Had a great stay with my partner over 2 nights. The room was gorgeous, the gardens amazing and the hosts were so welcoming it was more like staying with relatives than with a business. Ideal for relaxing and unwinding.
We spent 3 nights in this country manor set amongst the most beautiful gardens and just a few hours from Dublin. The bedrooms are old fashioned, no TV which made a change and our the Magnolia overlooked the gardens. You get a real feel for what it must have been like to live in a grand manor.Price includes breakfast which was top quality and plenty of selection. Dinner is extra and must be booked in advanced. Make sure you let them know in advance if you are vegetarian, vegan. The owners are very charming and the staff are polite pleasant. A true treasure and well worth a visit Not to mention there is an indoor pool and a tennis court.
Poppy had an amazing time as did her owners and our 19 year old son. We never felt awkward with our dog Poppy in the Manor or cafe! She was accommodated for so well. The gardens were unbelievable-- beautifully kept and so much fun. There was a little adventure and slice of history at every turn. ☺️ The food hit every spot. The staff and owners were so lovely and helpful. We have never felt so relaxed in a place other than home as we did here! So we will definitely be back for a visit or better still, another stay.
Booked on impulse, were delighted (as was our dog). N.B.: not a hotel, more of a guesthouse offering (part, as we discovered there, of a country house alliance called Hidden Ireland, which I used to find a great source when younger). A lovely old home (with the quirks you'd expect for an old house in deep countryside), with a nice sitting (drawing) room with a fire, the whole thing fronting a formal garden, connected to a further varied woodland garden - between these you could spend hours walking, reading, relaxing. Unexpectedly, it also has a comfortable substantial swimming pool, as well as an option on at least tennis (and for a small extra fee a jacuzzi can be run up); there is also an indoor play area. Setting is beautifully quiet, near Campile and the Wexford (Ballyhack?) - Waterford (Passage East) ferry, Hook Lighthouse, nice old castle and maze... To be clear, accessible only by car, would cost a fortune by taxi from any major centre or station. Breakfast was nice, a set of cooked options and a small buffet, and the little café is also available for snacking during the day. A fine dining dinner option exists, not cheap but was excellent, calmly served by a keen young member of staff (or family, not sure), with well-chosen options, and if anything, it was so rich you could end up fasting the next day, and the team are happy to recommend local options if you prefer something else; we tried a nice pub at Arthurstown, a kilometre from the ferry. The team we found excellent, from the young lady (we probably should not post names) who welcomed us, through dining area staff, to the owners, a married couple who were comfortable to talk to but not intrusive. Also to note, a nice quirky little shop, a great welcome for dogs, an option on massage and a well-stocked honesty bar. We took a room in the main house, which had a small side bedroom, perfect for younger kids (with a lovely mini four-poster). No TV, but wifi. Loved it, found it truly relaxing, recommend it!…
Beautiful country house bursting with antiques and character. Unfortunately though, the dust in my room was awful. I sneezed my way through the weekend which ruined my weekend away. Staff were amazing, very friendly and helpful, couldn't be nicer in fact. The only down side was the dust.