Batty Langley Lodge

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.

  • Sleeps 2

  • 1 Dog Allowed

  • From €350 for 2 nights

  • Wood Burning Stove


  • 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.


    • Double bedroom
    • Oil Central Heating
    • Wood Burning Stove
    • Electric Oven
    • Microwave
    • Dish Washer
    • Washing Machine
    • Fridge
    • Towels and Linen Provided
    • Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Ironing Board
    • Cooking Utensils and Equipment
    • 1 Bathroom (off bedroom)
    • Sitting Room
    • Patio with garden furniture
    • River view
    • Radio
    • Car Parking for 1 car

    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 the following important information:

    Batty Langley Lodge is located at an entrance gate to Castletown House and Parklands.  This location can be very busy at times with members of the public using the access gate at Batty Langley Lodge to enter the park.  There may be work carried out by OPW around the property from time to time (this is not work by Irish Landmark Trust).

    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 light and heat 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.
    Photos by Patrick Clarke
  • 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.

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    Conservation of Batty Langley Lodge was 100% funded through OPW.


  • "What a wonderful house in a wonderful setting!"

    Karen, Glasgow

    "Quaint, charming – a great place to ‘chill out’ and relax. Will definitely be back again. Great weekend"

    Paula, Dublin

    "In a world gone mad, how reassuring it is to know that a place like this still exists. Top tip of your stay: take off your watch when you arrive and don’t put it back on until you leave – time means nothing here!"

    David, Kilkenny

  • Loc8: NV5-82-PP7
    GPS: 53.346926 , -6.517094


    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.

    Can I light a fire?

    Yes.  You can light the 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.

    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?

    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 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?

    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 lawned area and a patio.

    Is there outdoor furniture?


    How many cars can I bring to the house?


    Is there parking on site?


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