Photos Courtesy of The K Club Hotel, Spa & Country ClubFor the first time since its construction, the Straffan House, a private residence on the grounds of The K Club, Spa and Country Club will be available for exclusive hire. Sitting on 550 acres of idyllic Irish countryside, the property owned by billionaire Sir Michael Smurfit is an elegant 34,000-square-foot home inspired by the original structure of the same name. Built in 1832, the original resembled a French Chateau and is now being used as the K Club Hotel.
In total, the estate holds ten bedrooms with ensuites and come inclusive of a dedicated team of staff, concierge and private chef. Lavish amenities can be found throughout Straffan and the high ceilings are brilliantly decorated with chandeliers while the walls are lined with original artwork by noted Irish artists Sir. William Orpen and Jack B. Yeats.
Spread over three stories and just 40 minutes outside of Dublin, Straffan offers guests an authentic Irish experience. While staying at the home, a number of activities are available in the countryside, including fishing on the River Liffey, falconry, skeet shooting and horse riding. Golf enthusiasts can also get a few rounds in at the championship Palmer Ryder Cup Course. Or take a dip in the swimming pool with swim up bar, get a workout in at the gym, and spend time with family watching a movie in the cinema room. There’s plenty to do for any traveler.
K Spa located at the hotel will also be available for guests of the house. The Five-Star Spa offers top-notch levels of luxury and comfort. Covering 20,000 square foot of space, the spa boasts seven treatment rooms, two privates suites and an aromatic herb garden. Their philosophy is centered around the natural world and its healing elements, believing that they hold the key to restorative powers for the mind, body and spirit. For this reason, they are dedicated to utilizing the very best of nature’s own ingredients in their full range of spa products and treatments.
An ideal destination for hosting an event or ceremony, the Staffan House makes for a great getaway that is personal and private. During the summer months, rates are $26,000 USD per night and $16,000 USD per night in the winter (September 15-March 15).