As we will be having an extra-long holiday over the St. Patrick’s weekend, hotels are going to be busy. Families will be taking advantage of a break in the middle of the spring term and so it is time to suggest some nice guesthouse retreats for couples. A perfect way to spend a few days away together in quiet comfort.
Retreats for Couples – Enjoy the Extra Bank Holidays in March
Marlfield House, Gorey, County Wexford
You cannot beat the country house welcome you get at romantic Marlfield House, just outside Gorey in County Wexford. It has one of the nicest conservatories in Ireland and it is the perfect place to enjoy a tasteful dinner. The rooms are lush and full of antique furniture. Marlfield is loved for its exceptional food, whether it is haute cuisine in the Conservatory or more casual dining in the Duck Terrace Restaurant, see here.
Carrig Country House, Kilorglin, County Kerry
Nestled in woodland and on the shores of Caragh Lake, Carrig House is the perfect romantic retreat for a few days away. The house is beautifully furnished with lots of antiques and period furniture; every room is different. There are lots of nooks to find a quiet spot and cuisine in the dining room is excellent. A perfect place to tour the scenic Ring of Kerry, see here.
The Lane Boutique Residence – Galway City
Sometimes all you need for romance is a cosy nest, and this is what you will get in The Lane. Snug comfortable rooms are only two minutes from the action of Galway’s lively streets. It is so well located you could take the train or the bus; the stations are only minutes away from Forster Street. Spend your romantic time enjoying the great craic of the West, see here. For ideas of places to enjoy breakfast or brunch in Galway, see our suggestions here.
Wilder Townhouse, Harcourt Terrace, Dublin
This townhouse is perfect for a sophisticated stay in Dublin. Just a few minutes from the buzz of D2, it is a great location. Take time to have a romantic walk on the banks of the Grand Canal before exploring some of Dublin’s finest restaurants and stylish bars. A recent favourite is Lennan’s Yard on Dawson Street, well worth a visit, see here.