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Castlecoote House

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Café / Historic House

3 euro Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Castlecoote House
Castlecoote Co Roscommon
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This fine Georgian residence overlooking the beautiful River Suck was built in the enclosure of a medieval castle between 1690 and 1720, and is of considerable historic interest, having acquired the house as a ruin in 1997 the present owner, Kevin Finnerty, has painstakingly restored it to its former glory
  • Croquet
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse on site)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Snooker
  • Tennis
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Banqueting
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Heli-Pad
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Remote
  • Location - Scenic
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding Venue
  • Traditional Irish
  • Tea Rooms

Castlecoote House

This fine Georgian residence overlooking the beautiful River Suck was built in the enclosure of a medieval castle between 1690 and 1720, and is of considerable historic interest - not least as the birthplace of the Gunning sisters, who became the Duchess of Hamilton (and later, of Argyll) and Countess of Coventry; celebrated for their beauty, portraits of them by Sir Joshua Reynolds hang in the main hall.


Having acquired the house as a ruin in 1997 the present owner, Kevin Finnerty, has painstakingly restored it to its former glory and, even if you cannot stay there, it is an exceptionally beautiful and interesting place to visit - guided tours of the house and grounds are offered from April to October (Tue-Sun, 2-6pm), and afterwards you can have afternoon tea with freshly baked scones and homemade apple pie, apple juice and apple chutney in The Old Ballroom.


The gardens are really lovely and include a walled orchard of rare apple trees (and none of the apples go to waste), three of the four towers of the ruined castle, a medieval bridge and even an ice house, all encircled by the river – a most romantic setting for the house.


An atmospheric cellar with a big open fire and snooker table is on a charmingly human scale in contrast to the grand proportions of the reception rooms – which, Kevin feels, lend themselves especially well to group events; thus musical events, in particular, have become important to the life of the house, helped along by the acquisition of a baby grand piano.


The bright and airy guest rooms have marble fireplaces and stucco ceilings, and are beautifully furnished with four-poster beds and sumptuous bathrooms, making a wonderful place to stay for both individuals and groups.

Conferences/Banqueting (120); business centre. Rooms 5 (4 en-suite, 1 with private bathroom, 1 shower only, 1 family, 1 ground floor); B&B €89pps, ss €30. Children welcome (cot available, high chair); not suitable for wheelchairs. D by arrangement €49-55 (book previous day); house wine from €19. Snooker, walking, garden, croquet, tennis, trout and coarse fishing on site; equestrian and golf nearby. Closed 31 Oct - 17 Mar. MasterCard, Visa. Heli-pad. abbreviations
Last Updated: 19-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Directions

Castlecoote is about 5km southwest of Roscommon, into village, cross bridge, bear right, gates are directly ahead.

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