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Authentic Medieval experience at The Black Castle

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Authentic Medieval experience at The Black Castle

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Half-bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Half-bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean8 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location93% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Time travel does exist! Five hundred years old, ten years in the making and now you can stay the night! Imagine being transported back through five centuries and having a unique, romantic "overknighter" in The Great Hall of our authentic 16th century Irish castle. A sanctuary from the modern world, The Black Castle is nestled amongst the beautiful rolling hills of North Tipperary (it's not such a long way!) with stunning Lough Derg, and all that it has to offer, on our doorstep

Amenities

Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Kitchen

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

17 Reviews

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Kathryn
July 2018
If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime, memorable stay, make a point to stay at this incredible castle! It has been restored very lovingly and with an attention to authenticity. Sonja and Kevin (& Tilly!) are gracious, welcoming and SO responsive. They are a JOY to intera…
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Response from Sonja:
Thank you so much, Kathryn (and your lovely family!) for your very kind review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed your overknighter at The Black Castle. Enjoy the rest of your trip and hope we'll see yourself, Tom, Kate and Eva back again one day very soon.
July 2018
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Lisa
July 2018
What an outstanding stay and experience! Authentic decor. Sonja and Kevin are brilliant with their castle restoration and very friendly. Well equipped with candles, firewood, sweet treats, kitchen. Clean, private, beautiful! Highly recommended!
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Response from Sonja:
Thanks very much, Lisa! We loved meeting you and Kari at The Black Castle. Hope you had a wonderful time in Ireland and that we'll see you both back again one day. We'll always remember your overknighter as the time we saw the leadlight cross-loop window light up so beautifully at sunset for the very first time.
July 2018
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Tim
July 2018
Wow, wow, and WOW!! We were traveling around Ireland for our honeymoon and although the whole country was a delight, staying at the Black Castle for an overnighter was definitely the highlight for both my wife and I. Sonja and Kevin have done a tremendous job on the castle down t…
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Rune
June 2018
We can't recommend this stay enough. The castle is perfectly restored to keep the right atmosphere, and Sonja, Kevin and Tilly is the perfect hosts and perfect family to restore this place and making sure the black castle is making its mark in history further on. Everyone should …
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Response from Sonja:
Thank you so much, Rune and Nickole for your lovely review (and wonderful comments and art work in our visitor's book too!). It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and be a part of your honeymoon celebrations. Wishing you both a wonderful future together and we'll be thinking of you at Halloween :-) We'll definitely be keeping an eye out for your red deer and hope we'll see you both back again at The Black Castle for anniversary celebrations (or for no reason at all).
June 2018
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Shannon
June 2018
There are no words to describe the feeling of waking up in the morning in this beautiful castle. It is something that must be experienced. We would definitely stay again and do 2 nights not 1, so we could enjoy the castle. Wonderful hosts who have thought of everything to make…
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Response from Sonja:
Thanks so much, Shannon and Scott. It was great to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your overknighter at The Black Castle. Thanks very much for your sweet gift of maple syrup all the way from Canada. Please give Coca a big hug from us and hope we will see you both back again one day for two nights! :-)
June 2018
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Ashby
June 2018
If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to stay in a tower castle...this place is not to be missed! Sonja & Kevin will take wonderful care to introduce you to this “labor of love”...their restoration of the Black Castle (which dates back to the 1500s)! While the Castle is still…
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Response from Sonja:
Thank you so much, Ashby and Mark, for such a lovely review. It's friendly, considerate guests like you that make overknighters at The Black Castle such an enjoyable experience for us. We really hope we'll see you back again one day.
June 2018
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William
May 2018
Our night at the Black Castle was so much fun! I cannot express how this stay made our trip magical! This trip was our honeymoon and we spent time in England and Scotland. We ended it in Ireland, and we really wanted to stay in a castle, since the United States doesn't have anyth…
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Response from Sonja:
Thank you so much, William and Niki. We really loved meeting you both and were very honoured to be chosen as one of your honeymoon destinations. Looking forward to seeing you back at The Back Castle on your 5th AND 10th wedding anniversaries :-) and we'll make sure we have plenty of Mead in store for you!
May 2018

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Dublin, IrelandJoined in April 2015
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G'day! I'm a nature-lovin, tree-huggin Aussie living in Ireland. My Irish husband, Kevin, and I are passionate about Ireland's architectural heritage and we were over the moon when our 400 year old thatched farmhouse was awarded Period Living magazine's Best Restoration (Britain …
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