Win a break in Viewmount House

Viewmount HouseJames and Beryl Kearney’s lovely 1750s Georgian house just on the edge of Longford Town was once owned by Lord Longford.

It is set in four acres of beautiful wooded gardens, much of which have been designed by the current owners over nearly 20 years as a series of rooms, with many intriguing features.

It really is a delightful house and has been sensitively restored with style, creating a very special away-from-it-all place to stay.

There are twelve bedrooms in total, six in the main house all have their particular charm (one is especially large, but all are lovely) and there are a several newer two-storey garden rooms, which are ideal for families, or anyone who enjoys having extra space.

An elegant period drawing room is available to guests, also an impressive first floor library which has windows overlooking the gardens at both the front and the back of the house and can be used fro private parties.

But perhaps the handsomest room of all is the unusual vaulted dining room, where an extensive (and very delicious) breakfast menu is served, setting the tone for the day.

Viewmount House - VM RestaurantVM Restaurant:

In converted stables, with exposed stonework and an abundance of candles making it atmospheric at night, the 80 seater restaurant overlooks James’s fascinating Japanese garden and it is full of character.

When beautifully set up with white linen, elegant white china and different flowers from the gardens on each table, it makes a lovely setting in which to enjoy Gary O'Hanlon’s excellent modern classic cooking.

Whether entering from the car park or the main house, guests arrive in a ‘new’ bar and restaurant reception area with a welcoming fire, where Beryl explains the menu while you enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

Gary, who is from Donegal (source of most of his fresh fish), is a Euro-Toques chef who lives the philosophy and takes pride in showcasing the best of local produce.

A meal here is sure to be a memorable experience, enhanced by attentive service and, especially, Beryl Kearney’s caring interaction with guests.

Since opening VM Restaurant in 2008 they have taken the midlands by storm, making Longford a destination for food lovers throughout Ireland, and beyond.

The lucky winner of this free competition will have a short break for two people (subject to availability), to include:

•   2 nights accommodation
•   Full Irish breakfast next morning
•   Dinner on the evening of your choice

Read more about Viewmount House on their website.

To enter the competition simply tick the answers to the questions below, you must be a logged in member to enter (if you are not a member click here to join, it's free):

Question 1. Where is Butler House located?

Question 2. When was Butler House originally restored by the Irish State Design Agency?

Question 3. Where is the Butler House Afternoon Tea served?
Kilkenny Castle
Butler House Tea Room & Pantry
Kilkenny Design Centre
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