Entrance & Kitchen
The ground floor was originally used to store goods, but also people and livestock in times of danger. Now it has a fully fitted kitchen, with every modern convenience that you would find at home. You can therefore cook a medieval feast without the medieval cooking appliances.
Going through the back door, you enter a secluded south facing patio area with a large fireplace which can be used for a BBQ or open fire. Garden furniture is supplied.
Master Bedroom & Bathroom
The first floor was once used for sleeping and storage, now it consists of an immense bedroom with a four poster bed and niches in the walls for sleeping. It is an ideal family room or honeymoon suite.
On this floor there is also a smaller double room and a very elegant bathroom. The bathroom contains a victorian bath (The biggest we’ve ever seen!) along with all the modern conveniences one expects.
On the second floor you enter a substantial room with deep niches in the walls which were once used as beds. During the daytime these niches were covered by hanging tapestries and the room was used as a living space. Now this floor is a huge double height dining room, complete with chandelier!
The room has a medieval stone fireplace, a long dining table with church pews seating up to 12 people. Off this room is a comfortable bedroom containing two beds and windows overlooking the castle grounds, there is also a small kitchen in which one can prepare light meals as well as a very elegant shower room with a toilet, shower and hand basin.
The third floor, with it’s vaulted ceiling, is now a bedroom. Once, this room was the family chapel. This floor also has a shower room with toilet and sink.
From a little hallway you can peep through a narrow doorway onto the dining room.
Drawing Room & Ramparts
The fourth and top floor, once the state apartment is now a magnificent baronial drawing room. The room has an oak beamed ceiling (left exposed), a stone fireplace and a giant chandelier, all help to maintain a traditional feel. There are several lounge seats, a table & chairs, plus a beautifully hand crafted swing in one of the alcoves.
Heavy curtains make the room very cosy in the evenings. There is a music installation and games are available. The four windows, each facing the cardinal points offer magnificent views. There is also a secret room, once used as a priests’ hole or to keep prisoners. Stairs lead up to the ramparts, where on a fine day you can see Mount Leinster or Slievenamon.