Castle Leslie Estate, Ulster
|Glaslough, Monaghan, Ulster, IRELAND.|
Description: Castle Leslie EstateLocated in 1000 acres of beautiful parkland, with ancient woodlands and glistening lakes, The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate is situated in a lovingly restored historic mansion. As part of one of the last great Irish castle estates still in the hands of its founding family, this fabulous property offers exclusive boutique accommodation, fine Irish cuisine and a plethora of estate activities in an idyllic rural setting.
The perfect spot for relaxing getaways in the heart of the countryside, the Lodge is ideally placed just south of the border, and enjoys excellent communications with both Dublin and Belfast. Activities on the estate include fishing, hiking, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting and falconry displays. Special mention is reserved for equestrian activities, with a fantastic range of facilities and services for riders of all abilities. Schooling, stabling, delightful bridleways and spectacular cross-country rides, the estate has it all and much more.
But it's not just about outdoor activities at The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate, and guests can enjoy award-winning cuisine at Snaffles Restaurant, traditional Irish hospitality and comfort at Conor's Bar, or a range of pampering and invigorating treatments at the Victorian Spa. Steeped in history, this fascinating property has a story to tell in every corner of its immense acreage.
Type of rooms: Castle Leslie EstateLodge Classic Bedroom:
The guest rooms in the Lodge are chic, country house boutique. Each bedroom has been decorated in keeping with the building's period features and designed with comfort in mind. Guest rooms offer a blissful king-size bed or twin bed accommodation, a 28-inch LCD-screen TV, a free standing Victorian roll top bath, separate walk in shower plus fabulous bathroom amenities from The Handmade Soap Company.
Lodge Superior Bedroom:
These extra special guest rooms at this Irish Castle Hotel offer all the comforts of the Lodge Classic Rooms, but are particularly spacious and offer balconies overlooking the Equestrian Centre's courtyards with charming furniture and quaint plants and foliage, or instead a beautiful and comfortable sitting area. These rooms are designed for pure comfort and make staying in a superior room at the Lodge an even more magnificent experience. Guests can upgrade to a superior room or avail themselves of a late check-out on request and at a small extra charge.
Each bedroom has been decorated in keeping with the building's period features and designed with comfort in mind. Guest rooms offer a blissful king-size bed or twin bed accommodation, a 28-inch LCD-screen TV, a free-standing Victorian roll top bath, separate walk in shower plus fabulous White Company bathroom amenities. Perfect for a romantic getaway in Ireland.
Lodge Jigsaw Junior Suite:
One of a kind, "Jigsaw", the Junior Suite at the Lodge offers its own secluded private entrance within the Lodge. This beautiful suite has a blissful king-size bed, 28-inch LCD screen TV, fabulous amenities and a sitting area with some of the prettiest views in this Castle hotel in Ireland.
Tucked away in the eaves of this luxury hotel in Ireland, this suite is the epitome of decadence. The bedroom is dominated by a fabulous feature bed, topped with crisp white bed linen. The bathroom is delightful, featuring a roll-top bath, while the lounge comes with beautiful comfortable sofas. An ideal setting for a romantic getaway in Ireland.
Additional information: Castle Leslie Estate
Pets are allowed on prior request.
Number of rooms: 29
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1665/2007.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro.
How to get here: From Dublin: Take the M1 north. Exit at Junction 14 for Ardee.
Follow N2 Monaghan/Derry.
Continue on the N2 to Monaghan bypass - do not enter town.
At the 1st roundabout follow N2 for Derry.
Continue to 3rd roundabout.
Take 3rd exit signposted Armagh (N12).
Follow N12 for 2 miles.
Turn left at signpost for Glaslough (N185).
Follow road to Glaslough.
From Belfast: Take the M1 South, signposted the West/Dublin.
Exit M1 at Junction 11 onto M12. Signposted for Craigavon/Portadown/Armagh.
Exit M12 at Junction 2 onto A3.Continue on A3 for approx. 15 miles to Armagh.
Follow signs for A3/A28.
Continue through Killylea A28.
Continue straight ahead, entering Caledon.
Turn left on to B45 signposted for Monaghan.
Pass through Middletown.
Turn right and continue straight ahead forward onto R185.
Turn left at signpost for Glaslough (R 185).
Travel on this road for approximately 5 minutes (please be advised that there are a number of farms along this road, where you can encounter cattle, sheep and machinery so please drive with caution - a number of poor bends are ahead.
Continue to the village of Glaslough. Drive through the village to the gates of the Estate.
GPS Coordinates: 54° 19' 9.31'' N 6° 53' 38.73'' W
Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport - 82,4 km.