Annes Grove Miniature Castle

Castletownroche, Co Cork

A miniature medieval castle, Annes Grove Gatelodge was designed in 1853 to impress visitors to the main house - Annesgrove House and Gardens. Adults only.

  • Sleeps 2

  • 1 Dog Allowed

  • From €350 for 2 nights

  • Wood Burning Stove


  • 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.


    • 1 Double Bedroom - adults only
    • Electric Central Heating
    • Wood Burning Stove in Sitting Room
    • Electric Oven
    • Microwave
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Towels and Linens provided
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Cooking Utensils and Equipment
    • Bathroom, with shower
    • Patio Area with patio furniture
    • Radio
    • Parking for 1 car

    Special Notes:   Access to the bedroom is by way of a narrow winding stone stairway. The property is located beside the access gate for the Estate and Gardens.  Guests can access Annes Grove Gardens via the main entrance to the estate only there is no direct access from the Gatelodge.

    WiFi Free Zone:  Irish Landmark believes that digital detox is good for the mind, body and soul.  This is why Irish Landmark properties advocate the properties in our care as WiFi and television free zones. Reconnecting with our lives, nature, our surroundings, books, as well as family and friends, is vital for a happy life. This continues to make us very proud and happy to be a WiFi Free Zone.

    Please note:  Irish Landmark properties that welcome a pet may not have secure enclosures.  It is vital that you supervise your pet during your stay.

    A contribution towards energy fees is applied to all bookings.   As a not for profit organisation, this fee makes a significant contribution to energy costs.   It is our aim to reduce our energy consumption at all self catering properties and encourage guests to reuse, reduce, recycle.
  • An intensely romantic property, Annes Grove is built in Gothic style, the building being a medieval castle in miniature. It is situated at the junction of three quiet country roads and surrounded by mature beech trees, which cradle the property and stonewalls. Inside timber ceilings, wood floors, stone arches, and snug rooms make this property an idyllic setting for those looking for a romantic break.

    Annes Grove was designed by Benjamin Woodward, of the distinguished firm of architects Deane and Woodward in 1849. Since Woodward designed only two gatelodges of this type, it is of some architectural importance. The lodge, prior to restoration, had not been lived in since the 1940s.


  • "We had a wonderful few days away from the hustle and bustle of city life in our magical castle. It was like walking into a fairytale. The walk by the river has to be the most romantic place in the world!!"

    Nicholas and Hillary, Dublin

    "Absolutely amazing!! This was the trip that I have dreamed about my whole life. Annes Grove made my dreams come true. We love it!!"

    Zack and Asha, USA

    "What can we say, absolutely magical. We would happily stay here for another week or two if that was possible. This place is beautiful and so full of happiness. I can safely say that this has by far been my favourite little trip away and for once I am not longing for my own bed!"

    Laura, Co. Wicklow

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  • Loc8: QC3-46-S13
    GPS: 52.200222 , -8.475830


    Our buildings were made to the standards of earlier times – and sometimes without the intention that they should be lived in.  Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect their particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired.  Examples of these are steps worn with age, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, and by modern standards low or absent lighting.  In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric of each building, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the building with this understanding. If you have any queries about the property you are interested in and would like more clarification please contact Irish Landmark at

    Arrival and Departure Time?

    Unless otherwise agreed with the House Manager the earliest time at which you can check in is 4.oop.m.  Guests may NOT take over the property any time later then 9.00pm.   Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10.00am at the latest on the day of departure.

    Is there a TV?

    No, but there is a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.

    Is there WiFi?

    No, at our properties you have an opportunity to experience the best of a former way of life:  beautiful architecture, fascinating history and a peaceful relaxed ambiance, without modern electronic distractions, where you decide the pace of your holiday.

    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.  There is a limited amount of fuel left for the fire (where applicable) so guests may want to bring more for the duration of their stay.  Please contact the local House Manager for more information on what type of fuel is used at your chosen property

    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.

    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 otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops etc as the lodge is situated on a country lane.

    How do I get the keys?

    When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access for your arrival date.

    Can I arrive early?

    Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager.   The standard earliest arrival is 5pm.  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.  Actual arrival time MUST be agreed in advance with the local House Manager.

    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 back to Castletownroche.

    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?

    No.  This is a small property that only sleeps 2 adults only.  There is a winding stone staircase which would not be suitable for young children.

    Is it suitable for older people?

    This property does not suit anyone with mobility issues.  There is a narrow stone winding staircase up to the first floor bedroom.

    Does it have facilities for disabled people?


    Is it suitable for a wheelchair?


    Is there central heating?
    There is electric central heating.  There are storage heaters throughout the building.

    Is the cooker electric or gas?

    There is an electric cooker.

    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 Mallow and 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?


    Can I book for just one night?


    What is your minimum booking period?

    Irish Landmark Trust have a 2 night stay minimum at all of our properties.  Some Special Dates will have restrictions on arrival and departure date which will effect the minimum number of nights.

    Is there a garden at the house?

    Yes, there is a small garden to the rear of the lodge.

    Is there parking on site?


    How many cars can I bring to the house?


    Is there outdoor furniture?

    Yes, a table and chairs are provided.


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