On this tour we offer you an opulent & unforgettable dream vacation. Stay in the best Period Manor Houses, Resorts & Guesthouses in Ireland. When the soft evening rolls along, stroll through your charming old-world town, settle in and feel the camaraderie of a warm pub and its music. Wander back to your temporary home, sink into fine sheets, and dream of the life lived in a gentler time. Start with two luxurious nights in the 5-Star Druid's Glen Resort, then loop south through Cork and the scenic splendour of Dingle, before finishing in grand style at magnificent Moy House in Lahinch. Treat yourself to the best, you deserve it!
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Included Unique Activities
- Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
- Afternoon Tea on arrival at Brooklodge Food Village
- Dinner at the Organic Strawberry Tree Restaurant
- Wild Food Pantry Tour
- Entrance to the Rock of Cashel
- Food Tour in the Gourmet Town of Kinsale
- Dingle Distillery Tour
- Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher
- Farewell 6 Course Tasting Menu at Moy House
Wild Food Pantry & Organic Ethos Tour
Dinner at the Strawberry Tree
Moy House 6 Course Tasting Menu
Cliffs of Moher Exhibition Centre
Dingle Distillery Tour
Kinsale Food Tour
Rock of Cashel
Afternoon Tea in the Waterside Lounge
2 NightsBrooklodge at Maccredin Village
Brooklodge at Maccredin Village
We only partner with the finest accommodation providers in each country. All properties are tried and trusted to ensure that you’re in excellent hands during your time abroad. From characterful B&Bs & Inns to 5-Star Castles and Stately Manors, we can find the perfect accommodation to suit your Ireland trip. Looking for romance? No problem – Ireland is awash with cozy, inviting accommodations in scenic and private locations. They’re not always easy to find independently, but not to worry, we know exactly where to look! Properties steeped in history and intrigue? We have those in spades – if you’ve always wished to overnight in a centuries-old castle, you’re visiting the right country! If you would like more specific information about this particular accommodation, please just ask your Agent, and he/she will be glad to oblige.
2 NightsHayfield Manor
Set within a secluded walled garden, Hayfield Manor is a world apart from the bustle of Cork City. Lush ivy compliments the red brick façade as it welcomes guests into a sanctuary of luxury and unrivaled amenities. Family owned and managed, the manor hotel has become tantamount to the highest levels of customer service. Hayfield Manor is a member property of two hotel collections, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Ireland’s Blue Book, and is the recipient of myriad awards. As an internationally recognized establishment, Hayfield Manor invites both new and return visitors to experience and enjoy the rich culture of County Cork. Guests are urged to unwind from their daily routines and to indulge in the ornate and verdant surroundings. With several fine-dining options, elegant gardens and terraces, and a relaxing spa, guests will see for themselves how Hayfield Manor has distinguished itself as Cork City’s premier 5-star hotel.
Hayfield Manor offers a variety of guestrooms that have been carefully designed to provide a unique and relaxing stay. Each room displays exquisite antique furnishings and beautiful textiles. While still retaining their old-world charm, the various accommodations are individually styled and outfitted with all of the modern amenities guests may require. For those looking to indulge, look no further than the Beautique Health Spa, equipped with a swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, and sauna, among other fitness facilities.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Orthopaedic King Size & Twin Beds
- Spacious Marble Bathrooms with Elemis Spa Products
- Individually Controlled Air-Conditioning
- Plush Bathrobe & Slippers
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
- 32” Flat Screen TV
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Hair Dryer
- Direct Dial Telephone
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Laundry Service
- All Hotel Guests May Avail of Our Complimentary Valet Parking & Car Park
The premier choice for gourmet dishes in Cork City, Orchids Restaurant overlooks the lush garden and terrace of Hayfield Manor. Illumined with candles and soft lighting, the atmosphere makes any dining experience magical. Enjoy delectable Irish Cuisine prepared by Executive Head Chef Mark Staples and his brilliant team.
Perrotts Garden Bistro:
A favorite of visitors and locals alike, Perrotts Garden Bistro serves an array of international and Mediterranean dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the bistro is located in the conservatory area at the front of Hayfield Manor. Awarded 2 AA Rosettes, the restaurant is ideal for a relaxed meal with family and friends or even a working lunch with colleagues.
Hayfield Manor also offers a selection of seasonal and holiday dining options, revolving annually.
On the Map: Cork City is located off the southern coast of Ireland. As Ireland's second city, it is well served by good roads - The M8 northeast to Dublin, the N20 north to Limerick & the N25 east to Waterford.
In the bustling city of Cork (often referred to as 'Ireland's Second Capital'), stroll the river walk at the University and pop into the Glucksman Gallery. Relax in a café, and hit Shandon Street, just a short walk from the main shopping district. Climb the 120 foot steeple, and ring the bells of Shandon. Soak up the city views as they fade into the countryside. Award-winning restaurants line the streets, and nightlife choices include Irish Traditional, classy nightclubs, theater, opera, plays, and dance. (Take the haunted night tour of the city jail—it’s a great way to start your evening with a bang.) Of course, there’s the Jameson Old Middleton Distillery in east Cork. Learn how Irish whiskey is made, and finish with a tasting.
2 NightsCastlewood House
Perched on the stunning shores of Dingle Bay, Castlewood House provides charming 4-star guesthouse accommodation. Castlewood House is perfectly located for visitors exploring the world-renowned Dingle town and peninsula. With picturesque views over the water to the mountains beyond, the boutique hotel is only a short stroll away from Dingle town centre, offering both convenience and matchless relaxation and beauty. Placing great importance on their quality of service, hosts Helen and Brian strive to provide each visitor with an unforgettable experience of true Irish hospitality. Guests hoping to immerse themselves in the ancient history of the Dingle Peninsula will find a warm welcome at Castlewood House.
Castlewood House offers 12 individually styled rooms, ranging from French chic, to warm mahogany and the shades of the East. Designed for each guest’s ultimate leisure, the collection of classic, superior and deluxe options all come equipped with the very best of modern amenities.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Spacious Marble Bathrooms
- Whirlpool Jacuzzi Bath and Separate Walk-in Power Shower
- Comfortable Bathrobe & Slippers
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
- Flat Screen SMART TV
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Iron & Ironing Board Available on Request
- Hair Dryer
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Elevator Access
- Selection of Books to Enjoy
- All Hotel Guests May Avail of Our Complimentary Car Park
Enjoy breakfast prepared by Helen and Brian, complete with both hot and cold options ranging from fresh fruit, cereals, and Irish cheeses, to full dishes of porridge, eggs, meats, and baked goods. All this to be savored as guests overlook the spectacular Dingle Bay. Visitors are also invited to enjoy Afternoon Tea, complemented by a selection of fresh scones, sandwiches, and sweet treats such as stuffed Profiteroles and Raspberry Meringues.
On the Map: Dingle is located in County Kerry on the beautiful southwest coast of Ireland. The town is most easily accessible via the N86 road from Tralee, a major town 50 minutes/ 50km to the east.
The residents of Dingle, or An Daingean as it is now officially known, are the envy of everyone in Ireland. They live in what many agree is the most beautiful part in the country, in a strikingly attractive fishing village with fantastic pubs, rousing music, great restaurants and more characters per head of population than anywhere in the world. The key to Dingle is to visit as many pubs as you can while there. Seek out the old pubs frequented by the locals, sit up to the bar, order a drink and prepare to be entertained! The Dingle Peninsula on which the town is located is littered with ancient archeological sites including stone forts and many beehive huts. Scenically, the Peninsula is an absolute delight with every turn of the road revealing more of the achingly beautiful landscape. One highlight is the Slea Head loop drive from Dingle which is easily driven in an hour or cycled in an afternoon. For the energetic, a day spent climbing Mount Brandon, the peninsula's highest, will be richly rewarded. The views from the top on a clear day are absolutely stunning.
1 NightMoy House
Built in the 18th century by Sir Augustine Fitzgerald, Moy House is surrounded by mature woodlands and bordered by a picturesque river. Over the years, it has been transformed into a stunning Country House with superior standard and a unique character, style and ambience. It perfectly combines contemporary comfort with classical elegance and gives residents a welcoming and luxurious feeling at the same time. The relaxed atmosphere of the high quality is unique for such an upscale hotel. The restaurant with a beautiful view prepares delicious menus from the Moy Farm. With its 22 acres it is home to hens, pigs, sheep and Dexter cows which are pasture reared and free to graze the wild Atlantic countryside. The kitchen garden adds vegetables, fruits and seasonings. Not only does the hotel boast luxury and comfort, but also regionality and sustainability.
Moy House offers a number of different room types:
The 'Elegant Small Double' offers a garden or courtyard view. It is perfectly formed with a warm and cosy atmosphere for a comfortable night’s sleep. Ensuite (without bath) and five foot double bed.
The 'Deluxe Seaview Double' are traditionally styled bedrooms generous in space offering spectacular views towards the wild Atlantic Ocean.
The 'Romance Junior Suite' the Moymore is the master bedroom of the original house. This is a light room with high ceilings and multiple original features. A bright spacious bedroom with an intimate seating area within the room, commanding stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, featuring an open fireplace to add to the ambience.
The 'Signature Suite', the Well room embodies a new level of luxury. This is a classical and contemporary suite, with soft light and an abundance of space. A lavish bedroom with a separate private conservatory lounge enjoying dramatic panaromas of the ever-changing Ocean and its natural magnificence. The large bathroom features an original 'Well' along with a free standing bathtub.
The Moy House orangerie restaurant offers daily changing menus sourced from the products of the Moy Farm which takes great care of the growing of vegetables, plants and animals. The wide range of fresh ingredients enables the Chef to provide honest, seasonal cooking in its purest form executed using classical and contemporary techniques.
On the Map: Lahinch is a seaside town in County Clare, on Ireland's rugged western coast. The town is accessed via the N85 road from Ennis (to the southeast), or the more coastal N67 road from Lisdoonvarna (to the north) and Miltown Malbay (to the south).
County Clare is well known for its golfing. Lahinch Golf Club is described as the St Andrews of Ireland and Ballybunion golf course counts to the top ten courses in the world. Also close to the town are Shannon Airport, Ennis Town, Limerick City, Doonbeg and a ferry connecting Kerry with Clare. For a day trip, even Galway City and Dublin are easily reachable from Lahinch.
- Rental Car - Automatic Transmission. Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes
- 7 Full Irish Breakfasts Each Morning
- Afternoon Tea
- Two Dining Experiences at Award-Winning Restaurants
- Food Tour in Kinsale
Points of Interest
- Marvel at The Rock of Cashel & Glen of Aherlow
- Stay in Charming Cork City & Daytrip to Blarney & Kinsale
- Behold Amazing Views on The Ring of Kerry & Stunning Dingle Peninsula
- Wonder at The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare's Burren Region and more!
Dublin, County Dublin
Blarney, County Cork
Kinsale, County Cork
Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary
Cahir, County Tipperary
Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary
Ancient Dingle, County Kerry
Blasket Islands, County Kerry
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