Welcome to Cork
Ireland's Gourmet Capital Welcomes You
A FIVE STAR BREAK IN IRELAND’S GOURMET CAPITAL IS JUST A SHORT FLIGHT AWAY
At Castlemartyr Resort we have the pleasure of welcoming a great number of guests from all across Britain throughout each season of the year. With many daily flights coming directly into Cork Airport from all over the UK, there is always a good reason for our British travellers to cross the sea to enjoy the easy access to all that Cork has to offer. Some choose Castlemartyr Resort for its rich history, others for its idyllic setting on 220 acres of beautiful Cork countryside and many for its proximity to Cork city where they may be attending a concert, a festival or visiting friends and relatives. Whatever your reason for choosing Cork and Castlemartyr Resort for your Irish break, once you make your way up the winding riverside driveway through the estate, you will know you made the right decision. Your first vista is a towering 800 year old castle, alongside which sits the magnificently restored and elegantly enhanced 17th century Manor House that leads to the striking contemporary hotel, the luxury spa, the golf and country club and all the activities it boasts and then to the many self-catering residences beyond. It is always a pleasure to welcome our UK guests to Castlemartyr Resort and our experienced guest service colleagues are always delighted to share the many gems of this special part of Ireland with our enthusiastic and culturally curious British visitors. To view the many activities on the resort and in the locality, click here. For adventure lovers, it might be the start of an action packed holiday along the Wild Atlantic Way or for Foodies it might be a gourmet getaway to delight in Cork’s famous food scene, either way Castlemartyr will provide an ideal base from which to explore Cork. Nevertheless whatever the motivation for your visit, you may find you become tempted to simply indulge in the splendid serenity of Castlemartyr Resort and we look forward to making it special for you.
With over 1000 km of rugged coastline and its gently undulating inland scenery, Cork is known equally for its mesmerising vistas as it is for its exceptional cuisine. Cork is Ireland’s biggest county and Cork city its second city. As Cork is the meeting point of both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East touring routes, it is an ideal starting point for those looking to explore the countryside. Cork city too is easily accessible from Castlemartyr and, with its many unique shops, galleries and eateries, it makes for a most pleasant daytrip. So too do the picturesque coastal villages that are just a stone’s throw from Castlemartyr Resort, such as Ballycotton, Cobh and Youghal.
Often surprising to our British neighbours is the amount of daylight that Cork enjoys during the summer months. with up to 18 hours of brightness in the height of summer, which allows ample time to explore the area from early morning until late at night. Cork also enjoys a temperate climate with average highs up to 20 degrees Celsius and average lows down to around 5 degrees in January and February.
As the name suggests, Castlemartyr is steeped in history. For those with a penchant for history, our concierge will share with you our storied past that includes Strongbow, Walter Raleigh, the Knights Templar & a Carmelite Convent prior to setting you off on your historic adventure to discover some of Ireland’s most famous sites, including Blarney Castle & Midleton Distillery, home of world famous Jameson whiskey.
For action seekers, Castlemartyr is in Cork’s action heartland with a host of land and water adventures available for our guests to enjoy, including on-site kayaking, archery and clay pigeon shooting, as well as all the attractions of the close by coastal villages and Cork city just a short journey away.
Cork is known as the gourmet capital of Ireland as this is where Ireland’s artisan food revolution began, as well as being the home of the farm to fork food movement. Choosing Castlemartyr Resort as your base for your culinary adventures will ensure both a satisfying beginning & ending to your food trails in Cork with exceptional cuisine to be sampled here onsite in either Canopy Restaurant or in Terre by Vincent Crepel and your food adventures should most certainly include a visit to Ballymaloe, Ballycotton or to Kinsale to name the more obvious few and our concierge will reveal our insider’s local gems too.
CASTLEMARTYR RESORT AMENITIES:
Having journeyed from the UK across the Irish Sea to spend time in Cork, we know that it’s important to make the most of every moment and we are dedicated to ensuring that you do just. Spending time in and around Castlemartyr Resort, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are experiencing the very best that Ireland has to offer.
Resort amenities include:
- 3 Accommodation choices; The Manor House, The Hotel & The Residences
- Four delightful onsite dining options
- Three Residents’ Bars
- 18-Hole Inland Links, Ron Kirby designed Golf Course, Driving Range & Clubhouse
- Award Winning Spa featuring Espa Spa Therapies and Germaine de Capuccini
- Health Club with Indoor Swimming Pool
- Tennis, Kayaking & Bicycles
- 220 Acres of Woodland Walks
- The Hunted Hog Traditional Irish Pub on Castlemartyr Main Street
- Daily Traditional Afternoon Tea Service
- Children’s Club during school holidays
THE PERFECT LOCATION TO DISCOVER IRELAND’S MOST STUNNING COASTAL SCENERY
Castlemarytr village is ideally located at the edge of Ireland’s Ancient East and provides the gateway to The Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic touring route which spans Ireland’s spectacular South Western Coast. Most UK guests fly straight into Cork Airport and some come from the east having arrived by sea with their own transport. From their base at Castlemartyr, the villages of Ballycotton, Cobh and Kinsale, the world-famous Blarney Castle, The Ring of Beara & The Ring of Kerry are all easy daytrip options.
FLIGHT ACCESS OPTIONS
Castlemarytr village is located approximately 30 minute drive from Cork city. Most of our British visitors either fly from the UK directly to Cork or, if touring the island, they may arrive by ferry or fly into either Shannon or Dublin Airports. With its central location on the southernmost point between Shannon and Dublin Airports, Castlemartyr is a natural base from which to explore the beauty of the South of Ireland.
- 45 minutes from Cork Airport
- 2 hours and 30 minutes from Dublin Airport
- 2 hours and 30 minutes from Shannon airport
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK YOUR STAY AND BEGIN PLANNING YOUR BREAK IN CORK;
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your ideal dates, your activity options and your accommodation requirements. Our guest service team will be delighted to assist you with your travel arrangements and to carefully ensure that your time in Ireland and in Castlemartyr will become some of your fondest travel memories. We are also delighted to exclusively offer our UK guests an additional discount off our room rates – please use PROMO CODE: USLOY10 We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you very soon.
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