Heron’s Reach Gate Lodges are located at the entrance to Castlemartyr Resort right at the bottom of the long sweeping drive that leads up to the Hotel. In all there are ten Lodges. Each one has three bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. There is one master bedroom with ensuite (this can be made up as either a double or a twin depending on your preference), a second and third bedroom both have double beds. The main bathroom is upstairs and contains a bath with shower over it.
The spacious downstairs area features a living room, cosily furnished with seating for 6. A well-equipped modern kitchen is perfect for those who choose to cook for themselves.
Guests of the Gate Lodges have free use of the Hotel’s facilities including swimming pool and leisure centre.
Herons Reach Gate Lodges at Castlemartyr Resort features in our Luxury Self Catering with Swimming Pool Collection.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
Due to their location at the entrance to the Resort, Heron's Reach are best suited to families with children older than 11 years of age.
The arrival time is 4.00pm. When you arrive the heating and hot water will be on. Your welcome hamper will include a number of items such as fresh milk, tea-bags, coffee, bread, cheese and other condiments. Perishable goods will be left in the fridge.
Castlemartyr Resort has so much to offer within walking distance of the lodges! All is elegantly presented and there is a great mix of style and comfort. Gourmet cuisine is available and is of the highest quality being prepared from local, farm fresh produce. You can spend hours relaxing at the Spa and Health Club which includes a swimming pool, nail salon, sauna, steam rooms, yoga studio, 9 private treatment rooms and a jet pool. If you’re feeling more energetic then you can head outside into the estate’s grounds where you can try your hand at golf, croquet, fly casting and fishing tutorials and even archery (over 12’s only). If you’d like a tour of the estate, you can do so with a horse and carriage.
Children are welcome to use our heated indoor swimming pool at certain times.
Every Day: 10.00am to 12.00 noon and 3pm to 6pm.
We ask that children are always accompanied with adult supervision at all times when swimming.
Please note swimming hats are required. They can be purchased at the Health Club reception for €3.
The Spa at Castlemartyr
The Spa at Castlemartyr includes 8 private treatment rooms and 2 couple suites, the Beauty Rooms offering hair, nail and beauty treatments, fitness centre including a yoga and fitness studio, ozone treated pool, jet pool, spacious wet treatment areas with separate sauna and steam rooms.
Children in the Spa:
For health and safety reasons the minimum age for young people to use other areas of the spa, including jet pool, gym, saunas and steam room is 17 years.
The Bell Tower Restaurant
For delectable gourmet dishes, the Bell Tower restaurant offers a 5 star culinary experience you will not forget. The award winning restaurant is relaxed, elegant and overlooks the magnificent formal gardens. It offers the very best of modern Irish cuisine always using the finest seasonal produce. Please ensure you make your dinner reservations well in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment.
Franchini’s Italian Restaurant
Franchini’s, our casual dining Italian restaurant offers the finest in Italian pizzas, traditional pasta and risotto dishes. Located in the heart of the Resort, our restaurant overlooks the extensive gardens. All providing the ideal backdrop with al fresco dining on the terrace in the warmer Summer months. Please ensure you make your dinner reservations well in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment.
Lady Fitzgerald’s Afternoon Tea, a uniquely stylish take on a firm favourite, is served in the Bell Tower Restaurant. Featuring a mouth-watering medley of sweet and savoury treats. Children’s Afternoon Tea is also served, including cookies, bite size sandwiches and a milkshake or hot chocolate.
The Knight’s Bar
The Knights Bar offers a more relaxed dining option with an impressive array of Irish Whiskeys. It is the ideal choice for a lighter or more informal meal. Our Lounge Menu is available all day and in the evenings, the bar provides a warm and intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy a pre or post dinner beverage.
Enjoy a casual dining experience in The Pod Clubhouse and relax while overlooking the stunning panoramic views of the golf course. You can enjoy a simple and satisfying bite to eat where you can unwind and keep up to date with Sky Sports.
Castlemartyr Golf Club is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as Dromoland Castle, The Old Head in Kinsale and Gleneagles in Scotland. In Castlemartyr Golf Resort, Ron Kirby has developed an inland links that creates a visually pleasing yet challenging experience.
The resident PGA professional is available for golf tuition which can be arranged through the Pro Shop. Lessons can either be taken individually or as a group.
Enjoy a private tour of the estate in the horse and carriage or pony and trap. The tours are a great way to see the estate and Roy our carriage man who has a long connection with the estate, will be sure to point out particular areas of interest.
Other Activities include (must be pre-booked and paid for separately)
Fly casting and fishing tuition
Target/ Field Archery
Laser Clay Shooting
Fota Island Widlife Park is a 25 minute drive from Castlemartyr Resort
Leahy’s Open Farm is also a 25 minute drive from Castlemartyr Resort
Trabolgan is a 30 minute drive from Castlemartyr Resort
Cork City - 35 minute drive
Midleton - 15 minute drive
Youghal - 25 minute drive
Ballymaloe Cookery School - 15 minute drive
There are many beaches locally including:
Garryvoe Beach - 15 minute drive
Ballycotton Beach - 20 minute drive
Redbarn in Youghal - 25 minute drive