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Stay in an 18th century estate

Sleep under the stars in our Forest Eco-cabins or dream of times past in the historic Gate Lodges

Mount Congreve Estate surrounded by ancient woodlands and world renowned gardens is soon to become your retreat from the world. Allow us transport you back to a time that respects the land, tradition and heritage - a place to rest, to rediscover and reconnect to nature. Read on to discover our new accommodation offerings...

FOREST ECO-CABINS 

Experience the ultimate eco-friendly retreat with our new handcrafted forest eco-cabins. Nestled within the enchanting woodlands, these cabins seamlessly blend into the natural surroundings while providing all the comforts and essentials for an unforgettable stay.

Each cabin has been named—Maple, Fern, Beech, Bramble, and Hawthorn—to reflect the unique character and charm they exude. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the forest, reconnecting with family and friends in a setting that feels like a true getaway from the modern world.

Put on your walking shoes and lose yourself in the beauty of one of the Great Gardens of the World.

Alternatively, hop on one of our bikes and get ready for an exhilarating journey along Ireland’s longest Greenway- Waterford Greenway. Come and experience the perfect blend of nature, comfort, and adventure with our handcrafted forest eco-cabins. Book your stay today and create unforgettable moments in a truly unique setting.

Rates vary according to the season

Couples CabinsBramble and Hawthorn from €175.00 – €325.00 per night for two people sharing

Family CabinsMaple, Fern and Beech from €229.00 – €379.00 per night for two adults and two children sharing

The Gate Lodges

Stay in one of the four lovingly restored historic gate lodges and dream of times past when typically Gate Lodges served as accommodation for the gatekeeper who besides being available to open the gates at any time, was also required to keep the gateway and the surrounding grounds in order.

Rates vary according to the season

Two Bedroom LodgeDamson (Dog-friendly) from €269.00 – €429.00 per night for up to two people sharing and a charge of €25.00 per additional guest per night.

One Bedroom LodgeOak from €269.00 – €429.00 per night for two adults sharing

One Bedroom Lodge Acorn from €269.00 – €429.00 per night for two adults sharing

One Bedroom LodgeRowan (Dog-friendly) from €269.00 – €429.00 per night for two adults sharing

There is a possibility to book Oak and Acorn as one unit with interconnecting doors.

COURTYARD SUITE

Once the ancestral home of Ambrose Congreve, Mount Congreve House is steeped in history and exudes old-world grandeur. The Courtyard Suite is located in the West Wing of the house and has its own separate entrance through the shared courtyard. It is tastefully decorated to a high standard with a unique style all of its own.
A cooked-to-order breakfast in the award-winning Stables Café is included in your booking.
One of the highlights of your stay will undoubtedly be the world-renowned gardens.

The Location

Situated on the Waterford Greenway, a short ten-minute drive from the heart of Waterford City and minutes away from the coast, this charming lodge offers a luxury self-catering stay.

Not only is the main Gate Lodge located on the grounds of Mount Congreve Estate – home to one of the ‘Great Gardens of the World’  but it also is centrally located for Waterford’s finest beaches, historic towns, gardens and places of interest.

Things to Do

Spoilt for choice 

The Gardens:  Mount Congreve Gardens comprise of seventy acres of intensively planted woodland, a four-acre walled garden and 16 kilometres of walkways and are a haven for plant and history lovers alike. Planted on a slight incline overlooking the River Suir, Mount Congreve’s entire collection consists of thousands different trees, plants and shrubs.

Ambrose Congreve’s passion for his spectacular garden is still evident today, view the extensive collection of plants, shrubs and flowers including rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and flora from every continent in the world.

Take incredible pictures at the colourful Chinese Pagoda, stop off at the Classical Temple, check out the rock waterfall and see the stunning Georgian glasshouse.

Beaches:

– Tramore: 16km

– Copper Coast: 18km

Culture:

– Award-winning Waterford Treasures – Five Museums in the Viking Triangle: 15km

Waterford Crystal: 15 km

Lismore Castle Arts and Gardens: 59km 

Adventure:

Waterford Greenway – on our doorstep 

Dining:

Stables Café located on the grounds of Mount Congreve Gardens

Bishops Palace Café: 15km

Everetts Restaurant: 15km

Rates

Our rates are per night and include a welcome hamper on arrival (with the exception of the Courtyard Suite) and complimentary access to Mount Congreve Gardens during normal opening hours. Prices vary according to the season.

Suites Courtyard Suite from €175.00 – €325.00 per night for two people sharing including breakfast in the Stables Café

Couples CabinsBramble and Hawthorn from €175.00 – €325.00 per night for two people sharing

Family CabinsMaple, Fern and Beech from €229.00 – €379.00 per night for two adults and two children sharing

Two Bedroom LodgeDamson from €269.00 – €429.00 per night for up to two people sharing and a charge of €25.00 per additional guest per night.

One Bedroom LodgeOak, Acorn and Rowan from €269.00 – €429.00 per night for two adults sharing

There is a possibility to book Oak and Acorn as one unit with interconnecting doors.


Bring Gifts and Plants home
The Secret Garden Shop

Bring Gifts and Plants home

Located in the heart of the world-renowned Mount Congreve Gardens, the Secret Garden shop offers a unique range of gift ideas inspired by the beauty of nature and the gardens.
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