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photoblog image Kilworth House Hotel 3/7

Kilworth House Hotel 3/7

This is the main side of the house/hotel looking out over the grounds with the beautiful Orangery where meals are taken at the far end. When John Entwistle died in 1945 the house and his entire estate passed to his second wife, Florence. When she died during the 1960s, the Snowdon family bought Kilworth House who then sold it to the current owners who began a project of restoration and redevelopment of the House to create a Hotel.

 

Kilworth House Hotel 3/7

This is the main side of the house/hotel looking out over the grounds with the beautiful Orangery where meals are taken at the far end. When John Entwistle died in 1945 the house and his entire estate passed to his second wife, Florence. When she died during the 1960s, the Snowdon family bought Kilworth House who then sold it to the current owners who began a project of restoration and redevelopment of the House to create a Hotel.

 

comments (12)

great view of this fine hotel. lovely exposure on a beautiful day outside
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
I quite like the architecture of the Orangery Brian!
Brian Walbey: It is a beautiful part of the house, both outside and inside.
What a beautiful sunny day!
Brian Walbey: Until just before South Pacific started in the outdoor theatre and then it threw it down. The audience and stage area are under cover but not the wing areas for the players!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jun 2015, 05:25
You have the sky nicely trained, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray, ordered especially for the occasion.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jun 2015, 06:35
The lawns are well tended in front of the orangery
Brian Walbey: The whole place is very well turned out but at about £235 for a Double Room B.& B.for one night at a weekend one expects everything to be just so. That's why it was a very special occasion event for us.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2015, 07:16
lovely, lovely!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, but it comes at a very high price, special occasions only, Maureen's 70th.next time I think.
It looks like you had fine weather Brian.
Brian Walbey: Until just before South Pacific started in the outdoor theatre and then it threw it down. The audience and stage area are under cover but not the wing areas for the players!
a beautiful house and garden it sure is
Brian Walbey: It comes at a very high price, special occasions only, Maureen's 70th.next time I think.
I love the orangery.
Brian Walbey: Yes it's beautiful both outside and inside, that is where we took our Dinner and Breakfast during our stay.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jun 2015, 10:13
Well, since I didn't really know what an orangery is (our lack of palaces etc), I looked it up. It originated as a building where the rich kept their citrus in barrels over winter months. And then the names I do know - conservatory, sunhouse/room and greenhouse. I still don't know exactly the difference, but they all served the same purpose - keeping plants alive in countries where they normally don't grow.

In Ireland I stayed in a guesthouse that had an old miniature glass domed add-on that served as breakfast room. I loved the atmosphere of the place and now can just imagine what it must be like in your hotel's facility.

Great picture, they could use it in their travel brochure.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis. You've summed up correctly the original purpose of an Orangery but like your place in Ireland it is now used for Dinner and Breakfast and is a lovely place to be in. At Christmas it is all decorated and they have special Christmas meals and entertainment, which all comes at a price outside the size of our pockets sad to say.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2015, 15:23
It looks a lovely place to stay Brian
Brian Walbey: It is Anne, if my pockets were fuller I might go there again one day smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2015, 15:53
It;s all very different to a Premier Inn, isn't it? I can imagine that without the hotel guests, it would be a financial millstone.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Alan. As a one-off treat it cost us around £250 for Double Room with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and the performance of South Pacific in the open air theatre. We have some friends who do it a couple of times every year according to what show is on in the the theatre!

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