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.
"Wonderful week at Bansha Castle!" We had an absolutely amazing experience at Bansha Castle. It is such a beautiful place and so comfortable to spend a week here. We had a full house with kids and adults with plenty of space for everyone to spread out a bit. Also, we got to enjoy breakfasts that were so good and a wonderful dinner made for us as well! And so accessible to all great sights- so centrally located to enjoy so much of Ireland. Highly recommend!!
david t - UK
July - 2018
"So so good" It was a big birthday for my wife and I and also our 40th wedding anniversary. I spent many weeks researching into venues that would give us something special for our entire family, a group of 17 people. I talked to several venues by email enquiring about this but the response and help from Teresa stood out and it was an easy decision to book Bansha Castle for our celebration. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Teresa was very easy to work with and gave good advice, we arranged in advance for sandwiches to be waiting for our arrival. Also arranged a cooked breakfast for us all one morning and then a really nice family dinner one evening. All the catering was so good and really well done with everyone in the family really delighted. The welcome to Bansha from both John and Teresa was warm and genuine. Lovely home made scones waiting and a really helpful tour of the castle. The castle is really good with lots of space and really good facilities, 17 of us and lots of space for everyone. Lovely terrace to sit out in the evening and to top it all off the weather was brilliant. So to end a really big thank you to John & Teresa for all their help for what was a really good family gathering.
kjaeshliman - USA
June - 2018
"Magical time at the Castle" Our large family took a trip to Ireland and the first week was spent at Bansha Castle. John and Teresa were wonderful hosts and you can tell they take a lot of pride in the castle and grounds. The kitchen had everything you would need to make big breakfasts for the group. We spent a lot of time sitting in the back courtyard playing games. The flowers smelled lovely. We really enjoyed walking in to the little town of Bansha too. The gas station had a carvery and great breakfast sandwiches. Nellies is a great little pub with friendly people and good little sandwiches. We got fabulous meat from the butcher in town too. The last night of our stay we had been invited to attend a community fundraiser concert of Trad music-- very talented musicians and singers and then after when we went to Nellies pub across the street- some of the musicians started singing and playing in there as well. Including John the owner of the Bansha Castle- he was very good! I could go on and on but just wanted to say thank you for a great stay and wonderful memories!! It is perfect for a large group!
jlowry21 - Ireland
May - 2018
"Pre Wedding Celebration" We rented Bansha Castle for 3 nights prior to our wedding. Couldn't have asked for a better venue to host the whole family and for preparations on the morning of the big day. John and Teresa made us feel like it was our own and the house itself is clearly a labour of love- beautifully restored with all modern conveniences. A fantastic few days that made the whole event all the more special. We are already planning our return!
mon134 - USA
May - 2018
"Worth every penny (euro)!" We wee a group of 24 people including 5 children, who enjoyed a week vacation on the 26th May 2018. The accommodation was so spacious with so many different areas that we can all relax or eat in. This ensured that we arrived in Ireland as friends and returned back home . still as friends! Excellent location and hospitality of the Irish was enhanced by our stay at Bansha.
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