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Castle Turin

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french

Turin Castle Kilmaine County Mayo Ireland

5 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Ireland Castle Rental Photos and Description

The Castle has 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12) larger than most castles.

Castle Turin is situated in the ancient barony of Kilmaine surrounded by 16 acres of rich walled pasture land; it is well serviced with airports being 2 hours drive from Dublin Airport and 115km from Shannon Airport.

It is an ideal base for touring the West of Ireland and its many attractions, including the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes drive. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a 2 hour drive.

The area abounds with natural beauty with the mountains and lakes of Connemara less than an hour away. Making it the perfect gateway to the Connamara National Park and the Aran Islands.

The nearest town is Balinrobe which is 8 km away offering a good selection of pubs and eateries. The picturesque village of Cong famous for the John Ford film ” The quiet man” and Ashford castle are also close by.

Keywords: Turin Castle Mayo is larger than most other self catering castles with luxury accommodation throughout. The castle is a unique romantic holiday, wedding, party and special occasion destination in Ireland providing luxury accommodation tranquillity and privacy in a restored castle with every modern convenience.

The castle is let on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday. It is also available to rent for a weekend from Friday to Sunday.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Castle Turin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Castle Turin

We both have a keen interest in History and a love for old buildings. Brendan and I have long been collectors of antiques and militaria. We have both travelled extensivley and have enjoyed collecting the many interesting bits and pieces you will find at Turin Castle.

Castle Turin purchased this castle in 2007

Why Castle Turin chose Ireland

We have always had a great fondness for the West of Ireland. We saw the castle and were instantly captivated by the beauty of the area. We purchased the property in 2007 from a local man who had restored the property. The interior needed refurbishment so we set about employing the services of local trandesmen to upgrade the plumbing and electrics. There are 5 bedrooms at the castle and all the bedrooms are ensuite and heated by electric storage heaters, while both the great hall and top floor sitting rooms have wood burning stoves. We have collected many artifacts from around the world to make Castle Turin authentic but also comfortable. Mayo is truly a beautiful part of Ireland.

What makes this castle unique

Beautiful countryside, warm and friendly people. Ideal for fishing, site seeing and a great base for touring the West of Ireland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Four couples from upstate New York and one from Leicestershire in England spent a week in Turin Castle, September 15th-22nd 2012. I intended to write a full glowing review, but the previous reviewers said it all. It would be hard to equal theirs. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us. The couple from England are of Irish heritage and are singers and musicians in the folk clubs there. Suffice it to say that we had some terrific traditional Irish songs in the Great Hall. We had a ceildh with Irish dancing and had a ball in the hall. It was just a wonderful week for all of us.
Sep 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Turin Castle Kilmaine County Mayo Ireland
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Queen of Turin

  • 5 of 5

Turin Castle was my dream come true! The one thing that was a must for me to do in Ireland was live in a castle. Turin Castle was absolutely beautiful. The owners have gone above and beyond to make it comfortable and functional while staying true to the authenticity of the time period of the castle. The green fields surrounding the castle made it very private. We watched shooting stars from the top on our last night. Perfect! My niece had a banner made for me that said Queen of Turin. That is what I felt like my entire stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the castle and that it was a memorable holiday for you and your family. Best regards Brendan & Marnie
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5

Amazing place to have as home base while in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

I was shocked when looking for a place for a large family gathering in Ireland to find that there are restored castles for rent!! After looking at several we chose Turin. It has a great location, we easily drove to many fantastic sites in the area. (Arran Islands, the Burren, Bunratty) The little town of Cong and Ashford Castle are very close and offer a lot to do. We went to both many times. The castle itself is updated for comfort (without losing any authenticity) and each bedroom has it's own en suite bathroom which was fantastic. We slept 11 people of all ages very comfortably for two weeks. The kitchen is well equipped enough to easily cook for that many and the dining room easily accomodates a group that big. (there is a small grocery store a few minutes away in Kilmaine and a large one up the road in Ballinrobe). It also has a tiny wedding chapel, a garden and fields surrounding it that make it very peaceful, quiet and private. The surrounding country roads are quiet too and great for a walk. Lastly, the castle is white washed inside so it is quite bright even though the windows are fairly small. The only thing I would say is that toddlers and anyone with mobility issues would likely find the stairs too challenging. (Our group ranged from 5-72 and we had no problems) We loved it. It is like living inside a museum with no curators! I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have to stay with us. Kind regards Brendan & Marnie
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Indianapolis, IN, USA
5

DreamWedding

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Beautiful! Turin Castle was everything we expected and more. The photos are acurate, but the castle is so much more amazing in person. Beautifully restored and maintained. Its obvious that love and care went into furnishing this place. You could spend days looking at everything. The view from the top of the castle is mesmorizing. The owners were amazing individuals. Very helpful and kind. They helped to make our wedding day a dream come true. They took care of all the arrangements for the ceremony area, all we did was show up with flowers in hand. They know the history of the castle and all the details of the area around it. They were able to recommend places to go in the surrounding areas as well. Kilmaine and Ballinrobe are a short drive away with great little restaurants. Having a car is best to get around this area, but the owners provide information for local drivers as well. I recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet or romantic stay in the beautiful scenic West of Ireland. Beautiful people with beautiful places to see. We will return to Turin Castle one day, thats for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for this lovely review it really means a lot to us. We were delighted to be part of your wedding and help make your day a special one. It was a pleasure meeting you and your families. Every good wish to you both for the future and we do hope we see you again. Kind regards Brendan & Marnie
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midcoast Maine, USA
5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5

The best part of our trip around Ireland. Loved the location and the peaceful surrounding. M&B were kind enough to meet us as we arrived and gave a wonderful tour of the castle and its history. Can't put into words how special Turin Castle is to us and our family who stayed with us.

Thank you again. xoxo

Alison and John

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at the castle. Best regards Brendan & Marnie
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Pittsburgh, PA USA
5

First Trip to Ireland

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!!! This was my first trip to Ireland and I visited with two of my sisters, a friend and my great nephew and I wanted to stay in an authentic Irish castle and I got my wish! It was magical, romantic, well maintained, very authentic and medieval looking. The bedrooms made you feel like a queen! Ballinrobe was a nearby town that we visited often for dinner and shopping. The horses out back were beautiful and we had such fun feeding them in the morning and visiting with them during the day. Harry made sure that we had everything we needed and would check on us periodically since we were all women. I have promised my two sons to return in a few years and have them experience this wonderful castle! Thank you Marnie and Brendan!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, thank you so much for your kind comments and posting this review. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed the castle and your time in Ireland. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again. All best wishes Brendan & Marnie
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Map

Nearest Airport
160 Miles
Shannon
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kilmaine Village
Nearest Ferry
129 Miles
Dublin
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ballinrobe
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Castlebar
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Galway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Ballinrobe
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Westport
Nearest Point of Interest
Turin Castle
Car: necessary

The beautiful village of Cong is nearby which is home to Ashford Castle. The surrounding area has many woodland walks, fishing and falconry. Afternoon tea or dinner at Ashford Castle is a must.

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Rates & Availability

County Mayo Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 30 2016 - Jul 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,844
$14,279
 
 
High Season
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,393
$16,475
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,844
$13,730
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $549

Electricty charged as used.

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Amenities

Ireland Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
  • All bathrooms have a shower, wash hand basin and heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large room with queen bed en-suite toilet & shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Small double room with en-suite bathroom & shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Ground floor an ideal family room with toilet & shower room
    Sleeping Porch - 2 double , Ground floor recesses 2 very comfortable double matresses
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Small double room with en-suite toilet & shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 4 poster bed with roll top bath. En-suite toilet & shower
  • There are 5 bedrooms all have a dedicated toilet and shower room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Turin Castle is larger than most self catering castles with luxurious accommodation throughout. Features include: ensuite bathrooms, heated towel rails, antique furniture, baronial hall. The castle is situated on 16 acres which includes a large patio and meadow garden. An ideal backdrop for weddings.

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