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Lismacue House

Bansha, Ireland

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7-night minimum stay required
Hotel Report

Why Stay At Lismacue House

Travelers feel like contented houseguests at this five-bedroom estate, originally built in 1655, with opulent interiors and idyllic countryside views.

The Scoop

A family-owned estate for 306 years, the privately rented Lismacue House is a well-maintained Georgian country home on 200 green acres in Tipperary, Ireland. Travelers arrive via a lime tree-lined driveway and are greeted at the home's grand entrance by proprietor Kate Nicholson, whose family has owned the grounds since 1704. Personalized service continues from there, from tea and scones by a roaring fire upon arrival to after-dinner liqueurs every evening. The five guest rooms have antique furnishings and views of the countryside and Galtee Mountains; bathrooms have large soaking tubs. Downstairs, the drawing room, living room, and dining room are all splendidly decorated, some with 200-year-old wallpaper, gold-gilded moldings, and mahogany doors. Golf lovers can play at one of five surrounding courses. Other activities include hiking, tours of neighboring castles, hunting, and trout fishing in the estate's Ara River.

Insider Tips

In the morning, look for mares and newborn foals cantering in the fields outside of your window.

If it's not served at dinner, make sure to request the chef's house-made brown bread, served warm.

Rent bikes and explore the area's easy-to-navigate roads through the lush countryside.

Awards and Recognitions

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"The Ireland of my dreams..."
- The Globe

"An elegant Irish country house..."
- Sports Traveller

"Tea and home-made biscuits greeted our arrival followed by drinks beside a great big fire..."
- The Irish Tatler

Preferred Airport

Arrive at Shannon Airport (SNN), which is approximately 50 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 1-1.5 hours of travel time.

Lismacue House, Bansha, Tipperary, Ireland

Hotel Features

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Property Amenities
  • Private House
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Library
  • Gardens
  • Walking Trails
  • Helicopter Service
In-Room Amenities
  • Panoramic Views
  • Antique Furniture
  • In-Room Bathrooms
  • Deep Soaking Tubs
  • Telephones
  • Fresh Cut Flowers
Dining & Nightlife
  • Dining Room
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Please note: A 7-night minimum stay is required
  • 10-person occupancy
  • All Hotel taxes and Hotel fees
    (gratuities at guests' discrestion)
  • Personal chef (meals are charged at cost)
Hotel Report From the editors of: Travel+Leisure

Why We Love Bansha

Quintessentially Irish, Bansha's endless rolling green hills provide perfectly quiet (and quieting) beauty. Just the stuff that rejuvenating getaways are made of.

Don't Miss

Great Golf: Clonmel Golf Club. One of the five golf clubs within 20 minutes of the Lismacue House. Book tee times before arrival. Lyreanearla, Mountain Rd, Clonmel County. 011-353-52-612-4050. Read More

Fine Dining: Chez Hans. Housed inside of a former church, this restaurant serves dishes such as braised lamb salad and mussels on toast. Moor Lane, Cashel County. 011-353-62-61177.

Fab Fishing: Anglers should note: travelers can fish for trout on the Lismacue House grounds and for salmon on the Suir River, four miles away.

Blast to the Past: History Tours. Travelers can book tours to the area's impressive historical sites, including the 15th-century Cahir Castle and Rock of Cashel.
Ireland's amazing coastal landscapes provide pictureque reveries.

Ireland's amazing coastal landscapes provide pictureque reveries.

Why Go Now

March 17, 2011
St Patrick's Day

April 24, 2011
Easter Sunday

June 16, 2011
Bloomsday

Lismacue House

Bansha, Ireland

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