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13th Century Lakeside Castle in 7 Acres of Park and Woodland

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Castle, 7 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Surrounded by seven acres of lawns, park and woodland, Carraigin Castle is an idyllic holiday home in a beautiful setting on the shores of Lough Corrib, one of Ireland’s biggest lakes, famous for its brown trout and its multitude of picturesque islands. From the Castle one can enjoy boating and fishing on the lake, walking, riding and sightseeing all over Galway and Mayo, or just relax by the open hearth and contemplate the charm and simple grandeur of this ancient dwelling, a rare and beautiful example of a fortified, medieval “hall house”.

Family groups or close friends will love the relaxed atmosphere of this authentic 13th-century manor house, which has been restored by the present owner after languishing for more than two centuries as a crumbling, roofless ruin. Carraigin's church-like structure sits on a rise reached by an avenue across the tree-lined Pleasure Ground. The ancient-looking, nail-studded front door on the ground floor, often mistaken for an authentic antiquity, was actually made by the owner during the building's restoration in the 1970s. Round the corner, an imposing stone staircase leads to another grand entrance, into the lofty, oak-beamed Great Hall featuring a wide, stone-arched fireplace that provides a comforting aroma of turf and wood-smoke.

The Great Hall is the central living and dining area of the castle. It features a mix of old oak and comfortable modern furniture surrounding the welcoming hearth. Its white walls are extensively decorated with art including tapestries, brass rubbing portraits of ancient kings and knights and a magnificent triptych featuring a Galway galleon (as on that city’s coat of arms). There is a tiny but well-equipped kitchen next door with a view over the tall trees of the Pleasure Ground.

On the same level as the Hall is an oak-beamed double bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom. A stone staircase winds upwards over this master bedroom to a family loft room overlooking the Great Hall. Another winding stairs leads up to a little single bedroom in the corner tower. From both of these second-floor rooms you can stroll out onto the castle parapets with fabulous views of Lough Corrib and the hills of Connemara and Mayo, and even those of Clare, on the other side of Galway Bay.

The rest of you sleep in the four cosy 'Vaults' on the ground floor below, their walls also lined with tapestries and other artworks. The Vaults have much picturesque charm with their oak-timbered partitions, arches and vaulted ceilings, and they work if you know each other well as the rooms lead one into the other. Vault I, the largest of the four, sleeps two in bunk-beds and features a fair-sized work table and chairs for busy teenagers and a mini-sofa for one or two in the window embrasure. Vault II (off No. 1) has a double bed and a similar window seat. Vault III (also off No.1) has one double and one single bed and a window seat. Vault III in turn gives access to Vault IV, a small single room with a three-light gothic window looking out at the standing stone sundial on the lawn.

Keywords: Manor

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation castle rental in Headford, Ireland

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • cell phone
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Tower room; (summer only)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Baby Crib (1) available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming

Location

Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation castle rental in Headford, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
3rd week August
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
4th Week August
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
4th Week September
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,097
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$1,797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$1,273
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$2,171
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
January-March
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,273
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
March-May
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,947
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
First May Half
May 5 2018 - May 12 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,246
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
3rd week May
May 19 2018 - May 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,546
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$3,145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$3,444
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
1st Week September
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,471
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Mid Season
Sep 15 2018 - Sep 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$2,171
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
First Half October
Oct 6 2018 - Oct 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
Oct 27 2018 - Nov 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,947
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
2nd Half November
Nov 10 2018 - Dec 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$1,348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,947
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$135 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee C$134.78 per person per night
Damage Deposit C$748.77

There is an additional Euro90 per week charge for every additional guest. Children under the age of three are free,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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