This month you have the opportunity to win a revitalising break for two in the handsomely set Carrig Country House & Restaurant
which is located beside Caragh Lake just off the Ring of Kerry amongst the lakes and mountains of County Kerry.
At the heart of Frank and Mary Slattery’s sensitively extended Victorian house lies a hunting lodge
once owned by Lord Brocket - and he chose well, as it is very attractive and handsomely set in fine gardens
with the lake and mountains
providing a dramatic backdrop.
The house is welcoming
and well-maintained, with friendly staff (Frank himself carries the luggage to your room) and a relaxed atmosphere
, notably in a series of sitting rooms where you can chat beside the fire
or have a drink before dinner.
This is a place where you can lose yourself for hours
with a book, or playing chess, cards or board games in the games room, or boating out on the lake.
The best of the seventeen large, airy individually decorated bedrooms have lake views
, while others have a pleasant outlook over the beautiful gardens. Some have their own patios, and all are furnished with antiques, and have generous, well-designed bathrooms
with bath and shower - an impressive Presidential Suite has a sitting room with panoramic views across the lake to the Magillicuddy Reeks, two separate dressing rooms and jacuzzi bath.
The extensive gardens are of great interest - a map is available, and personalised tours can be arranged.
The 50 seater Lakeside Restaurant
is beautifully situated overlooking the lake, it's a fine room with well-spaced, elegantly appointed tables and a relaxed atmosphere. With a piano playing softly, a great sense of hospitality and the promise of delicious food to come, this is a very pleasing place to be - and it is open to the public as well as resident guests, which makes for a livelier atmosphere. A well-designed menu offers a balanced selection based on seasonal local foods.
The lucky winner of this free competition will get a short break for two people sharing (subject to availability), to include:
• 2 nights accommodation
• full Irish breakfast on both mornings
• Four course dinner for two people in the highly rated Lakeside Restaurant on the evening of your choice
Read more about Carrig Country House & Restaurant 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):