For those who prefer a country house atmosphere, rather than an hotel, the Kent family’s 17th century home on the edge of Waterford city is a haven of peace and tranquillity.
Situated on a working farm, the house is lovely, with classically proportioned reception rooms, and accommodation in four very different rooms which are all thoughtfully, and very comfortably, furnished - but, as peace and relaxation are the aim at Foxmount, don’t expect phones or TVs in bedrooms, or a very early breakfast.
However, Margaret Kent is a great cook and she loves baking, as guests quickly discover when offered afternoon tea in the drawing room - or in the morning, when freshly-baked breads are presented at breakfast.
David and Margaret celebrated forty years in business in 2007 and today they say they are “delighted to have survived through the era of tax incentives, venture capital, leisure centres & spas, and still have guests coming from all parts of the world to enjoy the homely comforts and experiences of a family run country house on a working farm.”
They are right, it is a very special place.
And guests who enjoy travelling with their four-legged friends will be delighted to know that they also offer purpose built accommodation for dogs, so that 'much loved dogs can now experience the same 5 star bed & breakfast service that their owners enjoy'. Each dog is housed in its own private kennel, warmed if required, and the real blessing is the service that goes with it - including twice daily walks if required - so you can take time exploring the city, dining out and enjoying other activities that are not very dog friendly. (Each dog must be fully up to date with annual vaccinations and kennel cough; 'Bed & Bowl' €10 per night.)
No evening meals are offered, but there is an interesting pub nearby and the restaurants of Waterford and Cheekpoint are quite close - and guests are welcome to bring their own wine and enjoy a glass at the log fire before going out for dinner.