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Clomantagh Castle, in County Kilkenny, is a perfect setting for anyone wishing to be 'King' or 'Queen' of the castle. This utterly enchanting Landmark Trust building boast eight elegant bedrooms furnished with period rustic charm.
Clomantagh Castle is part of a unique settlement of tower house, farmhouse and bawn, in Freshford County Kilkenny. The tower (1430s) and the farmhouse (early 1800s) are linked by doors allowing guests to wander freely between two periods of history. A mixture of simplicity and rustic charm, Clomantagh also features a Sheela-na-gig - a symbolic pagan nude carved on one of the stones.
Clomantagh Castle can sleep ten guests and is a very special place to stay, where the past echoes in every footstep as you walk through this medieval tower house. There are four double rooms and one twin room. It is a perfect setting for anyone wishing to be 'King' or 'Queen' of the castle. The Castle is surrounded by a working farm 8km from Kilkenny City and 1km from the local shop and pub.
There is a wonderful deep-walled kitchen in the ground floor of the tower house, reminiscent of a Tuscan farm-house and complete with a flag stone floor. An old farm dresser, a country kitchen range and a large table fill this high vaulted kitchen. The farmhouse parlour has a strong Irish venacular theme with rich orange tones and lovingly restored sash windows. A medieval theme carries through the tower house to the turret stone staircase leading to the main bedroom in the tower, with its cast iron four poster bed.
Kilkenny has long been established as the home of Irish crafts. Throughout the county are many craft and design studios and workshops. Kilkenny City is itself only a short half hour drive from Clomantagh, and as you walk the streets of this city you will stumble across artisan craft workshops, selling hand crafted goods from solid wood furniture to small pieces of delicate textiles and jewellery. The county is rich in heritage and natural beauty. Feel the passion of past generations through places like Kells Priory and Woodstock Estate or reconnect with nature in stunning natural settings like Dunmore Caves and Castlecomer Demesne.