With Christmas (and Halloween) almost upon us, Adworld.ie is giving away a number of €200 vouchers – courtesy of Ireland’s Blue Book – to some lucky winners of our special competition.
The vouchers can be used in over 50 luxurious country house hotels, castles, manor houses and restaurants around Ireland, for winter escapes, sunny summer breaks and some memorable fine-dining experiences.
If you’re looking for a way to really say thank you this Christmas, be it to your hardworking employees, or to your friends or family, Ireland’s Blue Book vouchers are the perfect way to show you’re your gratitude. To help you on your way, we have some suggestions to whet your appetite.
Best for a Luxury Detox – Hayfield Manor
For a couple of days of pure self-indulgence, switch off your phones and devices and relax in the serene sanctuary that is Hayfield Manor. Just a few minutes’ walk away from the main hustle and bustle of Cork city, Hayfield Manor is nevertheless an oasis of calm, and feels much more like a genteel country house manor than a city hotel.
Put your feet up in one of the many public areas, lounge around your luxurious and comfortable room, or for a real slice of serenity, head for the Beautique Spa, and feel your troubles float away like bubbles as you relax in the dimly lit indoor pool, the thermal suites and the jacuzzi. Tranquil treatment rooms are furnished with antiques and glittering chandeliers and the expert therapists are on hand to design a customised treatment to relax your body and calm your mind.
Best for a City Break with a Difference – Butler House
Butler House is situated in the heart of Kilkenny city and is the perfect best-of-both-worlds. The vibrant, energetic city is right on the doorstep, with it’s charming boutique shops lining narrow streets, eclectic mix of museums and bustling nightlife. Butler House is a wonderful contrast, with beautiful maintained gardens surrounding the house, perfect for a relaxed stroll.
Afternoon Tea at Butler House is a treat not to be missed. With delicious homemade, buttery scones, delicate pastries and dainty sandwiches, served with a selection of delicious teas or brewed coffee. Afternoon Tea is served in the magnificent dining room, its high windows overlooking the gardens and Kilkenny castle. Over the Christmas period, the team at Butler House add a festive twist to their afternoon tea, with seasonal treats such as mince pies and yule logs added to the tempting tiers.
Best for a Peaceful Hideaway – Ardtara Country House
Ardtara Country House Hotel is located in the lush green countryside, just outside of Upperlands in Northern Ireland. With just 9 bedrooms, it is the perfect boutique bolthole for those looking to escape from the everyday.
Being a bit off of the typical tourist trail only adds to the charm of this historic manor house. Nestled amidst 10 wooded acres, there is a feeling of being hidden away from the world, in your own quiet haven.
Original Victorian features, working fireplaces and antique furnishings combine seamlessly with modern facilities, maintaining authenticity without compromising on comfort. The inviting lounge is lit with glowing fires and comfy armchair invite you to sit snugly and devour a book, or maybe a hot whiskey.
Best for a Romantic Retreat – Cahernane House Hotel
A visit to Cahernane House is the perfect romantic getaway. A unique experience of old Irish history combined with modern luxuries, with sumptuous furnishings, candlelight and log fires and incredible views of the beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside. The Herbert Restaurant serves up exquisite food in a romantic setting and afterwards the cosy drawing room awaits, ideal for a night cap shared with someone special.
If you have a yearning to get out and explore, Killarney is home to some of the most stunning natural scenery in Ireland, including Killarney National Park and Muckross House and Gardens. Stroll together, hand in hand and discover the glorious natural beauty of this part of Kerry, or take advantage of the complimentary bicycles at Cahernane for a scenic cycle.
To be in with a chance to win a voucher from Ireland’s Blue Book simply answer the following question:
Q: What is the name of the fine-dining restaurant in Dublin that holds two Michelin stars and is part of The Blue Book collection of hotels, restaurants, country and houses?
Please send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and your contact details by 5pm Thursday November 14th 2019. Entries will only be accepted by email.
For more information on Ireland’s Blue Book and to check out special offers or buy vouchers for your staff, loved ones or to simply treat yourself click HERE