Ireland’s Ashford Castle in County Mayo has unveiled the latest addition to its accommodations, the new Hideaway Cottage, situated on the edge of Lough Corrib.
As part of a large renovation project, the estate’s former boathouse has been fully modernized, while keeping true to its Irish heritage, to create a luxurious cottage hideaway. The Hideaway Cottage offers maximum privacy for the ideal romantic retreat, while still offering guests access to all of the amenities and services of the Castle and its 350-acre estate.
Surrounded by woodland with a 180-degree view over Ireland’s second largest lake, the secluded cottage is offset from the castle and gated for complete privacy. It is comprised of one bedroom, an entry hall and bathroom, and is perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Alongside all of the services that Ashford Castle offers to guests, the Hideaway Cottage also provides a personal Hideaway Assistant, who is always on call to accommodate any special guest requests.
The cottage has all the trappings of a sumptuous and cozy private home, including an elegant bathroom; French parquet flooring, handmade by Geraghty’s of Ireland; built-in cabinets from Loughnanes of Ireland; lush fabrics; a blue Murano glass chandelier; ceiling designs by David Faulkner Interiors; and building finishes by Edward Deacy.
Guests of the Hideaway Cottage will have their own bicycles and access to all facilities of the castle and its estate, including falconry, fishing, horseback riding, a nine-hole golf course, a billiards room, zip lining, a 32-seat cinema, wine cellars and three restaurants, in addition to the private dining options that the cottage itself offers.
Rates for The Hideaway Cottage start from approximately US$3,382 per night on a B&B basis.