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“Atmospheric Castle and Farmhouse”
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Clomantagh Castle
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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“Atmospheric Castle and Farmhouse”
Reviewed February 16, 2004

I was taken here as a surprise for my birthday weekend, so this report will be slightly biased as it was also Valenties weekend. The tower is c. 15th century, with a victorian era farmhouse stuck on. The first thing is its surprisingly warm, there is electricity throughout, the place is very tastefuly furnished with victorian era furniture, but they made an exception to the 21st century with a dishwasher, clothes washer and electric shower. There were 4 couples (one double bedroom was unused) . The best bedroom is possibly the one in the castle itself (four poster bed, big room, cool old furniture..) but it is above the kitchen, so not ideal if you want to sleep in and there are young kids in the group ... take a walk across the valley to the other castle (explore - there are connecting roads). Bring some fuel for the fire (ask for brick-ettes in most petrol stations or theres a shop on the road to Freshford, nearest off-licence (liquor store) is in Urlingford). It was a great place, full of history, a real castle but without too many draughts.. or ghosts that I noticed anyway .....

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Property: Clomantagh Castle
Address: Clomantagh | near Freshford, Co.Kilkenny, Freshford, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Freshford
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Freshford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clomantagh Castle is part of a unique settlement dating back to the 1500s. It has remained in continuous occupation for almost 500 years. At one time there would have been a large banqueting hall attached to the tower house but this has long disappeared, and now replaced by a Victorian farmhouse.There is a wonderful deep-walled kitchen in the ground floor of the tower house, reminiscent of a Tuscan farmhouse and complete with a flag stone floor. An old farm dresser, a country kitchen range and a large table fill this high vaulted kitchen. The farmhouse parlour has a strong Irish vernacular theme with rich orange tones and lovingly restored sash windows.A medieval theme carries through the tower house to the turret stone stair case leading to the main bedroom in the tower. The cast iron four poster bed makes a perfect setting for any 'king' or 'queen' of the castle. ... more   less 
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Clomantagh Castle Freshford, Ireland - County Kilkenny

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