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Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle

Located in the ruggedly beautiful County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland, Ashford Castle is perfect for a peaceful luxury golf break. The castle sits within a stunning 350-acre estate overlooking Lough Corrib. The castle’s charm and the reputation for privacy and seclusion is no secret. High profile celebrities such as John Lennon, Brad Pitt and Kanye West are just some of the guests who have stayed within the castle’s ancient walls in recent times.

Each of the 83 rooms and suites at Ashford Castle represents traditional elegance and timeless luxury. Following careful refurbishment, all of the rooms and suites have been individually and lovingly designed. Each combines the castle’s original features with the latest modern luxuries. There are several room types available – Corrib rooms, deluxe rooms, lake view rooms, and deluxe queen family rooms. As with the rooms, meticulous attention to detail can also be found in each of the suites. The suites are complete with unique works of art, carefully sourced antique furniture, bespoke beds, feature lighting, and private dining spaces. Every suite also enjoys breathtaking views over the River Cong or Lough Corrib.

For a truly intimate experience why not consider The Cottage? This former boathouse dates back to the Guinness era and has been lovingly restored. The unique design includes reclaimed materials such as stone and old fireplace lintels from the Castle Estate.   Hand-crafted parquet flooring, original artworks, lush fabrics and a blue Murano glass chandelier adorns the ceiling. On arrival, you will be greeted at The Castle and escorted to The Hideaway Cottage. A welcome basket will await at The Cottage, along with a fully stocked bar. To complete your Country escape at The Cottage, Jack Murphy Jackets and Wellingtons are yours to take home, bicycles are available for your use throughout your stay, and you can even dine alfresco on the pier – weather permitting!

Ashford Castle is also home to a picturesque 9 hole golf course. Spanning 2996 yards, this par 35 parkland course is perfect for golfers of all abilities keen to hone their skills. The course was designed by the renowned Irish golf architect Eddie Hackett. The legendary Irish golfer, Christy O’Connor Senior started his illustrious career at Ashford Castle in 1947 before going on to participate in 10 Ryder Cups. Green fees are complimentary to hotel residents and Ashford Castle provides the latest Titleist clubs. However, should you wish to explore your options beyond Ashford Castle, you will be pleased to know that the castle is surrounded by some of the finest Links Golf Courses in the world. Connemara, Carne, Enniscrone and Sligo will be on your doorstep. 

Gastronomy is a highlight at the hotel. Ashford Castle boasts an impressive portfolio of restaurants and bars showcasing Ireland’s seasonal produce in truly sumptuous surroundings. Resident chef Philippe Farineau creates dishes to suit every occasion, from haute cuisine in the George V Dining Room, to delicious hearty comfort food in Cullen’s at the Cottage. Dramatic and atmospheric as its name would suggest, The Dungeon is a unique setting located on the lower ground floor of the castle serving traditional Irish cuisine.  For a uniquely All-American experience, why not visit American Diner style Stanley’s. A warm Irish welcome with an American twist awaits at Stanley’s, where a beautiful breakfast bar overlooks a stunning open kitchen. Striking green-and-white fabric wallpaper meets mahogany walls, and a portrait of Elvis Presley adds to the flair of this fun and friendly diner.  

  • No. 3 in Top 10 Resort Hotels in the U.K. and Ireland – Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best’ Awards, 2019
  • Best Hotel – National Hospitality Awards – in association with Hospitality Ireland, 2018
  • Overall Spa of the Year – Irish Tatler Spa Awards, 2018
  • No. 12 in the Top 30 Resorts in Europe – Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, 2018
  • Best Spa Runner Up – Global Spa & Wellness Awards, 2018
General InformationFacilitiesPerfect ForBoard Basis Options
Check-in Time: 15:009-hole golf courseCouplesBreakfast
Check-out Time: 12:007 restaurants, bars, and wine cellarsAnniversaries
13th-century castle83 rooms and suitesFamilies–

Contact us today to book your luxury holiday to Ashford Castle. Visit our contact us page to submit an enquiry form, or live chat with our team online.

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