Originally part of the extensive estates
of the Dukes of Leinster, Martinstown was completed by the Burrowes
family between 1832-40 in the charming "Strawberry Hill"
gothic style as a cottage orné. Many interesting people have
stayed her. And todays visitors enjoy old-fashioned hospitality
but with modern day comforts. The house is beautifully decorated
and has an informal elegance with a most welcoming atmosphere.
Outside there are wonderful trees, a well-maintained walled garden
with a hard tennis court, an old icehouse, cattle, sheep and a donkey
and proper free-range hens.
Nearby racecourses include the Curragh, Naas and Punchestown. The
National Stud and Japanese Gardens are 4 miles away. For golfers
there are several challenging course within 30 minutes, Dublin is
32 miles and the Wicklow Mountains are reached well within the hour,
as is Dublin Airport.
Mrs Thomas Long
Martinstown House, The Curragh, Co. Kildare
Phone: (+353) 045 441269 Fax: (+353) 045 441208
- Four rooms, all with private bathrooms
- B&B: €80 - €100 pps
- Single supplement: €25
- Dinner: €45, book previous day
- French spoken
- No pets please
- Unsuitable for children
- Open: 9 January to 15 December
- Credit Cards: Amex, Visa, Mastercard
Kilcullen exit off M9, then N78 towards Athy. Sign at first crossroads.
Or from N7 in Kildare pass entrance to National Stud & Japanese
Gardens, fork right to Bush Pub & follow signs.