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Top country house gourmet getaway in lushest Wexford
This is one of the more luscious slices of County Wexford, and Dunbrody House, ringed by neat lawns and 200 acres of parkland where rabbits scamper, makes a terrific base.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
In 200 acres of rolling County Wexford parkland.
Come here for..
● A gastro heaven in lushest Wexford. ● The scenic Hook Peninsula surrounds. ● Sheer country house escapism.
There are 200 acres of parkland to explore, and roaring log fires to come back to. There’s also a world class restaurant and fabulous spa.
Good to know
Bury the diet book.
22 rooms and suites
Bedrooms offer the max in comfort and luxury. You’ll find springy mattresses, duck down toppers, Lemon Verbena pampering products, fresh fruit and fluffy bathrobes.
We loved the suites, Deluxe and Superior rooms ovelooking the gardens – especially those with the sleigh beds. And after gourmandising the night before it has to be the champagne breakfast in bed – served until midday.
Eat & Drink
Dunbrody is at the top of Ireland’s culinary tree, and chef Kevin Dundon is justly regarded as one of the country's finest. Start dinner with ravioli of Abbey Blue cheese and spinach topped with truffle shavings, followed by the char-grilled fillet of Wexford beef with oxtail cottage pie. Hell, it doesn’t matter what you order – we sure you’ll love it. Accompaniments are sure to feature fruit and veggies from Dunbrody’s own gardens.
Full breakfast is served until midday, perfect for late risers. Treat yourself (and someone else) to Dunbrody's famous champagne breakfast in bed.
Available until 10pm.
See & Do
Dunbrody has its very own cookery school where you can hone your kitchen skills at weekend classes. Kevin Dundon is one of Ireland’s top chefs, so many guests come here to trough and cook.
If you’d sooner leave someone else by the stove, there’s plenty to do in the region. Historic Dunbrody and Tintern abbeys are worth a visit, and the towns of Waterford and Wexford have plenty to see and do. The scenery along Ireland’s so-called Sunshine coast is also worth gawping at: hidden sandy coves, pretty harbours and a thousand shades of green.
Spend a day at Dunbrody’s spa being scrubbed, preened and pampered. Submit to a facial, massage or body wrap in one of the suede walled treatment rooms. This luxurious haven comes complete with an Asian style steam and mud room, a relaxation room with daybeds and an impressive list of treatments.
Oh, and you won’t be expected to get by on a bottle of iced water here. Flavour your spa visit with delicious healthy treats: think strawberries and tarragon chilled soups, champagne and lavender sorbets, citrus salad with toasted pine nuts and exotic iced fruit. In winter there’s even a naughty chocolate fondue.
There’s sure to be plenty of craic on 17 March for St Patrick’s Day.
Enniscorthy plays host to the annual Strawberry festival, dedicated to… strawberries. Live music, dancing, street arts and stalls come to town, and one lucky lass is crowned the Strawberry queen.
Traditional Irish music and dancing marks the JFK Dunbrody festival – with a warm welcome and plenty of craic.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
From EUR 122.50Check In
12:00 MiddayMinimum Night Stay
Open all year except 20-27 DecemberAir Conditioning
New Road, Arthurstown, Co. WexfordParking
There is free guest parkingTrains
Waterford station – 12kmTaxis
EUR 30-40 from the station.Airport
Waterford – 13km, or Dublin International, 188km