A great location for families in Ireland. The Walled Garden Lodges are located on the grounds of the fabulous Castlemartyr Resort and guests can use all the facilities of the Hotel during their stay including swimming pool. Just 3 hours from Dublin or 30 minutes from Cork City with so much to see and do locally.
Located just a 2 minute drive from the Hotel are the Walled Garden Lodges. These wooden clad Lodges are bright and modern and ideal for a family, golfers or a group of friends. The whole area is grassed so there is lots of space for children to play freely while under the watchful eye of their parents. Each Lodge has parking outside the front door and to the rear, there is a table and chairs to sit out and enjoy your surroundings.
These are 2 bedroom Lodges and can accommodate 4-5 people very comfortably. The entrance hall has lots of storage space for coats and wellies and shoes and there is a downstairs toilet.
The main living area is open plan with a kitchen and dining area as well as a large sitting room area. The kitchen is really well equipped with cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and washing machine. The only thing it doesn’t have is a tumble dryer but there is a clothes horse in the little store room in the kitchen which also houses the iron and ironing board.
On arrival there will be a welcome pack for you which includes, teabags, lovely coffee for the plunger, bread, butter, marmalade, cheese slices and some milk – ideal if you arrive late in the evening to keep you going until morning! There is also washing up liquid, cleaning sponge, dishwasher tablets and a t-towel provided.
The dining table is large and comfortable and can seat up to 6 people.
These are warm and cosy Lodges and wifi is available throughout. Please note though that mobile phone coverage is not good so you may wish to inform family or work that it may be better to contact you using another application like Whatsapp or Viber during your stay.
The sitting room has two large couches, a TV and a couple of leather floor cushions so there is lots of space for everyone. Each Lodge has both a cot and a highchair for your use – please bring along your own cot linen and blankets.
The two bedrooms are upstairs. They are both ensuite and can be made up as either one large double bed or two single (twin) beds. We also have a number of camp beds which can be provided to allow the Lodge sleep up to 5 people. This would be suitable only for children though and it can be put in whichever bedroom you request. A small charge of €25 euro applies should you require a camp bed. This must be paid for when making your reservation. We have a limited supply of these camp beds so please be sure to request one at time of booking. The prices featured online are for up to 4 people so if you make your reservation online and request an extra bed, we will contact you to arrange payment for it.
There are TV’s in each of the bedrooms. One of the ensuites has a shower over the bath and the other has just a shower. There are heated towel rails and limited toiletries, including soap and toilet roll, are supplied.
There is plenty of storage space in each of the bedrooms for your luggage and clothes.
A towel for use at the pool is provided for each guest. You need to bring this back from the pool to re-use during your stay. Additional towels may be provided at the pool for a small charge.
Castlemartyr Resort Walled Garden Lodges feature in our Family Resorts Ireland Collection.
Free Wi-Fi, Flat screen television, music system, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, central heating, coffee maker & washing machine. Cot and highchair are available on request.
The arrival time is 4.00pm. When you arrive the heating and hot water will beon. Your welcome hamper will include a number of items such as fresh milk, tea-bags, coffee, bread, cheese and other condiments. Perishable goods will be left in the fridge.
Each guest will receive bath and hand towels, a spa towel as well as toiletries.
We would be grateful if you could observe the departure time of 10.00am.
Child minders are available, please contact our reception team if you wish to book one. Hourly rates are €12 per family.
Travel cots and high chairs are available on request for our younger guests. We advise parents to bring their own cot sheets.
Pets at Castlemartyr
The Lodges at Castlemartyr welcome pets on request. There is a charge of €50.00 per stay (for up to two pets). Please ensure you mention your intention to bring along your pet at time of booking.
Castlemartyr Resort has so much to offer within walking distance of the lodges! All is elegantly presented and there is a great mix of style and comfort. Gourmet cuisine is available and is of the highest quality being prepared from local, farm fresh produce. You can spend hours relaxing at the Spa and Health Club which includes a swimming pool, nail salon, sauna, steam rooms, yoga studio, 9 private treatment rooms and a jet pool. If you’re feeling more energetic then you can head outside into the estate’s grounds where you can try your hand at golf, croquet, fly casting and fishing tutorials and even archery (over 12’s only). If you’d like a tour of the estate, you can do so with a horse and carriage or pony & trap (highly recommended for young families!).
Children are welcome to use our heated indoor swimming pool from 10.00am to 12.00 noon and 3pm to 6pm daily. We ask that children are always accompanied with adult supervision at all times when swimming. Please note swimming hats are required. They can be purchased at the Health Club reception for €3.
The Spa at Castlemartyr
The Spa at Castlemartyr includes 8 private treatment rooms and 2 couple suites, the Beauty Rooms offering hair, nail and beauty treatments, fitness centre including a yoga and fitness studio, ozone treated pool, jet pool, spacious wet treatment areas with separate sauna and steam rooms.
Children in the Spa:
For health and safety reasons the minimum age for young people to use other areas of the spa, including jet pool, gym, saunas and steam room is 17 years.
The Bell Tower Restaurant
For delectable gourmet dishes, the Bell Tower restaurant offers a 5 star culinary experience you will not forget. The award winning restaurant is relaxed, elegant and overlooks the magnificent formal gardens. It offers the very best of modern Irish cuisine always using the finest seasonal produce. Please ensure you make your dinner reservations well in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment.
Franchini’s Italian Restaurant
Franchini’s, our casual dining Italian restaurant offers the finest in Italian pizzas, traditional pasta and risotto dishes. Located in the heart of the Resort, our restaurant overlooks the extensive gardens. All providing the ideal backdrop with al fresco dining on the terrace in the warmer Summer months. Please ensure you make your dinner reservations well in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment.
Lady Fitzgerald’s Afternoon Tea, a uniquely stylish take on a firm favourite, is served in the Bell Tower Restaurant. Featuring a mouth-watering medley of sweet and savoury treats. Children’s Afternoon Tea is also served, including cookies, bite size sandwiches and a milkshake or hot chocolate.
The Knight’s Bar
The Knights Bar offers a more relaxed dining option with an impressive array of Irish Whiskeys. It is the ideal choice for a lighter or more informal meal. Our Lounge Menu is available all day and in the evenings, the bar provides a warm and intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy a pre or post dinner beverage.
Enjoy a casual dining experience in The Pod Clubhouse and relax while overlooking the stunning panoramic views of the golf course. You can enjoy a simple and satisfying bite to eat where you can unwind and keep up to date with Sky Sports. Ideal for a good value family meal with a children's menu available (prices range from €7.50-€9.50 for kids main courses).
Castlemartyr Golf Club is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as Dromoland Castle, The Old Head in Kinsale and Gleneagles in Scotland. In Castlemartyr Golf Resort, Ron Kirby has developed an inland links that creates a visually pleasing yet challenging experience.
The resident PGA professional is available for golf tuition which can be arranged through the Pro Shop. Lessons can either be taken individually or as a group.
CARRIAGE TOURS & PONY & TRAP
Enjoy a private tour of the estate in the horse and carriage or pony and trap. The tours are a great way to see the estate and Roy our carriage man who has a long connection with the estate, will be sure to point out particular areas of interest so you will really feel like you really belong to the Resort during your stay. Be prepared for some thrills along the way!
Other Activities include:
Fly casting and fishing tuition
Target/ Field Archery
Laser Clay Shooting
(must be pre-booked and paid for separately)
Fota Island Widlife Park is a 25 minute drive from Castlemartyr Resort
Leahy’s Open Farm is also a 25 minute drive from Castlemartyr Resort
Trabolgan is a 30 minute drive from Castlemartyr Resort
Cork City - 35 minute drive
Midleton - 15 minute drive
Youghal - 25 minute drive
Ballymaloe Cookery School - 15 minute drive
There are many beaches locally including:
Garryvoe Beach - 15 minute drive
Ballycotton Beach - 20 minute drive
Redbarn in Youghal - 25 minute drive