(Reference number: 54665)
This idyllic listed property dates back to 1853 when it was added to the Annes Grove House. Designed in gothic style, the lodge stands in strong contrast to the sober Queen Anne Classicism of the nearby country house.
Situated on the road between Doneraile and Castletownroche the Annes Grove House has long been charming visitors from all over the world.
Originally known as Ballyhimock, the main house was originally an estate belonging to the Grove family. During the latter part of the 18th century it became the property of the Hon Arthur Grove Annesley, whose descendants still live there.
The estate boasts one of Ireland's best gardens, and while privately owned, this can however still be visited by appointment during the summer months.
This idyllic miniature medieval castle is a two-stage square tower containing one room on each floor.
The double bedroom at first floor level is accessible from the ground floor parlour by way of a battlemented polygonal stair turret.
The main living room has a wide, deep hearth with a wood-burning stove.
The property also features a small kitchen, a bathroom with shower over half-hip bath, and a private small garden for truly romantic al-fresco summer dining.
The lodge is a listed building, beautifully restored by the Irish Landmark Fund, and currently available as self-catering for a truly unforgettable stay in the south of Ireland.