Good Hotel Guide Review
With a seven-a-side soccer pitch, glamping tents, Bertha’s Revenge Gin distilled in a converted cattle shed, and breakfast served until noon, this is no run-of-the-mill hotel. A Georgian mansion, it stands in ‘beautifully maintained grounds’ with a lake and woodland trails. Within, it is ‘magnificently furnished’, yet obviously a family home. Owners Jenny and Justin Green run the place house-party style, creating a ‘relaxed, informal’ atmosphere. Bedrooms have a Nespresso machine, home-made blackcurrant cordial and cookies. The views are of parkland, lakes and distant mountains. A typical bedroom had a marble fireplace, ‘a vintage portable radio’, an antique bath ‘approached by varnished steps’, with an enamel jug for a makeshift shower. At night, chef Steven Mercer plans his menus around artisan produce, rare breed pigs, ducks and hens raised on the estate, wild salmon, game in season, fruit and vegetables from the walled garden, foraged berries, plants and sea vegetables. Perhaps nettle soup with Pernod; a ‘beautifully rare’ steak Béarnaise, walled-garden kale, potato dauphinoise or wild garlic mash. At breakfast there are new-laid eggs, home-baked bread, the full Irish. (RG)
00 353 25 36349
6. Plus ‘glamping’ tents May–Sept.
all year except Christmas/New Year (self-catering only).
hall, drawing room, honesty bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 80-acre grounds (15-acre garden, croquet, tennis, 3 trout lakes, woodland, fields), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed (tree house, farm animals, games, high tea).
allowed, but kept on lead during shooting season July–Jan.
per room B&B single €200, double €200–€260, glamping €160–€185. Set dinner €65.