Foroige is the country's leading Youth Organisation and 1 of their programmes run for the youth club section is Be Healthy Be Happy. 2 days of workshop which focus on four areas of health and well-being including; physical health, social health, mental health and spiritual health for our young teenage members aged 12-18. Dromana House was the PERFECT setting for our weekend, the location , ambience, views, food, accommodation.... Our Hosts Barbara and Nicholas treated us like royalty. We dined each day in the state dining room, we relaxed in the evening in the antique living rooms with a roaring stove fire. Our meal's were all home baked. Our weekend was a huge success, even though we had a weekend of workshops/activities, we felt as if we were on a well being retreat.. we did not want to leave on Sunday. For such an old Period House, one this is for sure, we never once felt cold. the continuous log burning system they have invested in, heats this old house 24/7. We would highly recommend Dormana House for both leisure and business. Thanks again Barbara...
Dromana House is the perfect place to stay if you want to escape hectic city life. Situated by the Blackwater, the house is stunning and the gardens a joy. We loved our time there and found the apartment we rented to be extremely spacious and comfortable. Well located for local attractions too.
Situated on the Blackwater River near the small village of Cappoquin in West Waterford is Dromana House and Gardens. As one approaches over a bridge the Taj Mahal magically appears as a gate lodge to the Dromana Estate and one cannot help but imagine that they are entering an exotic and special place, a short distance beyond which lies Dromana House and Gardens. We stayed in the smaller apartment which is an annex to the main residence. The main attraction initially for us was that the property allowed pet owners to bring their dogs and that there is plenty of freedom and a relaxed atmosphere for both humans and animals to enjoy. On arrival our host was welcoming and after a short tour of the premises we set off to explore the grounds which are quite expansive and well maintained. By the end of the week they had been thoroughly explored along with surrounding forestland and I never got bored walking the various paths.
The apartment is comfortably furnished and well equipped (as per Shamrock Cottages spec through which we booked). It has an “upside down” feel about it in that the kitchen, dining and living rooms are upstairs and you go down to the bedrooms. There are two bedrooms which are comfortable, spacious and have en suite facilities. They also have access to an expansive rear yard which can be closed off for pets.
There is WiFi and although our host claimed it was not the fastest I had two teenage girls who did not complain about it as they were able to watch whatever it is they are into and maintain social interaction with their friends. I shall not review the main house as we unfortunately did not avail of the host’s generous offer to tour it with her however I would recommend viewing the website and listening to her short narration of the history of the place.
Our family had a very nice week in county Waterford using Dromana as our base. It is ideally situated to exploration of the west of the county or eastern County Cork. All in all it is a lovely setting owned by delightful people who care passionately about the land. Well worth a visit,
Photos don't do Dromana house or the location justice!!
Well equipped accommodation,tasteful & comfortable with a touch of class & history.
Must do's are Lismore castle,Dungarvan,Ardmore,Youghal & Kilkenny.
Great hospitality in Villierstown at An Crúiscín Lán for the customary pint (or two) of Guinness!! But this is just a small taste of what we achieved in one week,plus a long drive to Moate,Co Westmeath to see friends,which is a bit out of your way!
Great place for nature lovers,sightseers,walkers,water sport enthusiasts,&anyone who loves Ireland,the country & it's very friendly people.
Binoculars a must as there is a variety of wildlife to spy from the perfect location of the house.Otters were a treat for us townies!!
Owners Barbara & Nicholas very welcoming.
Would certainly look to book again for the summer months when everything is flourishing.
Lovely stay,lovely accommodation,lovely location,lovely owners,amazing country.
We spent ten days at Dromana - both apartments give superb and atmospheric views over the River Blackwater as well as a backdrop of the Knockmealdown Mountains. Youghal - famous for it's link with Walter Raleigh is a short drive away - lovely friendly pub at nearby Villiers town - and also access to Villiers Quay for sailing and other watersports - Barrons in Cappoquin serve delicious breakfasts and cakes too. The Vee can be accessed from Cappoquin and provides examples of superb Irish scenery. Ardmore also in Co Waterford is a pretty fishing village - the sophisticated "Cliff Hotel" enjoys a picturesque view over the sea with sun terrace where you can enjoy delicious fish chowder and other local foods.
The gardens and riverside walks at Dromana add to the full experience and kayaking is available both from the house and also at the sea approx fifteen minutes drive away.
The duplex apartment is dog friendly - quite difficult to find in Ireland . We were made very welcome and were impressed by the commitment to retain the character of the house and gardens which provide idyllic surrounds for a relaxing holiday.
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