Leixlip, Co. Kildare
An elegant two storey building with seven stone pinnacles, Batty Langley Lodge was designed to be viewed from the River Walk below as part of the planned landscape surrounding the world famous Palladian Castletown House. It is due to the generosity of OPW - both financially and by partnership with Irish Landmark - that this building is available for our guests.
It is situated on the old Dublin entrance to Castletown House, now a quiet country lane. It is far removed from the hustle and bustle of normal every day life. A perfect place to relax while still being able to get in to Dublin city within an hour.
This elegant two storey building with its seven stone pinnacles was designed to be viewed from the River Walk below as part of the planned landscape surrounding the world famous Palladian Castletown House.
Thomas Conolly and Lady Louisa inherited Castletown in 1754 and turned Castletown demesne into one of the great designed landscapes of Ireland, visited and admired by both foreign and native visitors until its period of decline in the nineteenth century
Based on a design for a 'Gothick Temple' taken from Batty Langley's book Gothic Architecture published in 1747, the façade of the lodge was added to the existing rectangular cottage in 1785. Thus the lodge became known as the 'Batty Langley Lodge'. Situated far from the town of Celbridge and on the very edge of the estate, the buildings privacy made it a suitable location for the priviledged nobility to indulge their fantasies and escape to the lodge to don the mask of simple farmwives or dairymaids.
Conservation of Batty Langley Lodge was 100% funded through OPW.
GPS: 53.346926 , -6.517094
Can I bring a dog?
Yes. Check the Irish Landmark T&Cs re bringing dogs to Irish Landmark properties. This property is only suitable for one dog.
Is linen supplied?
Yes – the bed is prepared and ready for your arrival.
Is there an open fire?
No. However there is a wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Can I light a fire?
Yes. You can light the wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Do I need a car to get here?
It would be preferable to have a car as otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops, etc.
How do I get the keys?
When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.
Can I arrive early?
Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager. A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.
What is the latest departure time?
10.00am. The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.
How far to the nearest town?
About 5 mins drive to Leixlip.
Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?
We do not know of anyone who can go in to cook meals at this property.
Is it suitable for children?
This is a small property that only sleeps 2 people. A travel cot can be provided on request for young children but note that the River Liffey is close by so young children would need to be supervised.
Is it suitable for older people?
This property does not suit anyone with mobility issues. There is a narrow staircase up to the first floor bedroom and bathroom.
Does it have facilities for disabled people?
Is it suitable for a wheelchair?
Is there central heating?
There is oil central heating with radiators throughout the lodge.
Is the cooker electric or gas?
Is there a shower?
Yes - there is a shower over bath in the single bathroom.
How many bathrooms?
Do you supply towels and bed linen?
Yes. The bed will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.
Can I get to the house by public transport?
Yes. You would get a train or bus to Dublin and a local bus to Leixlip. A taxi could take you onwards from there to the Lodge. However, you would need a car to get to local shops, etc.
Where is the nearest train station?
What type of heating is in the house?
Oil central heating.
Can I book for just one night?
What is your minimum booking period?
Our minimum booking period from 1st January 2017 our minimum booking period will be 2 nights. Some Special Dates will have restrictions on number of nights and arrival date.
Is there a garden at the house?
Yes. There is a small lawned area and a patio.
Is there outdoor furniture?
How many cars can I bring to the house?
Is there parking on site?
Is there a tv?
No, but there is a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.
Is there a WiFi?
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