49 bedrooms. 29 in Lodge (some suitable for disabled).
all year except 23–27 Dec.
drawing rooms, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, conservatory, billiard room, library, cinema, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, wedding/conference facilities, spa, 14-acre gardens in 1,000-acre grounds (equestrian centre, tennis, walking trails, wildlife, lakes, boating, fishing).
all day in public areas of Lodge.
all ages welcomed.
allowed on estate, not in rooms (overnight in stables in equestrian centre).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from €130, D,B&B from €230. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Positively flourishing’, the Leslie family’s sprawling estate has remained in the hands of its founding family for nearly three and a half centuries. ‘The whole place is well run, with polite and attentive staff.’ Bedrooms are in the castle – each wildly different, each with a tale to tell – and in the stone-built lodge, a ‘splendidly labyrinthine Victorian pile’. ‘Our very smart, very comfortable Lodge room was well designed, with a good bathroom.’ Fill the waking hours: traipse into ancient woodland with a picnic lunch; try for monster pike in the lough; discover the 19th-century walled garden; take afternoon tea in the castle’s high-ceilinged drawing room; borrow a pair of wellies and head off on a stomp through the integrated wetlands. In the evening, choose an informal country-style dinner at Conor’s bar, or dine on more modern dishes (perhaps baked pork fillet, braised rib, pork tail rillettes, spiced baby apple) in Snaffles restaurant. Have a right royal time at breakfast, too, with home-baked breads and home-made preserves, leaf teas, ‘butter served in a proper dish’. (EC)
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