Set in a magical 200 acre wooded estate in County Limerick, Springfield Castle dates back to the 15th Century and is now available as a five star self-catering accommodation for all those dreaming of an unforgettable Irish holiday reliving the glories of bygone days.
There are fields of quietly grazing deer and acres of woodland walks tempting you to explore. The organic farm, with its woods and gardens at Springfield are all yours to roam and in season you can enjoy a visit to the Victorian era walled garden with flowers, herbs and salads organically produced for local markets.
As you enter the impressive gateway to Springfield Castle a plaque on the wall commemorates Daithi O'Bruadair, a classical irish poet of the seventeenth century who lived at the castle with his patrons, the Fitzgerald family, recording their lives (and general events).
The Castle actually comprises of two separate buildings: the Castle itself and the newly renovated East Tower wing. The two buildings feature their own entrances, courtyards, hallways, dining rooms, kitchens and drawing rooms and are furnished with elegant antiques but are also fully equipped for modern life in the 21st Century and they can be rented separately.
The Castle sleeps up to 15 in 8 bedrooms and has 6 bathrooms.
The beautiful drawing room off the main entrance is filled with family antiques and works of art which make it a special place to sit and chat, and perhaps put another log on the open fire when it suits.
The elegant large dining room with its rich red walls, and fine silver candelabra lighting up the large 14 seater mahogany dining table, is a pleasure to dine in at night. The study is a cosy sitting room with leather sofas and open fireplace. It has free wireless internet access and a T.V. and DVD player.
The large family kitchen is a comfortable family room where you can relax while enjoying meal preparation. Ideal for informal meals, all modern conveniences are provided including coffee maker, electric stove, microwave, toaster, fridge etc.
There is a separate scullery with dishwasher, washing machine and dryer and a large pantry with an American style fridge/freezer with ice maker
On the premises are leisure facilities including a sauna for relaxation, full sized snooker/billiard table, table tennis, and a hard court tennis court. There is a children's playground in the central courtyard.
The East Tower sleeps 10 with 3 double rooms in the tower all with bathrooms en suite, and the clock suite with a double and an adjoining twin single bedded room with bath and shower room en suite.
The gorgeously furnished dining room has a table that can seat up to 25, and for functions a second table can be added.
The Kitchen is large, stylish, and modern, but with a flagstone floor and a table that seats 12. It has an American style fridge freezer with ice maker, a cooking range with gas hob and electric ovens, and two dishwashers.
The kitchen door leads out onto a large patio facing west with barbeque and herb garden to enjoy on sunny days.
Upstairs the huge living room is elegantly and comfortably furnished. It has WIFI access, a large TV, DVD player and a stereo system.
The bedrooms are accessed by a beautiful wide spiral staircase which stretches from the first floor up to the 4th floor roof area.
If you are thinking about Springfield Castle for a fairy tale wedding, the venue is approved by the HSE for civil weddings and partnerships as well as wedding blessing ceremonies and its hosts are looking forward to making sure you and your guests have an unforgettable day.
Springfield Castle: Please share your stay experience
We had an amazing time! What a one of a kind celebration in a lifetime to remember magical and mystical spot. From the day we walked in to the day we are leaving the castle changes and sparkles with some new surprise. We even had some ghastly ghostly experiences! We were so grateful for your complete hospitality, the "Springfield Team" was wonderful and made us feel like Irish royals living on this beautiful farm. The Mac Donald clan.
From everyone at the wedding. Our deepest thank you for allowing us to stay and experience your beautiful home. You have made our special day into an incredible event full of phenomenal images and warmth
Guests from Sweden
A dream come true the day I arrived at Springfield. Living in a castle in Ireland with friends and family. This is a paradise on earth indeed. We will have memories to cherish forever.
What an absolute dream, the history, grounds, and castle have been a pure delight. Third time here, fabulous as ever..
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