Had an idyllic two day break in Ashford castle this spring. The warm, welcoming atmosphere is evident from the moment you arrive - unlike some prestigious castle hotels, it's not a bit stuffy and staff couldn't be friendlier. The decor is lush, the grounds stunningly beautiful. Rooms are comfortable and luxurious with excellent touches like multiple global plug sockets to make your stay easier. Breakfast is superb with a lavish buffet and great menu too. Afternoon tea overlooking the lake is an experience not to be missed. The restaurant is excellent, old world good quality food, and bar food is great too. Highly recommend.