Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in it's 20th year of continuous business with 16 years of awards and nominations (see bottom of page).
We are one of the oldest private houses of its' type in Ireland a tree length from Medieval Carlingford with 3 acres of walled mature gardens.
All of Carlingford's ancient buildings dating as far back at 1210; from King John's Castle, the Dominican Friary, Mint. Taaffe's Castle and old town wall are within a 2 minute walk from our front door. The Tholsel, Medieval Carlingford's old town gate is just 30 metres from our walls.
We are in a wonderful location just one hour from both Dublin and Belfast and two of Ireland’s three World Heritage sites are within easy driving distance - just 45 minutes to Newgrange and a 135 minute drive to the stunning Giant's Causeway.Weddings
he unique aspect of Ghan House is that you can have exclusive use of the whole house & gardens ~ which means, no other guests apart from your own!
Or your Civil Ceremony & very own private dining room for smaller weddings.
- Beautiful views of Slieve Foy, the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford Lough - from the gardens, all the public rooms & bedrooms.
- We have 8 ft high stone walls enclosing the gardens, adding to the privacy & uniqueness.
Most of the weddings we have are between 50 to110 with extra evening guests. However the most our drawing room will hold is 55 guests. If more than this, then we use the ballroom and/or the ground floor dining room.
The easy layout of the house and the fact that you have taken us over for the day actually makes for a more sociable environment rather than just one big function room - I like to think of it more free range than all couped up in 1 big function room - you can escape the band/DJ and join your own guests in your own bar or relax in front of a log fire in the lounge or chill out in the gardens - knowing you'll only bump into your own guests!Accomodation
We have 12 bedrooms:
- Main House
3 double (2 with extra single bed) and one single.
- Garden bedrooms
Located 10 yards to the side of the Main House - all with mountain views - no road or car park in sight! We have double, Queen size, King size, twin and family rooms with double and bunk beds.
The restaurant – in the drawing room or ground floor dining room - has views of the gardens and Mourne Mountains. We use herbs from our herb garden and are fortunate enough to have an abundance of superb shellfish from the lough ~ oysters, mussels, cockles, winkles and lobster for example.
The mountain is home to the tastiest lamb in the country ~ Cooley lamb ~ and the outlying areas are the final resting place for the famous ancient epic ‘The Brown Bull of Cooley’. Our butcher has his own beef reared on the slopes of the mountain. Our beef is therefore one hundred percent Cooley or, if sometimes sourced further afield, always one hundred percent Irish.