A storied history

Originally used by the Guinness’ to store Italian Riva boats which the family used on the lake, today The Boathouse is an exclusive sanctuary-like suite for two – out-of-the-way of prying eyes and screened by security gates – affording its guests incomparable seclusion and a unique place to relax and unwind in splendid isolation.

Sumptuous interiors

Inside The Boathouse, no expense has been spared to create a deluxe retreat brimming with architectural and interior design detailing, including handmade timber parquet floors, original art and plush fabrics. A bespoke Murano glass chandelier hangs above a king-sized bed laid with the finest Egyptian cotton linens. Meanwhile the sumptuous, marble-lined bathroom – itself the size of a small bedroom – features a palatial tub for two and an oversized walk-in shower.

Standout pieces in The Boathouse include a rare French Empire period chest of drawers; a 20th century European canvas screen; original works by celebrated French painter Louis Icart, and a late 19th century pair of walnut armchairs covered in beautiful tapestry by Brunschwig & Fils.


  • Secluded location with private access
  • Lakeside views of Lough Corrib
  • Lakeside private dining terrace
  • Custom hand-crafted furniture
  • Blue Murano glass chandelier
  • Egyptian Cotton bed linen
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Welcome basket
  • Fresh flowers
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Bayou Ashford Castle toiletries
  • Plush bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Self-controlled fireplace
  • Espresso machine
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Turndown service
  • Monogrammed bed linen
  • Valet for laundry and dry-cleaning
  • Complimentary movies


Entrance hall: 4.0 meters x 1.3 meters

Bedroom: 6.2 meters x 5.2 meters

Bathroom: 4.5 meters x 3.0 meters