Availability: All Year
Accommodates: 10 guests
Ref No: R01
A fine Georgian house built on the site of a sixteenth century castle. If you enjoy off-the-beaten-track, you will love this location, which combines history and romance. The house was built in the second half of the seventeenth century, within the enclosure of the old castle which had fallen into ruins. The house passed through many hands prior to being purchased by the present owner who has painstakingly restored it from a cavernous ruin to a place of beauty. The result is an elegant family home surrounded by woodland, a fast-flowing river and gardens. You can walk in the well-maintained grounds, play croquet, fish on the River Suck or enjoy a game of snooker - all without leaving your "home away from home".It combines 18th century features, fine plasterwork ceilings and marble period fireplaces with modern day comforts. Castlecoote is approached via a handsome bridge on the site of an older bridge, which was demolished by Patrick Sarsfield during the Williamite wars in the1600s. This is a wonderful location from which to tour the interior of the island and experience rural Ireland at its best. Originally owned by the Coote family, the property passed into the ownership of the Gunning family in the 18th century. The Gunning sisters, who were later to become the Duchesses of Hamilton, Argyll and Coventry, were renowned for their beauty and had their portraits painted by Joshua Reynolds
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Lower ground floor: Fully equipped kitchen with Aga cooker, pantry, wine cellar and games room with full size snooker table. One twin bedroom ensuite with tub and power shower; one double bedroom; hallway bathroom with power shower and jacuzzi tub and mid landing washroom.
Main floor: Entrance hall; drawing room, library; boudoir; dining room with seating for up to 20 guests and breakfast room. There is also a room dedicated to the writer Percy French, who lived in County Roscommon.
First floor: Landing; one king sized double room with ensuite bathroom and dressing room/second bedroom. Two additional king sized double bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom and one hallway bathroom with power shower and jacuzzi tub. Roof terrace garden with views over the river, woodland and countryside.
Roscommon, 8 km (5 miles)
Galway City, 69 km (43 miles)
Shannon Airport, 148 km (92 miles)
Dublin Airport, 169 km (106 miles)
Amenities in the area:
Tennis court and croquet lawn on site. Available nearby are horse riding, two 18 hole golf courses, excellent angling lakes, trout and coarse fishing on the River Suck and walking, including the well marked Suck Valley Way. Strokestown House and Famine Museum, the the Douglas Hyde Interpretative Centre, Lough Key Forest Park and historic Clonalis House are all within a short drive. The Annual Percy French summer school is held here for one week in July.
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.