Staycations: Prepare to be enchanted at Adare

JK Rowling and CS Lewis could hardly conjure up a more dreamy environment than that of Adare Manor, historic seat of the Earl of Dunraven. Nadine O’Regan savours its perfect blend of grandeur and cosiness

Adare Manor in Co Limerick: perfectly restored high ceilings and chandeliers greet you on arrival into your bedroom and beautiful small touches are evident throughout the hotel. Picture: Production 54

“Kids at Adare Manor think they’re at Hogwarts. They keep expecting to find Harry Potter around every corner.”

We’re walking up the stairwell that leads to the bedrooms from the wood-panelled foyer when Alan, part of the welcoming team at Adare Manor, makes this observation, possibly because my mouth is hanging open.

The Great Hall. Picture: Jack Hardy

I’m aware there are important historical reference points for Adare Manor, the luxury hotel situated in the ...