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A snowy morning at the tower.Ballytarsna Hackett Castle.
Private room in castle

Our 15C Feudal Castle Awaits You..

John

Our 15C Feudal Castle Awaits You..

8 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 private baths
8 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 private baths
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Sparkling clean17 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
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Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle is a 15th century tower house. It is like a keep, but has one major difference. Where a keep is a powerful thick-walled tower with few openings except arrow loops, an Irish tower house is a home for the family, that resembles a keep.

When restoring this tower, we have maintained its status as a fortress. We also have made a decision to make it warm and comfortable. It is a cozy country home ensconced between between castellated battlements, authentic and usable!

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Dryer
Washer
TV
Heating

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 double beds

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

303 Reviews

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Parker
June 2018
Our night at the castle was wonderful. The pictures do not do it justice and we were awed by the space. We sadly did not get to meet John, but Margaret was absolutely lovely. While on the pricier side of Ireland's airbnb options, the stay here was a one of a kind experience and…
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Keith
June 2018
Great place, it's a true castle! We ungraded our stay to include the wine & cheese dinner and it was so worth it. Margret and John were excellent host and very knowledgable about Irish history including the history of their home. We learned a lot! This was a very special expe…
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Katie
May 2018
Staying here was the highlight of our Ireland trip. The castle itself is a work of art. We were amazed at the workmanship and loved learning about the history and the multi-year restoration. Margaret and Grace were wonderful hosts, offering us delicious tea and scones when we arr…
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Sara
May 2018
This place is incredible! We really wanted to stay in a castle on our visit and I could not think of a better place. The hosts are so knowledgeable about the history of their impeccably restored home and the surrounding area. They have put a lot of energy and love into the place,…
Colleen User Profile
Colleen
May 2018
John and Margaret's castle is a one of a kind experience. Their hospitality added an extra special touch, along with John's knowledge of the property. I highly recommend Castle Ballytarsna!
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Erica
May 2018
This castle was one of the highlights of our trip. The other highlight were the hosts, John and Margaret. I arrived sick and they took care of me, a complete stranger, as if I was part of the family. John and Margaret made me tea, my husband meals, sweets and an amazing plate of …
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Cheryl Casañas
May 2018
The other reviews are spot on! This stay was the highlight of our trip. My family and I were so relieved to arrive to this beautiful home after a long, exhausting trip from the U.S. John and Margaret welcomed us upon arrival with tea and scones. We felt right at home and enjoyed …

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Cashel, IrelandJoined in May 2013
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Hi,we are John and Margaret and we are delighted to be listing our unique home. I am originally from the US. I am a pilot, stonemason and historian. My wife Margaret is from the locality and grew up playing in the ruins of Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle, never thinking anyone would …
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