Castlecoote House, home of The Percy French Summer School & Festival, is an early Georgian Palladian house built on the grounds of a ruined 16th century castle overlooking the beautiful River Suck. It is surrounded by woodland and the pastoral countryside of County Roscommon, Ireland. Castlecoote House, circa 1690, was destroyed by fire in 1989.
It has been lovingly restored by some of Ireland’s finest craftsmen. The result is a romantic hideaway which combines elegant 18th century architecture, beautiful Georgian features, fine plasterwork ceilings and marble fireplaces with the 21st century luxuries of whirlpool spa baths and underfloor heating. Outside are beautifully landscaped grounds. Take a stroll along by the river savouring the tranquillity,or perambulate through the orchard enjoying the rare apple trees, castle ruins and mill race walls.
Tour Opening Times: Guided tours of the house and grounds are available from June 1st until August 31st (Wednesday – Sunday 2pm – 6pm) and during Autumn/Winter by appointment only.
The River Suck is renowned for its coarse and trout fishing. For the more active, there are two tennis courts and a croquet lawn. Walking and horseriding are available locally and there are several 18 hole
golf courses nearby.