Pets are often our best friend and are genuinely a member of the family, so it’s hard to leave them behind when going on holidays or taking a weekend break away. But thankfully, Ashford Castle is not only cat and dog-friendly but they also make the extra effort to welcome your pet.
The 13th Century hotel is one of Ireland’s most notable venue, and in County Mayo it boasts a 350-acre estate where you can easily avail of a luxury escape. Choose from their 83 rooms and suites as well as the Hideaway Cottage, and bring your beloved pooch with you.
You can expect excellence in service at Ashford Castle, as they cater for all cats and dog sizes, you will only need to mention the size of your pet during booking (small, medium or large) to ensure the hotel is well prepared and has your room ready. At only €40 per night (per dog), your room will have an additional pet corner that includes a comfy pet bed, fluffy towels, food and water bowls for the hotel’s extra V.I.P. (Very Important Pet). In addition there will even be a turndown treat for your pooch awaiting in the room.
Furthermore, there are special services available for your duration include dog sitting and walking, grooming as well as leashes and litter boxes if needs be. Toys and extra treats for both cats and dogs are also at one’s disposal. Considering the stunning estate the venue sits within, your four-legged friends will be spoiled for choice when you take advantage of the dog sitting and walking services – just ensure to book 24 hours in advance.
Of course there are still guidelines to keep in mind when visiting with your pet, which include not to leave your pet unattended within the guest rooms so as to be mindful of other residents. When outside of guest rooms and roaming the grounds, dogs are to be kept on a lead at all times with a maximum lead of six feet. And, due to local regulations one cannot bring pets into the hotel’s dining, beverage or lounge venues.
Naturally, responsibilities for your pet are of high priority, compromising of cleaning up after your pet on the grounds of the Estate and for any and all property damage, and for any personal injuries resulting from your pet to other guests or staff.
To find out more and book your pet-friendly stay, visit www.ashfordcastle.com