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Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Delphi Lodge is a delightful 1830s Historic country house and fishing lodge in one of the most spectacular settings in Leenane, County Galway. It offers charming accommodation, glorious scenery, great food and total tranquillity.
Delphi Lodge is a delightful 1830s Historic country house and fishing lodge in one of the most spectacular settings in Leenane, County Galway.
Located in a wild and unspoilt valley of extraordinary beauty, the 1000-acre Delphi Estate is one of Ireland’s hidden treasures. The historic lodge, a beautiful Georgian Country House, famous as a holiday hideaway for both princes and paupers, is surrounded by the tallest mountains in Connemara and overlooks a pretty lake. The 12 bedroom lodge is open from early March to mid-October. One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible. Most people come for a week, but shorter stays are possible and nightly rates are available, though to enjoy the ‘Delphi Experience’ it is recommend to stay at least 2 nights. The bedrooms (all with private bathrooms and many with lovely lake views) are charmingly furnished. Downstairs fine reception rooms include log fires, a cosy and eclectic library, a billiards room and a large drawing room overlooking the lake. The gardens are extensive and informal, with fine old trees, masses of flowering shrubs and a delightful river walk.
The food at Delphi Lodge is highly praised with delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners that make full use of local seafood, salmon, lamb, game and other fresh produce from the area. And there’s a great wine list, featuring over 200 fairly-priced wines. For workaholics, there is internet access via a guest computer and Wi-fi. Although mobile phone coverage is patchy due to the mountains, there are landline telephones in all rooms and phone charges are modest.
When available, the Lodge is available for exclusive house parties only for groups of between twenty four to forty for a minimum of two nights. These events come in various forms such as family gatherings, shooting parties, small intimate weddings, walking groups and corporate events that take over the whole house.
Formerly the sporting lodge of the Marquis of Sligo, Delphi is wonderfully secluded, yet within easy reach of beautiful sandy beaches, championship golf courses, horse riding and all the sights of Connemara and Mayo. Delphi is special. It is not a hotel - it has no room service, TVs or a la carte menus. It is a private country house of great charm, stylish yet informal, sophisticated yet relaxing. The Lodge is a member of The Hidden Ireland.