In these hectic times, sometimes the best thing to do is to retreat from the world – and there is no better place to do that than Ireland! There is an array of beautiful historic castles and houses available to rent in Ireland, no matter what your group size, and we can tailor your tour to ensure the ultimate in privacy, discretion, and exclusivity.
Glin Castle sits on 400 acres with breathtaking views of the Shannon estuary. The gardens are magical with ancient oaks, a tumbling stream, a productive walled garden, and a collection of rare trees and shrubs. There are endless secret spots to be explored along with the wealth of fascinating original architectural and decorative features within the house. These include a hidden room, a rare flying staircase used by the Cracked Knight to ride his horse up to bed, and stories of visiting rock and roll royalty, poets, writers, and artists past and present. Inhabited by the FitzGerald family for eight hundred years, Glin castle has been graced by celebrities including Taylor Swift, Mick Jagger, and Marianne Faithful, and it’s available to you for exclusive rental now.
Ballyvolane House is a beautiful historic Irish country house located in the North Cork countryside of southern Ireland. Originally built in 1728, Ballyvolane was designed in the classic Georgian country house style. Ballyvolane is a magical setting for an exclusive private house rental. Why not catch up with a group of dear friends and family for a few nights of fun, delicious food and drink in a glorious country house. Barefoot or ball gowns – make the party as relaxed or as formal as you like – you’ll have the entire place to yourselves. Enjoy delicious food matched by an exceptional wine list, seated at a huge antique polished mahogany dining table laid with old silver, candles and a log fire. HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall recently stayed at Ballyvolane House during their official visit to Cork.
Churchtown House, Co Kerry
Churchtown House is a large and spacious 18th Century historic Country House, situated at the foot of the world-famous McGillicuddy Reeks Mountain Range in Co Kerry. Accommodation is provided in the main house with a total of 6 guest bedrooms, that can sleep 12-14 people comfortably. Churchtown House is ideally located in the charming village of Beaufort just off the main Ring of Kerry route with easy access to the Iveragh, Dingle and Beara Peninsulas. The house sits alongside Beaufort Golf Course and is an ideal base to play golf as well as indulge in the adventure side of life, with hiking, cycling, kayaking, fishing and a host of other adventure opportunities on its doorstep. It’s available to you for exclusive rental now.
Lismore Castle, Waterford
Lismore Castle in Waterford, Ireland, is a one of a kind and a repository of extraordinary history: from walls marked by Cromwellian cannonballs to the days it was owned by Sir Walter Raleigh -the man who brought potatoes and tobacco to Ireland – to Cecil Beaton, Lucian Freud, Fred Astaire, and JFK, all of whom slept a night or more in this private castle on the banks of the River Blackwater. The castle dates from 1170, yet there is no shortage of modern luxuries: ensuite bathrooms, a cinema room, wifi throughout the castle and much more. It sleeps 8 to 12 in an intimate environment or up to 27 for a bigger party. Every detail is a masterpiece of good taste, presided over by the Duke of Devonshire’s family, for whom this luxury castle in Ireland remains a private home. The castle is available to rent on an exclusive hire basis all year round.