An Irish country Castle near Dublin

Castle - Entire home/apt · Unnamed Rd, Durhamstown, County Meath, Ireland

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Durhamstown is a Norman Castle dating from 1420.The original vaulted rooms, of which there are 4, are intact with 600 year old plaster still there!. As it is the oldest continuously inhabited house in the County of Meath, it is now a Recorded Monument. Over the centuries various additions have been added on & you can go from the Middle Ages to the Victorian Era in one bound! Downstairs you have the Kitchen, the Hall, the Dining room, the Drawing Room & the Music room all interconnected which is ideal for large gatherings & parties. It is decorated in a sympathetic but eclectic style- antiques mingling with junk shop treasures.

It is very rural, yet Dublin is a mere 30 minutes away (there's a bus service from the town centre to Dublin every 30 minutes) if some Razzmatazz and Culture is required! Meath is full of Historic and Prehistoric remains:New Grange, Lough Crew, Tara etc. as well as Riding, Fishing and Hunting. There are some lovely walks either on the Beaches or in the Woods. Our local town has some great Pubs. An Art Centre, The Solstice. For some local colour The Causey Farm is a must-you learn to dance a jig and bake bread-proper Irish Craic! We have the Posh Nosh on Fridays.There are several Restaurants in Navan.

We have 8 double rooms in total. You can either book the whole castle (this listing) or a room of your choice (please check our other listing). We also rent the Castle for private events like Weddings, Wedding Buffets, Christmas parties Anniversaries, Big Family Get together, Group Bonding sessions. etc.

Durhamstown is unique in being a Castle so close to Dublin & People say the most fabulous things about their time here!

The Castle can be rented for a whole week or a weekend & you can always book a fabulous Dinner cooked & served by the Castle staff. Very Downton Abbey!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 12
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $8279 /week
Security Deposit: $924
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
  • Sue & her wonderful staff were amazing. I can't thank her enough for opening up her house to us for our very special family occasion. The ambience of the castle was such that you felt instantly at ease. Sue and her husband (who we hope to meet one day) had left beautiful breads, sausages & bacon for our breakfasts which went down very well. On the Saturday evening we hosted a special dinner for my parents. The dinning room looked amazing and was only topped by the delicious meal that was served by Sue's staff. It was just perfect.
    Thank you Sue. Best Wishes. Lesley, a definite Fan!!!

    October 2013
    Sue
    Response from Sue:

    Hi Lesley, Durhamstown Castle works it magic - even when we're away! Soooo glad it all went so well, but they are exceptional staff & we all have a high regard for each other. Thank you again for the lovely review you posted. Sue & Dave.

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Roscrea Sacred Heart boarding School, Milltown College Dublin, UCD Postgrad.
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Homeopath/Cook
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We like People-Family, our own youngsters, their partners, cousins, nieces/ nephews friends, colleagues, workmates et al...! We cannot live without Beauty, Ethics, Music, fabulous/interesting Food, Films/ Books and Love, we strive for all of the above-sometimes we do fall short.......and,oh yes, Money, hard to live without that! We love France and then we discovered Italy-Oh My God, sooooo beautiful. We visit London frequently as we have Family are there. We really love our guests to feel "they're in their Granny's" when they stay here. (that would be a pretty cool Granny, mind you!) Its a drop- in-have-a-cup-of-coffee- kind of place anyway. My Life motto is "everybody has needs and everybody's needs can be met".
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