As the trees take on their autumnal armour and summer seems so far behind us, now it’s time to think of your next great escape. Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny is located on 170 acres of mature parkland and just five minutes from the centre of Kilkenny city. This lovely hotel has at its heart, a gorgeous old country house which was built in the 17th century and has been returned to its former glory through sympathetic preservation. The drama of the old house and the clean, contemporary design of the new hotel are blended seamlessly. Inside guests will find a large, triple height, light filled foyer, luxurious bedrooms, several restaurants and bars, swimming pool and health club and a resort spa. The estate offers guests all the ingredients required for a great autumnal break away.
The Sweet 99 package includes bed and breakfast, a four-course evening meal and a sweet treat in your room on arrival. (available on selected dates, midweek from October 2019 to January 2020.) It is priced at €99 per person sharing based on two people sharing a deluxe double room.
Lyrath Estate have also created the Autumn Daze package (from €107.50pps sharing a deluxe double room). This seasonal offer includes bed and breakfast and dinner on one evening in the two AA Rosette accredited Yew Restaurant. The Autumn Daze package includes cream tea on one afternoon of your choosing.
Lyrath Estate is surrounded by wonderful private walkways which are lined by mature trees. Great Oaks, Beech and Silver Birch trees cover the estate, arms outstretched creating walkways of gold, silver and flaming red under their boughs. Guests can lose themselves in nature here and can explore the vast estate on foot or can avail of complimentary use of bicycles to tour around.
Kilkenny city will satisfy even the most ‘culturally curious’ with lots of interesting places to visit including Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral which was built between 1202 and 1285. Tours of Kilkenny Castle are available all year round and offer visitors a remarkable insight into what life might have been like for those first residents who built the castle some 800 years ago.
If you don’t feel like moving outside the door of the hotel, then fear not there are lots of lovely experiences to enjoy at Lyrath Estate. You could opt for a pampering treat at the multi award-winning Oasis Spa with its heated outdoor hydro pool, or perhaps you might prefer to burn a few calories in the gym or enjoy a leisurely swim in the health club. There are lots of great eating and dining options for guests to choose from too including, Tupper’s Bar, The Conservatory, The Grill and Bar or the two AA Rosette, Yew Restaurant.
For more information see www.lyrath.com or call 00353 (0) 56 7760088