"A Stay at the CastleMartyr Resort"
A most charming Irish family wedding brought me to the fabulous Co Cork setting of CastleMartyr. A Carmelite monastery originally, CastleMartyr is now a luxurious high class nature/golf/event host of the highest caliber.
3 sets of couples stayed in one of the cottages about 1/2 mile walk from the main hotel/resort.
The grounds are Co Cork lush soil splendid. Horses graze in fields. The Road to our luxurious cottage took us past an elegant golf course, stables and a deciduous forest.
Subsequent walks along trails led by by forests with copses of wild garlic, wild flowers, lakes, streams. The walks and trails alone seem beloved by young Irish families eating picnics!!
The cottages are new, spacious, all en suite, great beds, enormous and well equipped kitchen area, fridge, dish washer. The houses are warm. Bathrooms are modern and functionally excellent. Grouped together the cottages all have outdoor patios with furniture perfect for late night conversations and early morning cups. Being Irish, we all meandered next door for some great food!
Other close family members stayed at the main resort house. The room and bed can only be described as magnificent. Flawless, style, en suite all with openings onto patios, perfect for sunset or a morning cuppa!
The wedding banquet food, event, dining and dancing went well into the wee hours in a spacious event room. Food was great! Breakfast following morning equally great!
The hallways of the resort are bedecked with artwork, intriguing wooden animal sculptures. Each turn is a feast for the eyes. I am informed the swimming pool was very classy! One uniquely elegant lounge area has a ceiling that must come from the Carmelite past. The moldings and sculpture work in the ceiling is a treasure in itself!!
A modern and stunning golf club hosted one post wedding event. If you're a golfer, you would be well pleased!
A welcoming, relaxing, fun experience in Co Cork!
Highly, highly recommended.