A snowy morning at the tower.Ballytarsna Hackett Castle.

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2 chambres

5 lits
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À propos de ce logement

Hackett Castle is a 15th century tower house. It is like a keep, but has one major difference. Where a keep is a powerful thick-walled tower with few openings except arrow loops, an Irish tower house in a home for the family, that resembles a keep.

When restoring this tower, we have maintained its status as a fortress. We also have made a decision to make it warm and comfortable. It is a cozy country home ensconced between between castellated battlements, authentic and usable!

Le logement

Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle is a 15th century fortified tower house. Originally added to the existing castle of 1220, it was built in 1480 to provide the Hackett family with a safe and private accommodation apart from the older castle. The Hacketts were ousted from the then Hackett Castle in 1655 by a small Parliamentarian force, due to their support for the Catholic Confederation of Kilkenny. It fell into ruin in the 18th Century. Lovingly restored by us between 1999 and 2009, it is now available for you to enjoy. The entire top story is now being offered for Bed & Breakfast.
Located on the 5th story, this lofty and marvelous room offers spectacular views of the Tipperary countryside, including the Rock of Cashel. It is a self-contained, ensuite (yes, it has a toilet) assembly of everything you will need to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. A large and elegant four-poster bed is in one corner. The other three corners are occupied by a small library and sitting area, a large free-standing bath tub and finally a 19th century armoire for your clothes. At the end of a narrow passage is your private toilet. In the other direction at the end of a small side chamber is the castle DUNGEON. This grim feature hopefully will not be needed. One occupant has carved the date 1536 into the wall.
Breakfast is served in the cozy ground floor kitchen, ensconced between 9 foot thick defensive walls. Evening meals are available on request and are served in the Great Hall of the castle. This candle lit room is warmed by the large 15th century fireplace. Packed lunches are also available if desired for your outings.
Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle is centrally located in County Tipperary. Situated in the countryside on 3 beautiful acres, we are only 10 minutes from the tourist town of Cashel and Thurles, which contain good pubs and restaurants. We are in the middle of many historic tourist attractions. Dublin airport is 1 hour 40
minutes by car and Shannon airport is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Finally, a word of caution; There are 64 stone steps to reach your room. There is no wheel chair accessibility and you should be fairly fit to make this climb. This building is a listed ancient monument and there is strictly no smoking or pets allowed. We look forward to having you as our guest and hope you will enjoy a unique and rewarding experience in this fine medieval fortress.

See the Guidebook to see all the things to see and do within an hour of the castle. You can easily spend 2 days here seeing them all. There is much history and monuments all around us.

Accès des voyageurs

Once you are here, feel free to use the Great Hall as a sitting room along with us or without us. You are also welcome in the kitchen. Make yourself at home!

IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE 6PM, you will be greeted with home made scones and tea.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

We'll be around most of your stay f you need help with anything at all.

Just ask!

Autres remarques

Due to the steep 64 stone steps to the top floor our home is not suitable for kids under 8 years..Parents would have to carry younger kids up and down and this is not an easy journey ! Total supervision is required at all times with kids for safety reasons in our unique home.


Le logement
Salles de bain : 2
Chambres : 2
Lits : 5
Arrivée : 16:00 - 20:00
Départ : 12:00
Type de logement : Chambre privée

Équipements

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : 75 / nuit après 2 voyageurs
Réduction à la semaine : 15%
Tarif week-end : 235 / nuit
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Couchages
Chambre 1
1 lit queen size, 2 lits simples
Chambre 2
2 lits doubles

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait entre 16:00 et 20:00

Please be slow and deliberate on our stairways . In 530 years,no one has been injured on them (as far as we know!). Just be careful. We HIGHLY recommend that you do not try to drag large suitcases up the stairs. Most people repack a small bag to carry up with their needed items for the night. Do not open the windows in the room except for those indicated. The ones with bird wire are fine.
There is NO SMOKING or pets allowed.
This IS NOT a place for loud partying and drinking to excess. If this is what you want, this is not the place for you. This is our home and loud and raucous behaviour will not be tolerated. You will be told to leave.


Annulations

Modérées

Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Séjour de 1 nuit minimum

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Profil utilisateur de Sophie
juillet 2014
L'accueil était parfait. On s'est senti les bienvenue directement. On a apprécié les scones avec le thé à notre arrivée ainsi que la visite de la tour. La situation de la tour était idéale pour se rendre au village ou pour pouvoir visiter les châteaux environnant.

Profil utilisateur de Ben
août 2017
There aren't enough superlatives in the language to describe our stay. The Room. Absolutely amazing. Beautifully restored and opulently furnished, you'd be forgiven for thinking you've taken a step back in time. As for the Hosts, John and Margaret are brilliant. You won't be wanting for anything, they're attentive, funny and a wealth of knowledge on the history of the castle and it's surroundings. Not to be missed.

Profil utilisateur de Robert
juillet 2017
An amazing castle. John and Margarets knowledge and dedication to the castle really bowled us over. They made our engagement so special and we cannot thank them enough for the wonderful experience. You can tell very easily how much love and attention to detail went into the rebuild of this castle. We can't wait to visit again

Profil utilisateur de Guy
juillet 2017
John's place is an overnight B&B experience that you don't want to miss. This castle tower home has fantastic views and extraordinary accommodations.

Profil utilisateur de Scott
juillet 2017
Wonderfully secluded castle keep. Margaret was so friendly and sharing with her time. She gave us a tour of the keep and explained how they restored it. It was fascinating to see how a castle could be comfortable while staying true to the historical roots. I would absolutely stay there again. If you are an active couple of small family who wants a taste of castle life in the country then this is your place. Be sure you are able to climb narrow stairs. There are two floors of a narrow spiral staircase followed by two floors of a narrow straight staircase. If you are looking for nightlife or a place to be loud late at night then I'd recommend finding something in the city. This is a quiet personal home and your room is directly above the owner's bedroom. To summarize, this was my favorite place we stayed during our Ireland trip

Profil utilisateur de Brendan
juillet 2017
Nothing beats a night in a castle while on holidays in Ireland! Far better than even the pictures showed. Highly recommended.

Profil utilisateur de Naomi
juin 2017
One of the things I insisted on doing during my Ireland trip was to stay in a castle, and this place was the perfect match! It felt romantic and luxurious. Margaret was a wonderful host and shared the history of the house. She also made a delicious traditional Irish breakfast. A very memorable experience!

Cashel, IrlandeMembre depuis mai 2013
Profil utilisateur de JohnJohn est un Superhost.

Hi,we are John and Margaret and we are delighted to be listing our unique home. I am originally from the US. I am a pilot, stonemason and historian.Margaret from the locality and grew up playing in the ruins of Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle, never thinking anyone would ever live in it, least of all her!! It's a very warm and romantic place to live and a great family home. It's a work in progress and we are very proud of the stage it is at now. We both enjoy meeting new people and we very much look forward to greeting you with tea and home made scones!
We look forward to welcoming you to Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle, our home. Aqua

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