Three new destinations added to Ireland’s Blue Book for 2022
Worlds away from there in history, if not in luxury, The Wicklow Escape is another new addition to the Blue Book, a former yoga retreat that has been transformed into a foodie haven headed up by Michelin star chef Danni Barry.
The 18th-century mountain lodge that houses it is a sight itself, restored by owner Lisa Wilkinson and featuring seven rustic garden rooms and two-day, all-inclusive rates from €492 for two. It will focus on extremely local produce and producers, and offer an immersive culinary experience where the menu is drawn as much as possible from the gardens.
And if that wasn’t enough to take your fancy, there’s a bubbling hot tub under the stars, the opportunity for breakfast in bed, guided forest walks and views of the Wicklow Mountains.