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7-bedroom, 18th C. Exceptionally Charming, Period Country House

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful Georgian period house, 7 large double rooms, open fires, aga

The property is unusual in that it is 'grand' but extremely warm and comfortable. It is exceptionally beautiful in all seasons with picturesque views and garden. The house has 7 large bedrooms. Three Bathrooms on the upper floor, and two guest toilets on Ground Floor. The Drawing room has an open wood fire and grand piano.TV and library have log burning stoves. Sky TV, Wireless Internet, table tennis, garden badminton, bowls and board games. Security entrance. Chef or cleaning on request. Kitchen garden. Apple orchard. 15 acres surrounding.

More Details

Susan McAteer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Susan McAteer

We bought the house in 2004. It had no central heating and required extensive upgrading. It has been a labour of love.

Susan McAteer purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Susan McAteer chose Shillelagh

House History - Lakeen House is of Georgian origins and was constructed for the Fitzwilliam family in 1756. The house was reputedly used as a training ground for the domestic staff of Coollatin House, the main home of the then then Earl of Fitzwilliam. Lakeen House, similar in many features to Coolatin house, was known as the 'Second House' and whilst grand has a more country-house feel than the main house, now unoccupied, sitting in the grounds of Coolattin Golf course. Its unique appeal is in its homeliness despite its beauty, size and grandeur.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The house allows guests to go back in time. There are no neighbors and visits can have a glimpse of what life must have been like in a by-gone era. A perfect destination to retreat from life and unwind.


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • 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
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 large double rooms with King size Beds 1 large room with 2 Queen sized beds 1 Children s room with two single beds Sleeps 15-17 depending on needs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £43.7
Damage Deposit £873.94

Booking Notes: contact owner
Arrangements: Please contact Anne Brennan the house manager 087 2450959 and

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Owner'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.