Hilton Park, Ulster
|Clones, Monaghan, Ulster, IRELAND.|
Description: Hilton ParkHilton Park is a genuine ancestral home that has evolved from a place of privileged private pleasure to a boutique hotel that shares its charms with a few discerning travellers, most of whom return time after time. Hilton Park has superb views from all windows, is furnished with period pieces that have been there for generations, has well tended, extensive grounds, herbaceous borders and herb and kitchen gardens. With only 6 guest rooms, Hilton Park offers plenty of space to enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful place and the hosts can personally see to it that every guest experiences the most from their visit.
Type of rooms: Hilton ParkDouble rooms either overlooking the lake or park. There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms and mobiles are also discouraged in the communal areas.
Additional information: Hilton Park
Children: No children under 8 years, there are no disabled facilities due to the reception rooms being on the first floor.
Golf: The lodge is very close to the practice ground of the Clones Golf Club, arrangements can be made for guests to play. There is also an 18 hole golf course on the estate.
Hilton Park extends to 500 acres of woodland, lake and pasture. There is a boat on one of the lakes for rowing and fishing and the swimming in pure lake water is peerless.
Hilton is situated at the head of the great valley of the Erne; one of Ireland's most beautiful and least frequented lakes. Day-boat and trips can be arranged for a modest fee. Bicycles may be hired locally to take advantage of the easy lakeside riding on small, unfrequented roads; the more ambitious can attempt the Kingfisher cycle trail or head up into the drumlin hills of Monaghan and Cavan.
Painters find the light exceptional and if they can drag themselves away from the beauty of the grounds, there is lakeland, river valley, drumlin and upland moor all within a half-hour's drive.
Shoppers need not feel left out either; Belleek pottery, Cavan crystal, Clones lace and Magee's tweeds are some of Ireland's finest and are produced in the region.
History: There has been a house at Hilton Park since the early 17th Century, though its name was changed to its present at the end of the 18th Century. After being burnt down in 1803 the house was rebuilt over the next 15 years or so. The two principal bedrooms and the dining room remain intact from this rebuilding, as does the north end. In the 1870s the owner transformed the house into an Italian palazzo; this involved digging out the basement so that it became the ground floor, introducing a new hall, inner hall, staircase and gallery, as well as a ballroom and boudoir.
Special Events: Hilton Park is available for exclusive rental and is the perfect venue for private house parties, family celebrations or a weekend break in Ireland. They can guarantee exclusivity, total privacy and seclusion (their avenue is one mile long) and a completely relaxed ambience in beautiful surroundings, inside and out. Hilton can be taken on an exclusive basis for corporate entertainment, business meetings and brainstorming sessions, providing total privacy and seclusion for the most sensitive of situations. The old gate lodge, renovated in 2008, is available for rental on a self catering basis.
Nearby Attractions: Hilton is a superb centre for touring and much of the Northwest and Northeast are easily reached. The west and east coasts are one and a half-hours distant, the Giants' Causeway two hours and the Mourne Mountains one and a half-hours. Towns are approximately the following times away; Clones 10 mins, Monaghan, Cootehill and Cavan 30 mins, Carrickmacross, Enniskillen and Armagh 45 mins, Drogheda, Athlone and Donegal 90 mins, Sligo, Dublin and Belfast 2 hours.
Number of rooms: 6
Official category: Bed and Breakfast, Historic House.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 17th Century/1994.
Period of closure: Open from April to September for individual bookings. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Groups only: Oct.1 to Mar.31. Hilton Park only accepts groups from the end of October until the start of April. Because they only have 6 rooms, they all need to be heated and occupied at the same time during the winter.
Languages spoken: Irish, English, French.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa.
Restaurant closed: Open for breakfast from 9:00am. to 10:00am. Dinner served at 8:00pm., requests must be received by 10:00am.
GPS Coordinates: 54° 8' 32.89'' N 7° 14' 18.89'' W
Nearest airport: Belfast International - 65 mi.
Rates: Hilton Park
|Principal Bedrooms||230||230||13.5%||not incl.|
|Double/Twin Rooms||189||198||13.5%||not incl.|
|*Single room supplement||40||40||13.5%||not incl.|
|Breakfast per person||incl.||incl.|
|Description of seasons|
|Hilton Park only accepts groups from the end of October until the start of April. Because they only have 6 rooms, all need to be heated and occupied at the same time during the winter.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates and package deals, may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
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|Booking and cancellation policy|
|Bookings are confirmed with credit card details.
Cancellationsless than 24 hours prior to check-in date are charged 100% of the entire booking.
If a Saturday is involved, cancellations made within 96 hours prior to check-in date are charged 100% of the entire booking.
If rooms are subsequently re-let, cancellation charge is waived.
Service charge/ gratuities are at guests discretion, service charge is levied for group bookings.
Rates include breakfast, dinner for guests only is cahrged separately.
Minimum stay: Saturdays, more than one night. Short notice exceptions may apply.
*Single supplement is subject to availability.