19. 8 on ground floor.
Feb–New Year, Conservatory restaurant closed Mon/Tues every week, plus Wed night/Thurs night/Sun night from 1 Feb–mid-May, 1 Oct–31 Dec, Duck restaurant closed for 2 weeks in Jan, 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).
all ages welcomed.
allowed (‘always on a lead’) by prior arrangement, not in public rooms.
all major cards.
per room B&B €230–€670, D,B&B €350–€790. Set dinner €66.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Lavish, ‘prompt and very attentive’ hospitality is the order of the day at this ‘distinguished’ family-run hotel in an ‘imposing’ Regency house surrounded by 36 acres of grounds. The approach winds past ‘extensive, well-kept gardens with gravel paths and tended topiary’, woodland, a lake and manicured lawns. The large entrance hall’s grand piano adds to the ‘highest-quality stylish ambience’. Antiques, low-slung armchairs and fresh flowers fill two lounges. Upstairs, passing ‘an impressive triple chandelier’, Guide inspectors considered their bedroom ‘a very pleasant environment, with lined cream curtains, a super-king-size bed, firm mattress and soft pillows adding up to a most restful sleep’. More sockets and a full-length mirror would have been even better. Chef Ruadhan Furlong’s ‘tempting’ menu in the fine-dining Conservatory restaurant was ‘division one without quite being top of the league’, with such dishes as guineafowl, chicory, prune, polenta and red cabbage. Breakfast was thought ‘excellent’. Marlfield House’s garden-to-table ethos also shines through in the Duck, where the casual, modern fusion menu includes haddock tempura; lamb kofta kebabs on rosemary skewers, served in recently renovated courtyard buildings.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
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.