Intimate and special, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, our country-house hotel offers a cosseting experience in the heart of Dorset. With genuine warm service, innovative and delicious menus, a relaxing spa, a stunning indoor pool and fragrant landscaped gardens, this is the quintessential luxurious escape.
We are delighted to be re-opening our doors once again for leisure stays from 17th May, and look forward to welcoming our guests with exceptional service and warm hospitality, alongside stringent safety and sanitation protocols to place our guests’ and teams’ wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.
An exceptional experience awaits families - you will receive the VIP treatment from the moment you arrive. Expect a warm Irish welcome from our wonderful team and our resident Irish Wolfhounds, followed by a welcome gift for children, personalised cookies and home-made apple juice.
Night times are just as special as the day at Ashford Castle with fluffy bathrobes and slippers to envelop guests in cosy comfort, and delicious homemade cookies personalised with the children's names. Our beautiful Deluxe Queen Family Rooms offer enough space for the whole family, with two Queen size beds and a cosy relaxation area, and our interconnecting rooms allow total flexibility.
With 350 acres of Irish Estate to explore, there are plenty of hidden adventures just waiting to be discovered. Find the secret folly tower, dubbed 'Rapunzel's Castle', complete all the activities to earn the 'Wolfhounds' Badge, and ask us about the secret map to the fairy paths. Our estate boasts many exhilarating activities, from Ireland’s first and finest falconry school, to horse-riding, zip-wiring, tree-climbing and kayaking.
At Ashford Castle we make meal times fun! We understand that sometimes eating in a restaurant with little ones can be a challenge, so we do our utmost to accommodate the needs of the whole family, from adaptable seating to special cutlery and thoughtfully designed children’s menus. If your children have a favourite dish that isn’t on the menu, please let us know and we’ll be glad to provide this wherever possible. Our American diner Stanley's is also a firm favourite with our youngest guests.