Places to Stay | Co. Kildare, Ireland
This beautiful Kildare self-catering accommodation provides a cosy get-away-from-it-all retreat for THREE. No need to drive for a meal out; leave your car at the house, turn right and walk down to the village. Or turn left into a different world of quiet strolls through parkland.
The Gate House at Castletown is one of three adjoining gatelodge buildings – known separately as The Round House, The Pottery and The Gate House – and is situated at the bottom of a tree lined avenue leading to Castletown House, the most significant Palladian Country House in Ireland.
Castletown is Ireland’s largest and earliest Palladian style house, built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland.
History of the Gate lodges
Gate lodges marked the end of each avenue at Castletown. The Gate Lodges form a significant and integral part of the Castletown Estate. Unfortunately very little historical information remains for the Gate Lodges. However the importance of Castletown House reflects upon the importance of the Lodges.
These vernacular buildings form an important part of the Celbridge streetscape and are in fact a very important landmark for both locals and visitors to the area.
Celbridge, located in the heart of Ireland’s premier horse racing country side, enjoys close proximity to The Curragh Racecourse, Punchestown Racecourse and The Irish National Stud. County Kildare is home to premier golf courses such as the K Club. It is only a short stroll to the heart of village life where there are many restaurants and traditional Irish pubs.
If you’re thinking of staying in Co. Kildare this vacation rental gives the best of both worlds.
Address: Castletown Gate House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare Ireland