Availability: All year
Accommodates: 10 in manor house + 32
Ref No: G182
This fine house is perfect for a family or small group of friends. Additional accommodation may be rened on the estate so that a total of 40 guests may be accommodated on request. A truly magnificent setting of mountains, forest, lake and parkland; yet only 18 km (11 .miles) from Galway City, capital of Ireland’s western province of Connaught. Surrounded by magnificent Connemara scenery - lakes, mountains and coast - this is a most romantic setting.
The luxurious main house dates from the 16th-century, and has an indoor heated swimming pool. All rooms are elegantly furnished and superbly comfortable, with wonderful views of the lake or garden. Originally the property was owned by the Martin family, a celebrated member of which was Violet Martin who, as Martin Ross with her cousin Edith Somerville, wrote 'Some Experiences of an Irish RM'. These were made into the TV series An Irish RMI.
Addition to the main house, there is a wing with eight bedrooms and two cottages which may be rented separately or with the main house. Rate for main house includes staff and some meals.
10 people in main house plus 32 using all units.
Main House 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Ground floor: Large elegant drawing room, with two grand pianos. Dining room with seating for 12. Panelled library. Fully equipped kitchen. Guest cloakroom.
First floor: Two double bedrooms, with en suite bathrooms. One twin bedroom, with en suite bathroom.
Second floor: One king-size bedroom, with en suite bathroom. One twin bedroom, with en suite bathroom.
Park Wing has a further eight bedrooms and is independent of the manor house. In addition to the wing there are two courtyard cottages available to rent. In total up to 34 guests can be accommodated in 17 bedrooms (15 bathrooms) using all options. The wing and cottages are self-catering.
Not surprisingly, this is an ideal venue for family reunions, weddings and anniversaries.
Shannon Airport, 122 km (76 miles)
Galway Airport, 33km (21 miles)
Dublin, 249km (155 miles)
Amenities on site & in the area:
Ross Castle is set on 120 acres of parkland. The grounds feature walled gardens, an orchard, inner and outer courtyards and a 16-acre park. There is a wide variety of specimen trees, and an unusual old greenhouse. A gardener's cottage and lime kiln are also worth a visit. The courtyard is enclosed by cottages built in the 16th, 17th and 18th century. The small private chapel has beautiful stained-glass windows and is ideal for intimate wedddings and renewal of vows. There is shared access to an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and the beautiful grounds.
Within 6.5 km (4 miles)- an 18-hole golf course, pony- trekking and Europe's largest free trout and salmon lake. Ideal touring base for Connemara. Boats to Aran Islands from Rossaveal.
Prices may change depending on level of service required, number of guests and time of year when you are traveling. For your convenience the following rates are guide-lines only.