About Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland is a fascinating collection of Historic Country Houses where visitors stay as guests. All privately owned, they are as far removed from conventional hotels in Ireland as could possibly be imagined. Hidden Ireland Country Houses give visitors an opportunity to explore the best of the Irish countryside while our town houses are a relaxing way to visit Irish towns and cities. They range from Ireland’s and Northern Ireland’s grandest and most important Georgian buildings to charming rural rectories but they are united by their owners’ commitment to traditional hospitality and service.


It is best to book in advance by phone, email or via the booking engine links provided on this website. Bookings are made directly with each house. You will normally need to secure the reservation with a credit card. Be sure to check each house’s cancellation policy at the time you make the booking. Guests are advised to arrive in the late afternoon, perhaps around 5 or 6 pm. Be sure to let your hosts know if you will be arriving unusually early or late. It is also a good idea to let your hosts know if you will arrive in time for dinner on the first day.

Prices & Payment

Prices are shown are per room per night (inclusive of tax) and include a full Irish breakfast. Supplements normally apply for single occupancy of a room. Many houses offer special packages for stays of two or more nights. Payment may be made by credit card, unless otherwise indicated.

Dining arrangements

In most houses, everyone eats together at one big table, which can be great fun and gives you a chance to enjoy the company of other guests and often your hosts too.


Some houses are family friendly and welcome young children; these are indicated on each member’s page. Some houses offer early suppers for children and children’s meals. Extra beds may be available at reduced rates. If in doubt, do check at the time of booking.

Gift Vouchers

Whether given as Christmas, wedding anniversary, retirement, birthday, or other special occasion gifts, our Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers may be used in payment (or part-payment) for a stay in any of our historic country houses, our exclusive town houses or any of our self catering houses. Our vouchers are available in multiples of €50. We can send our gift vouchers to you or to your desired recipient, along with a copy of our latest brochure. They can then select the house of their choice at their leisure and can choose their ideal time for their visit.


Many of the photos used on this website were provided by internationally renowned photographer James Fennell, taken from the book of The Hidden Ireland by Josephine Ryan & James Fennell, published by Blackstaff Press in November 2016.

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The Hidden Ireland group is kindly supported by Tourism Ireland (Code AC16ENG202HI).