If you ever watched Far and Away, wondering what it would be like to live in an Irish manor house, visiting Mount Juliet will be right up your alley.
The romantic implications of manor house living are not often associated with Ireland because the country is most famous for its rural and rustic pleasures. However, Ireland has several stately homes, and Mount Juliet, in Kilkenny, is one of the most beautiful.
After what seems like an endless series of roundabouts, Mount Juliet is approached via a long drive. The estate is enormous and includes a wide variety of attractions. Reservations are recommended, because the place is gorgeous and a major attraction for anyone traveling through Ireland, local or visitor. The Mount Juliet estate is a sprawling, breathtaking example of Irish architecture and the kind of lifestyle people lived many years ago. Although the estate has many different destinations, the manor house itself is the most intriguing.
Complete with roaring fires and tartan carpets, the manor house offers a warm welcome to all visitors. Outside the bay windows, sheep can be seen grazing on the bright green grass in winter or summer. The manor house’s restaurant is surprisingly affordable, especially if you’ve been visiting restaurants in Dublin during your time in Ireland. The house also offers a beautiful and elegant afternoon tea service while you and yours are seated around a welcoming fire.
Mount Juliet also offers lodging, so you can play the lord or lady of the manor for a weekend or longer. Weddings are possible at the estate at nearly every price point. They also have equestrian facilities and a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from. Many historical homes are only available for walk throughs or tours, but Mount Juliet is still a working estate today, and you can be a part of history while living the dream.