Places to Stay | Co. Kildare, Ireland
This beautiful Kildare self-catering accommodation provides a cosy retreat for SIX. 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.
Situated at the pedestrian entrance to Castletown House, the most significant Palladian Country House in Ireland, The Round House at Castletown is one of three adjoining gatelodge buildings – known separately as The Round House, The Pottery and The Gate House.
Prominently positioned at the top of the main street in Celbridge, the Round House is located across from the quaint Church of Ireland Christ Church, built in 1884, which retains the majestic tower of an earlier church.
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.
The Round House was vacant for many years, but a careful programme of conservation, managed by the Irish Landmark Trust in partnership with the Office of Public Works, has given a new life to this historic building. The house features a spectacular circular entrance hall and cosy sitting room with the original cast iron fireplace and built in book shelves. Three interestingly shaped bedrooms have been furnished with period furniture and painted in period style lime pastels. A large country kitchen gives a unique character and great charm to this property. Together with the Gate House, the Round House is a perfect location for larger gatherings. This property provides ample room for all the family.
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 Round House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare Ireland