19. 8 on ground floor.
Feb–New Year, Conservatory restaurant closed Mon/Tues, Wed night/Sun night from Feb–mid-May, Oct–Dec, Duck restaurant closed Mon/Tues Jan–Apr, Oct–Dec.
reception hall, drawing room, library/bar, 2 restaurants, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 36-acre grounds (gardens, tennis, croquet, wildfowl reserve, lake), unsuitable for disabled.
all day in library/bar.
all ages welcomed, no under-8s at dinner (high tea, babysitting).
allowed (‘always on a lead’) by prior arrangement, not in public rooms.
all major cards.
per room B&B from €230, D,B&B from €350. Set dinner €66.
Good Hotel Guide Review
The Bowe family has been providing ‘prompt and attentive service’ in their ‘beautiful’ Regency-style mansion, which stands in woodland and extensive formal gardens, for more than 35 years. Guide inspectors found ‘a guest-centred, ambitious hotel’ whose ‘inviting public rooms’ are filled with ‘interesting artwork, and fittings to fascinate the eye’. Bedrooms are traditionally styled with antiques and paintings. ‘Our pleasant garden-view room had three easy chairs and a large Victorian wardrobe, a well-lit marble bathroom, and a super-king-size bed for a most restful sleep.’ In the frescoed Conservatory restaurant, Ruadhan Furlong’s ‘Division 1’ cooking might include such modern dishes as roasted Irish veal sirloin, apple and potato purée, charcoal oil, turnips. ‘We could happily have eaten our way through the menu over successive nights.’ More casual options (perhaps smoked chicken breast, warm Puy lentils, chorizo) are taken in the airy Duck restaurant, in converted fieldstone stables by the vegetable and rose garden. At an ‘excellent breakfast’, feast anew on home-made preserves, leaf teas, local yogurt, ‘sumptuous’ smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. ‘Atmospheric’ wooded walks await.
Two Night Break Special Offer
Spoil yourself with a break in Ireland’s sunny south. Enjoy a two-night stay in one of our beautiful bedrooms with delicious county house breakfast on both mornings. Enjoy a glass of prosecco on the terrace before dinner in the Duck Terrace Restaurant overlooking the kitchen garden on one evening and dinner in our fine dining Conservatory restaurant on the other. Two very different experiences. From €295 per person sharing in a classic double room.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide.
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 discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
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.