Private room
6 Guests
3 Beds
$115
Per Night
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Azul at harbour

Azul at harbour


The Space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 6:00 PM
Room type: Private room

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Prices
Extra people: $115 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

Fancy staying in a romantic Castle on an Island?
Then read on....
Nestling on a small island on Lough Derg, River Shannon, close to the shoreline in Scariff Bay, is a 16th century Towerhouse, or Castle, known as Castlebawn. Built by the McNamaras, about 1540, blown-up in 1827 by canon, now restored and opened as a B&B.
Alas, Castlebawn's claim to fame was the way in which it was destroyed by the authorities in 1827 when the south wall was blown up - as the building was used to manufacture poteen! Castlebawn was in a sorry state of repair when first purchased in 1995. It consisted of three walls in poor condition, roofless, covered in ivy and resembling a medieval handball alley! The castle was rebuilt using the original stone lying close to the Towerhouse. Several pieces of stone windows were found along with a corbel with a head carved on it, which were all reused in the reconstruction. Irish Oak was used to replace the wooden floor beams and also for the new roof trusses.

If it's history, scenery, privacy, romancing, honeymoon, birdwatching or fishing you are looking for, then Castlebawn is ideal!
Even though Castlebawn was built in the C16, we have hot showers, electric blankets and views!
As Castlebawn is on an island, access is by boat only.
If you do not have access to a boat on Lough Derg, you can Hire a Lakeboat locally, from Fishermens-Paradise, Scarriff for €100 (overnight rate)

Other Things to Note

We have fishing rods available for your use

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House Rules

As Castlebawn is on an island, access is by boat only.
If you do not have access to a boat on Lough Derg, you can Hire a Lakeboat locally, from 'Fishermens-Paradise, Scarriff', for €100 (overnight rate)

House Rules: Relax............

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Availability
1 night minimum stay
Castlebawn from the SouthWest

Castlebawn from the SouthWest

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About the Host, Pat

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Member since June 2013

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