Castle Townshend has been the seat of the Townshend family in Ireland for many generations. The centre part was built around 1650. The original Castles were destroyed in the 17/18th Centuries. The two towers were then added to the present Castle, using the stone from the ruined Castle. The Castle Guest House stands in spacious grounds facing southeast, overlooking the peaceful waterfront of Castletownshend harbour.
The ground floor hall/sitting room is oak panelled and the elegant dining room overlooks the waterfront. Both these rooms retain most of the original furniture and family portraits.
There are 7 guest bedrooms that are let out for bed and breakfast. These are all ensuite with bathroom or shower room and most of them have lovely sea views.
The village of Castletownshend is centred around the steep main road that leads down to the Castle, the quayside and the harbour. There are a number of pubs in the village, including the Egon Ronay listed pub and restaurant Mary Anne's; there's also a post office and a shop.
Rates : 35 Euro to 60 Euro per person per night. From 70 Euros to 120 Euro per room per night, based on two people sharing.
Children are welcome.
No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
Off street parking.