36. 8 in coach house, some on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, library/snug, 2 restaurants, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), crèche, games rooms, civil wedding licence, spa, 12-metre indoor swimming pool, 7-acre grounds (trampoline, zip wire).
‘easy listening’ in restaurants.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in main house bedrooms (£15), not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £190–£750. Set dinner £30–£40, à la carte £39. 1-night bookings refused at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Close to heritage coast and sandy cove, this ‘delightful old mansion’, the Victorian pile that inspired Kenneth Grahame’s Toad Hall, is packed with ‘first-rate facilities’ for young and old. It is part of the Luxury Family Hotels group, whose ‘highly motivated staff want to make sure guests have a good time’. Children paint, splash, swing, tumble and squeal; grown-ups may book a spa treatment or soak in the hot tub looking towards the sea. There are ‘bee hotels’, and chickens to feed; Bramble, the house dog, willingly accompanies guests on a stroll or a scamper. ‘Large, well-furnished’ bedrooms in the main house and converted coach house across the courtyard are ‘a proper retreat if it all gets too much in the public spaces’. ‘Ours, warm and welcoming, had a delightful view across the garden to the harbour beyond.’ At mealtimes, a flexible approach suits all ages, too. Opt for an informal family meal in the early evening, or feed the young ones at children’s high tea, then turn on the in-room baby-listening service and come back for a candlelit dinner à deux. Before heading to the beach the next day, borrow fishing nets, buckets and spades. (AK-H)
One of Ireland's most significant country houses, set in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains.