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The Irish Manor – In Photos (Part 2)

Old luggage in the manorLast week we showed you the exterior and grounds of The Manor. Now let’s take a peak at some of our favorite rooms inside!

And, I must ask you politely to bear with me through the first few photos. 

Although, I am pretty sure some of you might do the same, if you also found a tickle-trunk and closet full of dress-up clothes!

Regardless, I hope you will forgive me a bit of fun indulgence.

(I’m not sure if Pete has yet).


Look out!  
It’s Mr. Green in the Library with the Knife!

Playing Clue in the Library

Mr. Green in the Lounge with the Candlestick.

Playing Clue in the Lounge

Mr. Samurai in the Ballroom with the Sword (?)

Playing Clue in the Ballroom

Mr. Country Club in the Hall with the Croquet Mallet (?)

Playing Clue in the Hall

Okay, enough with the crazy Clue references!

While a lot of the Manor is in need of refurbishment, there are some details to it that I hope never change. The interior styling for the house was done in the 18th century.

Manor Decor

Wall decor

The detail around the fireplace

The Lounge

The Lounge

The ballroom is huge, and is now used by the family as a regulation sized badminton court.

The Ballroom

One of the many, many bathrooms.  A lot of rooms in the house have heavy velvet drapes of different colors, which I love!

An old bath

The Manor has three floors.  This is the end of the hallway on the second.

The view outside

With dramatic, red-carpeted stairs.

The Red Stairwell

This place is so full of books….I could spend a lifetime here reading.

Old books

“A book is a friend that never deceives” 

French Bookcase

Only six weeks left.
 I’m kinda sad already.


40 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Hysterical! Especially Mr. Country Club! How DO you manage to get Pete to cooperate with these zany antics?

    Seriously, I think you two would make a great reality show!
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  2. Wow. What an awesome house. Is just the two of you staying there? It sounds like a place out of a storybook.
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  3. I have been waaaaaaaaaiting for these pics. Oh Lord…..I want to meet a King so I can be a Queen, put on a Ball Gown & live in that manor. For a little while anyway. It does seem like something out of a storybook. And Pete….I think you should consider acting. Loved the clothing attire.
    Thanks my Sweets !!!!!

  4. Hahahaha – LOVE the dress up Clue shots. This place looks amazing…I hope they get to renovate it and keep the original details that you love so much. Looks like a place worth preserving.

    We had so much fun with you guys in Dublin. Thanks again for coming out and catching up with us. Hope the rest of the time goes slow for you at the manor =)
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  5. Holy crap!

    (Yep–for once that’s all I have to say.)

    No, on second thought–it’s not. How on earth did you score such a phenomenal housesit?

    Okay, I’m done. (But—Holy Crap!)
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  6. hahaha! Great stuff guys! I love it! Reminds me of Lara Croft’s place especially when Pete is practicing his Samurai techniques. LOL!

  7. There’s a BALLROOM?!?

    I love (LOVE) those first few photos. Hysterical and clever and gorgeous.
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  8. haha, enjoyed the first few pictures the most, especially country club man

  9. I’m not sure what to say. What an awesome house! Pete looks progressively more crazy in each photo, which is pretty awesome too! :)
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  10. Wow, what a “little” gig you have this time, I bet you are enjoying your Irish traveling in time ;)
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  11. Haha… good times! What a lovely manor…
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  12. Ohh I love all the books, especially the bookcase! You guys are lucky. Enjoy :)
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  13. Oh. My. Goodness. It’s like you’ve stepped into one of my dreams! (And I don’t mean that I dream about the characters from Clue). Please keep sharing details from this place – it’s FAB.
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  14. This is awesome! Looks like you had a lot of fun with this.
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  15. Wait, so you guys are living here?!! Wicked!

    I’m digging through your site now trying to find it, but what web site do you use connect with house sitting again?

  16. Hahaaa, the Clue shots are wicked! Pete’s a great model and wears that wig very well. They have a tickle trunk?? Could this place be any cooler? I think not. It’s gorgeous. Stay until I can afford to visit?? ;)

  17. I love this post :D The dramatic red carpeted stairs are perfect, they’re exactly what you’d expect to see there. And teh old books! That last picture is really great :) It’s so fun that you guys dressed up and did a clue post! haha
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  18. Top drawer! Those photos are awesome!!!! You should make your own storybook.

    That place looks like a fantastic setting for a novel!
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  19. You’re housesitting there? That’s a pretty sweet gig… though I think I’d be a little freaked out staying somewhere so big if I was alone.
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    • I’m totally with you Jasmine – I couldn’t handle this one on my own! It’s also why we chose to stay in the attached cottage rather than the big house, it’s cozier and, well, there’s probably less chance of it being haunted. :)

  20. hahaha love the clue photos

    this has to be one of the most amazing home stays ever! Who lives in a house like that! A manor! are there a lot of them in the area?
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  21. Wow! How incredibly amazing! I’d cry if I could housesit a place like that. Imagine how many people have lived there, what their stories are. I’ve always dreamed of living in a manor, wearing a silk robe and drinking out of a champagne flute all day. Maybe one day ;)
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  22. Oh my gosh. Those photos made my morning. What a beautiful place! You guys are hilarious and I think… maybe Pete should grow out his hair into a mullet and dye it blonde!

  23. This is hysterical! I love it. What a cool house too.

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