The Irish countryside is home to some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the world, and its close proximity to the UK makes it the perfect destination for a peaceful and relaxing group or family holiday.
Its stunning landscapes are eclipsed only by the imposing nature of its many castles and monuments and there are a number of stunning castles to rent in Ireland available from Oliver’s Travels.
Let’s take a look at some of the best.
Towerhouse, located close to the medieval city of Kilkenny, is a brilliant example of 16th century architecture, with its quirky exterior perfectly matched by impressive interior design. Lots of time and effort has been invested into restoring this property to its original beauty, with up to 12 guests now able to enjoy life in a castle fit for a king. Four poster beds make sleeping in this property a pleasure, whilst a spacious garden, fireplaces and a medieval style kitchen and dining room are perfect for relaxing and entertaining.
C19th Baronial Castle
Nestled in the picturesque Ballyhoura Mountains, the 19th Century Baronial Castle is one of the most stunning properties we have on offer, with the bonus of copious amounts of private land, all set against a scenic backdrop. Up to 16 guests can lose themselves in this 100 room property, or spend the week exploring more than 15 private acres of land. Luxury is the order of the day in this castle, with four poster beds, en-suite bathrooms and top of the range amenities, including opulent and spacious bath tubs.
Gothic Castle Estate
When you imagine a castle, an image very much like the Gothic Castle Estate close to Galway City almost certainly springs to mind. This is the perfect destination for fishing aficionados, with guests able to take in a spot of pike fishing in its 1,000 acre lake, whilst the rest of the group can take a walk around the surrounding woodlands. Inside, up to 16 guests can enjoy its spacious rooms, with the option of on-site staff to take care of your every need.