Batty Langley Lodge

Celbridge, Co. Kildare
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Batty Langley Lodge: Kildare

Batty Langley Lodge sits at the Dublin Road entrance of the Castletown House, Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house, and takes its name from the English architect and gardener Batty Langley whose book - Gothic Architecture - published in 1747, featured a drawing that served as inspiration for the façade of the lodge, added to the existing rectangular cottage in 1785.

With its stylised gothic façade facing the estate and Castletown rather than the road, this lodge's unusual design reflects its past dual purpose as both a gate lodge and as the end point of the river walk along the Liffey.

The lodge features a pretty double bedroom with a bathroom off it, a sitting room with open fire, an outside patio with garden furniture and modern utilities such as washing machine and dishwasher.

Apparently, Louisa Conolly, lady of the Castletown House used the lodge as a cottage ornée, where she could pretend to lead a life of domestic simplicity. However, the primary function of the lodge was to act as a gate house, and as a residence for one the Castletown grounds-men or gardeners, which it did until the mid twentieth century.

After the careful restoration and conservation work carried forward by the Irish Landmark and funded through OPW, Batty Langley Lodge is now a lovely holiday retreat, 5 minutes from Leixlip and not too far from lively Dublin, for those willing to step back in time and experience life in the 19th century.



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  • From: €121 nightly
  • Romantic Castletown House lodge
  • Two storey 19 Century property
  • 1 Double bedroom on top floor
  • Open fire & central heating
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine
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David, Kilkenny
"In a world gone mad, how reassuring it is to know that a place like this still exists. Top tip of your stay: take off your watch when you arrive and don’t put it back on until you leave – time means nothing here!"
June 2020
"Truly unique accommodation!"

Had a great weekend! Wonderful spot to get away from the hussle and bussle of modern-day life. Hope to get back again next Summer...
January 2020

A unique place , quirky and takes you back in time , initially wary of no tv and WiFi , but it was great to get away from it all and read again !
Up Front Reviews
January - 2019
"Warm and cosy lodge surrounded by fantastic grounds only 40 minutes from Dublin city centre"

We loved staying here. Arranging arrival with Teresa was easy and she was so welcoming. Te lodge is fantastic and had everything you might need for a stay. The grounds were beautiful and the lodge was completely silent at night. No wifi and TV meant we weren't even tempted to connect with the busy world outside.
Up Front Reviews
September - 2018
In such a high tech world now for us it was a step back in timer off pure relaxation and peace and quiet to reflect and slow down .
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