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Curraghmore House and Gardens

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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ballarat, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The house is such a breathtaking sight as you drive down the long driveway, while thousands of pheasants scatter all around you, you take in the entrance and the lovely stag presiding over the courtyard, taken from the family's coat of arms. Basil the former butler to Lord Waterford, who still resides at the house, comes out to meet you... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a wonderful surprise - a big house, which is still lived in. It's a wonderful opportunity to see how the other 1% lived and live today. There's still a huntin/shootin/fishin class in existence. Basil is a wonderful guide - full of information about the house and family, and no sense of going through the motions or rushing you... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Can't believe this place not advertised or not sign posted from even Portlaw village? It really is a beautiful place! Enjoyed the tour of house immensely! Would love to have seen more of it but I can understand that it is a private residence! Never seen anything like the shell house before! Well worth seeing!

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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Visited the house, gardens and shell house. Breathtaking..........and Basil the tour guide (and retired butler of Lord Waterford) is fantastic and extremely knowledgeable of his subject. Will be recommending the tour to all my friends. Gráinne, Dunmore East

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Waterford, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

we popped up to Curraghmore House and Garden in june to see the shell house and the garden we had an brillent tour of the shell house from a lovly south Africa gentleman (cant remember his name) and lord Waterford dog who followed us around the gardens its on my to do list to go for a tour of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

what an interesting place....cannot wait to see the house. our first visit was unplanned so we saw the gardens and shellhouse as we had our young boys with us. we were very impressed and basil is just brilliant as a tourguide....magic place. vicki t, donegal.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

While the house looks very interesting be aware that the opening hours will not allow access to the house. Its the tour times that count and these seem to be at 11.00 and 14.00 at the moment. If you get the times wrong there's little to see nearby (Portlaw is interesting architecturally but is a very quiet place)

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123 reviews 123 reviews
20 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I had visited this house as a young teenager as part of an open day years ago. I remember being fascinated as a child so decided to make a return visit. The house is amazing and steeped with history, it is a real country house with drawing rooms, dining rooms etc. There are lots of amazing paintings, ornaments and bits... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
81 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We visited with a group recently and found Basil really informative, intelligent and brilliant with the children as well as adults. His wife was also very helpful and friendly. The house is beautiful and well worth a visit to see an historic gem set in Portlaw, which is little known. We had been promised a visit by The Marquis himself... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Visited Curraghmore Estate over the weekend with family. To be honest I never knew the place existed, we just happened upon it by chance. We arranged with Basil to visit on the Sunday & met him in the courtyard with other visitors to tour the house & gardens. The place is amazing from the gardens to the shellhouse & the... More 

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