Caroline Hennessy has described Newtown House as ‘a retreat from the hurly burly of life’, and capturing that elusive feeling and delivering it explains why guests are so devoted to Georgie and Michael Penruddock’s beautiful house. Newtown enjoys a pretty breathtaking location, right on the edge of the Blackwater estuary and directly across from the town of Youghal, so even just arriving here inspires the feeling of escape.
Everything that happens thereafter cements the notion that you have gotten away from the real world – a big soak in a roll-top bath in the later afternoon, relaxing in front of the fire with a good book, looking out at the birds skimming the estuary, chilling with the newspapers over a delicious breakfast with fruits and vegetables that have just been brought in from the garden, afternoon tea in their water's edge conservatory. ‘A true time out’, says Caroline, and who amongst us doesn’t need some true time out every once in a while. Newtown House for a new you.