Set in 200 acres of beautiful parkland, Dunbrody Country House Hotel is an enchantingly intimate 1830s Georgian manor located in County Wexford. Ancestral home to the Chichester Family, this country house hotel has a long and well-established tradition of hospitality. Fresh flowers, crackling log fires in period fireplaces and relaxed elegance, Dunbrody is a small charming hotel with a character and atmosphere all of its own. Dunbrody has also put a new twist on luxury pampering with the opening of its new spa in early 2005. Located a mere two hours from Dublin and Cork International Airports and only 15 minutes from Waterford City, Dunbrody is easily accessible from both North and West.
Located across the courtyard in an original stone building and with a contemporary interior of wood and natural stone, the Spa at Dunbrody Country House Hotel will make guests feel cocooned and at ease from the moment they arrive. The treatment area is a luxurious haven complete with Asian-styled serail steam & mud room, relaxation room with day beds and individually-styled treatment rooms all having in-room showers. The spa offers a unique gourmet experience alongside its Elemis, USPA and Savage Beauty therapies. Dunbrody Cookery School has been designed to cater for all levels of cooks, from budding enthusiasts to the experienced gourmet. Due to popular demand to increase the number of available courses, the Autumn/Winter programme will now be run in the dedicated cookery school in the grounds of Dunbrody House instead of the Main Hotel Kitchen as previously held. Located opposite Dunbrody Country House where the restaurant has received numerous awards the simple philosophy of under-stated but delicious food follows on in the Dunbrody Cookery School. A host of activities can also be found on the dramatic Hook Peninsula - home to a multitude of sunny sandy coves, historical sites such as Tintern Abbey, Dunbrody Abbey, the Hook Lighthouse. Close by there is also the Kennedy Homestead at Dunganstown, the J.F.Kennedy Park and Arboretum, the J.F.K. Dunbrody (life-size replica famine ship). For shopping the Viking towns of Waterford and Wexford are full of crafts, designer knitwear and of course Waterford Crystal. Close by in Kilkenny guests can explore the famous Kilkenny Design Centre.
With an award-winning restaurant and a choice of fine wines to complement Master Chef Kevin Dundon's innovative culinary creations, guests return again and again to this country house hotel to relish the unique ambience that is the Harvest Room.
The restaurant was recently voted Restaurant of the Year 2004 by the Bushmills Guide. It was also awarded Breakfast of the Year 2004 by the Jameson Guide and 3 RAC Dining Awards. The Harvest Room at Dunbrody has also been voted "Regional Restaurant of the Year" from Food & Wine Magazine who also voted Kevin Dundon "Regional Chef of the Year" in 2004. The Table d'Hote Menu changes daily depending on what is freshly available and ingredients are sourced from as many local suppliers as possible.