Here in beautiful East Cork, Castlemartyr Resort brings forgotten stories to life in quaint gardens, misty valleys, and considerable antiquity, where the silence of centuries is broken only by the call of a bird in the 220 acres/89 hectares of romantic woodlands. The meandering landscape pulls guests back in time, into the reaches of imagination and the Irish folk consciousness. These Old World settings are steeped in myths and legends, and create a unique and inviting hideaway where the exquisite quality of service is matched by Castlemartyr Resort’s distinctive location. 800 years of history frame the grandeur of this place, a legacy that is dominated by the lore of the Knights of Templar in 1210, a wealth of political figures like Sir Walter Raleigh and Richard Boyle in the late 1500s, and a tapestry of quays and bridges melded with narrow lanes and well-preserved castles.
An elegantly restored Georgian mansion house, Castlemartyr Resort incorporates contemporary design with Irish charm. Castlemartyr rests amid an endless mature landscape, where pastoral beauty envelops a sparkling lake, renowned 18 hole inland Links Golf Course, and surrounding natural woodlands. These picturesque grounds welcome distinguished guests with a 13th-century Norman Castle, which guards the opulent 17th-century Manor House that forms the formal entrance to the hotel. From the magnificent gardens to the exceptional Irish hospitality, and from the winding trails through the mysterious Mitchell’s Woods to the modern accommodations, this distinguished, five-star resort redefines luxurious comfort for the modern traveler.
Castlemartyr Resort, a charter member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2011, dates back to 1210.
The Medieval Era, 800 ~ 1449
Here in beautiful East Cork, Castlemartyr Resort brings forgotten stories to life in quaint gardens, misty valleys, and considerable antiquity, where the silence of centuries is broken only by the call of a bird in the 220 acres/89 hectares of romantic woodlands.
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