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, 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
Approached up a long drive, this ‘beautifully maintained’ 18th-century country house stands in extensive grounds – ‘a delight to the eye’. The Georgian dwelling, thick with legend, has been home to the Green family since 1953; today, Justin and Jenny Green run it as a family-friendly spot with a house-party atmosphere. ‘We were greeted with great charm,’ Guide inspectors say. The public rooms are ‘magnificent’, stuffed with antiques, art and the marks of ‘warm domesticity’. Individually styled bedrooms are supplied with home-made fruit cordial, freshly baked cookies and an espresso machine. ‘Our spacious room had a marble fireplace with an eclectic selection of (mostly Irish) books.’ There’s no television in the room, but plenty to see and do outdoors: a walled garden and bluebell woods to explore; tractor rides for the children; a visit to the distillery in a converted cattle shed. (The house gin, Bertha’s Revenge, is ‘wonderfully fragrant’.) The traditional Irish country house dinner is ‘immaculately but informally served’ (guests may choose to eat communally); in the morning, breakfast is ‘splendid’.
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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.