This Valentine’s Day, sweep your significant other off their feet with a gorgeous getaway, an indulgent spa escape or a decadent dining experience at The Johnstown Estate in Enfield, Co Meath, just 35 minutes from Dublin.
Known as one of Ireland’s most romantic hotels, The Johnstown Estate combines all the glamour of a grand Georgian house set on 120 acres of magnificent parkland with the ultimate in contemporary comforts, and is home to an award-winning state-of-the-art spa, a 30,000m leisure centre and a range of dining options including the elegant fine dining restaurant, Fire & Salt.
Top of our wishlist this February 14th is the Foodie Escape, €345 per couple, including bed and breakfast, access to the leisure centre and evening dinner. Accommodation is in one of the Estate’s tastefully decorated bedrooms where signature details include king beds, Dyson hairdryers, Nespresso machines and wide-screen TVs. Choose to spend the afternoon strolling in the magnificent grounds or taking a dip in the hotel’s 20-metre swimming pool followed by a soak in the outdoor Canadian hot tub. That evening, enjoy a four-course dinner in Fire & Salt, where signature dishes include hand-picked beef, dry-aged for up to 36 days in Himalayan sea salt, after which the restaurant is named, i.e. the fire that seals and caramelises the steak and the salt that seasons it.
The Romantic Spa Day For Two, €250 per couple, includes a 30-minute treatment each along with access to the Estate’s Thermal Experience, added during The Spa’s €3.5 million redevelopment in 2020. It features a luxury steam room and sauna, experience showers, a salt grotto, a relaxation area with heated loungers, Kneipp Reflexology Walk, and a quiet room with heated water beds. The outdoor Rooftop Experience includes a hydrotherapy pool, jacuzzi and outdoor hot tub, as well as a heated Pergola lounge and relaxation area, making for a tranquil yet invigorating experience. To end your spa journey, you’ll enjoy a 2-course lunch with a glass of Prosecco in The Spa Café.
The Fire & Salt Valentine’s Dinner, €110 per couple, includes pre-dinner cocktails and a four-course dinner featuring a menu inspired by love. With beautifully dressed tables, dimmed lights and flickering candles, it offers the perfect setting for a romantic evening.