Ireland Part One: Marlfield House

After a gruelling six and a half hour flight, (it really wasn’t that gruelling, I slept the entire way!) we’ve finally arrived in Ireland, and it would be an understatement to say that the journey was worth it. I’m visiting for ten days with my family, and our plan is to hit Dublin as well as a few country inns to the south in places like Wexford and Waterford. I hadn’t been to Ireland since 2007, but it’s still just as magical and enchanting as I remembered.

Today, we checked into Marlfield House & Hotel, a stunning Relais & Chateau in the countryside outside Gorey. With its lush manicured gardens, rustic stonework and Jane Austen-worthy antiques, I couldn’t dream up a more idyllic place. The lovely people here upgraded us to a massive suite (complete with a harp — maybe I’ll learn a new skill while here!), and let’s just say we feel nothing short of royalty.

We’re just settling into a blissful, relaxed state after a delicious lunch at The Duck, the house’s restaurant, and a little walk around the charming, colourful town of Gorey. Words really can’t do this place justice, so take a look at a few of my highlights below (keep an eye out for the spectacular peacock that was showing off outside our suite!):

If you need me, I’ll be over here in heaven/living my period drama fantasies. Stay tuned for more pics!

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