The best way to get a break from the world is to go on a vacation. But honestly speaking how many of us can say with confidence we have come back rejuvenated? We didn’t think about work or our ordeals? That seldom happens which is why it’s important to choose a spot so fantastic you will have no choice but get lost in its charm and elegance. The Hideaway Cottage at Ashford Castle Hotel, Cong is one such warm haven. What was formerly a boathouse dating back to the Guinness era is situated a stone’s throw away from the castle on the shores of Lough Corrib. The locale looks historic as it is flanked by private gardens and lakefront views. The Hideaway cottage looks like it belongs in a fairytale as its tastefully designed interiors include a cream onyx bathroom and a working fire adds oodles of persona. The place is done up using stone and materials found buried on the estate making it look very magnificent. One will find the details very captivating like steps made from old fireplace lintels from the castle lead into a hallway with parquet flooring. The blue-striped tartan fabrics on the walls add an old-world charm that can really not be found in any spa resort. This further leads to a splendidly designed bedroom featuring a large blue Murano glass chandelier that’s the cynosure of the cottage.
The furniture too is largely contributing to the aesthetics of this suite. Adding personality to the room are exquisite pieces like French Empire marquetry chests of drawers; a 20th century four-fold European canvas screen; art by Louis Icart and a late 19th century pair of walnut armchairs covered in tapestry by Brunschwig & Fils. The cottage is stocked with the finest welcome basket, aromatic fresh flowers, fully stocked bar and essentials like bottled mineral water. For your comfort, the Hideaway Cottage suite includes Deluxe Voya toiletries, ladies and gents slippers to rest your feet after a long day of travelling and some plush bathrobes to settle down in. For those who want to make the most of this refuge and don’t feel like stepping out to engage in activities like riding bicycles or exploring the hotel and its 350-acre estate’s amenities, there’s a 24 hour in room dining to revel in. When it’s time to head back home, guests can take along a lifetime of memories and something more tangible and awesome like the Jack Murphy jackets and wellington boots. Time-travelling is now possible as the Hideaway cottage at Ashford Castle Hotel truly takes you to another era, a world so different you can only make memories.
Occupancy- 2 people
Rate- $2,700- $3,800 per night
Where: Ashford Castle Hotel
Cong, Co. Mayo, F31 CA48, Ireland
Phone: +353 94 954 6003