An hour from Paris near Fontainebleau, Chateau d’Augerville is a charming, friendly four star castle hotel surrounded by greenery. The hotel is surrounded by spectacular grounds including a nature reserve.
Warm and welcoming, Chateau d’Augerville has retained its historic grandeur and traditional style. It sits amongst a golf course and nature reserve, while rooms and suites enjoy contemporary style in period outbuildings, with garden or courtyard views. The castle itself also has two suites – Delacroix located in the square tower, and Chateaubriand.
Food is a very special experience here; the main restaurant, Jacques Cœur, is a warm, welcoming and grand setting under spectacular chandeliers serving traditional French fare. Bistro The Atlier is a more relaxed environment serving traditional cuisine inspired by local farm produce.
In addition to a reputation for culinary excellence, the hotel also has its own chocolaterie where sweets and delicacies are devised by their artisan chocolatier Hervé Boudot. You can take a class and be guided through the process of making your own chocolate. Praline, ganache, orangettes, gingembrettes, as well as old fashioned marshmallows, nougats and candies – it’s all about homemade chocolates to learn about and enjoy.
Crowned one of the top five spas in Ireland by the IBPA, The River Spa at Knightsbrook is a holistic cultural venture with advanced science based treatments that promote a soulful, healthy and sustainable life. There are a range of relaxation areas and treatment rooms available for guests to use, and for Easter they have a particularly sweet Brightening Vanilla Cream Wrap Spa Day which includes an opulent coconut and lychee foot ritual, a vanilla cream body mask infused with Swiss wild alpine herbs and flowers and a coconut scalp and face massage finished with a raw coconut cocoon.
A 300 year old hotel surrounded by 15 acres of secluded gardens and overlooking a private lake, Albrighton Hall is a four star venue with a newly refurbished spa. For Easter, their Chocolate Spa Pamper Day includes a choice of one 25 minute treatment from a Discovery Facial, Essential Back Massage, Perfect Legs, Mini Manicure, Mini Pedicure or a Tranquility Scalp Massage as well as hot chocolate on arrival, a spa lunch, a robe and slippers provided as well as full use of the leisure facilities.