Hidden Ireland Members listed in The Irish Times Best Places to Party...
Thank you to the reviewers at The Irish Times/ Travel for inclusion of 3 Hidden Ireland Houses as ‘Best places to party in Ireland, part two’ feature published…Saturday September 30th, 2017
Congratulations to Ballyvolane House, Hilton Park and Roundwood House on being included in the Country Houses & Castles section, this is what the authors of the feature, wrote about our member Houses:
Roundwood, Mountrath, Co Laois
roundwoodhouse.com, 057 873 2120
One of Ireland’s finest Georgian mid-size homes, Roundwood has a doll’s house quality to it. Play Segway polo on the lawn or go foraging for ingredients for your evening meal. Between the house and two cottages it can sleep up to 24. Pricing: €1,800 per night B&B; dinner from €45pp.
Castlelyons, Fermoy, Co Cork
Chill out over G&Ts made from the house’s own tipple, Bertha’s Revenge; enjoy farm to fork dining, or take to the waters and fish for salmon in one of Ireland’s finest rivers, The Blackwater, and trout in Ballyvolane’s own lakes. Ballyvolane has six rooms in the main house sleeping 12 and can add a few extra beds for children if required. A further 20 can be accommodated at its glamorous campsite. Pricing: One-night midweek, €2,500; two-night weekend €4,500 both on a B&B basis; supper from €42pp, dinner from €60pp.
Clones, Co Monaghan
Hilton Park is a stately home that was once home to the Flatlake Festival and attracted all manner of talent from the much-missed Seamus Heaney, to Sinéad O’Connor and actors Aidan Quinn and Steve Buscemi. It can accommodate up to 14 guests, who usually take the lake walk to Connolly’s, the pub at the end of the avenue, and back for a singsong around the grand piano. The hangover-neutralising full Irish breakfast includes sausages and bacon for the estate’s own pigs. Pricing: On a B&B basis one night midweek is from €1,500, a two-night weekend stay costs from €2,500