Location: South West
Availability: All year around
Accommodates: 15 guests in castle & 10 guests in Tower
Ref No: LK218
Stay at the ancestral home of Lord and Lady Muskerry; an intimate castle on a magical 200-acre wooded estate. The approach is along a magnificent three-quarter mile long avenue, lined with ancient lime trees. An ideal vacation place for you, your family and friends to unwind and relax whilst on your luxury Irish castle vacation. A perfect intimate castle rental at affordable prices.
The Neo-Gothic style 15th-century castle and separate tower house (18th century) can provide accommodation for up to 25 guests; 15 in the main castle and 10 in the East Tower. Springfield Castle is suitable for large family gatherings, reunions, special celebrations, exclusive rentals and unique boutique weddings. You may rent the whole Castle or you have the option to rent one part to suit your group size. From here one can tour counties Kerry, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary with relative ease.
Inside, you will be impressed by the use of rich warm colours, an antidote to the Irish climate. The fireplace in the entrance hall is especially welcoming in the winter months. Wooden floors, antique tables, portraits of ancestors and local scenes complete the picture. The house is fully equipped to a high standard and exudes warmth and Irish hospitality. Accommodation information: Castle Ground floor: Entrance hall with fireplace and stairs leading to the upper floors. The comfortable drawing room, with a working fireplace, several sofas and tall windows, takes full advantage of the natural light. The dining room is painted in warm red and has wooden floors, a decorative fireplace (not in use) the mahogany table seats 18 comfortably. A small sitting room with a TV and video player, games and toys provides a casual space for adults and children. There is one bedroom with en-suite shower room on the ground floor which is suitable for wheel chair access. There is a guest lavatory. The kitchen with its terra cotta tile floors, large table for casual dining and old fashioned dresser, is off the dining room. The Aga stove is augmented by two conventional electric ovens; all the usual appliances are provided. The Butler’s pantry is adjacent and a door leads to the courtyard with its patio and gazebo. There is a back stairs from this area which leads to the bedroom floor. Castle Upper floor: The castle accommodates up to 15 people in eight bedrooms. There are seven double rooms; two of which can be either 6 foot doubles or twins (with two single beds) and one single room. One of the double bedrooms is on the ground floor. The East Tower wing of the castle is a fully self-contained family home. The bedrooms and bathrooms are furnished with an eclectic collection of antique and modern furniture collected by the family from all over the world. The five bedrooms and four bathrooms accommodate 10 guests. There are four double rooms and one twin room. The renovation of the tower was spread over four years with painstaking attention to detail and a determination to respect the integrity and atmosphere of the castle. If you are looking for group accommodation in an Irish castle this may be the perfect place for you group, as an addition to the castle or simply on its own. The Kitchen is large, stylish, and modern, but with a flagstone floor and a table that seats 12. It has an American style fridge freezer with ice maker, a cooking range with gas hob and electric ovens, and two dishwashers. There are stainless steel worktops on the surfaces and black granite surrounds the cooker. There is also a wine cooler. The under floor heating keeps the room warm and welcoming all day. The kitchen door leads out onto a large patio facing west with barbeque and herb garden. It is a lovely area in which to sit on a sunny evening. East Wing Upstairs the huge living room is elegantly and comfortably furnished. It has WIFI access, a large TV, DVD player and a stereo system. Downstairs there is an amazing basement room, which we call the “pub” although it’s up to you to stock it with beverages! It features stone walls built on to the foundation rocks hewn from the limestone hill on which the castle stands. A great room for a party! It has a solid oak medieval style castle door leading to a private garden. The bedrooms are accessed by a beautiful wide spiral staircase which stretches from the first floor up to the 4th floor roof area. Distances: Nearest village Broadford, 2.5km (1.5 mile) Drumcollogher, 3.2km (2 miles) Newcastlewest, 16km (10 miles) Limerick city, 56km (35 miles) Cork city, 64.7km (40 miles) Charleville, 19.3km (12 miles), It has a mainline railway station (Cork - Dublin). Amenities in the area: Leisure facilities on site include full sized snooker / billiard table, table tennis, darts and a hard court tennis court. There is a children’s’ playground at the organic farm where pigs, sheep and roam freely. Golfers are well provided for with 18 hole courses in Newcastlwest, Charleville and Adare. The Championship links course at Ballybunion is just over on hour away. Horse riding can be arranged at Clonshire Equestrian centre in Adare or pony trekking in the hills above Abbeyfeale. More cultural pursuits are available at Lough Gur which has the largest stone circle in Ireland; in Limerick City and the Huint Museum and at Bunratty and Knappogue Castles. Anglers will enjoy both the coarse and game fishing in the local rivers and lakes.
Prices may change depending on level of service required, number of guests and time of year when you are traveling. For your convenience the following rates are guide-lines only.