Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Maine Park is a splendid Irish country house in a stunning setting amongst 600 acres of glorious gardens, woodland, three lakes with trout fishing and an 18 hole golf course. The owners have been entertaining visitors here for over 25 years, and their aim is to provide a completely relaxing environment where guests can “chill out” and forget the stresses of daily life.
For this reason you will not find telephones or televisions in the bedrooms, but you will find everything else you would expect from a place made for privilege and pleasure. The house and gardens are available for exclusive use rental and is an ideal venue for small private house parties, accommodating twelve to fourteen.
There has been a house on the site since the early 17th century, although the original building was purchased and reconstructed by an ancestor of the present owners in the 1730s only to be ravaged by fire in the 1800s then extensively restored. In the Victorian era the house was again transformed in the style of an Italian palazzo by a celebrated architect of the time known for designing fine Roman Catholic churches and a cathedral. This work involved digging out the basement to create a new ground floor, the introduction of a new hall, inner hall, staircase and gallery, ballroom and boudoir. A façade of cut Dungannon sandstone was added to the outside. Today the property combines a grand and imposing exterior with a comfortable and welcoming interior.
Catered and self-catering services available.
Owned by an illustrious family of Irish chieftains for generations, the house is packed with heirlooms, paintings and antiques. The family can trace its lineage back over many centuries when their supposed progenitor moved from the then overpopulated Clogher to settle an area near the Shannon spawning a clan prominent in the 14th and 15th centuries; then again in the 18th century at the time the family purchased the Maine Park estate which then extended to 4000 acres.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dublin, Belfast International & Belfast City.|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|