Check into Castlemartyr Resort in idyllic County Cork, Ireland
Situated in County Cork – a lush landscape, perfectly positioned for exploring the south and west coasts of Ireland – is the spectacular Castlemartyr Resort.
Nestled amid 220 acres of Cork’s woodland, this fabulous five-star property was declared the grandest hotel in Ireland by Conde Nast Traveller magazine in 2015.
The castle, from which the village of Castlemartyr takes its name, was first built in 1210 by The Knights Templar, who were one of the most famous of the Christian military orders under the leadership of Richard Earl de Clare, more commonly known as Strongbow.
In the centuries that followed, the lands changed hands many times, among its owners were Sir Walter Raleigh and Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork. It was under Boyle’s stewardship that the construction of the magnificent Manor House took place in the 17th century. Painstakingly restored to its original grandeur, the Manor House now forms the centrepiece of the Castlemartyr Resort.
Accommodation consists of 103 bedroom and suites including the coveted presidential suite – which features a lavish bedroom and bathroom boasting a large walk-in shower, enormous bath and private sauna, plus sweeping views of the 18th-century garden, meadows and lakes.
Beyond the bedrooms, Sybarites can enjoy some ‘me time’ at Castlemartyr’s acclaimed spa, shape up in the fitness studio, practice their swing on the Ron Kirby-designed golf courses, refuel in one of the resort’s four restaurants and explore the and 800-year- old castle ruins.
Sybarites may also like to enjoy a leisurely carriage ride around the estate – or venture further afield to tick off nearby attractions including the Old Jameson Distiller and Fota Wildlife Park.
This is one of the Emerald Isle’s most charming and enticing destinations.
You will have to be a member of The Syabrite to take advantage of this experience. Please read our terms and conditions before booking. For more information and to book, kindly email us on [email protected]