If you are looking for a romantic break away this Valentine’s weekend, Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny might just be what you are looking for. Set on 170 acres of mature parkland, yet just five minutes from Kilkenny City Centre, Lyrath Estate offers guests all the peace and tranquillity of a country house yet is within a short drive of the bustling ‘Marble City’.
An historic country hotel house is at the heart of the Lyrath Estate which has been sympathetically renovated to its former 17th century glory. The house has been seamlessly joined to a contemporary wing, which houses the bedrooms and public areas all of which were completely renovated in the last 18 months. A stunning new casual chic bistro, ‘The Grill & Bar’ has been added in the mezzanine area above the main lobby while an elegant light filled space, called The Atrium is lovely space to enjoy an elegant afternoon tea for two.
The Oasis Spa at the property offers lots of treatments for both men and women and the outdoor hydrotherapy pool with views of the gardens provides a rejuvenating experience that sets the tone for complete relaxation.
Dining at the Lyrath is an experience in itself, under the remarkable talent and flair of chef, Kenneth Murphy, Yew Restaurant provides diners with a memorable culinary experience.
Lyrath Estate also includes a gym, swimming pool, several walking trails and even a private cinema. The Two Night Valentine’s Break at Lyrath Estate costs from €232 per person sharing and includes two night’s bed and breakfast and dinner on one evening in Yew Restaurant. Pre -booking is essential and the Valentine’s menu is served in Yew Restaurant on the 14th, 15th and 16th of February. For more information see www.lyrath.com or call 056 7760088