About this listing
Durhamstown is a Norman Castle date 1420. Its a fascinating building with vaulted rooms - the current Kitchens, as well as Georgian extensions. Its a protected structure. We started Ireland's first Home / Castle Restaurant in July which has proved a great success! When we heard of Airbnb - we thought what a good fit for us.
We describe our style as shabby/chic it is a family home as well as a Monument! 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 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 with a very a fine 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! And of course - the best till last - we run the Posh Nosh Club, so an exciting Dinner Party every Friday!! (website hidden)
We have 6 double rooms in total. You can either book a room of your choice or the whole castle (please check our other listing). We also rent the Castle for private events like Wedding Buffets, Christmas Parties, etc.
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!!
This is the front of the Castle, with the Georgian wing to your right and the Staircase Tower just to your left.
About the Host, Sue
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".