A Luxurious Georgian Mansion, Quirky Townhouse, Historic Inn, Elegant Townhouse and 15th Century Castle join Ireland’s Blue Book for 2023.
I’m a big fan of Ireland’s Blue Book and look forward to finding out each year what new properties have joined the list. Fernhill House and Gardens in Cork, The Lansdowne Kenmare in Kerry, The Old Inn in Down, Perryville House in Cork and Tubbrid Castle in Kilkenny are the five new properties joining the Ireland’s Blue Book collection of country houses, historic hotels, and restaurants for 2023. The new additions bring the total number of properties in the Ireland’s Blue Book collection to 63.
Fernhill House & Gardens is a luxurious Georgian Mansion set on picturesque gardens overlooking the beautiful countryside of Clonakilty in West Cork. Fernhill’s gardens are among the finest in Ireland. The gardens inspire everything at Fernhill including their own gin and food which features produce from their Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden.
Adorned by acres of stunning gardens and overlooking Clonakilty’s rolling countryside is the historic Georgian Mansion House of Fernhill. Fernhill’s gardens are among the finest in Ireland and were designed by Chelsea Gold Medal winner Mary Reynolds. The gardens inspire everything at Fernhill including their own gin and food which features produce from their Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden. Sustainability and biodiversity are part of the experience at Fernhill which has led to their efforts being recognised nationally. The estate features a permaculture forest, bee meadow, protected ancient forest glen, growing its own produce, making its own gin, community tree planting projects, solar panels, its own well water for guests and many more. Fernhill is currently ranked as the 7th best hotel in Ireland on Tripadvisor and won the award for ‘Irelands Best Wedding Venue’ at the Gold Medal Awards this year.
Fernhill House and Gardens has a total of 27 bedrooms. Designed by infamous gardener Mary Reynolds, the gardens at Fernhill House are truly unique, transforming at night time into a magical setting with their beautiful fairy lit bridge and gazebo. Accommodation from €80 per person
Located in the heritage town of Kenmare, The Lansdowne Kenmare is a quirky townhouse which offers real Irish hospitality. It has been an intrinsic part of the history of Kenmare since 1790. Totally restored in 2021, the hotel boasts a prime perch overlooking the Heritage Town of Kenmare colourful streets filled with cafes, restaurants, quaint shops, and traditional pubs. The Lansdowne Kenmare with its quirky twists and Town House atmosphere offers real Irish hospitality, featuring all the facilities one would expect from a stylish property including the LK Café, The Dining Bar Terrace, The Piano Lounge and of course a kitchen focused on serving delicious food cooked over coals. The twenty-eight bedrooms are spacious, comfortable, and slightly modern to add a contemporary feel to this iconic hotel. Kenmare is long famed as a destination, now it has a very stylish and hospitable address for you to call home. The Lansdowne Kenmare is owned by John and Francis Brennan.
The Old Inn, dating back to 1614, is labelled as one of the region’s most historic hotels due in part to its links with author and 20th Century Literary icon C.S. Lewis. The hotel is bursting with character, from cosy corners and elegant interiors to the stunning views from the Treetop Spa over the beautiful country park.
Nestled in the charming village of Crawfordsburn in beautiful County Down, located just 15 minutes from Belfast and 5 minutes from the seaside town of Bangor, The Old Inn is the perfect escape. The Old Inn dates back to 1614 and it labelled as one of the region’s most historic hotels due in part to its links with author and 20th Century Literary icon C.S. Lewis. The hotel is bursting with character, from cosy corners and elegant interiors to the stunning views from the Treetop Spa over the beautiful country park.
An elegant period townhouse, Perryville House is warm, light-filled and true to its original role as a private residence which is based in Kinsale. Enjoy the finest Irish hospitality and luxury accommodation in their 34 beautiful bedrooms. Based on the Wild Atlantic Way, Perryville House is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Built in 1820 and lovingly restored by the Corcoran family, Perryville House is now a warm, and light-filled boutique guesthouse. True to its original role as a private residence, Perryville House welcomes guests to enjoy the finest Irish hospitality & luxury accommodation – your first stop on the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy all the culinary delights Kinsale has to offer – all within walking distance.
Rooms start from €280 B&B per room.
Tubbrid Castle is a 15th-century Irish castle deep in Ireland’s Ancient East. Uninhabited for the past hundred years, it has been restored to its former glory. Sleep and feast like a king in a four-poster bed and it’s Great Hall’s fully equipped kitchen and oak banquet table.
Nestled in Kilkenny’s Sliabhardagh Hills, Tubbrid Castle blends modern touches with the authentic experience of staying at a 15th-century tower house. After waking in a four-poster bed under a vaulted stone ceiling, guests can look forward to relaxing in a deep, bubbly bath and sipping their morning coffee ensconced in an original window seat, while watching out for foxes and deer from the nearby woodland. In the evening, use the Great Hall’s fully equipped kitchen and oak banquet table to feast like a king, before retiring to enjoy the log-fired stove, where the original fireplace is inscribed ‘1596’.
The castle costs from €725 per night and has three bedrooms
About Ireland’s Blue Book
Ireland’s Blue Book is a unique collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants. Located throughout the island of Ireland, these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for your romantic escape or weekend retreat. Activities vary from golf, fishing, spas and cookery schools or just relaxing in warm and comfortable surroundings. We have something for everyone.
With a choice of elegant Georgian Manors, Stately Castles, Historic Hotels, Luxury Boutique Hotels and Designer Lodges, there is a property in the collection to suit everyone’s tastes and requirements.
For details on Ireland’s Blue Book please contact: Ireland’s Blue Book, 63 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
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