Nestling close to the water's edge and set within a landscape of lakes and islands of gently rolling hills and fragrant woods, Bella Castle is a haven of luxurious self-catering or fully catered accommodation. Situated at the heart of Bella Castle and dating from the early 17th century the castle has been extensively yet sensitively refurbished, ensuring that a full range of modern facilities blends seamlessly with original period grandeur. This harmony between modernity and antiquity is the careful work of an esteemed international interior designer.
From an imposing double-vaulted entrance chamber our guests pass through an inner hall and into the elegant drawing room with its magnificent open fireplace, crowned by an ornamental mirror. Fine English and Irish antiques, rattan furniture from the spice island of Cebu and striking Russian paintings from St. Petersburg all help to create the room's comfortable and welcoming ambiance while full, floor-length windows offer views outside to a charming sunken garden. From the opposite end of the entrance hall one enters the Grand Hall, a vast banqueting room complete with its own minstrel's gallery and capable of seating thirty people in opulent comfort. Antique furniture and paintings by Victorian masters are all offset beautifully by the dramatic color scheme created by international interior designer, the late David Hicks.
The eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms within the castle can cater for up to fourteen people in complete comfort and style. Each room has a quality all of its own featuring either antique or hand-crafted pine furniture and individual characteristics such as exposed oak beams, delicate 19th century ceramics or a striking four poster bed.
The facilities of the castle include an all-weather tennis court in the old walled garden, game shooting, and boat hire. Specialist-pike fishing, and stalking can be arranged with prior notice.
Especially lovely at this residence is the idea of the Perfect Wedding. Here at our Estate you can have your perfect blend of the Princess Wedding with the entire family present. The home has several cottages for guests who would be attending and we have a chef on staff, ready for anything your heart can fancy. Imagine yourself being led to your ceremony by horse and carriage, it's truly a wonderful atmosphere for a delightful time.
Rates - Weekly
4,900 Sterling - High season - 30th June to 31st August 2007 - Christmas and New Year
3,920 Sterling - Mid season - 31st March to 29th June 2007 - 1st Sept. to 2nd Nov. 2007
3,000 Sterling - Remainder
Catering for weddings is additional to pricing. Please call for menus to be emailed. Or send an inquiry.