If you are seeking a relaxing spot for a peaceful, restorative escape from your hectic life, then look no further. Gurthalougha House is a luxury historic ten bedroom, twelve bathroom, 11,000 square foot home located near the village of Terryglass and overlooking Lough Derg, one of the largest lakes in Ireland.
The bright and spacious open floor plan on the ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen, pantries, breakfast room, sitting rooms, exercise room. The home can accommodate up to nineteen guests and is ideal for families searching for a retreat in the gorgeous, pastoral countryside!
The Library in this home is a great place for guests to enjoy intimate views over the lake. It is beautifully furnished with armchairs, sofas, television and a stereo. The main dining room has splendid views of the lake and seats twelve very comfortably. The main hall is often used for dining when larger groups are in residence or for parties. It opens out onto the terrace which is very large and beautifully furnished with the most comfortable outdoor furniture. The large drawing room is a delight with open fires, and very comfortable but stylish furniture.
The well-designed kitchen will ensure that your self-catering experience will be as stress free as possible. All modern kitchen appliances are near to hand including three dishwashers and a fridge freezer Your eye will be drawn to the Aga stove, it has a six burner Smeg stove either side with two ovens. Head to a local market to stock up on produce and ingredients and try your hand at making a traditional Irish dish! There are also two washing machines and two tumble dryers for your convenience in the laundry room. The kitchen is located adjacent to the breakfast room and the children's sitting room. The children's sitting room has a very comfortable sofa and chairs with the mandatory television, DVD player, netflix, and xbox for those children who are behaving.
With eleven bedrooms in the home, there is plenty of space for guests to spread out and have their own private quarters. Gather up your closest friends or all of your extended family, and you are sure to have an enchanting stay.
There is an exceptional hundred year old walled garden which has an amazing green house. Enjoy taking tea or pre dinner drinks here. There are long walks to be enjoyed and games of tennis not to mention boat rides to Garykennedy. The property has its own dock. This home, its gardens and walks comprised of one hundred and twenty-five acres, makes for a most relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Enjoy your time here!
Single Family Home with 2 levels
11 bedrooms, 12 baths, 11000 square feet
King, Queen, Queen, King, Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen, Full, Full, and Twin
19 guests maximum
Shannon Airport (SNN)
One hour by car
View of Lough Derg from the front of the house.
There is a housekeeping fee of 100 Euros a day.
This is an exceptionally large home, a full time daily housekeeper is present with the exception of Sunday unless otherwise requested.
A cook and extra housekeeper can be provided at extra cost.
Activities of Interest
- Lough Derg Water Sports - A family run water sports venture based on the northwest shores of Lough Derg. Runs private bookings for various group sizes, catering for up to 20 paddlers.
- Nenagh Arts Centre - The Arts Centre organises and promotes various artists and productions who are performing the premises.
- Nenagh Walking Tours - Explore the town on foot and learn about it's rich history.
Places of Interest
- Cliffs of Moher, the Burren are an hour and a half drive from the house.
- Galway city is an hours drive. Portumna, Co. Galway is just twenty minutes drive.
- Golf at Nenagh golf club, Dromoland Castle, Birr, or take a day trip to golf at Lahinch, Co. Galway. Boating on the lake is very popular.
- Nenagh Castle - The Castle is Nenagh's oldest building, and it's construction in the 13th Century laid the foundation for the development of the town.
Absolutely Wonderful Stay
There are really not words to describe how incredibly beautiful the house and grounds are at Gurthalougha Castle. The pictures do not do this house justice...it is impeccably furnished yet comfortable and relaxing. Also it is quite large so if you have a large party you will not feel crowded at all. The grounds are extensive and beautiful and there is a lot of wildlife roaming nearby. It is lovely just to walk or ride a bike around the property. The lake is beautiful and we loved the boat ride we took directly from the dock on the property. Although the house is incredible the best part about the house are the people...Frank and Maureen are lovely and made our trip special and Anne was a pleasure to work with...we hope to return sometime in the future. ”
Wonderful Stay at the Gurthalougha House
We just returned from a wonderful week at the Gurthalougha House. The property is incredibly beautiful and the house exceeded our expectations. Anne was very responsive in providing arrangements, Frank (her brother) lives on the property in a separate cottage and was the ultimate host. Maureen cooked sumptuous breakfasts each morning and was a delight to talk to in the morning. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to experience Ireland away from all the tourists! Thanks everyone!”
- Chef's Kitchen
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- Gated Community
- Handicap Accessible
- Laundry Service
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- Workout Facility
- iPod Dock Stereo