The house and surrounding are perfect for a cosy, winter get together with family! We really enjoyed visiting the coast as well as staying within the grounds of the house and enjoying the open fire!
Very special to stay in our own exclusive fort close to all the attractions of Cork city. Friendly staff.
We were 2 couples and loved our stay.. stayed in both nights, lite a fire, cooked and chatted. Really cosy and comfortable.. couldn’t recommend highly enough. Gerald gave us a tour of the lighthouse on Sunday morning before we left, fab views!
This was my fourth stay at an Irish Landmark Trust property. We had a warm welcome from Theresa at the cottage. As she had promised, the bed is very comfortable and the bedroom is lovely and cosy. The kitchen, despite its small size, is very well equipped for anything you might consider cooking or roasting and the neat little dishwasher is a great help. The backdoor of the cottage opens onto a meadow garden with picnic table. The cottage is on the road, but once inside you are not aware of passing cars. The shower has good pressure. I felt some details were a little different to previous...more
Had a fantastic stay, it was peaceful , scenery was just unbeatable, very relaxing. The road in is long and narrow but lots of places to pull in and the locals know what to do when they see a foreign registration. Donegal is just a beautiful county and worth a visit. This was my first Irish Landmark Trust stay and will certainly be trying out more. Couldn’t recommend this more if you want a relaxing break (bring food no shop near). Gerald the manager was easily contactable and had everything just as you would want in your own homeif you had been away and came back (lights on, warm fire rea...more
Fantastic place away from everything. The cottages were cosy and everything you needed in them. Loved staying here.
Very central location. Pretty house in historic setting with all the necessities. Great views from the fort walls over the city. No dedicated parking though on street disc parking available. Worth taking the audio guide tour- learned lots.
This was our fifth stay here. There are more detailed reviews by me of past stays no doubt. Very cosy, plenty to see and do. Highly recommend. As always Maro was the perfect hostess. We might come back again!!!
The schoolhouse is an ideal short stay for a couple. The decor and furnishings are comfortable and cosy. It is located in a quiet, remote area which means you would need a car. The house is completely spotless. It maintains the heat well too. I'd highly recommend. Very historic and worth a visit
The location was perfect for us, conveniently situated close to the centre, parks, shops and restaurants. The property was clean, well equipped we could not fault it. Will revisit when next in Dublin.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Such a dramatic location and a beautiful property and its a real privilege to be able to stay in a place as unique and special as this is. We were blessed with lovely weather until it was time to leave and this added to our enjoyment. By far the biggest highlight was the tour of the lighthouse which Gerald kindly arranged, and it was a pleasure to hear his anecdotes and his knowledge about the fascinating history of Irish Lighthouses, particularly Galley Head but also The Fastnet.
We had a wonderful time in Loop Head, an amazing house in an amazing setting with fabulous history. We'd love to come back!
This is our 4th Landmark Trust property to stay at and it did not disappoint. Breda, the house manager, is right to be proud of this quirky, unique folly on the grounds of Castletown House. We loved sitting by the solid wood stove in the evenings having cooked dinner in the well stocked kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and the view onto the river Liffey through the 3 ornate windows is to die for. Lots of local walks were enjoyed with Fred our Schnauzer who loved meeting all the dogs on the estate. 30 minutes from Dublin and lots of places to explore locally like the Grand Canal, Lyons Est...more
So exciting to stay in a lighthouse and it surpassed all our expectations. We said our first 'wow' as we approached from the long lane and there were many more 'wows' to come! Fantastic views, comfy beds, adequately stocked kitchen. The bedrooms were very cosy - it was more difficult to keep the living area warm, but we used the electric stove and blankets provided and it was fine. Highly recommend and will definitely return!
Charming old railway cottage with very large garden. Perfect if you have a dog! Close to Donegal town where there are lovely pubs and eateries and near to the wonderful beaches at Murvagh and Fintra. Excellent property host. Will definitely return!
The house was a haven for a gathering of old friends. Large kitchen. with all we needed to make meals and we sat around the roaring fire as the wind blew outside. House was warm, comfortable and beautiful. Everyone was delighted with their long weekend.
This was our first time staying in an Irish Landmark Trust property. Theresa, the house manager, had Anne's Grove Miniature Castle set up beautifully for us, and showed us everything we needed to know. The ambience is unique we a huge sense of history and continuity, and we soaked it up. It was warm and comfortable for us. I expect that for someone with sore knees / hips or eyesight difficulties the stairs could be awkward. Anne's Grove Miniature Castle is in the countryside rather than in a settlement, so an unexpected bonus was going outside after dark and seeing many more stars than are...more
This house was charming. We loved the location. We had the village in walking distance. Nest Coffee and Wine Bar was right next door. We had coffee and croissants daily. Also, in walking distance was the Castletown Park, lovely.
A wonderful quirky house in a super location to go out sightseeing in Kildare and Dublin. I loved the round bedroom and how comfortable the living room was to chill in the evenings. Tesco was in a ten minute walking distance and there were lots of pubs and shops in a few minutes walk. There were 3 parking spaces outside and we were able to park in at least one every time we arrived back. This is a very popular area for people walking right by the property but it's an ideal house if your looking for your next adventure, see all the area has to offer. Castle town house is closed now u...more