The castle from which the village of Castlemartyr takes its name was first built in 1210 by The Knights Templar, who were one of the most famous of the Christian military orders under the leadership of Richard Earl de Clare, more commonly known as Strongbow. Painstakingly restored to its original grandeur, the Manor House now forms the centrepiece of the Castlemartyr Resort. The resort offers the best of today's sporting, leisure and entertaining facilities. There is a myriad of possibilities for outdoor pursuits and activities including, golf, archery, croquet on the lawn, clay pigeon shooting, or a game of hurling. Guests can also choose to take a stroll around the beautiful formal gardens or a walk through the adjacent Castlemartyr Wood. All guests enjoy complimentary use of the Health Club, offering a state of-the-art gymnasium with fitness studio. The Resort also boasts a Spa with 10 treatment rooms. Golfers will be challenged when playing the 18-hole Ron Kirby designed inland links-style golf course. The Castlemartyr Golf Resort is a 6,728 yd (6152m), Par 72, inland links style course set in an old manor estate in East Cork.
Fine linens, luxurious soft furnishings and quality amenities are the hallmark of each guest room and self-catering at this five-star resort where every modern comfort and convenience awaits you. All the rooms & suites are generously proportioned and range from a very generous 500 sq. ft to an enormous 3,000 sq. ft.
Whether your preference is for a Deluxe, Manor House State Room, Junior Suite or Grand Suite you will find a relaxing and luxurious retreat in which to enjoy the splendours of this magnificent hotel.
As you would expect in a world-class luxury hotel, each room is equipped to the highest standard to help make your stay in East Cork a wonderful, relaxing experience.
All bedroom amenities include as standard:
These are comfortable rooms which are beautifully designed and furnished in a contemporary style. They offer the guest attractive views over the garden or the golf course. Each room has a very sizeable dressing area and plenty of storage space. They also have several deluxe double rooms with twin beds also if this is your preference. The bathrooms are very spacious and have separate rain-forest shower, with full bath, marbled topped double vanity and separate toilet.
Set in an old manor estate in East Cork, The Castlemartyr Golf Resort is an 18 hole, 6,728 yd, Par 72, inland links style course. It is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby, whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as Dromoland Castle, the Old Head, and Mount Juliet, as well as Gleneagles in Scotland. In Castlemartyr Mr. Kirby has developed an inland links style course that creates a visually pleasing yet testing experience. The course is designed to be challenging and pleasurable for players of any calibre. Castlemartyr Golf Club provides first class service across all aspects of the golf spectrum, from the course, to the Clubhouse and Pro Shop.
The Bell Tower
Situated in the Manor House, The Bell Tower Restaurant offers a dining experience you will not forget. The restaurant is relaxed and elegant and overlooks the formal gardens. It offers the very best of modern Irish cuisine always using the finest local and seasonal produce. A selection of vegetarian options and low-calorie dishes are available. Breakfast is served daily in The Bell Tower. In the evening, the restaurant offers an extensive menu, with a carefully chosen wine list. All food is prepared by Head Chef Kevin Burke and his team and we are very proud of the fact that every meal served comes from the one kitchen at the hotel, be it a tasting menu, room service or our ever-popular Afternoon Tea.
Franchini’s, our new casual dining Italian experience here at the Resort. From creative Italian pizzas to traditional pasta & risotto dishes, Franchini’s offers an extensive exciting menu, along with a warm, ambient atmosphere for all to enjoy. Located in the heart of the Resort, the room overlooks the extensive gardens and is complimented with natural wooden floors and warm aubergine tones. All providing the ideal backdrop with al-fresco dining out on the terrace.
The Knight’s Bar is elegant, relaxing and enjoys great views of the ornate gardens. It is the ideal choice for a lighter or more informal meal. Our lounge menu is available all day and features a wide range of freshly prepared food, along with tea, coffee and drinks. In the evenings, the bar provides a warm and intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy a pre or post restaurant dinner beverage. As you would expect our bar offers a wide range of drinks to suit all tastes be it whiskeys, fine wines, cocktails and much more. When the weather is fine you can take pleasure in the terrace with picturesque views over the croquet lawn and Gardens and enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea.
The Club House
The Clubhouse situated in the Golf Club has a wonderful panoramic view of the course providing a light, airy and contemporary environment to relax & dine in. You can enjoy a simple and satisfying bite to eat where our menus are tailored towards more informal dining. The Club House offers dining 7 days a week.
The Castlemartyr Resort is conveniently located just 30-minutes-drive from the township of Cork. The Resort can also offer transfers from the town or Cork airport, just a few minutes further south than the town.
Open meadows, manicured lawns and formal gardens are a perfectly natural setting for The Spa. The very essence of luxurious relaxation. The Spa at Castlemartyr Luxury Resort Cork featuring ESPA is Wellness, Spa and Fitness Centre unlike any other, and is the ideal destination for relaxing and pampering during your next spa break. They have all the ingredients for your next spa escape at the award winning, Spa at Castlemartyr. The philosophies and treatments that make up our lines of ESPA and Germaine de Capuccini therapies are equalled only by the quality, purity and integrity of the natural ingredients in both ranges of products. Each of their divine formulations blends natural, sustainable, ethically sourced ingredients, supported by the best science. Everything they produce has a simple aim: to work with your skin’s natural processes to give you immediate, visible results and long-term benefits. And leave you feeling and smelling wonderful, of course!