The Lodge at Ashford Castle

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The Lodge at Ashford Castle

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Voted as the Romantic Hotel of the Year in 2019 and sitting within the magnificent 350 acre estate of Ashford Castle, this property overlooks the magical Lough Corribin in County Mayo.

Features


Part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the vast grounds surrounding the Lodge provide the perfect setting to explore and get active. From golf to horse riding and even falconry there is something for everyone. The waters of Lough Corrib are ideal for trout, salmon and pike fishing as well as offering lake cruises and activities such as paddle boarding. For dining Wilde’s at the Lodge provides fine Irish cuisine where as the Quay Bar and Brasserie provides a more informal meal setting with views over the stunning Lough Corrib.

Accommodation


The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers 64 ensuite rooms and suites each individually designed and furnished. Deluxe rooms overlook the landscaped courtyard and have walk in showers. Superior deluxe rooms feature a Juliet balcony and oversized rain shower in the bathrooms. Duplex suites are spread over 2 floors and offer that extra space and comfort easily accommodating 2 adults and 1 child. Quay Suites feature a Juliet balcony or private patio area and shower over bath. The Lake View Suites are truly magnificent with balcony or terrace and luxury toiletries. Accessible rooms are available.

• Wi-Fi • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • safe • Handmade Soap Company toiletries • bottled mineral water • cable TV and complimentary DVDs • dog-friendly

Room choices


  • Deluxe
  • Superior Deluxe
  • Duplex Suites
  • Quay Suites
  • Lake View Suites

Pricing


PRICING in Deluxe Room, Bed and Breakfast

All year
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 638
£ 1,221
2020 Dates
Applicable
May – Sep

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Gatwick to Shannon. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.

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Location

How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into the Republic of Ireland’s main airports of Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Dublin from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Jersey, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Southend), Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay and Southampton.
  • Flying into Cork from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted), Manchester and Newquay
  • Flying into Shannon from Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London (Gatwick and Heathrow) and Manchester
  • Flying into Knock from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London  (Gatwick, Luton and Stansted) and Manchester

By Ferry – Stenaline operate sailings between Holyhead to Dublin and Fishguard to Rosslare. P&O Ferries also operate a route from Liverpool to Dublin. You can travel as a foot passenger or with a car – call us for more details

Top tips

  • Renting a car is well worth it to beat the crowds and do things at your own pace
  • Get a Heritage Card and get free admission to all fee-paying state owned heritage sites
  • Ask a local – if in doubt about where to go and what to see next, ask a local, who will know the most up to date must-do’s and will greet you as a friend
  • Don’t be afraid to visit out of season, in December Dublin has fantastic Christmas markets to give you that festive feeling or check out Waterford’s ‘Winterval’. The snowy peaks of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo are simply stunning.
  • Ireland can look small on a map, but packs a punch. Don’t try and fit too many cities or attractions into one trip, allow yourself time to give each place the attention it deserves

When To Go


Festivals run throughout the year so if there is something in specific you would like to see/do then please ask us

November – March – Rural island tends to close down at this time of year but the larger cities will still have a buzz. St Patrick’s Day is of course on the 17th March so expect crowds and book early to avoid disappointment.

March – May – Spring flowers bloom and the beautiful parks and green spaces wake up from their winter slumber. This is a great time for walkers and those wanting to explore the great outdoors in a mild temperature.

June – September – This is the warmest time of year here, and where the landscape is at its most vibrant

September – November – As Autumn comes to Ireland some of the key attractions of the summer including the Skellig Islands close to the public or become impossible to reach due to the change in weather. But this is still a fantastic time to visit with less crowds and plenty of festivals on the calendar.