Blanchville House

Dunbell, Maddoxtown, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Blanchville House is an elegant Georgian residence standing in its own grounds, approached by a tree- and shrub-lined private drive. It is beautifully furnished with antiques and has large comfortable bedrooms, all of which are now en-suite and have tea- and coffee-making facilities. The spacious drawing room, with the original wallpaper and service bells, has a TV, grand piano and open fireplace. All the rooms overlook the lovely green countryside.

Evening meals, if booked in advance, are served in the atmospheric dining room and are tastefully prepared with homegrown produce; vegetarian and special diets catered for. A wonderful retreat to return to after a day's sightseeing. Local amenities include golf, tennis, horse-riding, hunting and fishing, as well as flying at the Kilkenny Air Club.

A 10-minute drive from Kikenny, turn right off the Dublin road at Barlow Ford (approximately 3 miles (4 1/2 km) from this point). If in doubt, call for directions. All major credit cards accepted.

Open: 1 March - 1 October
Rooms: 3 double, 2 twin, 1 family (all en-suite)