About the Property
Batty Langley Lodge, Co. Kildare
An elegant two-storey building with seven stone pinnacles, Batty Langley Lodge is an ideal romantic bolt-hole for those looking to retreat from everyday life.
Located at the end of a country lane with the river running below, this is a place to make really special memories. The appeal lies in its quiet location, with the bonus of the pubs and restaurants of Celbridge at the end of a lovely walk through the parkland estate.
It boasts a gorgeous bedroom and sitting room and a well-stocked library and a lovely stove to curl up at the end of the day.
It is due to the generosity of OPW that this building is available for our guests.
We think you’ll love
- At night the woods, meadows, and water courses become the playing ground of up to six recorded bat species. Bat-watching equipment is provided.
- The view from the living room through the neogothic windows!
- Strolling through the grounds of Castletown house at any time of the day, at any time of the year, is simply wonderful!
- 1 Double bedroom
- Gas Fired Central Heating
- Stove in the Sitting Room
- Electric Oven
- Washing Machine / Dryer
- Fridge with small icebox
- Towels and Linen Provide
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Ironing Board 1 Bathroom
- Parking for 1 car
Things you should know
There may be maintenance work carried out by the OPW around the property from time to time. ILT only has responsibility for the property and immediate gardens surrounding the property.
The bathroom at this property is neat and while it can accommodate most people, taller people sometimes find the shower a challenge.
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.
Irish Landmark properties that welcome a pet may not have secure enclosures. It is vital that you supervise your pet during your stay.
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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.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
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 email@example.com.
Arrival and Departure Time?
Unless otherwise agreed with the House Manager the earliest time at which you can check in is 4.00p.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.
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.
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 you supply fuel for the fire?
Irish Landmark Trust supply enough fuel for one night only. Guests will be advised where to purchase fuel for the fire locally.
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.
Where can I find information about the local area?
Each of our properties contains a Green Book catered to that specific property. In this book, we have compiled all of the necessary information important local amenities such as medical centres and taxi services, including locations and phone numbers. You will also find tips for recommended restaurants, bars, and things to see and do for all ages.
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?
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?
Leixlip, Louisa Bridge
What type of heating is in the house?
Oil central heating.
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?
Is there parking on site?
Yes there is parking for 1 car.
What products and condiments do you supply?
We supply teabags, coffee granules, sugar, salt & pepper, cooking oil, tin foil & kitchen roll, handwash, washing up liquid, dishwashing cloths, and dishwasher tablets if there is a dishwasher. We do not supply any other cleaning products that contain chemicals, including laundry detergents – we suggest you bring your own.
HOW TO BOOK AN IRISH LANDMARK HOLIDAY :
It is possible to reserve dates online at www.irishlandmark.com but bookings are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received from the bookings desk.
Your booking must be for holiday purposes only. Irish Landmark reserve the right to refuse hire for purposes other than holiday accommodation. When you make a booking, you accept full responsibility for all persons who will use or visit the property during the period booked. When you book, you agree to indemnify us against all loss and damage arising directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any person accompanying you.
CONTRACT OF HIRE:
The hiring contract shall be between the Hirer and Irish Landmark and made subject to these Booking Conditions . The Contract of Hire is not effective until Irish Landmark dispatches to the Hirer written confirmation of a booking.
“What a wonderful house in a wonderful setting!”
“Quaint, charming – a great place to ‘chill out’ and relax. Will definitely be back again. Great weekend”
Holiday at Batty Langley Lodge
“We had a memorable stay in Batty Langley Lodge and thanks to Breda we managed to see hidden gems close by as well as the birth and final resting place of Arthur Guinness. The house was well worth a visit as well as the coffee shop and gardens. Lovely river and park walks. We were able to travel into the city by bus as Celbridge is only 20 mins walk through the park. Could find nothing to fault.” ( C Mernagh)
A little Haven
“Had a great few days on the grounds of Castletown Estate. Batty Langley is a little haven of peace and restfulness. We really relaxed and walked the grounds 2/3 times a day. You felt like you were in a world of your own. Did a house tour of Castletown House and very informative and interesting. We had a little puppy, and it was a great location to let him off the lead and socialize with other dogs. Batty Langley is unique and kept as close as possible to its original design. Really enjoyable weekend.” (D.Sosby).
Breda Konstantin is the House Manager at Batty Langley Lodge. A keen historian, Breda is chair of the Tea Lane Graveyard Committee and also offers guided tours of Celbridge. Breda loves to give guests the rundown on the history of the building and the estate.