Our time at the castle was truly splendid. What an amazing place to be. The surroundings were so beautiful, it made you feel totally relaxed and at peace. Wonderful place to spend time with the family. Everything you could have needed was provided and more. Freda and Declan are truly amazing hosts and ensured our stay went without a hitch. I will say, the place is well hidden away so it makes a marvellous retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life but also makes it quite difficult to find although Freda was on hand to guide us to the place so it was not a problem. Thankyou both for a truly wonderful break.
The Castle is amazing! Freda and Declan are wonderful hosts! The accommodations and amenities are great. Our every need was met and they even helped us with tourist information and guidance on places to visit and eat. Make sure to spend some time in the Library listening to the music and reading while enjoying the amazing views. You will love this place. I highly recommend it!
This review is way overdue! Our trip was The McHugh Family Vacation :). My husband and I, my 3 kids, daughter in law and 2 grandkids. The grandkids especially loved the castle. Everything was as described and we explored many many places during our 8 night stay. Thank you so much Freda and Declan and Molly for our wonderful magical castle stay. The pictures tell the story :). Feel free to email me with any questions. Patty,Mike,Michael,Katie,Jackie,Jennifer,Brady and Riley
We visited 7 cities/towns and did all of the sights and touristy things. When I asked my 20 year old son what his favorite thing in Ireland was, he quickly replied, “Aherlow Castle”. From the moment we drove up the long, curved drive until the moment we left, we were wow’d. Simply put, this place is fantastic. Declan and Freda provide a clean, comfortable spot in a spectacular setting. We stayed for three days and had ample time to fully experience the home and the area. It was a great location for our family. We traveled with our two teen sons, and a girlfriend and a best friend. There was more than enough room for all of us to spread out. However, we always seemed to find our way back into the extra large, but cozy kitchen and the inviting library room. I want to go back and take our extended family. It is in a rural town but perfect for day trips. We drive to Cobh and Cork to explore one day. Another day we drove the 20 minutes to Cashel and went to the Rock of Cashel and ate in town at O’Neills. The roads to it are not particularly wide, but they aren’t the very narrow ones that made us apprehensive about staying in a rural area. The castle has 5 bedrooms. They are clean, comfortable and the kind of beds you hate to leave. You wake up to gorgeous views. There are 3 showers that offer great amenities. Declan and Freda are lovely people who truly want you to have a pleasant experience and share their beautiful spot. Prior to this trip, we have not used Airbnb. Our place in Dublin was good. This one is great. If you book here, do not short yourself time wise. We were there 3 days but would have loved to stay 5-7. I can’t say enough how much we loved it. Thank you Freda, Declan and Molly (the dog) for letting us stay!
We have just returned from a fantastic weekend at Aherlow Castle. It was perfect for our two families (4 adults 5 kids). It’s a stunning location, made even more amazing with the wonderful weather we had. The castle itself is beautiful with modern amenities and rustic charm. The kids loved playing outside on the extensive lawn, tree house and swing. Kitchen facilities were great, tv room and library perfect for unwinding after exploring the surrounding areas - Rock of Cashel a definite highlight! Freda and Declan are wonderful hosts, so accommodating and made our stay so easy to enjoy. I would highly recommend a visit!