Set in 100 acres of gloriously green parkland, Tankardstown House hotel near Slane is former family home, primped and preened with its mindful matriarch’s unmistakable, immaculate touch.
There’s no spa, but massages and beauty treatments can be arranged: by a fire in the main house in winter, alfresco in the pagoda when it’s warmer. If you're feeling more energetic, the hotel's estate is well worth exploring. Acquire a map (and resident hound Milly if you feel like company) and take a leisurely constitutional over expansive green lawns – be sure to stop by the two kitchen gardens where you can see the chefs browsing the vegetable beds for fresh ingredients in the morning and take a peek in the hen house for fresh eggs.
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