to current dollar/euro exchange rate.
Utilities €75/nt €400/wk

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