Tuesday 17 September 2019

Win a Champagne Suite experience and dinner for two at Wineport Lodge

Looking for an extra special festive treat? Enter our competition and you could be spending a night in the rustically beautiful Wineport Lodge.

What’s the prize?

Wineport Lodge is offering two lucky people a countryside getaway in sumptuous surroundings. The prize includes an overnight stay in Wineport Lodge’s famous Champagne Suite –  voted ‘Best for Romance 2018’ by Food & Wine Magazine – a decadent dinner for two and breakfast in bed. A cedar-clad lodge on the shores of Lough Ree in Athlone, Wineport Lodge feels both at-one-with-nature and completely luxurious.

This is a place to unwind, switch off and chill out. The winner and their chosen guest will arrive to champagne on ice, Wineport chocolate truffles and a carefully-curated bathing basket. What more could you ask for?

Lodge luxury

Perched right on the shore of Lough Ree, Wineport Lodge is far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The lodge-style accommodation has been designed to take full advantage of the breath-taking scenery with verandas offering 360-degree views of the grounds, lake and woodland.

There is a natural serenity here with the silence broken only by birdsong or the gentle lapping of the water. Wineport Lodge has truly allowed Mother Nature to take centre stage. The crispy country air, wistfully-romantic views and ombre sunsets will make it hard to leave this amazing place.

The interiors may be pared-back (think rustic chic or wild Aspen cabin) but the level of luxury is anything but. There’s a pampering spa complete with outdoor hot tub, a warm and friendly restaurant serving up locally-sourced delicacies and, of course, the luxury bedrooms.

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The Champagne Suite

The Champagne Suite is the very best that Wineport Lodge has to offer. This room is what ‘getting away from it all’ looks like. Double height windows allow you to immerse yourself in the majestic view. A spacious mezzanine creates a ‘floating’ bedroom, complete with super king size bed and an expansive, light-filled bathroom. Here you’ll find a monsoon shower and a large cocoon bath – perfect for lounging on a slow-moving morning. The room has been designed with furnishings from Roche Bobois and everything is pitched to relax and soothe. It’s not hard to see why this little haven was voted ‘best for romance’. 

Scenic walks and cosy pubs

If you can bear to peel yourself away from the cosseting confines of Wineport Lodge, you’ll find plenty to do. You could set off to explore the countryside by foot. There’s nothing like a bout of bracing fresh air to feel like you’ve earned that helping of dessert later on. Or, hop on a complimentary bike to visit the pretty village of Glasson with its cosy pubs and pretty craft gallery.

Or perhaps you might choose to visit Athlone Castle. Just a 14-minute drive from the hotel, this popular tourist attraction is a fine example of a 12th-century fortress. And there’s always Sean’s Bar for a quiet drink. The low-ceilinged 1000-year-old drinking spot is undoubtedly where craic began. Soak up the history as you soak up a pint – and try to catch a trad music session too.

Interest piqued? Don’t miss out on your chance to win this incredible prize. What better way to enhance your festive season or jazz up a gloomy January day than with a stay at Wineport Lodge?

You can enter the competition here.

Sponsored by: Wineport

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