(Reference number: 55312)
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.