Our opulent Oriental rooms are at the top of the main house under the eaves of the Castle.
While restoring the Castle we discovered ancient black oak beams supporting the roof. We decided these beams were too interestingl to hide and so the idea of the attic rooms was born. The idea in these rooms is that our guests are transported back to the extravagance that was oriental China. It was the height of fashion to display ones wealth by having fabulous trinkets and treasures imported from China, a land seen as mystical and fantastic to the English and Irish nobility.
The Oriental rooms give a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. The rooms overlooking the front of the house look over the infamous obelisk, the supposed spot where Lord Ashbrook shot his daughter while hunting one day. The rooms on the south side overlook the gardens and the Ballagh, Durrow’s beautiful hill range. The furniture is uniquely Oriental antique, sourced overseas in the tradition of the big house. The wallpaper is an Oriental Chinoiserie.
Tea and coffee will be brought to you in your room upon request.