Hey Femm readers. This is my last blog post about my trip to Ireland. I tried to squeeze all I could in part four but still didn’t have enough room to talk about my family’s last spot. As I mentioned in the previous post my family and I had just finished visiting the Blarney Castle and kissing the stone before heading to our last Airbnb. Remember how I said we were rushing to our next stop? We were going to spend our last night, before going back to the hotel right outside the airport in Dublin, in an Airbnb in Kilfeacle. While we pulled up to the place we saw that a huge castle was on the property. My Mom, my Dad, and I thought we were staying in the little villa looking houses next to the castle but my sister and brother in law surprised us and explained that we were staying in the castle!
It was the coolest place we stayed in the whole trip. Our host had bought the castle and restored it. He filled it up with some historical artifacts like the canon in the small dining hall on the bottom floor and even some antique looking stuff he bought in different stores. We started our tour at the bottom of the castle. The castle itself was like a high rise building or tower. There were two front doors to the place. On door opened to a small outside space to the other door of the castle. That was where the murder hole was. Meaning if we were invaders and we managed to break through the first big wooden door we would have gotten hot oil or huge rocks sent from the top of the tower to vanquish us. The first floor had a kitchen, dining area, and bathroom. The second floor had a huge master bedroom where my parents stayed, the third floor had another decent sized room and bathroom. With a smaller adjoined room with a cot for parents with kids. There was a tub in one bathroom on the third floor too. The fourth-floor was the coolest floor because it used to be the guest area of the castle where visitors would dine and stay for the night.
This fourth-floor room was my favorite spot in the castle. It had three enormous couches that were placed near the equally enormous fireplace. There was even a real cutlass blade sitting on the mantle. There was also a spot that led to the “dungeon” where our host set up a fake rat and food plate while it led to the murder hole. Probably why it was blocked off with a heavy bolted glass door. The fifth-floor led to a loft room; which was the room I decided to stay in. I had to hold onto a rope while going up and down the steep steps, but it was a great room. It was perfect and secluded enough to read without interruption before going to bed. Actually, the whole time you went up the winding staircase you had to use a rope as a guardrail. Not to worry though you’ll soon be climbing up and down those stairs with ease. In fact, it became a nice workout after a while. The fifth-floor also overlooked the living room of the fourth floor. It even had a small bathroom near the bottom of the loft.
Now the sixth-floor had its own small tower like bedroom. Almost like the kind a princess would be locked away in during a fairy tale. But it’s still a great room to stay in since it has a magnificent view out the window. Also, the sixth-floor lead to the roof of the castle. You could walk around the roof and look over the edge like an archer looking to fire on invaders. You could even try to go up to the small viewing platform as well. There were some small chairs up there that were placed under the Irish flag. To get up there you had climb onto the huge first step and then walk to the top carefully up above. When you wanted to go back down you just had to jump down. Again, don’t worry, because it’s not that high or far of a jump. Well, that’s the end of this travel blog series. I’ll leave a link down below to the castle and the host for you all to enjoy. ‘til next time. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9129822