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Beautiful Restored 19th Century Gothic Church

SuperhostPortlaw, County Waterford, Ireland
Castle hosted by Carmel
6 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 bathrooms

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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.

Guest access
Please feel free to wander the building and the grounds, where you will be surprised by the wonderful surroundings - however we would ask that you do not enter the basement of the church due to height restrictions.

Other things to note
There is a haven of things to do locally while visiting - that is if you ever want to leave the comfort of the church.

Enjoy the local loop walks through the forestry - Carmel and Liam will tell you all about them when you arrive.

Local amenities include the Copper Coast - (Pony trekking is a must!); the famous Waterford Greenway is only 5 minutes away; Exotic Gardens in the Mount Congreve Estate - 5 mins away; travel the Waterford to Kilmeaden old railway; Curraghmore Estate & Gardens; hill walking in the wonderful Comeragh Mountains (for the adventurous!); trout fishing in the local lake, or ocean fishing 20 mins away. Be sure to visit Waterford's famous Viking Triangle and Reginald's Tower.
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 ha…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
TV
Heating
Smoke alarm
Dryer
Carbon monoxide alarm
Iron

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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

Joined in July 2017
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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…
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House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm