Irish country-house charm
Within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, overlooking magical Lough Corrib.
County Mayo, Ireland
Originally built in 1865 for the Estate Manager of 800-year-old Ashford Castle, our elegant white-washed Lodge has views to rival the best in the world. Windows frame inspiring vistas out over placid Lough Corrib, one of Ireland’s largest lakes, backed by the rolling, emerald hills of Connemara.
The Lodge offers country house charm, fine dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and an exceptional collection of estate activities. This is one of Ireland’s finest wedding destinations, pairing warm Irish hospitality with a modern appeal.
The Lodge has reopened, we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Ashford Estate.
Led by General Manager Roberto Rosa, an innovative and seasoned hotelier with more than three decades of experience. This hotel is renowned for passionate, genuine, warm hospitality with the highest of standards of comfort, service and attention to detail.
"The Oyster Box has been making memories for visitors for as long as anyone can remember. The original cottage was built around 1863 as a navigational beacon for passing ships and, in 1952, was sold to a local family who opened a tea garden that became a restaurant, then a hotel. Following its purchase in 2007 by the Tollman Family, the hotel underwent a two-year rebuild, transforming it into what it is today.
Family-owned to this day, the Tollman’s personal touch is instilled in the team and exceptional service is the hotel’s hallmark. I am so proud to lead this team who work with such genuine care to create memorable guest experiences. My personal favourite experiences include a feast at the Curry Buffet, our legendary High Tea, and our award-winning Spa, nestled in lush sub-tropical gardens.
The hotel’s location makes for easy adventuring. A five-minute walk brings you to the 18,000-year-old Hawaan Coastal Dune Forest, home to a variety of wildlife. The popular Promenade doubles up for exercise and magnificent sunrises.
As committed custodians of the planet, we have integrated the best use of water, energy and the treatment of waste. The recent establishment of two bee colonies on the roof provides honey for both guests and the kitchen.
However you choose to spend your time at The Oyster Box, we hope you will find your own special place in our story and personally discover why so many guests are compelled to return."
- Roberto Rosa, General Manager