Bansha Castle

Bansha Castle, Bansha Village, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
From: €5,950 weeklyGuests 16Rooms 7Bathroom 8
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Bansha Castle: Tipperary

Exclusive hire Castle offering unique self-catering accommodation for extended families or corporate groups
This luxury 300-year old private castle was built in 1760 and is home to John and Teresa Russell who manage it directly and recently lovingly restored it to its full former glory.

Bansha Castle is beautifully positioned amid mature private parkland by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains.
The nearby area is a walker’s paradise with routes for all capabilities with three highly rated 18 hole courses within 10 miles of Bansha Castle and public Tennis courts within 5 miles.

Complete privacy for your family gathering, birthday celebration, small wedding or get-together of friends. with welcoming wood fires, period features and a gracious, elegant atmosphere

The luxury castle accommodation includes:
Downstairs: Newly refurbished and fully equipped old country-style kitchen, featuring all modern conveniences including American style double fridge, dishwasher, washer, dryer, oven, microwave etc. seating for 6-12

Dining room: elegant dining room with capacity for 15-18 seated.

Optional dining room seating 30 for special occasions(extra cost).

Lounge: elegant double-lounge (seating 12) featuring anteroom with full snooker table, leading to an outdoor garden, covered terrace and barbeque area. First-floor lounge seating 6-8.

The property features seven bedrooms all with private facilities, sleeping a maximum of 7-16 adults. Two ensuite bedrooms are available as optional extras, sleeping four more adults bringing total accommodation to 20 adults (plus four sofa-beds suitable for children).

First floor:
Garden room: 4 poster bed (5ft) with ensuite bathroom. View to walled gardens at the rear of the castle.
Lady Elizabeth's room: Canopy bed (5ft) with ensuite bathroom. View castle grounds and surrounding countryside.
Round Tower room: Sleigh bed (5ft) with ensuite bathroom. Romantic curved room with views of front and side castle grounds and surrounding countryside.
Castle room: Period style brass beds (1 x 5ft and 1 x single) with ensuite bathroom. Views of surrounding countryside.
Copper Beeches suite: Period style brass beds (1 x 5ft and 1 x single) + double sofa bed (suitable for accommodating one adult or 2 children, ideal for families). Adjacent sizeable private bathroom featuring a stand-alone claw-foot slipper style roll-top bathtub. View to the front of the castle and the eponymous beautiful copper beech trees.
Generals room: Sleigh bed (5ft) + double sofa bed (suitable for accommodating one adult or 2 children). Ensuite bathroom. View to walled gardens at the rear of the castle.
Second Floor:

The Tower Studio: 4 poster bed (4ft 6in) + double sofa bed, with ensuite bathroom. Expansive views to the front and side of castle grounds and surrounding countryside.

Its central location, 1-hour drive from Cork, Kilkenny, and Limerick.and 2.5 hours from Dublin, Killarney and Galway makes Bansha Castle a very convenient place to explore the beauty of Southern Ireland.
The castle is also just 800 metres from the village of Bansha, with its famous Nellie's Pub.

Bansha lies at the centre of the heritage trail; The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey and the Medieval City of Kilkenny are all nearby.

The nearby area is also ideal for outdoor activities such as Golf, Walking & Cycling, Fly fishing on the river Suir, Tennis and Horse Riding.


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  • Group Accommodation
  • From: €5,950 weekly
  • Elegant Castle originally built in 1760
  • Ideal Southern Ireland base
  • Period features & gracious atmosphere
  • Perfect for Family & Social gatherings
  • Gourmet home-cooked catering available
  • Pet friendly
  • 800 metres to Bansha Village
Bansha Castle: Please share your stay experience
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February 2020
"Mums 70th Birthday family get away"
I can’t say enough about Bansha Castle and how wonderful our stay was. We were there over a weekend for my Mums 70th Birthday. I was looking for a house to accommodate 19 of us with a wide range of ages from 1yr to 74yrs and teenagers. The house was so amazing with so much space amazingly child friendly with so much room for the kids to run around. Gorgeous bedrooms big enough to accommodate us all and the various sleeping arrangements with no one feeling anyway over crowded and you don’t hear a thing with the thick walls. The house is so cozy, warm and relaxing it was just brilliant and exactly what we were looking for in a family get away but loads of room so we weren’t on top of each other. John and Teresa are just brilliant. Thanks so much for letting us stay in your wonderful home it’s amazing and I would highly recommend it for any occasion.
Liam Ryan
December 2019
A fantastic group celebration over New Years
Teresa and John were fantastic hosts with great communication during the enquiry, booking and invoicing stages. They are based on the property and were available throughout our stay to offer any help when needed, including when we ran out of kindling for the fire!
This property is a true country gem and a perfect place for our large group to descend on to celebrate the new year together. Wishing them and Bansha Castle a very happy and prosperous 2020.
October 2019
Family get together
Spent fabulous Bank Holiday weekend with family, 17 in total ,9 kids and 8 adults. Kids had an absolute ball, running around in beautiful safe surrounding grounds. Fantastic BBQ facilities which we used on one of the nights. The other night we had John and Teresa catered for us to have a surprise 80th party for our Dad. The food and beautiful dinning room was an event long to be remembered by us all. We all had an amazing weekend and cannot wait to return.
Michael Hinden
September 2019
"Perfect location for a family reunion"
We recently spent a week at Bansha Castle--"we" being a group of 14 cousins including spouses--and folks are still talking about the wonderful time we had. Our hosts, Teresa and John Russell, were genial and welcoming. The meals they prepared were delicious and served in an elegant dining room. Teresa's restaurant recommendations for the remaining evenings were excellent as well. We hired a small bus from Aherlow Tours to take us on excursions, which I would also recommend..The castle, located in a tranquil, park-like setting, was both lovely and comfy. Indeed, it soon felt like home. All in all, a perfect week. We were delighted with our choice of Bansha Castle. Highest praise!
Linda H
September 2019
"Expect the royal treatment at Bansha Castle"
My cousins could not have asked for more comfortable, welcoming or beautiful accommodations for a family reunion. Being together in one grand home suited us perfectly, whether gathered around the rustic table in the well equipped kitchen, sprawled across sofas in the comfortable sitting room, enjoying the surrounding gardens on the lovely back terrace, or dining formally in the elegant dining room. Our hosts John and Teresa welcomed us graciously and also prepared two fantastic dinners for us during our stay, as well as made excellent recommendations for local sights and restaurants. The grounds and nearby countryside are breathtakingly beautiful. If you have the opportunity to stay here, don’t pass it up! It will be memorable.
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