Luxury Irish Castle in Gorgeous Country Setting in Tipperary

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
In-room dining
7 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
7 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi

Overview of Luxury Irish Castle in Gorgeous Country Setting in Tipperary

Entire homePrivate host

Luxury Irish Castle in Gorgeous Country Setting in Tipperary

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

7 bedrooms7 bathroomsSleeps 18

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Bansha, County Tipperary

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCahir Castle12 min drive
  • Popular LocationSwiss Cottage14 min drive
  • Popular LocationHore Abbey15 min drive
  • AirportLimerick (LMK)41 min drive

Space details

7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sleeps 18
790 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
    1 queen bed
    1 single bed
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 6
    1 queen bed
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 7
    1 queen bed
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxury Irish Castle in Gorgeous Country Setting in Tipperary

Family-friendly holiday home in Bansha
Welcome to Bansha Castle, one of Ireland's best kept secret get-aways. A former home of the Butlers of Ormonde, Bansha Castle is now yours to experience as a haven of rest and relaxation. This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on the facade of the Round Tower, highlighting the rich heritage of this unique residence. Don't feel like cooking every night? The owners occupy a completely separate wing to the main house and are available to provide award winning catering at an additional cost should you require it. Bansha Castle is a perfect location for historical and cultural pursuits. Bansha lies at the centre of the heritage trail; The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey and the Medieval City of Kilkenny are all near by.

Activities: There is a variety of leisure activities on offer. Walking/Cycling - forest and mountain trails. Fishing - five minutes away is the River Suir, one of the best trout rivers in Europe. For golfers there are a selection of excellent courses within easy driving distance. Horse riding, swimming and tennis can all be arranged upon request.

Prefer something less energetic? Why not pamper yourself with a massage or beauty treatment in the comfort of your own room. Your hosts will be happy to make all the arrangements.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's games
  • Baby monitor
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 7 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 7 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling on site
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 18
  • Unit size: 8500 sq ft (790 sq m)


  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Luxury Irish Castle Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary Bansha
Luxury Irish Castle Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary
Luxury Irish Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary Bansha
Luxury Irish Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary
Luxury Irish Castle Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary Bansha
Luxury Irish Castle Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary
Luxury Irish Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary Bansha
Luxury Irish Castle Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary Bansha
Luxury Irish Castle Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary
Luxury Irish Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary Bansha
Luxury Irish Gorgeous Country Setting Tipperary

About this area


Located in Bansha, this holiday home is in a rural area and in the mountains. Cashel Folk Village and Bru Boru Cultural Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Swiss Cottage and Bolton Library. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Cahir Castle - 12 min drive
  • Swiss Cottage - 14 min drive
  • Hore Abbey - 15 min drive
  • Saint Peter the Rock Cathedral - 16 min drive
  • Dominics Abbey - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Tipperary Station - 7 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

Castle life
Teresa and John were excellent hosts. Showed us round the property when we arrived. We were struck by how clean the property was, especially important during these difficult times. Very attentive to any needs or queries that arose during our stay, yet seamlessly invisible at other times! We felt we had total privacy. Property has everything we needed for our stay, two families. Not a huge amount to see or do in the area, especially at the minute, but we enjoyed some local walks.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect in every way - beautiful, charming, comfortable and excellent location
We have been planning a special family vacation with all our children and grandchildren (17 in total plus a few extras!) for over a year. It was amazing how well it all came together but largely due to the wonderful location (allows for great tours that are only 1 to 2 hours away) and the hospitality that comes with it at the Bansha Castle. Everyone had their own space but were also able to comfortably get together for outside drinks or nice breakfasts and dinners. The kids enjoyed their informal rugby games too on the front lawn. We would highly recommend the breakfasts. The kids were up on time to leave for our tours so that they could begin with their "fancy breakfast". Our hosts were very special in the way they welcomed us and gave us the opportunity to share this special place. Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2018

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2018

5/5 Excellent

We recently gathered our family from California and Oregon and spent a week for our annual Watson family vacation. I can not say enough for the GREAT hospitality we enjoyed. If you like stepping back in time and still have all of the enjoyment of the present, then this could be the place for you. We had a family of (18 ), and they all would love to go back. There is ample room for relaxing and family activities in the living room and game room. There is also a large dining room and kitchen just for your use. The bedroom are all large and nicely decorated with private bathrooms. John and Teresa were great host, available to help in planning and answering questions,; but were not intrusive. The location is great; because it allows you to see a lot of Ireland on day trips. If you stay here, I highly recommend that you have Teresa prepare at least one dinner and breakfast. It was a highlight for our group. Thanks Teresa and John for a lasting great memory.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2018