Brought 4 couple's with me on this vacation a couple of years ago and rented this castle. Could not have been more happy and satisfied with the place, The rooms where amazing, especially the kings room. Plenty of room and fresh fruit was left for us and couple bottles of wine. Very clean and in the best of locations. I found the fee very reasonable and would highly recommend this castle for a perfect stay and enhanced Ireland experience.
Fanningstown Castle is awesome! It was perfect for our extended family for a week. They provided all sorts of breakfast breads, cereals, milk, juice, eggs, bacon and fresh fruit. The beds were comfortable. The castle was very neat and clean. The grounds are beautiful. We all enjoyed our time there. We enjoyed the patio for drinks in the evening, had great breakfasts and dinners in the kitchen. We purchased casseroles from the Adare Heritage Center that were delicious. We all enjoyed playing the games and visiting in the sitting room; and listening to our more talented family members play the piano in the music room/library. It was the highlight of our three week trip!
The Castle is grand from its front doors to its top turret, very well kept and its owners had it more than ready for our arrival. Much attention and care has been put into the details of each room. The bedrooms were all beautiful and spacious. Bathrooms were very clean and well stocked. In the kitchen, we all rubbed the sleep from our eyes and met the morning with hot breakfast, coffee, and laughter. The formal dining room so beautiful for an Irish feast with family and friends.The library, music abound and cocktails after dinner. The Sitting room (seating for at least 12) with peat on the fire simply magical - our favorite room in the castle. Plenty of parking beside and around the castle grounds. A laundry to clean and dry clothes, fully stocked. And the grounds were a perfect place for Wedding pictures and lawn games during our week. Thank you Mary and Dave and family for making our stay and Irish Wedding magical.
Our stay at Fanningstown was a highlight of our stay in Ireland! We had 5 kids and 5 adults and we all felt like royalty staying in our very own castle. Mary welcomed us with ample food supplies, great orientation to the ‘castle’, and bouquets of fresh flowers throughout! She was an incredible host, very personal and responsive to any questions or requests. The castle itself has ample room for everyone and was very clean. The beds were comfortable; the kitchen was complete and well stocked to cook and congregate in. Would highly recommend this property to others! Thanks for everything Mary!!!
We had a wonderful stay in the castle. Very cool experience. The rooms are lovely, my only caution would be the height of the tubs in the upstairs baths...a little high. We used the 1st floor bath with no issues. The rooms are big and so warm and inviting. We had someone in our group of 9 that could play the piano, this added to the experience in the Library room. Highly recommend. The spiral staricases were great, a little tough with luggage but well worth it. Can't say enough abour the experience.
While touring Ireland by car in 2009 we, by chance, discovered and fell in love with the village of Adare. We vowed to return for an extended stay and did so this past Spring, We booked Fanningstown Castle for a 3 week stay. It exceeded our expectations. We met the owner, Mary, at her home 2 km outside of Adare and followed her by car down a long unmarked lane surrounded by a farm to reach a very quiet castle. We knew immediately we made the right choice. Upon entering, we were greeted by fresh flowers in the rooms and a refrigerator stocked with breakfast basics and snacks. We had the castle to ourselves and our visiting friends from the US and Germany. The owners, John & Mary, were friendly and helpful but not intrusive as they lived 1 km from the castle, available by phone if needed and servicing the rooms as needed during the day while we were on day trips. We and our rotating group of friends enjoyed each night in front of the fireplace talking, laughing and toasting another great day in Ireland.
Craig & Donna Smith
York, PA / USA
What an amazing week we have had. The castle was a dream. We visited Ireland for a family wedding and Fanningstown could not have been more perfect of a home for our group. My daughters felt like real live princesses, I loved sipping tea on the back patio and cozying up in the window seats and everyone enjoyed breakfasting in the sunny kitchen and sipping Jameson, playing cards or reading by the living room fire late into the night. Mary and Dave were the most hospitable and attentive hosts--stocking the fridge, filling the wood supply, arranging fresh flowers and responding at a moments notice regarding any question. We felt like royalty. Real life will be difficult to return to after 9 days at the castle! I fear we've set the bar high for any future vacation.