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Annes Grove Miniature Castle

Annes Grove Miniature Castle

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 151 reviews
97% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.5
Location
4.6
Value
4.3
Customer
Service
4.7


The silence which surrounds this rural property is part of the charm for our visitors. Beyond the gate, in the privacy of a small garden, guests can enjoy great peace and tranquility - and the small patio offers a wonderful opportunity to dine 'al fresco' on balmy summer evenings. This is an intensely romantic building.

  • Sleeps 2 people. Double Room.
  • Welcomes 1 pet.

Bliss

Review submitted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The lack of tv and wifi made the stay all the more enjoyable and my love for reading and the wireless was rekindled. My only regret was not staying longer




Cosy

Review submitted on Tue, 08 Sep 2020
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Theresa was very helpful but due to covid protocols we were unfortunately not able to meet in person. This certainly changed the experience and normal warm hospitality



Lovely old building

Review submitted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A fabulous place, warm and cosy despite the storms outside. It was ashame that the gardens weren't open.



Irish Landmark Team replied 10 days ago
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay at Annes Grove. We're glad you were kept cosy and warm inside this unique building and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

A unique experience.

Review submitted on Wed, 19 Aug 2020
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Bought this for my girlfriend as a surprise for her birthday. From start to finish the stay was amazing.



Irish Landmark Trust replied 19 days ago
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Annes Grove. We're so glad to hear it was a positive experience for you, and hope it was a nice birthday surprise!

due giorni di relax

Review submitted on Wed, 12 Aug 2020
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Ottima accoglienza da parte della house manager Theresa, luogo incantevole e ideale per un soggiorno in pieno relax lontano dal caos cittadino.Appartamento ben tenuto e confortevole, all'arrivo abbiamo trovato la merenda di benvenuto e dei bei mazzi di fiori freschi recisi sulle finestre. Bellissimo il risveglio col cinguettio degli uccellini.Unica pecca un frequente passaggio di trattori e ruspe all'interno della proprietà.



This magical venue is as lovely in reality as it is in the photos. Highly recommended.

Review submitted on Wed, 05 Aug 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Couldn't recommend highly enough. Gardens and house, both upstairs and down, just wonderful. The pre planning and booking, setting expectations were all superb. Theresa was a fabulous host, thank you.



Irish Landmark Trust replied 19 days ago
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're delighted you had such a positive experience at Annes Grove Miniature Castle and that you would recommend a stay here to others. We would love to welcome you as a guest again in the future, and we thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

A wonderful escape

Review submitted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My partner, our dog and I had a relaxing stay at Anne's Grove in early February. We arrived just as a storm was brewing and I was concerned that the old building might not be warm enough. However, the wood burning stove kept us toasty and cosy as the storm whirled outside. The whole property was clean and well-maintained. It was perfect for our dog too as she had some grass outside to explore as well as the novelty of the warmth from the stove. The castle is quite remote which adds to the lovely feeling of escape as we travelled down small country roads to get there. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed on arrival (including fresh milk and biscuits for the all-important first cup of tea!). This was our first experience of an Irish Landmark Trust property. We were very impressed and will definitely try other Irish Landmark Trust properties in the future.



Irish Landmark Trust replied 184 days ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Anne's Grove Miniature Castle. You paint a lovely picture of your time there! We're glad you were kept comfortable and cosy for the duration, and especially that all of you - dog included- enjoyed the surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you as an Irish Landmark guest again in the future.

King of my Castle

Review submitted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our most memorable stay in Ireland. Even with the Corona lock-down, Theresa was very helpful.



Irish Landmark Trust replied 184 days ago
Thank you very much for your lovely and light hearted review! We're thrilled to hear that Anne's Grove provided your most memorable stay in Ireland, and we hope to welcome you again in the post lock-down future!

Great stay in a great property!

Review submitted on Mon, 16 Mar 2020
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Enjoyed our stay at the property - especially the comfortable bed!
The wood stove was delight as the time we stayed was very cool and the stove made the sitting room very comfortable in the evenings.
Everything we needed was there. Theresa was very helpful and always available via the phone to answer questions and make recommendations for the area.
Great stay - even though we left a day ahead of schedule due to the virus chaos!




Irish Landmark Trust replied 184 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience at Anne's Grove Miniature Castle. We're delighted to hear that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay and that you felt well looked after. We would love to welcome you again as a guest in the future.

So relaxing

Review submitted on Sun, 08 Mar 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It was magnificent, I would highly recommend. We had the best time. The castle was so cosy we just curled up with books in front of the fire, it was the perfect getaway



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied 201 days ago
Thank you Aisling for your support for Irish Landmark Trust. It is lovely to hear you had a relaxing stay at one of the 32 self-catering properties in our care.

Winter sojourn

Review submitted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Castle atmosphere, Quiet location,Frosty morning walks, and red squirrels made this a memorable stay



Irish Landmark Team replied 249 days ago
Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your trip and that you were lucky enough to see some red squirrels! We'd love to welcome you to stay again in the future.

We'll be back!

Review submitted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the miniature castle. The place was absolutly spotless and we had everything we needed to cook comfortably in the kitchen. It was lovely and cosy and we didn't feel the cold once. I can't think of one fault... the shower was hot and powerful, there was plenty of fuel for the fire, the bed was so comfortable, there were red squirrels running around the grounds! It's an amazing place to get away for a couple of days... we'll be back again for sure.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied 254 days ago
Absolutely delighted you had such a lovely stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It sounds like the property and break went very well for you and you really had an enjoyable time exploring the grounds. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future.

What a magical place

Review submitted on Thu, 02 Jan 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We loved it! The sound of the trees , the fresh hair , the wood burn stove very cosy! Such a real treat to switch off and to immerse yourself in a real irish castle full of history! Plenty of old books and a garden for your dog to run free as it is pet friendly , my dog loved it ! Theresa the manager is the nicest woman that you could meet! The place was spotless !



Irish Landmark Trust replied 268 days ago
Thank you very much for such a kind and positive review of your stay! We're so glad that you were able to switch off and enjoy your time at Anne's Grove Miniature Castle. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

Property requires a review of the maintenance shedule

Review submitted on Mon, 30 Dec 2019
3.2
out of 5

Guest doesn't recommend this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
2.0
Location
5.0
Value
2.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Property requires a review of its maintenance schedule as it is in need of same.
External- Relaying of gravel in parking space to counter levels of mud in the parking area. Second external/security light to allow for lit way alone pathway flagstones.

Internal-Removal of mold from walls in bathroom & possible re pointing of mortise on limestone where water is weeping in after rainfall (above fitted cabinet). Reinstall kitchen sink - raising draining board (which no longer drains) or replace sink unit.





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Review submitted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Overall, we had a really enjoyable stay and I'd highly recommend it to others. It's a beautiful location, beautiful building full of character. So overall it was a great success and Theresa was very nice and friendly.
However, I would recommend improvements in the amenities section of the website. The website lists many amenities a long distance away (like Fota). There's no mention of Doneraile which is beautiful and close by. Having asked in advance, Theresa got this info for me by the time I arrived. We stumbled across Mallow castle also, which was very nice and also isn't in the website amenities. We brought our dog, she had a great time, but there is no info on dog-friendly places to eat. This is pretty important if you have a dog. Theresa found 2 places in advance which we went to and were nice. Finally, we were looking for local farmer's market, but couldn't find any reliable info on one. Likewise this would be very useful info to guests.




A Great Stay in a Beautiful Little Castle

Review submitted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We loved staying in the miniature castle! It is located just outside a charming little town, and is in a great location for sight seeing. The house was so cute and the bed was the only comfortable bed we found in Ireland. We would definitely recommend it to friends!



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied 338 days ago
Thank you for staying with Irish Landmark Trust and for supporting our work. It is great to hear you had a nice stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle and that you will recommend to others.

Peaceful retreat

Review submitted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Anne’s Grove was even more peaceful and enchanting than we imagined it would be. The online photos do it no justice. You must be there to feel the true comfort of the castle and grounds. We were able to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy time together within a wonderful setting. Theresa was a phenomenal hostess who made the stay easy.



A really awesome castle experience

Review submitted on Mon, 14 Oct 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Annesgrove Minature Castle is a special and unique place to stay.
It really is a fabulous experience and you have to stay to fully appreciate it and the history that exists in the building and surrounding area.
I would highly recommend this castle, all you need are your groceries as kitchen is fully equipped.
Booking with the Irish Landmark Trust is easy and straightforward and the House Manager for this property, Theresa, is more than helpful and very friendly.
It is of great importance that these unique buildings are preserved and utilized and thanks to the Irish Landmark Trust for doing this.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied 346 days ago
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It is so lovely to hear that you had such a great time and that you had a fabulous experience during your stay there. We are very happy that you had a wonderful Irish Landmark experience.

Annes Grove Irish Landmark

Review submitted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019
3.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
2.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Anne's Grove is in a great location and a quirky building. As for UK Landmark's the joy is seeing the restoration of historic buildings at risk and being able to stay in these iconic houses.

Anne's Grove doesn't disappoint from a location point of view. Once the Garden restoration is complete, this will be a great visit, as the gate house sits on the edge of a historic garden that OPW is working to bring back to life. However the property itself is a little tired. This is not surprising given its popularity but the kitchen and bathroom need a refresh - the kitchen needs new cooking equipment (more pans, cutting knives and cooking kit please) and the bathroom needs a revamp (loo sit is distinctly wobbly and shower doesn't drain effectively). That said, the wee bedroom in the tower is lovely, (mattress again might need a refresh and 1 or 2 of the tower lights weren't working). In this respect, the small details make all the difference but that didn't detract from the fun of the place. Be aware that eating out is a bit hit and miss as the wonderful local pub that did meals has closed - so its just Guinness and craic down the road.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied 346 days ago
Thank you for your notes. These will be forward on to the Local House Manager for review.

Perfect home base

Review submitted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We wanted a unique temporary home for our day trips to the south, and the mini castle filled the need nicely. After this, hotel rooms were boring! :-)



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied 361 days ago
Irish Landmark Trust is so delighted to hear you found Annes Grove Miniature Castle to be your perfect home base away from home during your stay in Cork.

Fantastic Place To Stay

Review submitted on Thu, 05 Sep 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Chose this place to stay as part of our Honeymoon , was not disappointed in the least. Exactly what we wanted. I myself work in IT and to be totally cut off from TV, phone etc.. was perfect. Will be back to visit this place again . Theresa was so helpful and perfect in making sure you were shown around and shown everything. Brilliant !



Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Just fantastic to hear you had such a lovely and relaxing time at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It is always so great to hear how much people enjoy stepping of the digital train and enjoy themselves. We really look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

A very relaxing place to stay for those who want to get away from it all!

Review submitted on Thu, 29 Aug 2019
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
3.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Met by Theresa who is very pleasant and welcoming. The miniature castle is lovely and very tranquil. Only drawback is the walk into the village is quite long and with no footpath could be treacherous on a dark evening. My wife and I used the location as a base to visit other places such as Blarney, Cork and others but were delighted when we returned in the evenings to put our feet up and relax.



Loved it

Review submitted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Stunning miniature castle in North Cork, it’s a magical place to relax and unwind. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess, Therese. Our little dog loved it too. We could only get access from 5.00pm the day we arrived which was a little late but appreciate its busy and they want to make sure it’s fully prepared. We will definitely be back.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. Annes Grove is indeed a great place to unwind. We're so delighted to hear you had such a warm welcome and that you and your four legged friend had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back!

A great place to stay and in a great area. Loved it

Review submitted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The quirkiness of the property and the location were excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others.
Would be even better to be able to walk around the grounds, like you can with Batty Langley, which we stayed at after visiting Annes Grove.




Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your time at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. Your support of our work is greatly appreciated.

Memorable stay at unique building

Review submitted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Me and my husband really enjoyed our stay in a beautiful miniature castle at Anne's Grove estate. The building is very nicely preserved, cozy and very neat. Our wonderful host Theresa was very helpful and friendly. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.



Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Wonderful to hear you had such a memorable stay. We hope to perhaps welcome you back in the future. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust and the work we do to try and save, share and sustain some of Ireland's built heritage.

A visit to a castle

Review submitted on Thu, 04 Jul 2019
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We really enjoyed the short break in this unique little building.We were made very welcome,right down to supplies for the wood burner,which we used in an unusually chilly June.



Picturesque setting for 2 people

Review submitted on Wed, 03 Jul 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Anne's Grove Miniature Castle is a great place to stay. It's tucked away in the countryside about 40 minutes drive north of Cork, with its own lovely garden and parking space. As the name indicates, it's a genuine castle in miniature complete with turrets and winding staircases; but it has all the comforts of a modern building including great heating (if you need it) and an excellent bathroom with loads of hot water. It's a lovely get away for two people. And we had a very friendly welcome from Theresa, the manager, who gave us lots of great tips for places to visit nearby. One of these, the Doneraile Estate, has some extensive and beautiful gardens to walk though. Highly recommended.



Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying at one of the properties in our care, and for letting other guests know that you highly recommend a breakaway here. It is lovely to hear you had such a nice stay.

Short break

Review submitted on Wed, 19 Jun 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I would recommend Anne's Grove to anyone wishing for that unusual or romantic break. The lady that looks after it could not be more helpful. In fact the whole experience was just magical. And we look forward to staying in more landmark properties.
But why don't you have a yearly membership with say discounts for the members. Similar to the national trust in the UK.
But it was the best stay I have had for a long time.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying in one of the properties in our care. It is wonderful to hear you had a lovely stay. You will be very glad to hear that Repeat Guests may avail of a discount on their next stay and we also have a Landmarker Programme that anyone is very welcome to join and contribute to. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Castle Life

Review submitted on Sat, 18 May 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
How absolutely charming - a unique experience staying in this lovely gatehouse. Theresa was a wonderful host, so friendly and inviting! The setting is beautiful and peaceful.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is so wonderful to hear you had a lovely stay and you truly enjoyed you Landmark Experience. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying on one of the 32 properties in our care. We do hope to welcome you again in the future.

Magical

Review submitted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It was a peaceful and serene country stay. To be able to stay in a miniature castle was so much fun. What an experience!
The kitchen has everything need to prepare meals in. We enjoyed going to the nearby donkey sanctuary for a day trip.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear you had such a wonderful Irish Landmark experience at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. Thank you for supporting our work.

Fantastic stay!

Review submitted on Tue, 16 Apr 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was a highlight of our trip! We loved being able to stay in our own little castle grounds. It was so cozy and comfortable. Castletownroche was beautiful, and the people even better. Go to the Rockforest Bar and say hi to Michael! Theresa was so sweet and gave us such a warm welcome. We only wish we could have stayed longer!



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is so wonderful to hear that you had such a great time at Castletownroche and that your stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle was a highlight of your trip. Thank you so very much for taking the time to let Irish Landmark Trust know you had such a warm welcome and lovely stay.

Lovely stay

Review submitted on Mon, 08 Apr 2019
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Enjoyed the accommodation and surrounding area. The house was like something from a fairytale. What a magical retreat



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Irish Landmark Trust sincerely thank you for supporting the work that we carry out. By staying in one of the 32 properties in our care, you help us to continue to save, share and sustain more of Ireland's built heritage.

Feed back

Review submitted on Tue, 02 Apr 2019
3.0
out of 5

Guest doesn't recommend this property
Cleanliness
1.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
3.0
Location
3.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautiful place to stay in the country hills of Ireland. If you don’t have a problem with wildlife and insects this will be the perfect stay.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying in one of the properties in our care. Irish Landmark Trust is a non-profit organisation that tries to save, share and sustain some of Ireland's built heritage. Annes Grove Miniature Castle is located in a stunning countryside location. The silence which surrounds this rural property is part of the charm for our visitors. Beyond the gate, in the privacy of a small garden, guests can enjoy great peace and tranquility with a small patio outside that offer those who wish to enjoy the natural setting, a wonderful opportunity to dine 'al fresco'.

Heaven on earth

Review submitted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
From the moment we met Theresa we knew we were going to have a fantastic time. What a very special lady. She welcomed us with a "cead mile failte", We actually felt we knew her all our lives, such a warm, kind, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and happy lady. The castle itself was lovely and quaint, full of charm and history. It was so inviting with the stove lit and what an array of books and games to choose from. Loved the fact that there was no television as this allowed us to totally recharge our minds and bodies. The peace and quiet was lovely and the birds singing was such a treat. The bed was so comfortable, felt like you were sleeping on air, Delinately, definately returning. Thank you all so much (especially Theresa ) for a truly magical weekend.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your review of your recent stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It is just fabulous to hear you had such a wonderful time and were so well looked after by the incredible Local House Manager Theresa. She is simply amazing and we are so very lucky to have such a fantastic person looking after Annes Grove Miniature Castle and Irish Landmark's guest. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in the future for another stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle.

We had a most enjoyable stay at Anne's Grove

Review submitted on Sat, 09 Mar 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We spent a most enjoyable couple of days at Anne's Grove Castle. Theresa was most helpful and friendly. It was lovely sitting beside the fire, warm and cosy while the rain lashed outside. Castletownroche is a very interesting and picturesque village and Doneraile and Doneraile Park and the Townhouse Café all worth a visit.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in Anne's Grove and made the most of the Irish weather. Theresa is a wonderful House Manager indeed so no surprise in hearing you were warmly welcomed. Hopefully we will get to welcome you back to one of our properties again soon.

Weekend bliss

Review submitted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful weekend in the gate lodge. It is comfortable and well equipped and in a beautiful location. The representative from the Landmark Trust is very helpful and friendly.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle and found the property well equipped and comfortable. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying in one of the 33 self-catering properties in our care.

A wonderful winter escape

Review submitted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My husband, our dog, and I decided to spend my birthday weekend at Anne’s Grove on a whim, and it was amazing.

Upon arrival, Theresa (our host) gave us a quick tour of the place, filling us in on the functional stuff (where to find pots and pans, etc), as well as the history of the place.

From there, it was long walks around the grounds, evenings spent reading, talking, and stoking the fire, and meals for two.

It really was everything, and we look forward to coming back!




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for staying with Irish Landmark Trust. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a lovely time at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It is a wonderful property looked after so well by our fantastic local House Manager. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

Peaceful Castle Retreat

Review submitted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
From our perspective as Londoners, three things were particularly striking:
1) The stars at night - a busier sky than I have ever seen before!
2) The silence - not scary, but extremely peaceful. Although the Castle is on a road, it is an extremely minor road in a very rural area - we did not hear a single car!
3) Theresa is a secret Londoner - but has the warmth of all those we encountered in Ireland.
Well positioned within a reasonable drive of the Ring of Kerry.
Very clean and well-heated, good shower. Comfy bed.
Highly recommended!




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is just wonderful to hear that you had such a lovely time at Annes Grove Miniature Castle, and really got a chance to enjoy the location of this fantastic little spot. Theresa is just such a lovely person and we are very lucky to have her as our Local House Manager for Annes Grove Miniature Castle to welcome our Irish Landmark guest.

Magical stay!

Review submitted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
To start our house manager Theresa made the entire stay incredible. She had a hot kettle waiting for us to make tea, a warm fire, and even cookies! She was a complete joy and gave a great tour and history of the property. Our stay wouldn’t have been the same without her. Great job and great property.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
You have captured our sentiments about the fabulous Local House Manager Theresa exactly. She welcomes guests brilliantly and looks after the property so well. We really could not do without her here at Irish Landmark Trust. It is so wonderful to hear you had such a great time and we really do hope to welcome you back again in the future, perhaps to another of our 32 proprieties located around the island of Ireland.

Autumn Weekend

Review submitted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our second stay in Anns Grove and our time was spent more relaxing by the fire, reading and sleeping!
Our host, Theresa was well prepared for our arrival and had the place looking great and welcoming.
Look forward already to another visit.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
So wonderful to welcome you back Kieron and we are looking for ward to having you back to stay in the future. It is so lovely that you have found Annes Grove Miniature Castle so welcoming. That is what we love to hear here at Irish Landmark Trust.

Escape The Real World

Review submitted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had the most amazing 2 days away from the real world being King and Queen of our very own castle. Amazing to close the gates and switch off. The castle is in amazing condition and was so snug and warm. Amazing opportunity to disconnect from the madness of every day life and reconnect with one another. A stay here is a must!!!!!



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
We're delighted to hear you really enjoyed staying in Anne's Grove and the whole experience of disconnecting from the hectic modern world which we try to promote as much as possible. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for supporting Irish Landmark Trust. We do hope to welcome your majesties again sometime soon!

We loved our stay at the Mini Castle!

Review submitted on Mon, 29 Oct 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It was a beautiful, quiet location which made us feel like royalty. Theresa was an excellent host, providing us with thoughtful advice and recommendations, and even came back to let us in the castle when we accidentally locked out keys inside! This was a nice chance to relax and unwind after hectic days of touring - and driving on the other side of the road. Once you lock the gates behind you, the castle is all yours. A perfect opportunity to recharge, reconnect and rest.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for your great review and for supporting Irish Landmark Trust. Anne's Grove is indeed a gorgeous property with a wonderful Property Manager! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable and relaxing stay and we would love to welcome you again sometime in the future.

Another lovely stay at Anne’s Grove

Review submitted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was my second stay at Anne’s Grove, lovely as always! A wonderful place for a romantic getaway, I’ll be back soon!



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for coming back and continuing to support Irish Landmark Trust in the work we do. It is lovely to hear that you had a lovely and romantic get away. We look forward to welcoming you again to Annes Grove Miniature Castle or indeed one of the other 32 properties in our care. Thank you again for your great support.

Most enjoyable stay in a totally unique property

Review submitted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Cozy, unique, delightful - we may well be back! The wood burning stove added such a lovely romantic atmosphere to our evenings.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your lovely review. It is wonderful to hear you had such a nice and cozy time away together. Your support of Irish Landmark Trust is greatly appreciated and we do hope to perhaps welcome you back again in the future to one of the 32 properties in our care around the island of Ireland.

Highlight of our Ireland trip

Review submitted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Once we bought food provisions and locked the Anne's Grove Castle gate behind us we did not venture out again until we checked out two days later. We found no need to leave this absolutely magical place....it was after all our anniversary destination. Theresa, our hostess, welcomed us with fresh flowers in the bedroom and kitchen and the tea kettle was all ready for an afternoon cup. She could not have been more helpful and kind and I felt as if I was talking to an old friend in no time....she's such a gem! We found Anne's Grove Castle to be all we'd hoped for and more...pastoral, historic, romantic, and utterly charming. Sitting quietly by the fire and reading in the evenings was just what we needed after our first busy week of sightseeing. The period furnishings were lovely adding to the historic feel and the beautiful crisp bed linens were very welcome at the end of the day.
We commend the Irish Landmark Trust in preserving this lovely property and providing the opportunity for people who love Ireland to enjoy a little piece of history. We couldn't recommend it more highly. Our only regret is that we wish we'd been able to stay longer.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for very much for your lovely review and kind words. It is great to hear you had such a fabulous time at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful House Manager like Theresa looking after the property as well as guests so well. She is just lovely and it is great to hear that you were so well looked after. We love when guests really embrace the landmark experience and it sounds like you both really got lost in your own castle which is just great to hear. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark by staying in one of our 32 self-catering accommodation properties. Your stay helps us to save, share and sustain some of Ireland's built heritage.

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

Review submitted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A wonderful experience...historical,u unique and relaxing adventure.A delightful way to. end our Irish dream vacation.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is just fantastic to hear you had such a lovely time at Annes Grove Miniature Castle Sheila. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

Perfect getaway!

Review submitted on Thu, 13 Sep 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is a lovely little place, perfect for a quiet getaway. I know the area well, and while I wasn’t there for sightseeing and such, for someone that wants to see Co. Cork, this cottage is very well located, near enough for day trips to Cork City, Middleton distillery, the seaside, all surrounding quaint villages, the River Blackwater, and over into Limerick. It’s quiet and peaceful, a kitchen suitable for cooking simple meals (there are not enough pots and such for an elaborate meal), and a lovely little sitting room with a cosy stove fire. The stairs to the bedroom are very steep and narrow, so I would not recommend the Castle Lodge for people with limited mobility. All in all, we throughly enjoyed our 2 day getaway, and look forward to another visit soon.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
We're so glad to hear you really enjoyed your time in Anne's Grove. It's a very special property in a great location as you mentioned. Thank you so much for the great review and for supporting Irish Landmark Trust. Each time you stay with us you are helping us save more properties just like Anne's Grove. Hopefully we can welcome you again soon!

Silver wedding anniversary surprise

Review submitted on Mon, 03 Sep 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I wish I had a picture of her face when my wife got out of the car and saw where we were staying. She was completely blown away and when we were shown around the inside she was even more impressed. Excellent facilities. We were short of nothing in the kitchen and the chocolate biscuits were a nice touch. Bathroom is huge. Thanks for the loan of a OS map - came in very handy for our walk on day 2.
Perfect venue if you are looking for somewhere different - thinking about a lighthouse keepers cottage for next year.




Darren replied more than 1 year ago
Happy Anniversary! We're so happy your wife enjoyed her surprise stay in Anne's Grove. It's such a unique property and she obviously appreciated that as much as we do. Thank you so much for the great review and for supporting Irish l Landmark Trust. When you stay in one of our properties, as well as having a great holiday, you are also helping us save, share and sustain Ireland's built heritage. We look forward to welcoming you again to a lighthouse property perhaps.

Unusual and very enjoyable experience in a very unique property

Review submitted on Wed, 29 Aug 2018
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We enjoyed our two nights immensely in the 19th century gatehouse. A special thanks to our "hostess" Theresa who made us very welcome and provided full explanation of local amenities and places to visit. Annes Grove itself is located in very peaceful surroundings and the absence of modern distractions of TV and WiFi added to our experience of quiet and solitude. We particularly enjoyed our visit to Doneraile Park and also the local towns of Mallow and Fermoy.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It's great to hear you had a very enjoyable stay in Anne's Grove and that you appreciated the digital disconnect which we promote. It's so good for people to just escape the hectic electronic world we live in from time to time. Theresa is a wonderful House Manager so it's no surprise that you were warmly welcomed and well looked after. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we hope to welcome you back to an Irish Landmark Trust property soon.

Magical!

Review submitted on Mon, 27 Aug 2018
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We loved our stay at Anne's Grove! The gate house and grounds are so serene and magical. Book this place, it will not disappoint.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you and wonderful to hear you have a lovely time at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. Thank you for recommending to other guests and we do hope to welcome you back again in the future.

A magical place

Review submitted on Mon, 06 Aug 2018
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We loved our stay at Annes Grove. It was just two days but two days we will always remember. We had a lovely welcome from Theresa who gave a lot of tips on the best places to visit. The little castle was cosy and comfortable and early morning was particularly magical. The weather stayed fine which was a big help! We had our dog with us and would like to commend the Landmark Trust for allowing visitors to bring their dogs to many of their properties. It is something you should highlight more. We had a wonderful time and may come back again.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for supporting Irish Landmark Trust and our work to try and save, share and sustain Ireland's built heritage. It was wonderful to have you, and your dog, stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. 15 of our 32 properties welcome dogs and it is wonderful to hear when guests are able to include their beloved pet on their break away. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Enjoyable stay with my dog.

Review submitted on Mon, 06 Aug 2018
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Exceptionally private mini castle/ gatelodge in excellent condition. Dog friendly an added bonus. The granite spiral staircase is rather narrow & steep hence thought provoking when heading upstairs to the bedroom, with comfy antique bed & pristine white linen. Near impossible I suspect to get a reasonable sized suitcase up there. Kitchen well appointed as is bathroom with loads of hot water & electric shower. An excellent circular walk around the fields for dog starting from the back door brilliant. No lead required! My chatty host was full of local information & fresh flowers gave a warm touch indoors.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear you and Shamrock had such a lovely time at Annes Grove. It was lovely to have you stay with Irish Landmark Trust and we do hope perhaps you will come back and stay in another property in our care very soon. Thank you for leaving such a lovely review of your time at Annes Grove.

Wonderful and Romantic Respite

Review submitted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The mini-castle has been wonderfully restored - both inside and out. It is very comfortable and cozy with modern amenities while still retaining a clear feeling of being in a castle! The property is quite remote on a beautiful estate in the countryside. Our stay was very peaceful and secluded - just what we needed to relax and recharge. Theresa was absolutely great in meeting us and getting us set up for our stay. We highly, highly recommend Annes Grove, especially as a quiet, romantic get-away!





Perfect castle stay

Review submitted on Sat, 02 Jun 2018
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
What a quaint castle. Everything you needed was there. Perfectly comfortable. Almost like a fairy tail stay. Very quiet, beautiful surroundings, with tea and snacks left. A quick juant to town



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Irish Landmark Trust are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle and were well looked after by our fabulous Local House Manager. We so do hope you can come back to stay again in the future.

Mini-castle stay

Review submitted on Sun, 20 May 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We reserved it we’ll in advance and where given the property manager’s info so we were able to contact her for specific needs. It was all what we expected. One drawback (but not for us), it is remote, and there is nothing nearby.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for getting in touch about your recent stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. This property is located in a countryside setting which may be remote for some guests but it is only a 5 minute drive to the nearest village of Castletownroche.

Beautiful Property!

Review submitted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My husband and I recently stayed at the Anne's Grove Miniature Castle and couldn't have been happier! The mini castle is absolutely adorable, and the location is perfect for those looking to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life! Theresa was amazing, and not only gave us a run down of the property, but provided us with great places to visit and wonderful restuarant suggestions that were close by!
We had an amazing time, and would absolutely do it all over again!




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It is lovely to hear you had a lovely time there and that you found the property quirky and unique. Theresa is a fabulous House Manager and Irish Landmark Trust are very fortunate to have her looking after one of the 31 properties in our care. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

Lovely spot

Review submitted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018
3.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Anne’s Grove was lovely. Nice and warm and It was pleasant to spend some down time sitting in the kitchen listening to the birds. Very peaceful. Compared to the other places we stayed in Ireland I thought it was a bit expensive. It was warm and the bed was comfortable but the sitting area could do with a furniture revamp. I am ran, I get that the couches are kind of ‘in character’ but they weren’t all that enticing to sit in front of the fire. The experience could also be made so much better if you could get out on the tower to look over the countryside and walk over the gate to take i the gardens when they’re done. It was fun but these things would make it much better value for money. Our contact, Theresa, was great.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to let Irish Landmark Trust know about your recent stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It is lovely to see that you had a nice and peaceful stay at this property. As a guest you are helping us in our mission to save, share, and sustain Ireland’s built heritage. It might not feel like your holiday is anything but a relaxing indulgence, but when you stay in an Irish Landmark property, you’re part of a community that’s helping to keep heritage alive. I will forward on your note about the couch to the Standard's Officer to see if there are plans in the budget for this property this year. With regard to your note about accessing the roof top I am afraid this is not possible for this particular property. There is no platform to stand on and if guests were allowed access there would not only be a safety issue but also a lot of damage could be caused to the roof tiles. There are other Irish Landmark Trust properties such as Helen's Tower or Barbican that guests do have access to the roof space if they so wish.

Cozy and wonderful stay!

Review submitted on Mon, 09 Apr 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My stay was the best I could have imagined! The castle was in a wonderful location, off the beaten track, surrounded by farms it was a quiet and relaxing stay. Theresa was so welcoming and had great tips for stuff to do see and do around the area. The bed was the most comfortable and the entire stay was exceptional. I will definitely be back!



Darren replied more than 1 year ago
It's great to hear you had a really special and comfortable time while staying in Anne's Grove. It's a special property with a very special House Manager. You're always in good hands with Theresa. Thank you so much for the really great review and we look forward to welcoming back someday soon.

The welcome and personal introduction to property was excellent.

Review submitted on Mon, 26 Mar 2018
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
3.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Well equipped accommodation with the essentials to start the stay, like milk and tea/coffee, thoughtfully provided.
Theresa's personal intro to the property and surrounding area was very helpful.
A mini castle is a true description of the property. It is peaceful and well looked after.
Bedroom very comfortable, kitchen cosy and functional, sitting room a little compact but has a great wood burning stove, books/games etc.
Being of an older generation the only reservation we had for the property was having to navigate the stone spiral staircase to get to the loo at night!!!




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It is great to hear that you were so well looked after by our wonderful House Manager, we are very lucky to have her on the team. Annes Grove is a very unusual property and may not suit everyone but it is good that you were able to enjoy your time there.

Perfect

Review submitted on Sat, 24 Mar 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The property was more than I expected. It's a real authentic small castle. It was neat to stay here and tour Ross and Blarney Castles and you can see the similar architecture used. We stayed 3 nights and loved it. You defiantly don't want to stay less than 2 if you want to appreciate it at all. The host Theresa was amazing. She provided info about the castle and local places to eat. Thank you for the amazing memories.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
So happy to hear that you will have great memories of your stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. Also that you got a chance to see the local area and some fabulous locations nearby. Theresa is a wonderful House Manager and we are delighted you were so well looked after during your stay.

Beautiful castle.

Review submitted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We truly enjoyed our stay at Anne's Grove. It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Ireland. Theresa, the caretaker, was very helpful with recommendations for things to do in the area. Everything was clean and well taken care of at the castle. The steps are a little intimidating going upstairs to the bedroom but that adds to the character of the castle.



Darren replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you hear Anne's Grove was such a highlight of your trip. Theresa does a great job with the place and I'll be sure to let her know you think so too. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and should you be back in Ireland on another trip, you're more than welcome to stay again.

My first Irish Landmark

Review submitted on Sat, 23 Sep 2017
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We are long-term users of UK Landmark Trust, and believe in the ethos, which I think you share,

First, Theresa could not have been more helpful or welcoming - she had the place spotless.

It is a fine, quirky property, and there is lots of interest around Fermoy,Mallow and Castletownroche.

A few observations.
- Lovely fresh flowers
- It would have been nice to have had a welcome tea tray on arrival (+/- biscuits?)
- The library could have been much better - guidebooks of area, maps, books by local authors etc
- Why could we not have strolled in the grounds in the evening, when the workers had left?
- I was expecting a hip bath as described (I am not fond of showers) and was disappointed to find it in the undergrowth.

Thank you again Sue and Dudley Thomas




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. I am glad to hear that you had a warm welcome. I have passed on your comments to the Standards Officer who hopefully will be able to address them so thank you for your suggestions. Irish Landmark is a non-profit charity that has a limited budget that we must stick within in order to continue to look after the properties in our care. The grounds are not looked after by Irish Landmark and I am afraid whilst they are in restoration they are not available to guests staying at this property. I also investigated your comment about the hip-bath and unfortunately some text reverted back to this on the website after an update. I do apologise for this oversight and the text has been amended to the correct details. I do hope that you have a chance to come back and stay at another Irish Landmark property in the future.

Serene spot

Review submitted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We greatly enjoyed our stay. It is in the middle of the country so it is a serene setting and all the features of this "folly" combine to make it a very atmospheric building to stay in. You have to accept it as being small but with the fire going this meant it felt cosy. Teresa was very friendly when we arrived. It was well located for our trip after a stay in Cork and not far from the Rock of Cashel/ Cahir Castle before we headed to the Ring of Kerry. We would recommend going to the English Markets at Cork before you drive here to buy some delicious ingredients to cook up in the kitchen. Castletownroche the village nearby also had supplies/pubs if needed. It is a special place.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at Anne Grove Miniature Castle. Delighted to hear that you found the location great for exploring the local attractions and your recommendations to other guests. Glad to hear you got a chance to enjoy the open fire.

Annes Grove Castle in September 2017

Review submitted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had an outstanding stay and were reluctant to leave. The property exceeded our expectations in all regards. Maybe a longer stay next time...



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by choosing to stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. Really happy to see that you had a nice time and that hopefully we will get a chance to welcome you back in the future to one of our 31 properties located all around the island of Ireland.

Fairytale Perfect!

Review submitted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Absolutely wonderful! This beautiful place is cozy and peaceful. It isn't just the actual place that makes your time here perfect, it is the friendliness and kindness of the innkeeper - Teresa. We simply loved her! She greeted us with Irish warmth/hospitality. This place is perfectly restored and extremely well appointed. We will definitely be back! Thank you to the Irish Landmark Trust for the excellent work you do to maintain these special treasures that reflect Irish history/heritage.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your lovely comments about Teresa. She will be so happy to hear that you had a lovely stay thanks to all her hard work. Thank you also for note about Irish Landmark in general. It really is wonderful when guests truly get to enjoy their experience and recognize our work. It is really appreciated. Look forward to welcoming you back to Annes Grove or perhaps even another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

A unique experience

Review submitted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A very cute wonderful experience to stay in your own personal castle! Medieval with modern amenities. We loved our time there!



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
So glad you had a great stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. We hope to get a chance to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark property.

Anne's Grove

Review submitted on Mon, 21 Aug 2017
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Quirky, comfortable and well-maintained. Teresa is an excellent caretaker-friendly and informative. We were disappointed that the grounds of Anne's Grove had fallen on bad times over the past few years but were glad to hear that the OPW are now taking it in hand as the gardens are one of the big attractions in the area for us.
We felt the lighting could be enhanced-it is rather dim in the kitchen especially when one is cooking! A little more cooking equipment would also be helpful. The bed room is charming but we felt the lovely winter duvet was much too warm for the summer!
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would encourage others to go.




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you had a nice stay in Annes Grove Miniature Castle. Thank you for letting us know about the lighting, I have forwarded this on to my colleague to look into further. We do hope to see you again at another Irish Landmark Trust property.

Amazing place, truly romantic and unique

Review submitted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Just a wonderful time. Authentic "castle experience", complete with a stone winding staircase and turret! A perfect place for the two of you, its very rural so very romantic and peaceful. Sitting on the back patio, taking a walk, reading in front of the fireplace, sleeping in your own castle..what's not to love?

The bathroom was renovated and very nice (you never know what you'll get when you travel), the kitchen was perfectly fine for regular cooking.

Overall, an unforgettable stay!




Beautiful!

Review submitted on Mon, 19 Jun 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We loved our time at Annes Grove! The peaceful area made it feel like you had your very own castle and grounds! Michael was wonderful in being flexible with our arrival time and had a fire going when we got there!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review , we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

Annes Grove Miniature Castle

Review submitted on Mon, 05 Jun 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The place was our starting point in the early part of our holiday. It is nicely situated between Cork and The Ring of Kerry which was our main places to visit.



Beautiful and very special place to stay as it was Peaceful and very cosy.

Review submitted on Fri, 02 Jun 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . Michael was the perfect host and spent some time telling us of the castle and the area when we first arrived . The place was spotless and very welcoming with the fire all set and ready to go . I would recommend staying here without hesitation .



Fabulous second stay at Annes Grove

Review submitted on Thu, 18 May 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Once again we have been charmed by Annes Grove. The location, accomodation and house manager were all fantastic. We'll be back:)



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear that you had a nice time and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to let us know . We do hope that we can welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

Wonderful experience at own miniature castle

Review submitted on Tue, 09 May 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This miniature castle was just a magic experience to stay in with a stone spiral staircase, turrets, metre thick walls and big iron gates. All with the modern conveniences of excellent heating, good bathroom and well equipped kitchen. We were blessed with good weather but this cottage would have been enjoyable in all weathers. There are multiple small thoughtful comforts with a variety of books to read and games to play.
Michael our host was charming and welcoming and had provided some welcoming extras in the form of ground coffee and milk for a cuppa.
We loved the countryside and were in easy distance to Cork and the Wild Atlantic Coast.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, come and and stay in the near future.

Anne's Grove

Review submitted on Mon, 17 Apr 2017
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Amazing setting and adorable building, quaint and well maintained. Really enjoyed the extra touches provided.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So glad you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, come back again soon.

Great Gatelodge lovely rural setting near a small beautiful village

Review submitted on Thu, 16 Mar 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Great historic building with all the mod cons. A rural stting very close to the lovely village of Castletownroche.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
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An excellent holiday that I know I'll not recreate

Review submitted on Thu, 02 Mar 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
What can I say. Excellent location for getting away from it. No WiFi, no TV, just the radio. Switch off and 'chillax'. Anne's Grove has all you need, nothing's more than half hour drive, the village 35-40 minutes walk. Rockforest bar in the village very welcoming. Really can't fault anything.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the near future.

Christmas as Anne's Grove

Review submitted on Mon, 09 Jan 2017
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We had a wonderful Christmas honeymoon at this romantic miniature castle. The woodland behind the castle was just magical, we adored the "gingerbread" kitchen, the fireplace and the castle itself was magical.

It was a great place to connect, bond and talk. We sincerely enjoyed the long walks and although we were disappointed that the gardens were closed we made the most of the countryside that surrounds Anne's Grove by walking to the close-by village of Castletownroch.

Really peaceful, quiet and wonderful. Thanks




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your great feedback, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the near future.

Charming Accommodation!

Review submitted on Fri, 06 Jan 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
What a charming miniature castle nestled on the edge of a quiet garden estate! The place oozes with character!
Upon arrival, the house manager had the fire lit, was kind enough to have supplied a few sundries in the kitchen, and gave us some helpful tips about the area. We settled in very quickly and became quite fond of the place. The kitchen had just enough equipment to cook a successful meal, and the whole house seemed to have everything you'd need to be quite comfortable, but just on a smaller scale. Its really perfect for two people.
The only cons we would mention is that you're not allowed to explore the garden estate to which the gate lodge belongs. That was a bit surprising as we've stayed at other gate lodges in the past and have been welcomed to walk the estate grounds.
Also, there was barely enough hot water to complete one 6-8 minute shower (which by North American standards is somewhat short). I would definitely recommend that you don't linger!!
All in all, we would recommend this place to others. The nearby Castletownroche town was also charming, and again, had everything you need (a butcher, a small grocery etc), but just on a smaller scale.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, come back again soon :)

Long Weekend Stay

Review submitted on Mon, 21 Nov 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It was exceptionally quiet and tranquil. The castle is full of character and charm. It was great to be so remote with little contact with the outside world!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back again in the near future.

Fantastic Getaway

Review submitted on Sun, 06 Nov 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is a great place To get away and experience rural Ireland. The gatehouse was just far enough away from any town to provide a quiet place to read and find some much needed relaxation. It is also close enough for day trips to castles and historic towns and still be back in time to cook a lovely dinner and sit by the peat fire.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon :)

Perfect hideaway from real life

Review submitted on Thu, 27 Oct 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Not somewhere for those wedded to their tech. Switch off the phone and leave the tablet at home - there is no wifi and barely any phone signal anyway (so bring a sat nav or offline maps if you don't know the area!). Enjoy the cosy stove, good food from the butcher in Castletownroche, and hopefully some good company.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are so delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the near future.

Charming!

Review submitted on Sat, 08 Oct 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My wife and I rented the castle for three days for her 65th birthday..it was a surprise! Since the owner of the local pub was ill, food service there was curtailed; she had a wonderful birthday meal from the local butcher (yes, Castletownroche has one!) in her own kitchen in our our own little hideaway. We picked up extra peat blocks at the local garage and read and played Scrabble to firelight every night. Later we stopped by Ross Castle in Killarney and were amazed at the similarities of the buildings.
The service was excellent. And the experience was, well, for an otherwise overused word, unique.
Loved it!




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, come back again soon.

Charming!

Review submitted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Anne's Grove Miniature Castle was truly a charming place to stay. We got to be Lord and Lady for 4 lovely days. It is centrally located for exploring lots a places, and we looked forward to returning to our 'castle' every day. Landmark Trust have done an excellent job of renovating this little gem into a place right out of the storybook, and yet there were still the modern conveniences we expected. So much better than a bed-in-a-box hotel room, and much more private.



Very enjoyable stay

Review submitted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Stayed here for three night and did not want to leave. Enjoyed every minute of our stay in this lovely old building.Perfect if you want to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the lovely feedback, come back again soon.

A great escape!

Review submitted on Wed, 17 Aug 2016
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
3.0
This is a wonderful place where you can escape for a few days from the hurly-burly of modern life. It is a beautiful building which has been well restored. There is great quietness and tranquillity here. It is also well placed to visit Cork and the nearby towns of Fermoy and Mallow.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your comments, would love to see you back in the near future.

Annes Grove Castle

Review submitted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016
3.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
4.0
Value
2.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Quaint and exotic location. I think you need to make plain that the gardens at Annes Grove are closed and really you are discouraged from entering. We did explore and can report that OPW are unlikely to get the gardens back into any sort of shape for years. It is an interesting area and a good base. But you also need to make it plain that the winding stone steps are not easy. Overall a great stay and thoroughly enjoyed!




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

Stay

Review submitted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We did enjoy the stay, however you need to take steps to prevent the dampness in the bedroom which is unsightly and smells.

This is emanating largely from a design fault in the roof structure in that when the roof was replaced the new parapet flashing/gutters were made too narrow, which means that it is impossible to clear them out without damaging the roof slates and consequently the person who is clambering over the roof has on many occasions broken slates which have not been replaced property.

The solution is relatively inexpensive and involves running the flashing/gutter up higher onto the roof pitch and you really should get this attended to now by someone who understands old buildings or the longer term solution will come at a much higher price as rot will set into the roof timbers.

Also the vegetation around the house should be cut down and the ivy removed from the front façade to prevent erosion into the cement work.




We have real good souvenirs of our stay at Annes Grove

Review submitted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We really enjoyed our stay at Annes Grove. We keep good memories of our stay. Michael Cronin has been a great help to us during our stay which we appreciated. I would recommend any time Annes Grove to friends, partners or family...

Jacques Carten
Quebec City (Quebec)




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon :)

Annes Grove

Review submitted on Fri, 01 Jul 2016
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We stayed for three nights, all necessary items were available and the presentation was good. The most disappointing aspect while visiting was not being able to walk in the gardens, they were closed for maintenance. It appears they had been closed for some time and there are no other walks close by. Guests being advised of the situation prior to booking would avoid disappointment.
The building is lovely and really sets the atmosphere of past periods.




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. We are delighted to hear that you have had a good time. My apologies about the lack of access to the gardens of the main house during your stay but Irish Landmark Trust do not look after this I am afraid. Access has always been given to Irish Landmark guests on the kindness of the owners and work has begun there quite recently. Once Irish Landmark were informed of the work been carried out we contacted upcoming guests to let them know access was going to be ceased. My sincerest apologies that this did not happen prior to your arrival. Notification has been put on Irish Landmark Trusts website also. “Please note: The property is located beside the access gate for the Estate and Gardens. Annesgrove Gardens are NOT accessible to guests staying at Annesgrove Gatelodge during the renovation of the grounds”.

Our stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle

Review submitted on Mon, 13 Jun 2016
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
It was a unique experience in a lovely location and we had great weather which added to the ambiance.we would recommend Annes Grove Miniature Castle for a break away.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the great feedback, come back again soon.

A Quiet Castle by the Crossroads

Review submitted on Mon, 13 Jun 2016
4.0
out of 5

Guest doesn't recommend this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
3.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Anne's Grove Miniature Castle stands by a quiet country crossroads about 2 miles from the nearest small town/village. It's a calm and peaceful location with birdsong and just the occasional vehicle passing by. The OPW have taken over the management of the famous Gardens and are working on the site so no access is allowed by the public nor Castle residents. It also means that the quietness can make you feel remote. Inside the Castle is cosy and warm and well equipped for just one or two holidaymakers. There are very narrow, steep steps up to the bedroom. I only wouldn't recommend the property because of this staircase. Many older people would find it difficult and frightening especially as the bathroom is downstairs.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time for writing the email, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another Irish Landmark property.

Annes Grove Garden at your own

Review submitted on Thu, 12 May 2016
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
it was very nice. The only problem was the lack of sharp cooking-knives Phantastic to feel like the owner of your own great parc and woodland. it would be useful to have WiFi..



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear that you had a nice time during your recent stay at Annes Grove. Would love to welcome you abck to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

A unique chance to stay in a castle-like environment, with adequate modern comfort

Review submitted on Fri, 29 Apr 2016
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
The beautifully restored building provides you with the old feel in living & sleeping room, stairs and tower, while fully equiped kitchen & bathroom are up to today's standard. The noise and cold (draft) are coming from one source in particular : the top door of the tower. After having insolated this door, the guests can withstand any winter, provided that all heaters work. Want more heat? The turf for the fireplace can be replaced by wood, which will boost the temperature in the living room even further. Besides the building there is the vanishing chance to explore the former glory of the garden, just for you to enjoy. In the coming period the state who finally bought the terrain will invade the grounds surrounding the building with big noisy machines, coming through the gate with their own keys, start early in the morning, without any notice, so be prepared.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you got on during your recent stay at an Irish Landmark Trust property. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Anne's Grove Miniature Castle. You will be glad to hear that the House Manager is actually in the process of trying to arrange something for the top door of the tower. As you aware these are conserved properties so any alterations to the fabric needs careful consideration. I have investigated further your comment about works taking place in Anne's Grove Gardens carried out by the owners. There is work scheduled to take place over the summer and one of their points of access will be the gate adjoining Anne's Grove Miniature Castle which may be used on occassion during this work as this is a right of way for the owners and not exclusively for guests staying at the Irish Landmark Trust property.

An enjoyable trip to north Cork

Review submitted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
My husband and I had a relaxed and enjoyable holiday at Anne's Grove Gatelodge. There were workmen on site doing some tree surgery when we arrived which meant there was considerable noise, and some falling boughs, for a couple of hours before they departed. Michael explained this had been an unexpected arrival, and all was quiet once they left. The house was in good order with everything we needed, and Michael had set the fire so that was a cheery welcome.

We enjoyed the stash of boardgames and books on site in the evenings. We spent much of our day travelling to various locations in Cork, and it was wonderful to return to our miniature castle at dusk.

We had a fun and laid-back holiday, and would certainly recommend this location, and the Landmark Trust in general - and have already done so.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon :)

A wonderful stay!

Review submitted on Fri, 08 Apr 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had an amazing few days at the Annesgrove Gatehouse. What a great place to relax with a warm fire and a cold beer! We enjoyed walking through the woods and taking day trips. The gatehouse was very comfortable and well furnished and equipped. Despite what a previous reviewer said about the lack of adequate heating, we found the combination of electric heaters and the woodstove kept us toasty. Would love to stay here again!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you so much your your great feedback, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Beautiful Quite Place

Review submitted on Wed, 06 Apr 2016
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is a very special place, our medium size dog was in dog heaven, the grounds are fab and you can get a good walk in beautiful surroundings with not person around.
The castle is basic but very special.
Bring slippers and dressing gown as the bathroom is down a cold stone spiral staircase from the bedroom. The stove kept us snug in the sitting Room
Pubs in Castletownroache (3Km) were very friendly and allowed our well behaved dog in,
Special thanks to Micheal he was as helpful as anyone could possibly be,
Over all 10/10




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to hear such positive feedback, come back again soon.

Secret hideaway

Review submitted on Sun, 03 Apr 2016
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is a place to get lost in time and a secret hideaway. Lovely fire burning made a wonderful welcome and a great place to relax, read, eat and walk in the surrounding garden. Perfect little castle great experience.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon :)

Disaster!

Review submitted on Thu, 24 Mar 2016
2.3
out of 5

Guest doesn't recommend this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
1.0
Condition
1.0
Location
4.0
Value
1.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Arrived and were made welcome.

When we checked out the accommodation we both thought that we should leave immediately and drive on to somewhere more comfortable. However, stupidly, we stayed.

Once we kept feeding the stove in the ground floor room, that room remained cosy and comfortable and, in fairness, the kitchen was reasonably warm.

Visiting the bathroom was like a trip to the north pole. The room was bitterly cold, heated only by a tiny storage heater.

Even worse was the bedroom, cold, musty and we thought the bed was damp. The presence of a humidifier should have sent us packing. We have never slept in such a cold room, cold beyond freezing. The storage heater did not work.

Two nights were two too many and we left early on the 3rd day.

What a pity! A thoughtfully conserved building, peaceful but in need of considerable renovation.

1. A bigger heater in bathroom
2. A bigger heater in the bedroom and one that that actually works
3. A bigger heater at the foot of the spiral stairs and one that actually works. We would suggest drapes across the steps to the roof and the 'forbidden' steps...this might help to keep the place warm.





Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Firstly, my sincerest apologies that your were unable to fully enjoy your stay at Anne's Grove Miniature Castle. I wish to ensure you that I am looking into the heating issue in the bedroom that you mention in your review. I have asked the House Manager to please get back to me in relation to this so we can address this matter urgently. With regard to your comment on using storage heaters, as our guests know in all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the structure and composition of each building, which makes them interesting places to stay. With respect to Anne's Grove the storage heaters there were installed as so to disturb the fabric of the building as little as possible. We will certainly look into the matter you have raised about one of them which appears not to have been working correctly during your stay and will rectify this as soon as possible.

Delightful

Review submitted on Sat, 05 Mar 2016
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Be King and Queen of your own country castle - for a few days at least. A delightful gate house in a quiet location yet near enough to the town to make shopping for food easy. The stove set in the great old fireplace gives the compact sitting room a warm, friendly, comforting atmosphere. The winding stone stairs to the bedroom is steep and narrow so it could be difficult for people with mobility issues. We loved our stay here.



3 Night stay in Annes Grove mini castle

Review submitted on Sun, 24 Jan 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our stay was lovely. Micheal the house manager had the castle in perfect condition for us. The fire ensures the house is lovely and cozy. would go back!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Quiet get away to mini-castle

Review submitted on Mon, 04 Jan 2016
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
A delightful and romantic location for a quiet few days away from it all.

Only suggestion is that the mattress in the bedroom is very uncomfortable and could do with being changed for a new one or at least some kind of memory foam topper put on it to improve it. It hurt my back sleeping on it unfortunately.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely feedback , it's always nice to hear what our guests thoughts, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties :)

A great weekend stay!

Review submitted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had an excellent time staying at Anne's Grove! Michael was there to greet us and he was available throughout our weekend stay to answer a few specific questions that we had. The place is filled with character and we enjoyed just sort of "hanging out" - relaxing in front of the fire, cooking, and exploring some nearby walks. In fact, the locals down at The Spinning Wheel pub told us that the walled garden is in fact one of Ireland's best places to spot a leprechaun? We looked and looked, but no luck...next time hopefully, as we'll definitely be back!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, so glad you enjoyed your stay, look forward to your return :)

Fantastic trip to Annes Grove Gardens!

Review submitted on Thu, 05 Nov 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My boyfriend and I recently stayed in Annes Grove Gardens with our dog. I can genuinely not extend enough thanks to Michael and the Irish Landmark Trust - the place was so, so beautiful. The castle itself was beautiful, the staircase and the gorgeous high ceilings!! Michael had prepared a fire for us - even going to such lengths as to cut the wood to the exact size required for the fire! We had a fantastic time, the surrounding area is so peaceful and there are plenty of lovely historical sights nearby - Glanworth castle was stunning, and Donegal forest park was lovely too. We took a trip into Blarney too which was well worth it. There is enough equipment to cook your own food which we did for the first two nights, but on the last night we ordered Indian from the Indian restaurant in Mallow - chicken tikka masala was delcious. Such a nice, relaxing stay - sightseeing during the day and reading books and drinking wine by the fire at night. I would recommend it to anyone!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay and for the wonderful feedback , would love to see you back in the near future.

Stay in your own little Castle!

Review submitted on Sat, 31 Oct 2015
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We were looking for an adventure and we found it at Annes Grove. It was magical & charming. We loved having our own sitting room and (well stocked) fireplace. Not for the feeble or faint of heart.... it's quite a climb to the bedroom, but a once in a lifetime kind of experience. We were a little nervous after reading the guest book which warned us not to walk in the surrounding woods, with no explanation. All in all, we had a great time and would have loved to explore the surrounding grounds and know more of it's history.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back.

Annes Grove, a great escape

Review submitted on Thu, 29 Oct 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
No to, no internet, the noise of wind in the trees and a crackling log burner; a perfect weekend escape. Castle was perfect and Michael was a great manager of the property ensuring we had all we needed as we arrived late. Close to Cork and 5 mins from Castletownroche and its amenities. But who needs that. Hunker down, enjoy the woods and Scrabble in front of the fire.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So Glad you enjoyed your stay, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

Fab mini castle - great experience

Review submitted on Mon, 31 Aug 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
St Ann's Grove is perfectly located for travelling around Cork county or indeed Kerry. It's beautifully restored and very well maintained. It's full of character & is certainly made for a cosy stay with a difference. Great experience to stay in a non generic venue & to be able to bring the puppy too!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the near future.

Annes Grove Miniature Castle

Review submitted on Tue, 18 Aug 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was my second time at the miniature castle at Anne's Grove but my partners first. It was a great reminder to me, just how lovely this little castle is. We stayed only three days and for our entire stay we didn't see another soul, something which we were very happy about! The peace here is remarkable, the only noise is the odd passing car. We enjoyed long breakfasts, long lunches and even longer dinners and took long walks in the gardens. We were lucky to be able to dine outside on the patio area. for most of our stay-just the sound of the birdsong to keep us company-Perfect!
The kitchen has everything you'll need, the shower is very effective, the stove provided a cosy fire later in the evening and the bed was extremely comfortable. Michael greeted us at the property and was very friendly and welcoming. Anne's Grove Miniature Castle is a very special and very romantic place.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review , thank you for the feedback , its always great to hear such positive comments, would love to see you back in the future.

Anne's Grove Gatelodge - a little treasure!!

Review submitted on Mon, 10 Aug 2015
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Anne's Grove Gatelodge is a fine architectural example from well respected architect duo Deane and Woodward,(circa 1860) who were involved in the building of many of our fine buildings in Ireland and in the UK. The accommodation is well dressed with period pieces, with the modern additions fitting in perfectly to give any visitor to the Gatelogde a very comfortable stay.

Anne's Grove Estate on which the Gatelodge is situated is also a pleasurable place, guests of the Gatelogde can walk the Estate gardens, which are beautiful with amazing plants and landscaping - could be on a par with Powerscourt and the Botainc Gardens. The sad part of this is that the gardens are falling into disrepair and are quite overgrown and closed to the public, this mainly due to storms causing extensive damage which seems to be proving very difficult to deal with, I would imagine cost is an issue too.

Staying at the Gatelodge is a very peaceful and tranquil experience & having the gardens to explore is a huge bonus! I just hope they can be saved so that visitors to the Gatelodge can continue to enjoy this experience.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, it's always great to hear such positive feedback , so glad you enjoyed your stay , hope you come to visit in the future.

Enjoyable base for the locality

Review submitted on Thu, 06 Aug 2015
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Quaint and interesting house and beautiful wild gardens to explore. Shower was a nice surprise, being spacious and powerful; better than many expensive hotels.
Could do with some painting and decorating. The kitchen taps are barely adequate.




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for letting us know how your stay went. Delighted that you had a nice time.

A place of fairy-tale quality

Review submitted on Tue, 04 Aug 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
If only a miniature castle... but also absolutely unique surroundings like straight from "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A hidden gem for imaginative couples and everybody longing for time travelling.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted that you had a nice stay at Anne's Grove Miniature Castle. We hope to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property sometime in the future.

Feedback

Review submitted on Sun, 02 Aug 2015
2.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
2.0
Condition
3.0
Location
2.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
3.0
it was nice, really very small. The place is a bit dark too much tall trees and nothing around it. Michael was very nice and the house was clean. Next time we take an other one.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback , it's always nice to hear guests thoughts, would love you to come and stay in another property.

A true Iralend Experience

Review submitted on Mon, 27 Jul 2015
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
The mini castle was great, it was everything we wished it would be. I was impressed by the amount of updating that had been done, but yet still kept it original. The local bar in town had great food and friendly people. Oh and of course good beer. The area was quiet and peaceful. We went for a walk down the trail from the castle and got to see a little back woods Ireland. The only item that i would improve on was that the mattress was pretty well wore out could use a newer one.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for letting us know how your stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle went for you. I am delighted to hear that you had a nice stay. We look forward to perhaps welcoming you to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

Excellent Property, Unreliable Caretaker

Review submitted on Wed, 15 Jul 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
2.0
We loved staying at the castle and exploring the grounds. Unfortunately the caretaker Michael was less than helpful. We made arrangements to arrive at a certain time, as requested, but when we arrived he wasn't there. We called him (very thankful that we had mobile service, despite the warnings to the contrary) and he said he had simply forgotten about our meeting. He did arrive right away after that and helped us into the castle. The next day, as we were exploring the grounds, we ran into him by accident and asked his advice about how to find certain paths marked on the map. He seemed unsure how to answer, and we now know that is because he had not explored the marked paths for some time. In fact, it's clear no one has explored those paths in many years because they no longer exist. We became hopelessly lost for over an hour (in heavy, thorny brush, almost becoming injured because you can't see the ground through the brush) and ended up accidentally next to the home of the property owners, who were very upset about our presence. We would recommend that the property map be updated in the future.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to let Irish Landmark Trust know about your recent stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle. It was disappointing to read that an out of date map resulted in this experiance during your stay and I can confirm that I have been in contact with the Local House Manager to ensure that this information has been removed from the property. The House Manager will also ensure that all information is updated as soon as possible.

a lovely sanctuary

Review submitted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We stayed three nights at the Miniature Castle to serve as a base to explore southern Ireland and as a nightly retreat.

For both these purposes the Castle served admirably. It is a lovely little homely place, nicely isolated from any form of hustle, tucked away at the intersection of several small country lanes.

It comes attached to a large (and somewhat overgrown) Gardens which are well worth a wander - they are currently not open to the public, so you will have the place to yourself (and the foxes, pheasants and other locals).

The Castle itself is a dinky little thing - three rooms downstairs (kitchen, sitting room and bathroom) and a bedroom up a classical castle spiral stone staircase (which is steep and tight in terms of getting luggage up and down).

The amenities in the place are old and a bit worn but still comfy and perfectly usable. The Castle has a little library of second hand books of various genres (I suspect there has been a bit of traveller book-exchange going on).

Nearest shops are a 5 minute drive away. Better ones are about 20 minutes away.

All in all, we had a great stay here, and it was one of my favourite places to stay.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review and positive feedback , really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the near future perhaps at another one of our properties.

Magical Castle

Review submitted on Sat, 27 Jun 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
When we first arrived, we felt we were whisked away to a magical getaway. Where the castle was located was beautiful, and centrally enough located to enjoy the sites of Dingle and Ring of Kerry. We couldn't have asked for a more quiet and special place to stay. The access to the gardens was like we had our own Secret Garden to explore. Michael, who manages the property, was kind and very helpful, and made our check in and check out fantastic. We loved every minute of our stay in this enchanted wonderland.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay , it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties.

So relaxing

Review submitted on Fri, 05 Jun 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Stayed for two nights with my sister and both of us wished we were staying for another night, it was so quiet and relaxing.
We spent two hours walking in the grounds ( in the rain)! But it was beautiful but nearly all of the paths are overgrown and we got lost twice would really recommend if you want to get away from everything for a couple of days. Just watch out for stairs to bedroom bit scary if you are unsteady on your feet!




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you and your sister enjoyed your stay, thank you for your feedback and would love to have you's back in the future.

A castle of your own

Review submitted on Mon, 25 May 2015
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
A delightful quirky building, stone spiral stair to climb to bed, peat brickette burning stove to add atmosphere, with modern amenities such as a spacious shower. Gardens to explore and just the sound of birdsong.
A good base to explore this part of Ireland, easy routes in all directions. Hills/mountains not far away for good walking.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the positive feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay.

A very special place

Review submitted on Wed, 08 Apr 2015
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The property was even better than expected. Great to be able to get out onto the roof and see the views. Enjoyed breakfast on the little patio behind the house. The living room was very cosy and we were happy to see the bath replaced with a good shower. Thoroughly enjoyed the gardens.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review and positive feedback , so glad you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the future.

Our stay in Annes Grove

Review submitted on Sun, 22 Mar 2015
3.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
3.0
For those wishing to experience a complete change in living environment I would recommend this curious gatehouse at Annes Grove , Castletownroche, Co Cork. Living rooms are contained in a stone tower divided into two small areas one above the other reached by the narrowest hand cut stone stairs one could hope to find. A kitchen/ washing area is in an attached lean-to structure with all modern facilities.

The whole structure is very well decorated and very well heated. The stove heater is a cosy optional extra which adds to the charm of the place. There are no electronic facilities and so a sense of isolation is accentuated, an ideal spot for those who want to get away completely.

Access to the extensive gardens at Annes Grove is a bonus which will delight the gardeners among the guests. The garden has a unique collections of plants but one needs to track down one of the garden staff to get full value from the fine specimens on show.
Perfection is hard to find and a major problem with the development is the state of the area around the parking spot. After rain this becomes very muddy and traffic to and from the farm area compounds the problem. Keeping the mud out of the kitchen( and the car!) becomes impossible.
A stay at Annes Grove is for the active. Yet a stay would be improved by a list of local sites of interest and walking activities. It would also be nice if local eating facilities were listed. Not every guest will want to eat in every night!




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
THank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay at Annes Grove went. I am glad to see that you were able to enjoy access to the gardens and that you had a nice time during your stay. I have brought up your notes about the parking and the information with the Projects Manager and I am pleased to inform you that both of these were on the list to do and will be worked towards very soon.

Our first Valentine's in a Castle !

Review submitted on Wed, 18 Feb 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Really enjoyed the ambience and experience of staying at this location. Organising and booking the stay was fine. the caretaker Michael did what he needed to do and was helpful. The locality was nice especially Doneraile walk and facility- this could be highlighted more as something to do/visit. The village we enjoyed especially the Spinning Wheel where the food,owners, staff and locals were nice people. I walked up to the "big" house and was saddened by the deterioration of what must once have been a vibrant home and very beautiful gardens. I hope someday someone will restore. Annes Grove was comfortable once we got the fire going. we probably should have brought warmer clothes for time of year but i guess this type of building will be cool anyway. Very peaceful and relaxing - great for reading and quiet time. One small addition for bedroom upstairs would be a pot to pee in as some older guests may want to "go" during the night. Going down stairs to toilet could be hazourdous for some!?. Overall an enjoyable experience. Thank You and keep up the good work.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Anne's Grove. We hope to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

A few suggestions....

Review submitted on Wed, 11 Feb 2015
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful stay at Anne's grove. A suggestion- when the castle has been empty for a week in winter, perhaps the heating could be put on at least 24 hours before guests arrive as we spent the weekend in our coats, inside, with the stove going and storage heater on!
Perhaps a few flagstones to the car parking area would be a good idea as it was extremely mucky !
Michael was most obliging when I locked myself out and went out of his way to be helpful.




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Anne's Grove. Your comments and suggestions have been forwarded on to the Property Manager. We hope to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

Anns Grove Miniature Castle

Review submitted on Wed, 28 Jan 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Anns grove miniature castle is an amazing place, very beautiful and full of old world charm. The internal staircase is an amazing feature. Michael who lives nearby provided a great service and had the place nice and warm for us. Little on the expensive side for 2 night would be the only gripe.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, come back soon :)

Disappointing

Review submitted on Mon, 12 Jan 2015
2.7
out of 5

Guest doesn't recommend this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
2.0
Condition
2.0
Location
3.0
Value
2.0
Customer
Service
4.0
I was disappointed with the quality of the acomadation. For the money i paid i would have expected a much higher standard . The cold and dampness left it very uncomfortable.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at your Holiday Home. May I request that you could give me a little more detail about your stay. Our other reviews do mention how cosy and warm Anne's Grove is so I just want to check with you regarding this matter. You can contact me directly at [email protected] Kindest regards, Irene - Bookings Officer

Pure Magic

Review submitted on Thu, 08 Jan 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We felt lost in an enchanted forest. It was one of the most memorable, exciting, romantic, child-like dream get-aways ever!
Exceptional service too: friendly and helpful but appropriately reserved.
The standard of Conservation is remarkable.
The location seems more remote than in actuality and all spotlessly clean (except one frying pan which is no biggie).
It's a bit mucky from car to door but this adds to the charm. I wouldn't change a single thing.
We expected it to be freezing (January in a stone castle!) but it was very comfortable (bring slippers though, the stone stairs ARE cold).
Great for walks, adventures down overgrown lane ways or a pint and honest dinner in the nearby village (2miles).

5 STARS




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely feedback, delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the near future.

Most enjoyable

Review submitted on Thu, 06 Nov 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
One small request - that there be a map of the Garden in the house to help orient visitors. Having the fire was really important. Kitchen well equipped and great shower. We walked Kilviullen loop which was nearby and gave great views. The spiral stair was dramatic and quite safe using the rope.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review and suggestion,it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties,would love you to come back in the future.

A wonderful, peaceful hideaway

Review submitted on Sun, 02 Nov 2014
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We had a perfect stay. We slept so well and the accommodation was toasty warm and all the facilities in kitchen and bathroom were great and of a high standard. There was an issue with the shower drainage and we let Michael know so that he could see to it!!!! We can't wait to go again and wish we could have stayed longer!!!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for such a positive review, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, thank you for letting Michael know of the issue we will work towards fixing it.

Lovely

Review submitted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Anns Grove Minature Castle - Gate Lodge. A lovely stay for couples. Compact and comfortable. Wonderful stone stairs.The grounds are beautiful. About two miles from Castletownroche. Micheal who greeted us is very nice and laidback.
WOuld reccommed. The only draw back was the storage heating which we found too much!




A lovely romantic hideaway

Review submitted on Thu, 16 Oct 2014
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
My wife and I booked this one bedroomed miniature castle for a two night stay for her birthday recently. We loved this miniature castle set in lovely gardens and were fortunate to have the weather to explore with our dog. The castle itself is heated with night storage heaters and was very cosy on arrival and throughout the stay. There is a stove with enough fuel for one fire and a cosy sitting room, tech fans beware there is no television or wifi here. The bedroom is accessed via a stone spiral staircase so probably not suitable for those with mobility issues. We brought our own food with us but the local pubs serve food and there is a chinese takeaway and kebab house in the town which is a short drive or a half hour walk away.
Overall a lovely getaway with little thoughtful additions such as a bookshelf which is well stocked with copies of the Avoca cookbooks also available. Highly recommended.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this lovely review,we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay,come back again soon.

Short midweek break at Annes Grove

Review submitted on Tue, 14 Oct 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Another great Irish Landmark Trust holiday. It is a privilege to stay in an authentic location such as this sensitively restored gatelodge. All amenities provided were excellent resulting in a very comfortable stay.

We would definitely go back again but it is more likely that we will try another ILT property in the New Year as they are all excellent! This is our third stay having also been at Clomontagh Castle and the Barbican gate.

Thanks ILT for an excellent job.

Mark & Susie, Belfast




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this great feedback from your stay,we are glad to hear you had such a great experience, look forward to your return.

A nice romantic break in north Cork.

Review submitted on Thu, 09 Oct 2014
3.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
3.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
3.0
Staying in Annes Grove makes you feel you've gone back in time to the era of Knights in shining armour, and Damsels in distress. You have your own Turret, Battlement area, winding stone stairs and slitty windows. All very medieval. Out back, you have a mass of acreage to discover, and the beauty of it all is that you have it all to yourself, so now you're like landed gentry!
Back to the mini castle where the kitchen and shower are recent additions, and do take something from the overall charm of the place. The sitting room is small and so easy to heat, making it very cozy and comfortable. There is no television, which is no bad thing, making conversation the norm. The bedroom is grand and big, with a fine size bed in the middle. Unfortunately, if you've a weak bladder, it's all the way down the stone stairway with you to the toilet. Not a trip to be taken lightly, or when drunk....
Annes Grove is a couple of miles from the nearest village, Castletownroche, so don't be expecting a leisurely walk home after an evening in the splendid 'local' The Spinning Wheel. It's fairly close to Cork City (approx 30km I think), with the likes of Fermoy, Lismore and Doneraile (with it's fine park) all within easy driving. Take a trip up over the 'V' from Lismore for a fantastic view over the Tipperary plains, backed by the lofty Galtees.
All in all, a great place to go, but don't be expecting too much action, bar that you make yourself...




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely comments,it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties.

Minature Castle, maximum pleasure!

Review submitted on Mon, 06 Oct 2014
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We and our dog really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful property. It has a mystic feel and the solitude was very welcome. Within easy reach of some lovely walks for our dog.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review,delighted you and your dog enjoyed your stay :) would love to see you back in the future.

Three nights in a Miniature Irish Castle.

Review submitted on Mon, 06 Oct 2014
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
The Gatehouse St Anne's Miniature Castle at Castletownroche Co Cork was easy to find as we had clear instructions and the road was well marked.We had 3 lovely fine Autumn days there.Were met as arranged and shown the castle with all necessary instructions.
As pointed out the accommodation is definitely only for a couple.It is Miniature, but has everything you need for an unique experience.There is no Wi Fi , no TV . No worries.The inside was cosy and warm with night store heaters, and a fire in the lounge ready to light if required.Books in the lounge and bedroom to read .The kitchen was roomy enough with microwave , fridge, oven and most things you would need?
The bathroom was roomy , the shower big and good water pressure.
the bedroom upstairs was roomy with a comfy double bed.
The spiral staircase was not for the faint hearted.Great care required , however this is pointed out in the information before going there.I would be be sure that I was able to negotiate these type of stairs before going.We decided to leave our suitcase downstairs and change down there during our stay. This worked for us.
We had a lovely woodland walk.Pheasants everywhere.The gardens and big house are not open to visitors.
The village had several pubs one could go to.A Centra grocery shop .
We were handy to Mallow and most main roads.
Overall it was a wonderful experience, and would love to try another one of The Irish Landmark Self Catering places some time.Perhaps with out the stairs.




Great stay!

Review submitted on Wed, 01 Oct 2014
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We had a wonderful stay in the castle! The place was absolutely charming! We loved visiting the local Bridgetown priory ruins and having a Smithwick at the Spinning Wheel!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely comments, i's always nice to hear such great things about our properties.

Romantic retreat for those willing to rough it a little

Review submitted on Tue, 02 Sep 2014
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
The property was very nice, in that it was well-situated (though was a bit tough to find) in a very pastoral setting. The gatehouse is certainly impressive as you pull up. One drawback was that it was somewhat "buggy" - perhaps a risk one undertakes when staying in Ireland in the summer. The lack of AC (and really, why would you need it?) means windows are open, which means bugs find their way inside. Never were the bugs a true nuisance, but they were noticeable. The other main drawback was size. It photographs MUCH bigger than it is in person. Which is fine! But be prepared to stay in a SMALL location. Also, the stairs were very narrow and steep. Again, not a problem for us, as we were able to ascend and descend without falling, but it is worth noting and knowing going in.

The benefits were great, however. The attached gardens, while definitely giving that "off the beaten path" feeling, were magnificent. The outdoor seating, while simple, was great, and sitting out reading until 10pm sharing some wine was one of the highlights of our trip. The locals in town were very friendly, and both Cork (one of Ireland's most underrated cities) and Blarney were easily accessible, and the drive from Shannon airport only took an hour. Also, the shower and water pressure was surprisingly great. Finally, the property caretaker was great as well - very accessible and friendly, responsive to our needs.

While it did not have the pampered romantic splendor one may be seeking (remember it IS self-catering), it is a great property, and well worth a stay for the right folks.




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay at Annes Grove Minature Castle was. I am delighted to hear that you had a nice time exploring the local area. I wanted to let you know that we now have a fantastic new feature on the website that allows you to view Irish Landmark properties in a 360degree view. On each property there is a tab for this option where you can view the property and rooms and gives you a much better idea then the 2D photographs. We hpoe that we have an opertunity to welcome you to another of the Irish Landmark properties. Every stay means we can keep these incredible building open for people to experiance.

Nice location

Review submitted on Sun, 31 Aug 2014
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Die Anne Grove Gate Lodge ist - wie beschrieben - ein richtiges Mini-Schlösschen. Im Erdgeschoss ist eine kleine, gut ausgestattete Küche, ein gemütliches Mini-Wohnzimmer mit einem Kaminofen (ausreichend Briketts, Anzünder und Streichhölzer waren vorhanden) sowie ein modernes Badezimmer mit Dusche. Über eine kleine (und enge) Steinwendeltreppe gelangt man ins Schlafzimmer welches mit einem Doppelbett sowie zwei kleinen Schränken ausgestattet ist. Die Wendeltreppe geht auch noch weiter bis zum Dach, das man betreten darf. Das ganze Schlösschen ist sehr liebevoll und authentisch restauriert.

Michael - der Housekeeper - wohnt um die Ecke und hat bei unserer Ankunft schon geheizt und den Kaminofen angezündet. Er war sehr hilfsbereit und wir hätten ihn jederzeit anrufen können.

Die Lage ist sehr ruhig - mitten im Grünen und ca. 50 Autominuten von Cork City entfernt.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden jederzeit wiederkommen :-)




our stay ay Anns Grove

Review submitted on Tue, 26 Aug 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
needs to be painted a load of gravel where you park your car very mucky
but the property is very clean and cosy and we enjoyed staying there Michael
gave us a great welcome and the castle is very warm




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
THank you for your review of Anne Graove Minature Castle. Dleighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Your notes about maintenance have been forwarded on to our property manager.

A Fairytale

Review submitted on Tue, 15 Jul 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Anne's Grove is a magical place to stay. The quaint castle is an authentic and yet extremely cosy place. We enjoyed many hours relaxing, eating al fresca, to the sounds of wildlife and trees rustling. We went for a wonderful walk down through the forest, which led us to hydrangea rock and the walled gardens. Some of the paths were overgrown and we only wish we had known to bring hiking gear as there is plenty of (careful) exploring to be done. Persevere at the beginning, when you make it through the initial overgrowth the walk beyond is easy and enjoyable. The walled gardens are just stunning, with an amazing array of flowers, birds and a cute little bench to sit on while taking it all in! Michael was extremely helpful and nice, and we have absolutely no complaints about the entire experience with the Irish Landmark Trust. We would definitely recommend staying at Anne's Grove!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely feedback, delighted you enjoyed your stay come,come back again soon :)

A Great get away

Review submitted on Wed, 09 Jul 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Spent three night in Annes Grove mini castle near Castletownroche in Cork. Had an excellent time - it really was very different place to stay. The dog also loved it!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review,delighted you and the dog loved your stay :)

A lovely little castle!

Review submitted on Mon, 16 Jun 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Michael was a great host! Great craic and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. This is a unique setting. The castle is super cosy and charming. We were blown away by the gardens, down by the river, the sense of space. Highly recommended to those who enjoy peace and quiet!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, would love to see you back in the near future :)

Week end break

Review submitted on Wed, 04 Jun 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Anne's grove miniature castle is a real sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life.
Located close to Castletown Roche for a pleasant meal in one of the many nice pubs that have a great atmosphere and service.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, delighted your stay enjoyable.

Tranquility

Review submitted on Wed, 14 May 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our stay at Annes Grove was really pleasant and relaxing. Our dog came with us and settled in immediately. The castle itself was lovely and the stove in the living room made it really cozy. The only minor grip we had was the restriction on access to the gardens which is stated in the information sheet to be between 10 and 5. As the gardens were not open to the public due to storm damage it provided a tranquil haven to stroll around in and enjoy. Without the amenity of the gardens it would be a less attractive offering particularly if you have a dog. The surrounding roads are nor busy but teey do not provide as pleasant an environment to be in.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this feedback, delighted you enjoyed your stay. Would love to see you back in the near future.

review

Review submitted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Great place for a short get away from the busyness of life. Great to have the Annes Grove Gardens at the back door to explore and walk. Lovely and cosy with heating on.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the great feedback,delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back soon.

Highlight of our trip!

Review submitted on Sun, 13 Apr 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Loved everything about it. Magical little castle. Great walking paths. Michael is the perfect host!! We were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary and it will be the most memorable one so far.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the wonderful feedback ,delighted you loved your stay. We Hope to see you for your personal visit in the near future.

A medieval gem!

Review submitted on Fri, 28 Feb 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Arriving at Anne's Grove you immediately know you are at something a little special. The arched gateway opens to a beautiful woodland trail and your own mini castle. It's magical! The castle itself is lovely inside and the decor suits it perfectly. The log burning stove keeps you nice and toasty. The village of Castletownroche is a short drive up a lovely lane and it has a shop and a couple of great pubs! What else could you possibly need! Michael was a great house manager, we were there the week after the worst storms Ireland's seen for a while and not only was he clearing trees from the road and gardens, he helped us get the electric back on after a power cut! We had a lovely time at Anne's Grove and look forward to returning to Cork in the near future!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Glad you enjoyed your stay, look forward to your return.

Review

Review submitted on Thu, 02 Jan 2014
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a lovely stay. It was very cold at night though. Every place was very clean and tidy, Michael was lovely and helpful. Castle was beautiful..



Charlotte replied more than 1 year ago
Thank for your comment. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Battey Langley Lodge. We would love to see you again perhaps at another one of our properties. Kind Regards.

Great place for a quiet getaway.

Review submitted on Sun, 22 Dec 2013
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My wife and I recently spent a weekend in Annes Grove gate lodge. As a place to go for a quiet weekend away it was excellent. We loved it and will for sure return again.



Charlotte replied more than 1 year ago
We are glad that both of you enjoyed your stay in Annes Grove. Thanks for your feedback. Let us know if you want to visit another Irish Landmark property in the future.

Fairytale Castle

Review submitted on Sun, 01 Dec 2013
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We stayed here for three nights during our honeymoon. It was just magical! In particular having access to the gardens was like having a private estate all to ourselves. Just wonderful. So quiet and peaceful.



Charlotte replied more than 1 year ago
Thank for your comment. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again perhaps at another one of our properties. Kind Regards.

Beautiful

Review submitted on Sun, 27 Oct 2013
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautiful place. Very quiet, with really very lovely grounds. Taking time to explore and relax. Would have liked more history of the estate available to read up on.



Charlotte replied more than 1 year ago
Thank for your comment. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again perhaps at another one of our properties. Kind Regards.

Our stay at Annes Grove Miniature Castle

Review submitted on Tue, 01 Oct 2013
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
My husband and I recently stayed at Annes Grove Miniature Castle for 2 nights while we were in Ireland for our honeymoon. The "castle" was lovely and equipped with all of the comforts of home. It is located on a quiet road and was very private. It really did feel like we had our very own castle for a few days. We would definitely stay there again.



Charlotte replied more than 1 year ago
Thank for your comment. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again perhaps at another one of our properties. Kind Regards.

We loved our stay at Annes Grove!

Review submitted on Sun, 29 Sep 2013
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We loved our stay at Annes Grove! Helen and michael were wonderful hosts. We especially loved the "secret" garden. We alo enjoyed the little village of Castlerouch. The manager of Nash'e garage was very helpful. We'll be back again I hope.



Dairíne Bennett replied more than 1 year ago
Hi James, Thank you for this lovely review. I am delighted to hear that you loved your stay at Annes Grove. I hope you are enjoying the other properties! Kind regards, Dairíne Bennett Bookings Officer

Damsels retreat

Review submitted on Sun, 29 Sep 2013
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A truly magical and enchanting place to stay, we were both speechless when we arrived at the big black gates. The castle continued to romance us during our stay. Both the property and the location are perfect in so many ways.



Dairine Bennett replied more than 1 year ago
Hi Hazel, I am so delighted to hear such a great review about Annes Grove - glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback and I hope you will be able to stay in another magical Irish Landmark soon. Kind regards, Dairine Bennett Bookings Officer