County Mayo, Ireland
Originally built in 1865 for the Estate Manager of 800-year-old Ashford Castle, our elegant white-washed Lodge has views to rival the best in the world. Windows frame inspiring vistas out over placid Lough Corrib, one of Ireland’s largest lakes, backed by the rolling, emerald hills of Connemara.
The Lodge offers country house charm, fine dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and an exceptional collection of estate activities. This is one of Ireland’s finest wedding destinations, pairing warm Irish hospitality with a modern appeal.
The hotel will reopen 2nd June. We very much look forward to welcoming our guests back to the Ashford Estate.
‘SUP’ is hugely popular in Cape Town, with paddle-boarders exploring the crystal clear canals of the V&A Waterfront, admiring the city views from the Atlantic, or taking on one of the city’s many surf breaks. SUP rentals and guided tours are available year-round.
The waters of the Western Cape are home to dozens of cetacean species, from families of orca and resident pods of bottlenose dolphins to the southern right whales that migrate here from Antarctica during the winter months (June to September). While exceptional whale and dolphin sightings are often enjoyed from the hotel, boat-based whale-watching excursions are the most memorable way to admire these animals in their natural habitat.
Enjoy a unique perspective on Cape Town – also known as the ‘Tavern of the Seas’ – with a kayak tour along the city’s Atlantic Seaboard. Guided kayak tours depart daily (weather permitting) from Three Anchor Bay to explore the beautiful coastline stretching from the V&A Waterfront to Clifton. Close-up encounters with pods of dolphin are a regular highlight. If you’d prefer to go it alone, kayak rentals are available.