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A battlemented medieval castle, set in 50 acres of very fine gardens and parkland which are absolutely delightful with miles of woodland and riverside walks, bordered by the Rivers Slaney and Derry. With a temple to the Goddess Isis in the dungeon of the main castle, and a reputation for being one of the more eccentric houses in Ireland, this property is not for everyone. However both Stanley Kubrick and Mick Jagger have enjoyed its hospitality. It is one of the very rare houses in Ireland that has remained in the ownership of the same family since it was built. The family themselves have always been known for thier originality - in the present generation one is a sculptor, the other an artist. Manning Robertson, the grandfather, was a famous architect of the 1920s. His wife was the author of "Thrifty Sakmon Fishing".
Local attractions: Excellent walking country, fishing on the rivers Slaney and Derry, horse riding, Mount Leinster - hang gliding, within one hour of Waterford, Kilkenny, and Wexford, Dublin is 1.5 hours away.
There are two seperate apartments at Huntington
The Jacobean Wing
Accommodation: 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom. Extra accommodation (single and sofa bed) in galleried library, 1 bathroom.
Living areas: Large studio sitting room, which was the original chapel
of the castle with small gallery bedroom with one single bed, kitchen/dining room.
Colour television. Electric heaters. Duvets/blankets. Dishwasher. Washing machine and dryer available in owners' laundry.
The Carriage House
Recently restored, this is across the courtyard of the castle. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs (one with shower and one with tub). Downstairs it has a large kitchen dining room and a living room.
Colour television. Electric heaters. Duvets/blankets. Dishwasher. Washing machine and dryer available in owners' laundry
The village of Clonegal is at the gates of the castle, with shops, two pubs and an outstandsing restaurant. The mountains, the valleys and the rivers, and the sporting facilities have made these villages favourite stopping places for many years and indeed the area is sometimes referred to as the "Switzerland of Ireland" for its outstanding natural beauty. in the village are The Weavers Cottages, first built to the direction of Alexander Durdan of Huntington Castle in 1690. They were lived in by weavers when the trade was at its height and are now used for spinning demonstrations and evenings of story telling, music, song and dance. Clonegal is the terminus of the Wicklow Way Walking Trail. The trail commences in Dublin's Marley Park and leads through the beautiful Wicklow countryside, crossing mountains, rivers and forests until it ends in the village. There are several indications of the length of time civilisation has been in the area. The two leading indicators are the Cranavane Well which dates back long before Christian times and the ancient dolmen or tomb of Labbansighe (Bed of the Fairies) - a communal burial place dating from the middle of the Bronze Age c. 1100 B.C. St. Fiaacs Church of Ireland church in the village is built on what is one of the oldest used cemeteries in Europe.
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