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 from €198, D,B&B from €258. Set dinner €60.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A mildly bohemian air filters through the Green family’s wisteria-hung Georgian country house hotel, bordered by bluebell woods. Jenny and Justin Green are the ‘wonderfully relaxed, informal hosts; they welcome guests as though they are a favourite relative’. The ‘magnificently furnished’ public rooms display ‘judicious good taste, yet it is clearly the family’s home’. There is an appealing mix of antiques and retro furniture, stacks of (‘mostly Irish’) books and squashy chaises longues; children’s music sits on the grand piano. A well-stocked honesty bar includes ‘wonderfully fragrant’ Bertha’s Revenge Gin from the house’s own distillery. Each bedroom is individually styled, though all have thoughtful comforts: home-made fruit cordial, freshly baked cookies, an espresso machine. ‘Our spacious room’ had a large bed; a ‘noble bathroom, with mounting steps up to a very deep bath’. New chef Steven Mercer continues the farm-to-fork ethos, serving perhaps nettle soup with Pernod; roast marinated butterflied leg of McGrath’s lamb, green sauce, wild garlic mash; home-made pistachio ice cream. Breakfast (served till noon) is a ‘splendid’ start to a day filled with tractor rides and exploring woodland trails.
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
Kiss the Blarney Stone, the legendary 'Stone of Eloquence', found at the top of the castle's tower.
The traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. The most-visited heritage site in Ireland.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, with some of the best beaches in Europe.