Castletown Gate House provides a romantic, cozy retreat for a get-away-from-it-all break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Gate House at Castletown is one of three adjoining gatelodge buildings – known separately as The Round House, The Pottery and The Gate House – and is situated at the the bottom of a tree lined avenue leading to 18th century Castletown House, the most significant Palladian Country House in Ireland. Detailed historical information about Castletown Gate House is sparse, though it is thought to have been constructed in 1783. The property has recently been carefully and lovingly restored, and the result is an amazingly unique and romantic hideaway. As a vacation rental at which you are the only guests during your stay, Castletown is a fantastic option for Honeymooners and couples who wish to spend some quality, uninterrupted romantic time together!
Castletown Gate House has been carefully and lovingly restored by the Irish Office of Public Works and Irish Landmark Trust. The outstanding character and charm of the property has been preserved, while also creating a modern, cozy and inviting environment for guests.
Gate House Features & Amenities:
- 1 Double Bedroom
- 1 Single Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- Open Fire
- Washing Machine
- Electric Cooker & Microwave
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Radio, Board Games, Cards and Books
- Wi-Fi Internet Access Available
- Garden & Garden Furniture
- All Linens & Towels Supplied
Castletown Gate House is your own personal romantic retreat.
There will be no other guests or a management presence during your stay, and therefore no meals are included or supplied.
The Lodge has a Kitchen area with cooker, fridge & microwave, so it is perfectly possible to prepare your own meals.
A great variety of pubs, restaurants and cafes are available within a few miles of the Lodge in the villages of Lucan, Leixlip & Cellbridge.
On The Map: Celbridge is located 23 miles west of Dublin City. It is most easily accessed by the R403 & R405 roads, which intersect with the main M4 Motorway connecting Dublin & Galway Cities.
The development of Celbridge commenced with the building of Kildrought House in 1720. The present day houses on Main Street and in the town centre were built over the subsequent two hundred year period. Celbridge boasts several important historical buildings and famous sons. Number 22 Main Street was for a time occupied by Richard Guinness and his son Arthur was born there. Arthur went on to form the Guinness Brewery. Castletown House, was constructed in 1722, and is situated at the end of an avenue extending from the main street of Celbridge. Castletown is Ireland’s largest and arguably finest Palladian Country House. Two features of particular note are the 80-foot blue and gold Long Gallery, and the main cantilevered staircase. Reputedly, only three staircases of this kind were ever constructed, and one lies at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, aboard the doomed Titanic. Celbridge Abbey was built in 1703, and is another beautiful structure, with many tales of woe to tell. In recent years Celbridge has expanded dramatically, yet most of the towns services and amenities still centre on the single main street.