Stay in one of the most Romantic Country Houses in Ireland
The Madden family have been providing country house accommodation for nearly thirty years. Johnny and Lucy, co founders of the Hidden Ireland, lend their knowledge and experience to the next generation Fred and Joanna.
Together with our staff, we strive to provide guests with an informal and personal service to ensure your stay is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Known locally as the Castle, guests experience the exclusive nature of staying in a historic luxury country house and stately home. In such a peaceful and idyllic setting, the house is a sanctuary of laid back luxury where guests will sleep well, eat well and leave with a feeling of well being.
With such luxury lodgings and delicious country house food on offer, Hilton Park is a perfect location for a romantic weekend break or for culture seekers looking for a truly authentic experience.
The six bedrooms are all individually decorated each with an en-suite bathroom, antique baths and stunning views of the estate and County Monaghan countryside.
The principal bedrooms have four poster beds, vast eight foot long windows overlooking the lake and parkland. All the bedrooms retain an enchanting old world country house charm and each has its own distinctive character.
There are three drawing rooms, all with burning log fires and decorated with original family memorabilia. There is an Erard Grand Piano for music enthusiasts.
Dinner is served in the historic dining room overlooking the lake. The fire burns beneath a mantelpiece John Madden brought from Naples via boat. Family portraiture hangs on walls that have seen countless banquets. The view across the landscaped terrace towards Hilton Lough is as it ever was. Only the swans are different.
Breakfast is served in the old servants hall with its spectacular vaulted ceiling.
“Wonderful in every respect” is a comment that is often made about Hilton Park. The family of the “warmly hospitable” Maddens have lived here for nearly 300 years. Johnny Madden is a very civilised character, full of chat about local affairs. His wife Lucy is one of the most inspired cooks in Ireland. John Ardagh, The Observer