In the heart of Ireland lies Ashley Park House. Set in 76 acres of beech woodland and formal gardens, the historic country house sits on the shores of Lough Ourna, giving the visitor ample scope to pursue a wide range of activities including fishing, golf, sailing, horse riding and hiking. What better way to end the day than with a full four course dinn
er and wine in the red dining room, surrounded by gilt mirrors and gazing over the lake.
An 18th century country house offering the visitor bed and breakfast
) accommodation on the grandest scale. From the moment you arrive, you are aware that this is no ordinary B&B - Ashley Park House provides a setting of unmatched tranquility and peace. A worthy respite from the rigours of modern living.
The house was fully renovated in 1993 with most rooms being redecorated in 2003. In particular, the drawing room and the red dining room were completely upgraded using fabrics and wall paper from Zophany and Colefax and Fowler. The verandah floorboards, hand rails and supports have all been replaced and repainted (just the roof to go!), which now enables guests to stoll out of the rooms on warm summer nights.
The gardens at Ashley Park are set in nearly eighty acres of mature beech woodland. The estate is maintained as a bird sanctuary for indigenous and migratory species of wildfowl. The island on the lake, Louch Ourna, with its ruined castle, provides a safe haven for breeding. The central piece to the gardens is a walled garden set with gazeboes, greenhouses and a gardener's cottage set into the wall of the garden.
Apart from the Gardens and 77 acres of beech woodland, there are, fairy forts, tree-lined drives, lakeside paths, lodges and even a castle to explore.
The stables have been refurbished recently and have been used in the past as a horse stud and a training centre. Presently they are used to stable guests' horses.
Choosing the perfect wedding venue is like choosing the perfect partner, you look around, make calls, size some up and then when you least expect it you stumble across a location that will stay with you forever. Ashley Park House has a magical quality to it that you won't forget. Strolling through the gardens wandering around the lake, sipping champagne on the veranda and having photos taken, you will get to spend the best day of your life here.
Ashley Park House is a peaceful haven on the edge of Lough Ourna , and if you are looking for a beautiful venue, steeped in character offering quality, style and attentive service in the tradition of the Irish country house then it is the perfect setting for your perfect day. Set in 76 acres of beech woodland and formal gardens, the historic country house giving a very beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, surrounded by beach woodlands and gazing over the lake. With an excellent reputation for hosting weddings over the past 15 years at Ashley Park House we host weddings as if they were for our own family.
Ashley Park House can have a licensed to hold a civil wedding ceremony or the traditional wedding where the wedding ceremony is held in a church. The bridal party arrive back at Ashley Park House to a hot punch or a drink of their choice knowing they will be the only guests at the house; they will have total privacy. We may not be able to arrange the weather but we will do everything in our power to ensure everything on your wedding day goes off with out a hitch. Whether you are looking for an exclusive gathering or a large celebration we can make your wedding day dream come true.