Of all the locations I have stayed in Ireland, Mount Juliet would have to be one particular of my favourites if not the most. A countryside estate just outdoors of Kilkenny, Mount Juliet has a reputation for becoming one particular of the most sought just after locations to keep with a globe well-known golf course, Michelin star restaurant and the old college Irish charm that tends to make it really feel like a household away from household.
Checking In: Mount Juliet Estate
Following spending a couple of days in Wexford, I produced my way by vehicle to Mount Juliet Estate. The estate is just a brief 20-minute drive from Kilkenny city but manages to really feel like a globe away from reality with the tagline escape every day.
The estate is household to the Manor Residence (pictured above) and a newer hotel Hunter’s Yard, which is exactly where my space was situated just a brief stroll from the manor.
The Manor Residence
The Manor Residence is exactly where you will locate the classic style rooms that date back to the 18th century. These rooms are a great deal additional lavishly appointed in Georgian era interior design and style.
It is right here at the Manor Residence exactly where you can love afternoon tea or a 7 course dinner menu at the Lady Helen Restaurant. This side of the estate is absolutely additional fancy and fine dining, so be confident to dress accordingly! For a additional relaxed affair, there are dining solution at Hunter’s Yard Hotel subsequent door.
It was more than right here at the Manor Residence that I spent most of my time wining and dining and experiencing Mount Juliet’s well-known afternoon tea. The lavish 3-tier affair was an extravaganza in savoury pastries, homemade scones and smaller treats to finish the meal. You may want to share amongst two men and women – the settings are massive!
Following the tea I took some time to wander about the manor property and surrounding gardens. The estate itself is extremely big, with quite a few distinct regions to love. There is a experienced golf course in the estate that attracts quite a few well-known golfers from about the globe, although with tiny talent in the field myself, I mainly enjoyed the gardens.
The Georgian Manor Residence is household to 32 guest rooms, every single categorised as five star luxury. More than at Hunter’s Yard Hotel (exactly where I stayed) there are 93 guest rooms and despite the fact that this is nonetheless a luxury hotel, it is additional relaxed and casual.
Dining at Lady Helen Restaurant
On my 1st evening at Mount Juliet I enjoyed dinner in the Michel star restaurant Lady Helen. The affair was particularly fancy and as tasty as you could envision, with a casual 7 courses to function my way by way of like this scrumptious tiramisu taste plate to finish. Lady Helen caters for vegetarian and other meals intolerances, just be confident to mention this at the time of booking to prevent disappointment.
A extremely warm thank you to Pay a visit to Kilkenny for organising my take a look at to Kilkenny and Mount Juliet.