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The space

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!

Guest access

Our Guests have access to all areas-they can even share their breakfast toast with the donkeys-Elf & Safety. The House & grounds are theirs for the duration of their stay.

Interaction with guests

We can give people total Privacy - we are totally led by our guests. Some people like hanging out in the Kitchen as we cook their gourmet meals others like an exclusive hire of the Castle & the place to themselves. We either retire to the Coach House or use the time to visit friends & family.


The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 8
Beds: 12
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 38 / night after 15 guests
Security Deposit: 774
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

This is a VERY old House so needs "gentling" along!
The Furniture is Largely Antique so rowdy dancing on table tops is not recommended!
Try the Floor in the Kitchen, its flagged-perfect for doing the Highland Fling.
We've had wonderful parties here and it really comes alive with lots of people.
The rules are presumably what all Grown-ups do; clean up after you, respect other peoples property and for Goodness sakes-Enjoy!!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews


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Donna User Profile
July 2017
What a great place to relax at the end of a busy day touring the Boyne Valley. Sue and Dave prepared delicious meals that we all 15 (ages 10-68) of us enjoyed. We felt like we were attending the Kings feast each night. Michelle, Marta and the other ladies who cared for us were kind, helpful, friendly and fun. Whether we were practicing new hurling skills or playing games in the evening, the castle provided great spaces for us to enjoy ourselves. What a perfect place for our family to create beautiful lifetime memories together.

Tiffany User Profile
June 2017
Great stay. Sue and Dav are wonderfully sincere people that we enjoyed visiting with. Our grandkids enjoyed it as much as I did. We had a large group, so we had the whole house to ourselves. Just wonderful.

Sandra User Profile
May 2017
We stayed here with a group of 15. Sue was a great help organising everything with me. Wed a great time in the house. Perfect was to catch up with a kitchen ceilidh. Thank you! Well be back!
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Response from Sue:
Thanks Sandra! Your group were terrific and got so much good out of the old pile-which we love to see. Come again - anytime. Sue Dave & Ruby
May 2017

Melanie User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful spacious house. Beds extremely comfy, showers brilliant and the grounds just stunning. Sue, Dave and their daughter made us a delicious dinner on our first night and then left us to our own devices. Our large group had an unforgettable, fun weekend! Would highly recommend a stay at Durhamstown Castle. Thanks Sue!
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Response from Sue:
Melanie contacted us some time ago & said she was organising a Sten! So it was our first time hosting a Sten. (Hen & Stag combined) They came on Paddy's Day Weekend so everyone was in lively form. They loved the House & were very respectful of all family stuff & antiques. We all felt they made a big effort on the Clean-up. Soooooo appreciated-as we had to turn the House around fast for Wedding viewings. Really nice polite friendly bunch - would recommend them to anyone, particularly if Melanie is the organiser. We wish The Bride & Groom every happiness & a fab wedding! Sue Dave & Ruby
March 2017

Joanna User Profile
July 2016
Stunning house, grounds, views! Loved Loved this place! Highly recommend!

Allison User Profile
July 2016
My (now!) husband and I chose Durhamstown for our wedding venue, reception, and lodgings and couldn't be happier with our experience. Sue and Dave are the perfect hosts, make amazing food, and really make you feel at home; definitely went above and beyond our expectations! The pictures scarcely do the house and grounds justice. Our guests were totally blown away and we were so glad we were able to make our destination wedding a reality.
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Response from Sue:
We really enjoyed them enjoying it so much! It makes the hard work all worthwhile!
July 2016

Jan User Profile
June 2016
Perfect place for a special birthday celebration. Fabulous location, spacious home, gorgeous environment...but the best part of our stay was the hosts. Sue, Dave and Ruby are professional, kind, creative and talented. They are flexible problem solvers who went way beyond the extra mile to make our week long stay a perfect experience. We had delicious gourmet dinners prepared for celebrations, an amazing DJ for a night of dancing and surprise gifts of fresh grown goodies and warm home made bread appear seemingly out of the blue. They created a comfortable ambience that made us feel relaxed and at home. We are grateful for this unique and joyous experience.
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.
Response from Sue:
Aw Jan-! We're welling up! It was a pleasure to look after you all. Say hi to everyone-hugs Dave, Sue, Ruby & Memphis Mini.
June 2016

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County Meath, IrelandJoined in January 2012
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.

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".

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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