Group accommodation in an Irish Castle
The East Tower wing of the castle is a fully self-contained family home. The bedrooms and bathrooms are each individual and are furnished with an eclectic collection of antique and modern furniture collected by the family from all over the world.
The East Tower at Springfield castle has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and accommodates 10 guests. There are 4 double rooms and one twin room.The East Tower is the result of four years of careful renovations undertaken to add to the accommodation without changing the style or atmosphere of the castle. If you are looking for group accommodation in an Irish castle Springfield is the perfect place for you group, as an addition to the castle or simply on its own.
Approaching the castle up the 3/4 mile long avenue you will swing to the right as you approach and enter through an archway to a private courtyard with a wonderful fountain in the centre and encircled by the stone walls and buildings, some dating back to the Norman times in Ireland.
There are magnificent stone steps leading to the front door. Inside is a bright welcoming hallway with classic black and white tiles. To your left are the cloakrooms and to your right the delightful dining room with beautiful old pine floor, and vast curved windows with a view of the Norman Tower House. The dining table can seat up to 14 and for functions a second table can be added.
The Kitchen is large, stylish, and modern, but with a flagstone floor and a table that seats 12. It has an American style fridge freezer with ice maker, a cooking range with gas hob and electric ovens, and two dishwashers.
There are stainless steel worktops on the surfaces and black granite surrounds the cooker. There is also a wine cooler. The under floor heating keeps the room warm and welcoming all day. The kitchen door leads out onto a large patio facing west with barbeque and herb garden. It is a lovely area to sit on a sunny evening.
Upstairs the huge living room is elegantly and comfortably furnished. It has WIFI access, a large TV, DVD player and a stereo system.
Downstairs there is an amazing basement room, which we call the “pub” although it’s up to you to stock it with beverages! It features stone walls built on to the foundation rocks hewn from the limestone hill on which the castle stands. A great room for a party! It has a solid oak medieval style castle door leading to a private garden.
The bedrooms are accessed by a beautiful wide spiral staircase which stretches from the first floor up to the 4th floor roof area.
While the castle is normally rented on a self-catering basis for a week at a time, your hosts Jonathan and Betty Sykes can arrange for dinners, breakfasts, cleaning and laundry if required throughout your stay or for a special occasion.
Both the villages of Drumcollogher.(2 miles) and Broadford (1mile) have good supermarkets and shops for supplies and of course plenty of good local pubs.
Newcastlewest (10 miles ) is a larger market town and Limerick city (35 miles).
Cork city is 40 miles. Charleville is 12 miles and has a mainline railway station (Cork-Dublin).
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