The land on which Lough Cutra Castle sits, has a fascinating and varied history which can be traced as far back as 866 A.D. However, the castle we see today was built by Colonel Charles Vereker (later Viscount Gort) after he inherited the land in 1797. Viscount Gort was eventually forced to sell the castle having gone bankrupt as a result of creating famine relief. Lough Cutra Castle passed through various owners over the next century or so until it arrived in the hands of the current family. Recently, there has been a refurbishment programme for both the castle and the estate and the castle now has a new roof and internally it has been brought up to modern stands with lavish and comfortable décor.
On the estate there are wonderful gardens to explore with some hard surface trails which are ideal for mountain biking. There is also a lake (Britain’s largest, privately held lake) on the estate which is ideal for fishing for pike and boating. Lough Cutra Castle is one of several Irish castles to rent that LTR have to offer.
Sleeps 17 people in 9 beautifully, recently redecorated bedrooms. 3 adjacent recently refurbished courtyard houses sleep an additional 23 guests.
40 minutes drive from Shannon Airport and 2 hours from Cork Airport. Situated in County Galway on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland where there is so much to do and see and the castle is the gateway to the Burren National Park.
This luxury Irish castle offers delightful accommodation and a glorious estate to explore in absolute privacy and security. Guests can fish and go boating on the lake, enjoy private cycling and walking trails, pheasant shooting, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting. There is also an abundance of wildlife on the estate to be spotted whilst exploring. There are some delightful local restaurants and artisanal shops nearby. Lough Cutra Castle is a family home that offers a wonderful combination of relaxed formality and complete seclusion. A really special place to go for a family reunion or a other celebration.