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CASTLEMARTYR RESORT & SPA                                                              Luxury Resort Nestled in the Shadow of Historic Irish Castle

    

This 18th century classic manor house lies adjacent to the ruins of an 800 year old castle originally built by The Knights Templar under Richard Earl de Clare, known as Strongbow. The Resort is nestled in 220 acres of mature landscape, with meandering streams, parklands and a tranquil lake that is abundant with wildlifeand gardens that include a reconstruction of the historical, classical parterre beds.

Each of the 103 bedrooms and suites (11 in The Manor House and 92 in the new wing) is individually appointed with the finest in interior design and comfort. Many of The Manor House Suites have sweeping views of the 18th century parkland and lakes.

 

The 10-treatment room Spa overlooking the formal gardens offers rest and rejuvenation. The spa offers relaxation rooms, vitality lounges, heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna and jet pool. Golfers all enjoy the 18-hole Ron Kirby designed inland links style golf course.

The hotel is family friendly, and kids can enjoy the exciting activities of a Kids Zone, their own splash times in the indoor pool or take Earl & Countess (the hotels resident Irish Setters) for a walk. Children can choose from their own menu in the Bell Tower, and the convenient location offers the option of a fun-filled day out in nearby amenities and locations including Fota Wild Life Park, and Leahy’s Open Farm.

HEAD CHEF KEVIN BURKE

   

The dishes prepared by young and handsome Kevin Burke at are described as the best in modern Irish cuisine by local critics.

Kevin is responsible for bringing his own unique style to the spectacular venue, which is fast becoming famous for its top quality food that offers a fresh and inventive twist to traditional Irish fare. Kevin also oversees the kitchens at The Clubhouse, a stylish and informal bistro dining experience located in the Golf Club.

The hotel offers three dining options: the AA Rosette-awarded Bell Tower Restaurant serving modern Irish cuisine with a twist, the relaxed yet elegant Knights Bar, and the contemporary Clubhouse

Prior to joining Castlemartyr, Kevin held a number of key positions in award-winning kitchens in London including the celebrated French restaurant, 1 Lombard Street and the Michelin Star restaurant, Foliage at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Knightsbridge. His career began in Ireland where he worked in the kitchens of The Kingsley Hotel in Cork City and Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate.

       County Cork Ireland  +353 21-421900  http://www.castlemartyr.ie

Castlemartyr Resort offers luxury AA 5 Star accommodation within easy reach of Cork Airport and is on the doorstep of Cork City.

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