2015 Award Winners COUNTRY HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2015

Tankardstown House, Slane, Co Meath

Tankardstown House, Slane, Co Meath

For an example of what sheer determination, hard work - and talent - can do to transform a dilapidated property into one of Ireland’s most desirable country house destinations, you won’t do better than Tricia and Brian Conroy’s magnificent Georgian house Tankardstown, near Slane.

Now, thanks to their ongoing efforts, it’s a wonderful place for a short break, a meal out or a special event. Although there are just six elegant bedrooms in the house, cottages in the charming 18th-century stable yard are also beautifully furnished.

It’s a delightful place to stay in a beautiful area of great historical interest and convenient to both Dublin and the North - and it’s also a dining destination of note. What more could you want? Tankardstown is pretty much the perfect Irish country house, and sure to please the pickiest of guests.

20 votes

Tankardstown House

Slane, Co. Meath
Country House / Historic House / Restaurant / Wine Bar
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Whether for a short break, a special occasion, a good meal or just a light bite and a browse around the gardens, this lovely period property near Slane is well worth a special visit. Arriving at dusk with the courtyard fountain, walled garden and swe ...

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