Ashley Park House
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Ashley Park House has a magical quality that is particularly appealing. The avenue winds along the shore, through deep woods of oak and beech, until–suddenly–you reach the Georgian house, surrounded by tall trees, with beautiful views over a private lake. Inside, the rooms are large, comfortable and well equipped so offering a truly relaxing break away from the busyness of modern life.
An Exclusive Lakeside Hideaway
The owners, Margaret Mounsey and her brother PJ, run their home in a relaxed and informal way in the style of the traditional Irish country house, ideal for family and friends taking a break to celebrate a special occasions – birthdays, wedding anniversaries or weddings. Guests like nothing more than losing themselves in the woods and gardens, or rowing around the lake and exploring the ruins of the ancient fort on the island.
Ashley Park House sits peacefully in the middle of 76 acres of beech woodland and formal gardens in the heart of County Tipperary, in the centre of Ireland six miles north of the busy market town of Nenagh with its famous circular keep, on the road to Borrisokane and Birr. This beautiful 18th century country house, with its sweeping Edwardian verandas overlooking the lake, is approached through a rusticated stone arch, down a long tree-lined avenue with lovely views across Lough Ourna (‘the lake of the barley’), framed by ancient ring-forts on the shore, towards Keeper Hill in the distance.
Ashley Park House retains many of its original Georgian fittings and has been faithfully restored to its original appearance, with fine period furniture and all modern comforts, giving visitors the opportunity to appreciate truly authentic Irish country house accommodation. The main rooms are spacious and relaxing, while the large bedrooms either overlook the lake in front, or have views over a series of walled courtyards at the rear where there are hens, ducks and peafowl. Recent renovations have created stylish new rooms in the Coach Houses next to the main house where modern comforts link with traditional styling.
Ashley Park House has a fantastic in house culinary team who prepare delicious suppers using fresh local ingredients to the highest standard. Enjoy a romantic break away with four course dinner in the Main House dining room overlooking the lake and then move into the luxurious drawing room to enjoy a digestif from the residents bar. Wake up refreshed to enjoy a delicious breakfast, which is Highly Recommended by the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards.
A Truly Romantic Country House
Ashley Park House has gained the reputation of being one of the premier Country House Wedding Venues in Ireland offering exclusive use of the whole house and grounds for your special day. With on site accommodation in 50 individually styled guest rooms, a lakeview Pavilion which can host up to 300 guests for dinner and dancing and the fabulous Boathouse Ceremony room which overhangs the lake. We can also offer corporate events for truly unique business meetings, events and brain storming get-togethers. Please contact us directly for more information on Ashley Park House Weddings & Corporate Events.
A Countryside Getaway
Guests to Ashley Park House are encouraged to wander through the walled gardens, along walks leading through fairy forts, beneath 300 year old trees, past the gazebo and the gardener’s cottage, to pick fruit from the orchard. Or they can borrow a boat and row around the lake, perhaps trying their hand at fly fishing for trout or visiting the ruins of the fort on the island. In the immediate area there are golf courses at Nenagh and Roscrea, fly fishing for trout on Lough Derg and wonderful hill walking in the Devil’s Bit and Silvermines Mountains. Ashley Park House is a true Hidden Ireland experience right in the heart of the Irish countryside.
We asked some of our guests how they enjoyed their stay with us in Ashley Park House and here is what they had to say….
“Had our Christmas party night here. It really was great. The food was delicious! The quality was exceptional which isn’t always the case at this large group functions. Great to have such a top class venue on our doorstep!” (Lisa O’Sullivan, Google)
“The grounds are amazing and situated on the shores of the lake. There is also the walled garden and the numerous cottages around the grounds to stay in. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the food is first class.” (Michael Clarke, Google)
What an incredible venue for a wedding. We celebrated our big day in early March and it couldn’t have been any better. Margaret and her team were exceptional in the run up to the day with easy planning and even topped that on the day. The food was excellent, too. I honestly couldn’t speak high enough of the venue and recommend it to anyone who wants to ensure a great party with all guests being happy! Thanks again to everyone, you made our big day even more special! (Paul Schutze, Google)
Ashley Park House Tipperary - A Classic Country House Wedding Venue
Choosing the perfect wedding venue is like choosing the perfect partner, you look around, make calls, size some up and then when you least expect it you stumble across a location that will stay with you forever. Ashley Park House has a magical quality to it that you won’t forget. Strolling through the gardens, wandering around the lake, sipping champagne on the veranda and having photos taken, you will get to spend one of the best days of your life here.
The perfect setting for your perfect day
Ashley Park House is a peaceful haven on the edge of Lough Ourna, and if you are looking for a beautiful venue, steeped in character offering quality, style and attentive service in the tradition of the Irish country house then it is the perfect setting for your perfect day. Set in 76 acres of beech woodland and formal gardens, the historic country house giving a very beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, surrounded by beach woodlands and gazing over the lake. With an excellent reputation for hosting weddings over the past 25 years at Ashley Park House we host weddings as if they were for our own family.
Make your dream wedding
Ashley Park House can facilitate a civil or spiritual wedding ceremony in the lakeside Boathouse or the traditional wedding where the wedding ceremony is held in a local church. The bridal party arrive back at Ashley Park House to a glass of fizz or a drink of their choice knowing they will be the only guests at the house; they will have total privacy. We may not be able to arrange the weather but we will do everything in our power to ensure everything on your wedding day goes off without a hitch. Whether you are looking for an exclusive gathering or a large celebration we can make your wedding day dream come true.
We look forward to discussing your wedding plans with you.
Ashley Park House, Ardcronney, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 RW32, Ireland
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