• Irish castle
In Ireland, I was able to stay with his wife a few days in an old castle, live like kings and feel what people feel, who decided to celebrate their wedding here. For us it was a kind of honeymoon ...
This castle - the property and the main residence of the respected European family. Unlike hotels, castles, this private estate is not freely accessible, and 6, 5 square. km. surrounding natural lands safely protect the inhabitants of the castle from prying eyes:
The castle is rented exclusively to only 6 weeks of the year. The rest of the owners live there:
He stands on the shores of the largest private lake in Europe:
Guests can take a single boat on the lake and take a ride or go fishing. In many small creeks pike, and that the dried specimen that I have seen in the kitchen of the castle, has impressed me with its size:
The castle was built in 1811 on the design of the architect John Nash, in the list of outstanding works which include Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square ensemble.
The famous poet and playwright William Butler Yeats said after visiting the castle in 1927: "Leave this place - it means - to leave the beauty ..."
Precinct with several rows of fence, and the main gate is securely protected:
After crossing the gate, a beautiful 2-km long road leads to the castle. A feeling that you get in the magical world:
Most of the landed forest was planted in the 18th century - especially for the maintenance of sport hunting. Depending on the season (September to February), guests can personally participate in the royal hunting pheasants, ducks or deer:
Castle - it is not just a large stone house in the middle of the forest. Castle - is a complex of buildings, including a garden, vegetable garden, farm, chicken coop, stables, cottages for guests, houses for workers and a lot of other facilities, for which it is necessary to constantly monitor.
Of the benefits - in the morning on the table there is always fresh eggs and freshly picked green:
The estate lives a few horses participating in the race:
Pheasants specially bred for hunting. From 750 pheasants for the opening of the season there will be a 15-20 thousand.
Only 16 days into the season on the estate is held hunting for ducks and pheasants. Place on it painted for the year ahead. Shot pheasants sold for meat in shops and restaurants:
To pheasants did not fight with each other in a cage, they wear special glasses. In them they do not see the enemy in front of you and can not hurt each other:
Some animals - three dogs, including this wonderful Geneva, breed Great Dane - let spend the night in the castle:
The path to the castle in the cottages where additional guests can be accommodated:
So that we can experience for yourself what the guests feel the castle, we were surrounded by care and attention. Immediately upon arrival in the room waiting for us a bottle of Dom Perignon and a box of chocolate truffles, specially commissioned in Switzerland:
We were placed in the main bedroom, where there is usually live the newlyweds and guests of honor of the castle. Before us in the bed sleeping kings and presidents:
The morning began with a traditional Irish breakfast in bed:
Castle is a popular destination for luxury weddings of people who do not want to advertise their private life.
Unfortunately, when we lived in the castle, the wedding was not, so I put a couple of pictures of me not to render:
You arrange weddings like in Hollywood movies:
In order to organize such weddings attracted more than 100 professionals, and the development of every detail of the celebration and weekly rest takes over 1500 hours of work:
Next to the castle and the estate are many places for beautiful wedding photo shoot:
The celebration is held in the banquet room. It easily fits about 100 guests:
If the weather is good, on the terrace are organized cocktail parties:
Guests are invited to the castle Irish dancers from the group Riverdance: