10 Bedroom, 8 Bathroom, Sauna, Games Room, situated on private 130 acre Estate
If panoramic views, spacious accommodation and luxurious living are on your list of 'must-haves' when looking for a holiday rental, then Ceaparana (ceaparana.ie) in Co Tipperary, is just for you. This is the ultimate property for a family gathering, small wedding, special occasion or get-together of a large group of friends.
Nestled in 130 acres of private grounds, Ceaparana is a unique modern, 10,000 sq.ft. residence located on the shores of Lough Derg with a capacity for up to 22 people. Built to exacting standards, the property is the result of the ingenuity of its previous Swiss owner.
Ceaparana comprises mature gardens and woodland, enjoying magnificent views of the lake. Ideal for boating enthusiasts, it also includes a private deep-water harbour and boat house with full use of Ireland's Shannon Waterway.
The house itself is built over 3 levels, finished to a high specification with underfloor oil-fired central heating. The ground floor comprises a large open-plan living and dining area with spacious conservatory, kitchen, WC, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The living room has a unique chalet style, wraparound wood burning fireplace with ample comfortable seating and large plasma TV with satellite channels. Within the same room, the custom-built large wooden dining table can accommodate up to 20 people all within the backdrop of Lough Derg through the large windows surrounding the living area.
The large kitchen, also overlooking the lake, has an Aga style oil fired range, providing a wonderful cosy atmosphere both during the summer and winter months, plus the most perfect round table with built in seating. There is also a wooden steak/pizza BBQ built into the kitchen providing a unique cooking experience.
Just off the kitchen is the real gem; a fully glazed conservatory/sun room which can be completely opened with the doors drawing right back. This is a fantastic place to have meals but also to relax in the warm south facing aspect.
The top floor comprises 5 extensive, newly renovated en-suite bedrooms, 3 of which have panoramic views of the lake below. These rooms are truly spacious and full of natural light.
The garden level of the house comprises 3 further bedrooms and two bathrooms, two games rooms (one with Nintendo Wii and the other with a snooker table and table football), a modern sauna room including jacuzzi and cold tub, laundry room and wine cellar/store room.
The garden and grounds are extensive. There is a lighted Bocce court, which can ignite some great family rivalries, a lighted path through the trees to the lake shore area which has a further BBQ area overlooking the private harbour and boathouse. Along the 1 mile lake frontage, there is a wooded path and fantastic exploring for children.
Situated 7 kilometres from Dromineer and just 12 kilometres from Nenagh, Ceaparana is less than 45 minutes drive from Limerick City and two hours from Dublin. Shannon Airport lies just 75 kilometres from the property, which has direct flights to the US and UK.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
(35 traveller reviews)
Great Property. Great weekend. Excellent Host Aine who was really helpful and responsive to queries.
What a fantastic time we had. The house and grounds very beautiful with loads of space for our large family group. From playing pool in the games room. lazing in the hot tub to boating on the lake, we had it all. And we had the weather on our side too.
I would really recommend this house to any family wanting to spend some quality time together. That's certainly what we had.
Fantastic Family Reunion part 2
This was our second visit to Ceaparana, having stayed in August 2013 (with our family spread across Ireland, England and Zambia we don't get to have reunions very often!).
Please read my review submitted on 15 August 2013 - the only point I would add is that, after three years, the house is even better than before! In my experience holiday homes often become run-down over time, but not Ceaparana - it has been well maintained and even improved since our first stay. The introduction of a gas braai (barbecue) up at the house is a great addition and we made good use of it!
Once again, I would highly recommend this property to any large groups looking to stay under the same roof.
A beautiful, well equipped house, with a stunning view.
We were a party of 17, ages ranging from 10 - 84, and Ceaparana was perfect for all our needs and especially for a surprise party to celebrate my mothers 80th birthday. The house is situated in beautiful grounds with a breathtaking view over Loch Derg that is stunning even on a wet and grey day.
The house is fabulously well equipped for a large number of guests and so we never ran out of crockery or cutlery, and the extra fridge and freezer in the utility room is an added bonus. The conservatory over looking the grounds is a wonderful place to sit at anytime of the day, and was particularly perfect when the BBQ was lit and the older members wanted to sit in doors.
We used the pool table and dart board in the evenings for 'friendly' competitive games amongst the adults, but tended not to use it during the day as the room is on the lower floor and feels a bit gloomy. We only had a chance to use the sauna on the second from last day, at which point we discovered it wasn't working, but once we contacted Aine she had someone out to fix it the very next morning. We were disappointed that we didn't have any usable life jackets available until the last day, so only got to use the boat once, but what a memorable day, and though it requires strong rowers we all had a fantastic day taking it in turns to go out rowing on the lake. The flat grass area outside the conservatory was perfect for badminton, and we used it daily, but the footballers in our party were disappointed that there wasn't a large flat grassy area for football, but they enjoyed themselves by playing tag through the grounds. We had a great night using the fire pit down in the woods and the kids and adults loved toasting marshmallows. Overall we had an amazing week at Ceaparana perfect for the able and the less able in our group and absolutely perfect for a large family gathering. Finally huge thanks to Aine for creating my mother a stunning birthday cake, and for sorting out any problems quickly.
Fabulous family villa
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Ceapearana. Although we wish the weather would have cooperated a bit, we were able to enjoy the outside a few times. Our group was aged 2-89. The main reason we booked this house was due to the large dining room table as we love to eat together and play games/cards. We also needed large bedrooms for the families with little ones. The property is very beautiful. The kitchen well equipped and the bathrooms are gorgeous. The bedrooms on the ground and 1st floor are exceptional with comfy beds. Our group did not like the basement rooms as they were cold with a few spiders. So, everyone stayed above ground to sleep. We only used the jacuzzi tub once. Sauna not at all. The property is centrally located, but if I were to return I would stay here if I wanted to do things by Lough Derg. The constant travel of 2 hours to sightsee was a bit wearing on our tiny tots. Staying put in the house and surrounds would have been great!!! We did not use the boat,but we wanted to. No motor, so muscle is needed. We wanted to fish, but the poles were not usable, and this disappointed the fishermen quite a bit. We called numerous people that advertise fishing tours on the lake, went to pubs to ask, and nothing came through. Perhaps we were there at the wrong time in June. This was a disappointment for sure. If you are wanting to fish, my advice is to plan and secure this ahead of travel!! The housekeeper Aine was delightful and makes superb baked goods she also provided us with catered lasagna that was quite good. Definitely try her cakes if you can....AMAZING!
Be sure to plan on paying for the electricity and oil. This was new for me. But Aine provided meter readings and all went as we were told. Our refund of security less the electricity/oil was complete within 2 days. I all, I would recommend this house and would return myself. Hopefully, our small disappointments can help inform you so you can make your trip perfect.
Activity and Interests
Day trips can be organised on the lake and also day trips with local tour companies to see the many sights along the Shannon river and its surrounds.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
16 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£432|
The minimum rental fee for the property is €1,990.
For weekly rentals outside Peak time, changeover day can be any day except Saturday.
A deposit of 30% of the total cost is required to confirm every booking.
Full payment for the booking is required 60 days prior to arrival.
A security deposit of €500 is required upon full payment which is returned with 7 days of departure minus utility costs.
The rental rate does not include the cost of Electricity or Oil. Please enquire about expected utilities costs for your period when booking.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- children welcome
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- 10000 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 7 - Toilet
- Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
- Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
- Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 10 - 1 Large Double Bed
- 6 garden chairs