Ghan House

Eat and sleep in fabulous Georgian splendour

Ghan House

Our historic hotel exudes a timeless feel. Built in 1727, it’s just a tree’s length away from the mediaeval heritage town of Carlingford and Carlingford Lough: sitting snugly between historic and natural influences, which you’ll feel throughout the property and its grounds. As members of Ireland’s Blue Book and Good Food Ireland, we offer everything from first-class service to truly fantastic fare.
Paul Carroll

Building: 1727

Enjoy three acres of walled gardens, log fires, and candlelit dinners at Ghan House: our 18th century Georgian house neighbouring fascinating Carlingford. It’s a treasure trove of history… and we’re a gem of hospitality, where beautiful en-suite bedrooms and a 2AA Rosette restaurant are available at your leisure. Come and find us nestled in rolling green hills – a staple of the Irish countryside.

We have strong sustainable values at Ghan House. Much of the delicious food we serve in our restaurant is sourced from the local landscape, including our own herb and vegetable gardens. For hot water and central heating, we use an air source heat pump, and we recycle and compost, too – taking all the measures we can to protect our planet while offering you a comfortable stay that’s packed with charm. Lounge in rooms filled with family antiques and cuddle up in plush furniture between heading out on adventures: we’re at the centre of so many, from UNESCO World Heritage sites to Ireland’s two capital cities and Carlingford’s several attractions. Hop onto one of our hired bikes and get going… there’s so much to see.


‘Historic Top Hotel Restaurant Award’ at the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2022
‘Country House Hotel Restaurant of the Year Leinster’ at the YesChef Awards 2020
‘Guest Accommodation of the Year’ by the AA Hotel and Hospitality Services 2020
‘Best Dining Experience’ at the Louth Business Awards 2019
‘Gourmet Getaway of the Year’ at the Irish Hotel Awards 2019

Open: All year

Rooms: 12

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Each of our 12 bedrooms at Ghan House overlook stunning mountain and garden views, with no roads or cars in sight. Relish remarkable antique furniture, a suite of amenities, WiFi, an impressive en-suite and more during your stay with us.


Sample the many delights of Carlingford at our multi-award-winning restaurant, such as lamb and beef from the Cooley or Mourne Mountains and fresh oysters, mussels and lobster from Carlingford Lough. For larger parties, we have three private dining rooms available to hire, and can cater to a variety of dietary requirements.


Get married at Ghan House and have exclusive use of the hotel and its gardens! We’ll dish up amazing food, offer exceptional rooms, and help you plan some truly magical moments – like a champagne reception and dancing. We can also cater to meetings if you’d like to escape the hustle and bustle or Dublin or Belfast for the day.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • Carlingford
  • Carlingford Lough
  • Dublin
  • Belfast
  • Newgrange & Knowth
  • Monasterboice
  • Castlewellan Castle
  • Castle Ward
  • SkyPark Adventure Park
  • The Giant’s Causeway
  • Greenore Golf Club
  • Ardglass Golf Club
  • The Royal County Down Golf Club
  • Concra Wood Golf Club
  • Castlewellan Castle Forest Park
  • Castle Ward Gardens
  • Tollymore Forest Trek
  • Ring of Gullion
  • Carlingford Heritage Centre
  • County Museum Dundalk
  • The Saint Patrick Centre
  • The Battle of the Boyne Centre
  • Titanic Museum Belfast
  • Cookery Course
  • Culture & Art
  • Wine Tasting
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • The Carlingford National Leprechaun Hunt (April)
  • The Cooley Coast Run (May)
  • Mourne International Walking Festival (June)
  • The Carlingford Oyster Festival (August)
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