Which bedroom will be yours in this sumptuous castle hotel? The Mauve Room where an Earl hid in the big white wardrobe in order to surprise a Queen? The Nursery where the giant dollhouse has been ingeniously turned into a bathroom? Original features, antiques and curios all have their tales to tell.
With its magnificent four poster bed, The Red Room is blessed with the most stunning views of Glaslough lake and the pleasure gardens. Except for the noble French `armoire' cupboard, all the furniture in the room came from Peruggia in Italy. The huge panelled bath is the first bath ever installed in Ireland. The Red Room has accommodated numerous famous guests, including W.B. Yeats, the Irish poet.
Outside, 1,000 acres of rolling parkland refresh body and spirit, while the four-mile Famine Wall, built in the 1840s as a relief project, reminds how Christina Leslie conscientiously helped local people in those times of hardship by providing employment and soup kitchens. A monument in Glaslough Village marks their gratitude.
Distant times now, as you walk or horse ride through the parkland, luxuriate in the spa, savour seasonal temptations in the restaurant or chat to locals in Conor’s Bar in The Lodge. Yes, there’s always plenty to chat about.