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WINTER WARMER AT LYRATH ESTATE
Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny has a great value, ‘Winter Warmer’ package on offer now for anyone looking for a luxurious escape away. Set amid 170 acres of mature parkland and just 1.2 kilometres from the medieval city of Kilkenny, Lyrath Estate sets the scene for a truly luxurious winter get away. The Winter Warmer Break includes two nights bed and breakfast and dinner on one evening in either the fine dining, Yew Restaurant or the casual chic setting of The Grill & Bar as well as an elegant ‘Cream Tea’ for two (from €155 per person sharing).
The parklands at Lyrath Estate are transformed into a winter wonderland at this time of year as the mature trees take on the russet tones of autumn and the morning frost lightly dusts the lawns and formal gardens. There are numerous private walkways and trails throughout the grounds and guests are often accompanied by one of the waggy tailed resident dogs on their stroll.
A €5 million investment was recently completed to stunning effect at Lyrath Estate.All of the bedrooms have been upgraded, a new restaurant was created, all of the public areas have been completely redecorated and extensive works have been done outside including the addition of a playground and the addition of a stunning outdoor dining and BBQ area.
The hotel itself has been built around an elegant 17th century house which has been returned to its former glory through sympathetic preservation and now features lots of the original features and furniture. The drama of the old house and the clean, contemporary design of the new hotel are blended seamlessly.
If the weather proves to be inclement there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. A private 22-seater cinema is on site, just the spot to watch a romantic movie, while the leisure centre, gym and multi award winning Oasis Spa is just the spot to unwind. If that all sounds like a bit too much like work, then you can enjoy a pint of the black stuff by the fire in Tupper’s Bar!
To book your winter break away now see www.lyrath.com or call (056) 7760088
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Lyrath Estate Hotel is a 139-bedroom hotel, spa and convention centre set amid 170 acres of mature parkland just 1.2 kilometres from the Medieval city of Kilkenny. The property offers all of the charm of an old world, country estate combined with the very best in contemporary facilities and luxuries. The hotel itself has been built around an elegant 17th century house which has been returned to its former glory through sympathetic preservation and now features lots of the original features and furniture. The drama of the old house and the clean, contemporary design of the new hotel are blended seamlessly. The estate was repurchased in late 2016 and a €5 million investment was recently completed.
Facilities include a 17-metre swimming pool, gym, sauna, jacuzzi and fitness centre. The Oasis Spa incorporates several treatment rooms, offering face and body treatments for both men and women. The thermal suite in the spa includes several heating and cooling experiences including a stunning outdoor hydro therapy pool which looks out on to the mature, private gardens.
There are several dining outlets on the estate including The Yew Restaurant which serves Mediterranean and classical cuisine with a modern twist, The Grill & Bar which serves fabulous Tomhawk steak, signature burgers, and fresh lobster, Tupper’s Bar, a traditional pub and the Atrium ideal for afternoon tea.
The property has a large conference centre and can cater for large conferences and events in the purpose-built Convention Centre, ‘The Kilkenny Convention Centre, which is capable of seating up to 1,500 people and has all of the very latest in technological and conferencing equipment.
The original house at Lyrath Estate is considered to be the most important surviving country house of John McCurdy and was reconstructed by Sir Charles Wheeler- Cuffe to appease his prospective father in law, Lord Stuart de Decies who felt that it was not grand enough for his daughter, Pauline and would not permit her to marry Wheeler Cuffe until the house was deemed impressive enough. To that effect the house was reconstructed and Sir Charles went on to marry Pauline. However, the story goes that the reconstruction put the unfortunate Sir Charles into terrible debt and his wife in fact never got over an earlier love affair with a Scottish railway engineer.
The original house has since been sympathetically restored to its former glory and all rooms preserve their original wallpaper. The house is also home to one of the most impressive collections of Irish art. Old world charm sits in perfect harmony with the contemporary new wing and the link with the old and new is both stylish and tasteful.
Attention to detail is also key throughout the estate, from great service, indulgent pampering treats, first class meeting and events, spa, exciting on site outdoor pursuits and activities to sumptuous food and wine.