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8-bedroom, 18th C. Secluded, Georgian Irish Country House

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Period house, 7 king size rooms, 1 single, open fires, aga, drawing room, library

The property is unusual in that it is 'grand' but extremely homely and comfortable. It is exceptionally beautiful in all seasons. The house has 7 large bedrooms and one single room. There are three Bathrooms on the upper floor, and two guest toilets on Ground Floor. The Drawing room has a cosy wood fire and grand piano. Sky TV, Wireless Internet, PS4, table tennis, garden badminton, bowls and board games. Security entrance. Chef or cooking on request. Kitchen garden. Apple orchard. 15 acres surrounding.

House History - The property was constructed by the Fitzwilliam family of Coolattin. Lakeen House was reputedly used as a training ground for the domestic staff of the main house, now uninhabited and part of golf course in the village. In the late 1940s the eighth Earl of Fitzwilliam died in a plane crash together with Kathleen Kennedy, sister of John F. Kennedy. The estate was eventually broken up after Fitzwilliam's daughter, Lady Juliet de Chair, sold it in 1977.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan McAteer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Shillelagh in Carlow

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Period House
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 large double rooms with King size Beds 1 large room with 2 Queen sized beds 1 single bedroom with 3 Single bed Sleeps 15-17 depending on needs
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Outside: Large garden with beautiful vista. Outdoor furniture, barbecue if required. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer,wellington boots and coats available to use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided-replenished once a week. Maid and in house cook service on request at additional charge


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Car hire is essential.

From Dublin take either the N81, N11or M9 depending on which part of Dublin you are in. All routes are approximately 1.5 hours in total.

From Tullow take the road marked Shillelagh and continue for appromimately 8 miles passing the Fleece pub (at about 5 miles)on the right, and though Cookenna at about 6.5. A mile or so after you will come to a dangerous bend. The entrance to the house is on the left at the end of the bend and is marked by two large, white posts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Shillelagh, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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