A couple of months back himself and I went on a mini break (not to sound too Bridget Jones) to the stunning Mount Juliet luxury hotel, golf resort, spa and country estate in the heart of county Kilkenny. Somehow I never got around to blogging about it so I'm rectifying that now. We only stayed for one night but in that time we packed in a spa treatment each, a swim in the pool, afternoon tea, a walk around the beautiful grounds and an exquisite meal in their 1 Michelin star restaurant.
I'm going to mostly let the photos do the talking here but I will just say that this was one of the best places we've stayed in Ireland; the staff were very friendly, the food was incredible, the grounds were stunning and the hotel itself was beautifully decorated. I would highly recommend!
everything is in bloom at the moment, so pretty.
the spa and some of the lovely products used during my facial.
crazy good Afternoon Tea..one of the best I've ever had.
Just one of the traditionally decorated sitting rooms, perfect for relaxing in with a nice drink!
The only thing I didn't photograph was our six course meal but it felt like the wrong place to do that..you know the way some restaurants are just too fancy to have your iPhone out taking snaps?! Regardless of that, I just really wanted to enjoy our meal so I put the phone away and savoured all of the amazing flavours, which again was one of the best meals I've had in along time. They certainly deserve that Michelin star.
We had a Blue book voucher that we got as a Christmas present but we also took advantage of a special midweek offer the hotel were running at the time so it was surprisingly good value.
If you're interested in visiting Mount Juliet yourself, you can check out their special offers section HERE.