the beautiful Georgian architecture, set in expansive parklands
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.
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Dunbrody Country House Hotel, R733, Arthurstown , Co Wexford, Ireland
BY CAR: From Wexford: Take the R733 to Arthurstown. 30km later Dunbrody is located on your left as you come into Arthurstown village. From Dublin South: Coming from Dublin South take the M50 to the M11/N11 to Wexford (via Enniscorthy). Just after the Ferrycarrig Hotel you will come to the New Ross Road Roundabout. Go straight through this roundabout following signs for Rosslare and the N25. About 1km later you will come to the Duncannon Road Roundabout. Take the third exit sign-posted R733 and Duncannon, Ballyhack and Arthurstown. Stay on this road for 30km going through the villages of Wellingtonbridge and Ramsgrange. Our entrance is on the left hand side as you come down the hill just before Arthurstown village. Estimated driving time is between 5 and 2 hours outside of rush hour traffic. From Dublin North: If you are coming from Dublin North & the airport - take the M1 coming out of the airport and follow signs for the M50 Southbound and the West Link Toll Bridge. Take the exit sign-posted M50 and go through the Toll Bridge (Euro2.00) following the M50 Southbound. Follow signs for the M7/M9 to Waterford/Kilkenny and stay on the M9 motorway as far as Exit 11 when you will see signs for New Ross (after about 100km from M50). Exit the motorway, turn left and follow the directions to New Ross (about 15 km). In New Ross, come over the bridge, turn right along the quay and follow the N25 towrds Wexford and Rosslare for 2 km and then turn right onto the R733 to the Hook Peninsula and Arthurstown. Stay following the R733 to Arthurstown for 18 km and you will come into Arthurstown village. Turn left at the crossroads and come up the hill where you will see the main entrance to Dunbrody after about 200 metres. From Waterford: Take the R683 sign-posted Passage East and Dunmore East. As you leave the city limits take the left turn sign-posted Passage East Car Ferry (just after Orpen′s Pub) and take the ferry from Passage East to Ballyhack. Turn right as you come off the ferry and drive on to Arthurstown village. Go straight through the crossroads, up the hill and our entrance located on the right as you come out of the village. Last Ferry from Passage East 10.00pm (1 April to 30 September) and at 8.00pm (1 October to 31 March) Estimated driving time 20 - 30 minutes. From Rosslare Harbour: Follow the N25 sign-posted Dublin. At the second roundabout (Duncannon road roundabout) take the first exit onto the R733 and follow this road through Wellingtonbridge and Ramsgrange villages. As you come into Arthurstown village our entrance is located on the left hand side. Driving time from Rosslare about 40 minutes.
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All the 20 bedrooms and suites at this small luxury hotel are spacious and individually styled offering the same standards and amenities - CD/DVD players, Molton Brown in all the bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes, fresh cottons and fine furnishings. There are 4different room categories and the suites, deluxe and superiors rooms are all south-facing, located at the front of the hotel looking over the gardens. The hotel is very flexible when it comes to requesting double or twin beds and try to meet the needs of every guest. Champagne breakfast in bed is served until noon here and is a truly luxurious and decadent experience not to be missed! Wheelchair user-friendly rooms are also available. Guests also have the choice between duck down pillows and duvets or non-allergenic.
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