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The house can be booked for a range of events, parties, occasions. If you have any queries or would like some more information then please contact our fantastic team.
A Charming Country House
The interior has been decorated with Emily Naper’s great artistic flair with an emphasis on comfort and relaxation for all guests. Each room is unique and many have quirky features.
The House is available for exclusive rental on a self catering basis and can sleep up to 17 people (with additional bedding on request). There are 4 double rooms, 4 twin rooms and 1 single room. Toiletries are provided in each room from The Handmade Soap Company.
The Main House also includes: Three bathrooms & two shower rooms, An adjoined living and dining room, Study, Family kitchen and Two sun rooms. There is access to a private garden, tennis court and patio terrace.
The house can be rented in its entirety for long weekends and week long breaks. For longer stays, please contact us for availability. Digital TV and WiFi are provided. There is good mobile/cell phone reception.
This exclusive, private venue boasts amazing countryside views, warm hospitality, and a light-filled ballroom that can host weddings from 6 to 140 people.
Have your wedding in the heart of our courtyard where everything is a short distance away keeping all your guests together to achieve an intimate feel. Our property boasts 15 bedrooms all with a unique design and a welcoming charm. Don your dancing shoes and dance the night away in the warm glow of our fire pit.
History of loughcrew House
in myth, fact and mystery…
Designed by Charles Robert Cockerell
The history of Loughcrew House is a turbulent and fascinating one. Loughcrew Estate has been owned by the Naper family since 1655 and two of the houses which once stood here were thrice destroyed by fire, most recently in 1964. This bad luck is said to be a result of the houses being cursed, ‘Three times will Loughcrew be consumed by fire. Crows will fly in and out of the windows. Grass will grow on its doorstep.’
The main house you see today was sympathetically rebuilt, with the help of architect Alfred Cochrane, out of the shell of the old orangery, azalea houses and furnace rooms. Two striking palm houses, used as an entrance hall and a dining room, bookend either side. It encompasses many charming original 19th century features, as well many stunning aspects which have been added by the present owner. It is not only a celebration space but a treasured family home.
The buildings which make up today’s main house are attached to a Parisian style courtyard which was designed to complement a grand, greek revival house which once stood here – unfortunately it was the second of the two houses to be destroyed by fire. All that remains of this house – designed by the famous English architect Charles Cockerell, an innovator of neo-classical architecture – is its portico entrance which has been reassembled to look like a mini-Acropolis. The courtyard buildings, which include guest apartments and reception rooms, boast projecting porches with carved limestone detailing, as well as timber sash windows and slate roofs. The courtyard itself has a cobbled floor.
Records of dwellings on the Loughcrew Estate can be seen in a 1612 civil survey. It describes a medieval motte, bailey and ring fort as well as 60 wooden huts, a long house and a mill house.
The oldest part of the church was formerly a tower house and was the childhood home of Oliver Plunkett. Oliver Cromwell confiscated the estate off the Plunkett family in 1652 before it was assigned to the Naper family in 1655. One thing is for sure the history of Loughcrew House and Estate is a fascinating one!
Loughcrew’s house and gardens, along with several other historical features dotted throughout the 200 acres of grounds as well as the Neolithic cairns found within the surrounding countryside – some of Ireland’s oldest archaeological treasures – form part of an Irish landscape steeped in religious significance.
The comfy corner of the courtyard
he Stable Lodge is a self-contained apartment which can sleep up to 6 guests in 3 seperate bohemian style double bedrooms. Additional temporary beds can also be set up on request.
The Stable Lodge has been sympathetically renovated and elegantly decorated to capture the building’s old traditional features while adding some creative modern interpretations. It has a private garden and is just around the corner, perfect for your nearest and dearest to be on hand for your event.
The minimum booking length for the Stable Lodge is 2 nights.
The self-catered courtyard
The Courtyard Apartment is a self contained apartment which can sleep up to 5 guests. There is one double room, one twin room and 1 single.
The Courtyard Apartment is a modern space with an open gallery which overlooks the sitting room. It also boasts a large kitchen and is light and airy thanks to large windows which overlook the courtyard. This apartment is furnished with all modern appliances.
Minimum booking of 2 nights.