Accomodation at Ross Castle
All rooms are furnished in period antiques to complement the stately ambience. The castle premises are entered through the original archway dating back to 1536 to an inner courtyard and lawn, surrounded by a stone wall and ancient trees.
On the ground floor guests will enter the large entrance hall connecting the tower and sitting room. The latter large room, with a lovely open fireplace, has wide French Windows, giving a view across the lake. This was the original castle bawn.
The ground floor to the right of the entrance hall is where the Great Hall used to be. It contains a spacious sitting-room come dining-room with fireplace. Our own turf is used to light this every evening for guests to enjoy. This room is used for breakfast, dinner and sitting together in a cosy and chatty atmosphere by an Irish turf and wood fire.
The Master Bedroom, with a double and a single bed and it's own bathroom, has private access to the terrace.
Two further bedrooms (called Yellow and Green room) share a bathroom complementing this wing of the castle. These rooms are the most quiet and remote rooms in the building. If one of these rooms is rented out, we leave the other room empty, so that guests don't need to share the bathroom.
The ancient tower offers two double ensuite bedrooms. The higher of these rooms, the Upper Tower Bedroom, can be reached up a 65 step stairway. It has spectacular views of Lough Sheelin. The room itself is extensive, featuring an antique half tester bed. The second bedroom is 40 steps up, the Lower Tower Bedroom. It offers a four poster bed, the original domed ceiling and also beautiful views of the surroundings. As you come into the tower, you ascend through a hall and up a spiral staircase into a spacious sitting room with fireplace. The accommodation is furnished throughout with antiques of excellent taste.
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"What a wonderful time we've had at Ross Castle."
G+P M.,Idaho, USA, Oct 2011
"Had a really lovely stay. The food was very nice and castle was so authentic and beautiful."
Louise R, Belfast, Nov 2011
"Beautiful scenery, fascinating history, warm hospitality, delicious food, magical!"
S. Fisher, California, USA , Sept. 2011
"Wonderful Castle with great fee; breakfast was excellent; will recommend to friends."
Sandy, Australia Sept 2011