Beautiful Restored 19th Century Gothic Church


Castle hosted by Carmel

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the castle to yourself.
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Guilcagh Church is approached up a long avenue of mature lime trees.
Enter into a different world through the iron gated double doors where surprises lurk around every corner.

The space
Guilcagh Church radiates an ambience of luxury within the serene atmosphere of a Gothic treasure. Set in a sun drenched wilderness, with a south facing terrace - ideal for evening drinks. Carmel and Liam have restored this magnificent building's sensitivity - it epitomises comfort and luxury through every level.
The living space is heated by an oversized wood burning stove, fuelled with fresh logs gathered from the farm - should you wish to curl up and snuggle for the evening.

There is underfloor heating throughout with magnificent chandeliers dominating the space leading up to the curved balcony - venture up the wooden spiral stairs to this expansive space overlooking the pulpit.

Situated off the upstairs balcony is a large double bedroom and ensuite - private stairs lead downstairs passing magnificent ceiling to floor original stainglassed windows. Downstairs hosts another double bedroom with queen bed.

The alter area has been imaginatively and sensitively converted into a kitchen, oozing atmosphere. This property demands social evenings and good conversation. For sublime relaxation, dining and gatherings are a must in this wonderful location.
The church is equipped with everything you would expect from such a 5 star home - however if you have a particular requirement be sure to let us know.

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Portlaw, County Waterford, Ireland

Situated five minutes from the local village of Portlaw - the small village is steeped in history, being the local Cotton Mill village. Stroll around this lovely village and visit the local historic sites.

Hosted by Carmel

  1. Joined in July 2017
  • 310 Reviews
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Hi, I m Carmel and I want to take this time to reassure you that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that you, our guests can have peace of mind that we have cleaned and sanitized to the highest standard, we pay special attention to frequently touched surfaces like light switches, door knobs remote controls and faucet handles. We wash all our linens at the highest heat and the property is very well ventilated between Guests.
Hi, I m Carmel and I want to take this time to reassure you that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that you, our guests can have peace of mind that we have cleaned…

During your stay

Liam and Carmel live only a 100 meters away and are available for information,
and any other help that may be required.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy