GPS: N 52.3912 W 06.5726
Kilgraney House is a charming late Georgian property overlooking the Barrow Valley, situated midway between Carlow Town and Kilkenny City. The house takes its name from the Irish “cill greine” which means “sunny hill” or “sunny wood”.
Kilgraney House has witnessed many changes over the centuries, the main house was built around 1820 although the north wing is thought to be mid-18th century. A fire in the 1920s destroyed the original interiors and the rebuilding left Kilgraney House with a Georgian exterior and a plain early 20th century interior. Now carefully restored, the house has great character and a simple elegance that’s full of irony and excitement. The lush interiors are an eclectic mix of traditional furniture with carefully chosen pieces of fabric, furniture and art from around the world.
There are six stylish and comfortable guest bedrooms and two courtyard suites, each furnished and decorated in its own unique style. All bedrooms have en-suite bathroom facilities and are non-smoking. Kilgraney is the perfect midweek or weekend retreat for a most memorable country house experience.
The cooking at Kilgraney is modern and imaginative, with generous flavours and influences from abroad, using home grown fruits, herbs and vegetables. Dinner, served in a cherub adorned dining room, is a lavish six course meal offering a choice of main courses and desserts. Breakfast, served in the morning room, offers both traditional and healthy options. There is a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients from local and organic producers and Bryan and Martin make great use of their own home-grown fruits, herbs and vegetables throughout the season. At Kilgraney the pace in the dining room is always leisurely and the culinary style is distinctly fresh and light. Pre dinner drinks are available in the drawing room from 7.00 pm. Dinner is served at 8.00 p.m. – 8.15p.m. Wed. to Sun. evenings (March to November). Please reserve dinner before noon. Breakfast is served between 8.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.
AromaSpa, a bespoke aromatherapy centre in a restored apple storehouse, offers an all-encompassing selection of treatments for both men and women including aromatherapy facial treatments and herbal body wraps.
Wooded and secluded gardens, covering 5 acres with wide lawns, shrubs and orchards, provide a serene and peaceful setting for the house. There are outdoor seating areas adjacent to the drawing room for catching the warm rays in summer months. There is a cosy nook in the hallway, with a wood-burning stove, for those crisp autumnal evenings.
Per Person Sharing (B&B): From €85.00 – €140.00 per night
Dinner: €52.00 – €54.00. 6 course table d’hote menu.