This former boathouse dates back to the Guinness era and is situated a stone’s throw from The Castle on the shores of Lough Corrib.
Surrounded by private gardens and lake front views, guests enjoy the luxurious comfort and relaxation of this beautiful space, with soothing sounds of lapping lake waters. For your privacy, access is through secure gates.
The Cottage has been lovingly restored, the unique design includes reclaimed materials such as stone and old fireplace lintels from the Castle Estate. Hand-crafted parquet flooring, original artworks, lush fabrics and a blue Murano glass chandelier adorns the ceiling.
Custom furniture pieces include 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 will capture your heart and make you feel immediately at home. On arrival, you will be greeted at The Castle and escorted to The Hideaway Cottage. A welcome basket awaits along with a fully stocked bar. To complete your Country escape, Jack Murphy Jackets and Wellingtons are yours to take home, bicycles are available for your use and guests can also avail of the hotel and its 350-acre estate's amenities.
Dine alfresco on the pier, weather permitting! The lake reflecting the stars in the evening is a memory that will stay with you for a lifetime. Enjoy private dining or any of the dining facilities available on the Estate.
Enjoy a luxurious Irish experience like no other. With a concierge service available 24-hours a day.
Our traditional Afternoon Tea is composed of a superb choice of loose-leaf teas and refreshing infusions served with an irresistible selection of indulgent treats. Start with our delicious freshly made dainty English sandwiches and seasonal pastries. Then move on to our delectable, hand-baked traditional British scones with lashings of clotted cream and lavish strawberry preserve. This time-honored English tradition will make you feel like a duke or duchess in our intimate library that transports you to a 19th-century stately home. Make the experience even more special with a glass of Champagne to begin to really emulate the British nobility.
Travel back in time to witness this exclusive window in the life of a Victorian lady. Allow your costumed guide to host you for tea and discover the complex and rich cultural history of traditional English tea. Afterwards, you can take a lesson in the mysterious and ancient art of tasseography, or tea leaf reading. Obtain the skills that generations of English ladies have used to entertain and enthral their guests, by letting the leaves forecast the future. This fortune-telling experience is available for groups of 15 or more.
What more could a little prince and princess want than to enjoy afternoon tea in regal splendor?
Your little ones will enjoy jam sandwiches, cupcakes and ice cream alongside hot chocolate or soft drinks.
We are able to accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have, including vegetarian sandwiches, gluten-free breads, pastries and scones. We can also remove any fresh cream and mayonnaise products from the afternoon tea stand, if requested. We will endeavour to ensure that there are no nuts in the afternoon tea offering.