Hideaway Cottage │ Ashford Castle │ County Mayo
A private hideaway
Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, Ashford Castle’s Hideaway Cottage allows you to relish the tranquility and natural beauty of the estate. This charming, diminutively sized property is positioned right on the shores of Lough Corrib and serves as the ultimate romantic retreat.
Refurbished to the highest standards, the cottage pays homage to the heritage of the estate thanks to historic touches such as original stonework and fireplace lintels from the castle. This former boathouse dates back to the Guinness era and is situated a stone’s throw from the Castle, surrounded by private gardens and with private access through secure gates.
This former boathouse dates back to the Guinness era and is situated a stone’s throw from The Castle on the shores of Lough Corrib.
Surrounded by private gardens and lake front views, guests enjoy the luxurious comfort and relaxation of this beautiful space, with soothing sounds of lapping lake waters. For your privacy, access is through secure gates.
The Cottage 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.
Custom furniture pieces include French Empire marquetry chests of drawers; a 20th century, four-fold European canvas screen; art by Louis Icart and a late 19th century pair of walnut armchairs covered in tapestry by Brunschwig & Fils.
The Cottage will capture your heart and make you feel immediately at home. On arrival, you will be greeted at The Castle and escorted to The Hideaway Cottage. A welcome basket awaits along with a fully stocked bar. To complete your Country escape, Jack Murphy Jackets and Wellingtons are yours to take home, bicycles are available for your use and guests can also avail of the hotel and its 350-acre estate's amenities.
Dine alfresco on the pier, weather permitting! The lake reflecting the stars in the evening is a memory that will stay with you for a lifetime. Enjoy private dining or any of the dining facilities available on the Estate.
Enjoy a luxurious Irish experience like no other. With a concierge service available 24-hours a day.
- Private gardens and lake front views
- Secluded location with private access
- Entrance hall: 4.0 meters x 1.3 meters
- Bedroom: 6.2 meters x 5.2 meters
- Bathroom: 4.5 meters x 3.0 meters
- Secluded location with private access
- Lake-side views of Lough Corrib
- Lake-side private dining terrace
- Custom hand-crafted furniture
- Blue Murano glass chandelier
- Egyptian Cotton bed linen
- Fully stocked bar
- Welcome basket
- Fresh flowers
- Bottled mineral water
- Jack Murphy jackets to take home
- Jack Murphy wellington boots to take home
- Deluxe Voya toiletries
- Plush bathrobes and slippers
- 24-hour in-room dining
- 24-hour concierge service
This 800-year-old castle is truly remarkable, a grand, historic structure with national significance. The former home of the Guinness family, it has hosted countless notables over the years, including The Prince of Wales (who later became King George V) and President Ronald Reagan, and served as the striking backdrop for 1951 movie, The Quiet Man. Red Carnation’s impeccable five-year restoration, drawing on local experts and artisans, has brought these ancient walls and storied rooms back to glorious life.
An extraordinary estate
Located in 350 acres of beautiful manicured gardens, verdant forests and woodland rich with birdlife, all overlooking the shores of rippling Lough Corrib in County Mayo, our estate boasts various activities, from Ireland’s first and finest falconry school, to horse-riding, golf, fishing, tennis, off-road driving, zip-wiring, tree-climbing and cosy movie nights in our stylish private cinema.
Our many accolades include Tatler magazine’s Spa of the Year, and we are proud of our deeply serene, genuinely restorative treatments, which draw on ancient, holistic healing practices and modern expertise. The tranquil surroundings include a beautiful mural by artist Jane du Rand glimmering above the relaxation pool, while our state-of-the-art facilities include an invigorating Hammam, steam room and gym with breath-taking views over the lake.