7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths (Sleeps 16-18)
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Perfect in every way - beautiful, charming, comfortable and excellent location
We have been planning a special family vacation with all our children and grandchildren (17 in total plus a few extras!) for over a year. It was amazing how well it all came together but largely due to the wonderful location (allows for great tours that are only 1 to 2 hours away) and the hospitality that comes with it at the Bansha Castle. Everyone had their own space but were also able to comfortably get together for outside drinks or nice breakfasts and dinners. The kids enjoyed their informal rugby games too on the front lawn. We would highly recommend the breakfasts. The kids were up on time to leave for our tours so that they could begin with their "fancy breakfast". Our hosts were very special in the way they welcomed us and gave us the opportunity to share this special place. Thank you!
Thank you so much. Love to meet you all again.
John & Teresa
We recently gathered our family from California and Oregon and spent a week for our annual Watson family vacation. I can not say enough for the GREAT hospitality we enjoyed. If you like stepping back in time and still have all of the enjoyment of the present, then this could be the place for you. We had a family of (18 ), and they all would love to go back. There is ample room for relaxing and family activities in the living room and game room. There is also a large dining room and kitchen just for your use. The bedroom are all large and nicely decorated with private bathrooms. John and Teresa were great host, available to help in planning and answering questions,; but were not intrusive. The location is great; because it allows you to see a lot of Ireland on day trips. If you stay here, I highly recommend that you have Teresa prepare at least one dinner and breakfast. It was a highlight for our group. Thanks Teresa and John for a lasting great memory.
Wonderful place. Gracious hosts
Fantastic base to tour from.
Thank you so much. Hope to see you all back in Bansha Castle again.
Wonderful and charming in every way.
Bansha Castle is a great house and our group of friends had a fabulous time calling it home for a week. We were a group of 12 adults, converging on Tipperary from Boston, New York, Washington and San Francisco (Berkeley).
It's a big, expansive comfortable house. There was plenty of room for our large household -- the bedrooms were all spacious, and there was plenty of room to hang out in the living room, big upstairs landing, back garden, large dining room and big kitchen. The grounds around the house are spectacular -- large manicured lawns, beautiful open fields, enormous beech trees and other trees, distant mountain views, and a lovely walled garden in the back planted with beautiful blooming flower beds.
Bansha Castle is right outside of the town (you can walk in for errands, the pub, church, etc.) but the setting is totally private and quiet, set way back off of the road in its own world. The location of the house is in the middle of incredibly beautiful Tipperary scenery and within easy striking distance of a lot of activities, from castle and abbey ruins to hiking, music, restaurants, and boating on Lough Derg.
Teresa and John Russell are perfect hosts, warm and welcoming, helpful and informative, while -- although they live in a wing of the house -- scarcely in evidence, quiet, and respectful of their guests' privacy. (The house in general is a very quiet retreat -- thick walls keep sound from traveling from room to room.) We had dinner catered by the Russells one evening, which we highly recommend! Teresa cooked a delicious meal, John served, and they hosted it in the dining room of their wing, one of the stately original rooms of the house; it was an altogether charming and memorable evening.
Bansha Castle is a find -- an enchanting place to experience Ireland and create lasting memories. Thank you Teresa and John! With best wishes from all of us.
Thank you so much Kitty. Would love to see you all again some time in the future. Wonderful guests. Teresa and John
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