At a Glance
This 18th-century Georgian manor house presides over a 500-acre estate with a Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course, equestrian center and Michelin-starred restaurant.
- The lively horse and hounds presentation
- The excellent cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurant, Lady Helen
- The picturesque views from the manor house suites
Visions of grand countryside manor life are realized at Mount Juliet, an expansive 500-acre estate in southern Ireland. Here, the gracious façade is overgrown with flowering ivy, and the interiors are elegant and traditional with large windows overlooking the expansive pastures below. The manor house is stately yet welcoming, and the cozy library and impressive bar are filled with period touches like antiques, horse prints, leather accents and crystal chandeliers.
The 32 rooms and suites are accessed by a grand staircase in the center of the lobby, and range from cozy to spacious in size. Each has been recently renovated and marry historic charm with modern necessities.
The house’s main restaurant, Lady Helen, has been awarded a Michelin star for its imaginative Irish cuisine served inside a sumptuous dining room fit for the aristocratic denizens of the estate. The more casual restaurant located at the Hunter’s Yard Lodge, The Hound, serves modern renditions of classic favorites in a relaxed setting.
There is a Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course that is considered one of Europe’s best, two indoor equestrian arenas and multiple trails that wend through the scenic estate. For those looking for pampering, there is a small spa with treatment suites that is currently being revitalized. The estate is very close to the medieval town of Kilkenny and is a 40-minute drive from Waterford, the harbor-front town known for its namesake crystal and Viking history.
Who Should Stay
Golfers, equestrians and history buffs looking for a pampering Irish manor experience.
Written by Kira Reinke