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Live like a King in my Castle

4.95(1,282 reviews)SuperhostGalway, Ireland
Private room in castle hosted by Peter
4 guests1 bedroom2 bedsPrivate toilet with sink
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Cahercastle has been standing since the late 1400s One needs to be somewhat crazy to be owned by a castle , itsowned me now for 20 years, anyway it is our home its not perfect, so don't expect perfection ,we do have cobwebs and a little dust (so asthma sufferers take note)We endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as possible
Please note when making a request to stay please take time to write an introductory message or have an informative profile We look forward to welcoming you
Peter / Eva

The space
A beautiful, original medieval castle experience can be yours for a weekend, a week, or even longer. You'll be staying in the master bedroom, the highest room in the castle.

This castle has been restored to its original state by using traditional materials, and also by using cutting edge technology. We used traditional local stone, limestone, as well as oak beams, to make the castle as traditional as possible, but it also has modern conveniences, such as solar water heating. The castle was built sometime in the 1400's but was refurbished in the last decade. It is comprised of a master bedroom upstairs, with access to the turret, a living room and dining room, two guest bedrooms, and some storage rooms. I'm Peter, your host, and I spent the last ten years refining and refurbishing the castle - the pictures can attest to how well that has worked out. Two room in the castle are still under construction - the storage room downstairs.

Remember, this is a castle that is over 600 years old. That means it's not perfect. Castles were never designed with bathrooms and showers, so we've improvised. You'll have to come downstairs to have a bath which is located in the living room - this is the quirkiest part of the castle. You have full private access to the living room,kitchen , bath and your master bedroom

Castles are built with solid stone, so there is a huge fireplace with a cooker to keep the place warm and of course underfloor heating complements of our pet Dragon that lives in the dungeon

The castle has lots of quirks, its a great and fun place to stay the night.

Galway City is a 25 minute drive from the castle which is a very beautiful city. The castle is around a 20 minute drive from Galway Airport, a 45 minute drive from Shannon Airport and Dublin is two hours away.

What to expect: lots of winding staircases, a castle that has been lovingly restored, but there are some cobwebs, and it gives you the real Irish castle experience. It's not pristine, its not perfect, but it's a real castle. There are lots of sheep and cows in the nearby fields - but lots of peace and quiet.

This is a very unique place to stay. There's nothing like it around, where you can say that you stayed in an actual castle. It's not a tourist attraction (like Blarney Castle) and it's not pristine like a hotel, but you'll have a great time visiting.

You'll need a car. The castle is about two miles from the nearest public transport. (Craughwell has both train and buses running regular schedules)

I can help with anything like lighting a fire or answering any of your questions.
P.S. as this is our home we like to get an idea of who's coming to stay so please write a message of introduction or have a written profile as we do sometimes decline if we just see a one liner and nothing on a profile
so to avoid disappointment fill out your profile

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Bath
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Galway, Ireland

Countryside, farms, cows ,sheep , 3 acre garden, stream , river , trees,
And you might see the odd fox, heron, pheasant, rabbit and of course the friendly farmers and neighbours
cctv in operation outside the castle

Hosted by Peter

Joined in August 2012
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I am an eccentric stonemason, father, and proud castle owner. I used to be a clothing designer, but turned from designing cloth to cutting stone. I now work on castles all over Ireland and live with my French girlfriend in the castle.
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Peter is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 13:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
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