Dunbrody Country House

Off L4052, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Thanks to Kevin and Catherine Dundon, this sprawling, two-story, 1830s Georgian manor house has plenty of allurements: the gardens are soul-restoring, the public salons are a soigné symphony of mix-and-match tangerine-hue fabrics and stuffed armchairs, the views over the Barrow Estuary are grand, and the guest rooms charm with a judiciously luxe combination of period antiques and fine reproductions. A delightful three-bedroom lodge house is also for rent. No need to rush the next morn: the famous breakfasts are served until 11:30. There's even a small but luxurious spa area and a champagne seafood bar with alfresco dining and lighter fare as an alternative to the award-winning Harvest restaurant. A new, cozy pub on the grounds, The Local, lives up to its name, drawing a mix of locals and guests, and offers a beer garden and live music on weekends.


  • authentic Georgian feel
  • wonderful gardens
  • great restaurant


  • expensive for this region
  • facilities limited for luxury hotel
  • giant Irish breakfast too good to resist


Phones: 051-389–600


15 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast