Self-Catering Accommodation at Castletown Gate House
Castletown Gate House
Two bedroom house providing a cosy retreat for a get-away-from-it-all break.
Beautiful, had a great time despite the weather. We’re planning our next visit already. Thank you.
Thank you to the Irish Landmark Trust. It’s clean, quiet and has everything. And Teresa Geaney keeps it immaculately. Having no TV is inspired – we played chess while listening to the radio – how marvellous! Overall the weekend was exactly what the doctor ordered!
It was perfect, very charming and even a washing machine!! It is just at the edge of town so it was literally a 2 minute walk to any of the pubs/stores/restaurants. Teresa, the key holder, is a wonderful person. So helpful and very welcoming.
This beautiful house provides a cosy retreat for a get-away-from-it-all break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Gate House at Castletown is one of three adjoining gatelodge buildings – known separately as The Round House, The Pottery and The Gate House – and is situated at the the bottom of a tree lined avenue leading to Castletown House, the most significant palladian country house in Ireland.
The Gate Lodges form a significant and integral part of the Castletown Estate. Unfortunately very little historical information remains for the Gate Lodges. However, the importance of Castletown House reflects upon the importance of the Lodges. We know that the Gate House was constructed in 1783!
The town of Celbridge has a deep historical background. Celbridge Abbey was built by Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord Mayer of Dublin, in 1697. It was his daughter, Esther Van Homrigh, who was immortalised as “Vanessa” by Jonathan Swift, who came regularly from his deanery to visit her. The Rock Bridge, situated in the grounds of Celbridge Abbey, is reputed to be the oldest remaining stone bridge that crosses the River Liffey. Celbridge is also the birthplace of Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness Brewery family business.
Approximate location of Castletown Gate House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare