Create a special lifelong memory, and stay in one of the Irish Landmark Trust properties at Castletown; the Castletown Round House, Gate Lodge or Batty Langley Lodge. Read on for more details of each of these extraordinary locations.
Situated at the pedestrian entrance to Castletown House, and 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. This church was built in 1884, which retains the majestic tower of an earlier church. This beautiful house provides the opportunity for a delightful getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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Also situated at the end of Castletown’s Lime Avenue, and adjoining the Round House, is the Gate House. Family papers note that the gate piers were completed in 1783 and suggest that this house was also complete at this time and occupied by an elderly couple. Transcripts of the letters from Lady Louisa Conolly to her sister Lady Sarah Lennox reveal the following:
1783, October 1st, Castletown:
The piers to Celbridge Gate are finished, and what is extradordinary to say of Paddy workmen in general is, that the Stone Cutters work and iron work are so well finished for the sort of material that they are done in, that it is quite pleasant. The rubbish of the Lodge, (which by the way is a very comfortable one for the old couple that inhabit it) is all cleared away and I am now actually employed in planting and making it pretty all about…
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An elegant two storey building with seven stone pinnacles, Batty Langley Lodge was designed to be viewed from the River Walk below as part of the planned landscape surrounding Castletown House. It is situated on the old Dublin entrance to Castletown House, now a quiet country lane. The conservation of this lodge was funded by the Office of Public Works.
Based on a design for a ‘Gothick Temple’ taken from Batty Langley’s book Gothic Architecture published in 1747, the facade of the lodge was added to the existing rectangular cottage in 1785. Thus the lodge became known as the ‘Batty Langley Lodge’. Situated far from the town of Celbridge and on the very edge of the estate, the building’s privacy made it a suitable location for the nobility to escape from daily life.
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If you are staying in one of these special spaces for your holiday or for a long weekend, please do come on up to the house to say hello! We would love to meet you and chat about the colourful past of your accommodation.