An 18th-century property in County Waterford, Richmond Country House & Restaurant provides elegant en suite rooms and fine dining. Traditionally styled with antique furnishings, 4-star Richmond House offers free parking and Wi-Fi. Each room has a TV, telephone, trouser press and tea and coffee facilities. Bathrooms have a shower and provide a hairdryer, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. In addition to a full Irish breakfast, Richmond House serves a high-quality dinner menu in its award-winning restaurant. Dishes including roast quail with mushroom stuffing and braised savoy cabbage are accompanied by a well-chosen wine list. Cappoquin lies around 62km west of Waterford city, and just over 15 minutes’ drive from Dungarvan on Ireland’s southern coast. The city of Cork is around 1 hour’s drive away.
In a beautiful, quiet location with mountain views, Pilgrims Rest is a charming, country-house hotel next to Mount Melleray Abbey, with en suite rooms. The family-run Pilgrims Rest Hotel is close to the Blackwater River for fishing and 20 minutes from Dungarvan and Clonmel. The villages of Cappoquin and Lismore are nearby. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath. The Pilgrims Rest Hotel features free WiFi. A flat-screen TV is featured. Complimentary tea, coffee and fresh milk is available in the guest lounge. A breakfast is available for a surcharge. Lismore is 7 km from The Pilgrims Rest Hotel, and Cappoquin can be reached in a 5-minute drive. Dungarvan and Clonmel are approximately 15 km away. Cork and Waterford Airports are within 1 hour by car.
Pros: I had a fantastic stay. It is a beautiful property located right next to the monastery at Mount Melleray. The room was small, but very comfortable, furnished beautifully with antiques, and with a lovely view of the surrounding countryside. Best of all, the proprietors are incredibly friendly and accommodating. After a long day of travel, it was such a gift to be received with a cup of tea and a good conversation. And the price was perfect. My only regret is that I could not stay longer.
Cons: Really, my only regret is that I could not stay longer. It was a lovely stay, beginning to end, in a beautiful space I would be happy to visit again.