Coolclogher House

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Explore the Ring of Kerry and book your stay at Coolclogher House!

This is an excellent base for exploring this ruggedly beautiful county and Coolclogher House specialises in vacation rental. It is right on the Ring of Kerry and Killarney town are within walking distance. The Gap of Dunloe and Muckross House are also within easy reach. It is the ideal special holiday destination for extended family groups, golfing groups or families wishing to get away together.

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Killarney is an ideal starting point on the famous Ring of Kerry, going by way of Kenmare, Parknasilla and Waterville, and returning via Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh and Killorglin.  There are also wonderful drives through Beaufort and the Gap of Dunloe, along Caragh Lake to Glencar. For the more ambitious, a day trip to the Dingle Peninsula or the wonderful Ring of Beara. There are world famous golf courses at Waterville, Tralee and Ballybunion while boat trips on the famous Lakes of Killarney, fishing and horse riding can all be arranged.

Coolclogher House is booking up quite quickly and there are only a couple of weeks left this summer. In order to not be disappointed it is advisable to contact Mary and book your stay at Coolclogher House this summer!

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Orlagh House

Book your stay at Orlagh House

Book your stay at Orlagh House. A Georgian mansion built by Dublin snuff merchant Lundy Foot back in 1790. Frequent visitors to the house included the Great Emancipator Daniel O’Connell, Eoin Mac Neill, Padraig Pearse and William Smith O’Brian.

Orlagh House

A truly unique house set on 45 acres in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, with spectacular views over Dublin City and stretching out as far as the Irish Sea. We are only 25 minutes from Dublin Airport and from Dublin city centre. The house has been lovingly and tastefully restored in recent years, with large drawing and reception rooms and open fires. Our beautiful dining room sits 20 people at our regency table. There is a large games room in the basement of the house with table tennis, pool table, and a full-sized snooker table.

There is lots to do in the area including hiking trails both on the estate and including the Dublin Way and the Wicklow Way. We have an equestrian centre next door with reduced rates for guests and some of Dublin’s most infamous pubs are within 10 minutes of the house, with great local food, traditional music, and Irish dancing.

The house really is one-of-a-kind. Make sure to click HERE and book your stay at Orlagh House

WEDDINGS

Orlagh house is the perfect location for couples who want something different from the norm, a unique and truly personal day to remember. Exclusively yours for your wedding day with a second day optional, we also have 14 bedrooms to offer your guests.

We have an in-house catering team who can create your perfect menu, from sit down formal dining to a more laid-back BBQ’. Choose from our indoor ballroom or numerous outside garden areas. Our wedding team are there to help you with everything you may need.

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Best Places to Stay in 2022

This morning the Irish Independent has published its Fab 50: Ireland’s best places to stay in 2022. We are so delighted that Hidden Ireland has two houses included in the list! Clonalis House in Castlerea, Co Roscommon and Birdhill House & Gardens in Clonmel, Co Tipperary appear under the heading of “cool castles & character stays”!

Clonalis House

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To quote Nicola Brady when it comes to historical properties, Castlerea’s Clonalis House is top of the pile. Life at Clonalis House is all about kicking back with all the ingredients for a lazy weekend in the country. Expect the good-old fashioned hospitality of bygone days, roaring turf fires to sit next to and a charismatic ambience. Curl up with a book on a sofa in the library or borrow a pair of wellies and take a stroll in the 700-acre woodland estate. Clonalis House won the O’Flynn Group Heritage Prize, recognising the dedication to history and preservation of old Irish architecture. To quote Carol-Anne, from Clonalis House “it’s a never ending project”. An excellent choice for inclusion in the Irish Independent’s Fab 50, Ireland’s best places to stay in 2022. Click HERE to book a stay in the beautiful Clonalis House.

 

Birdhill House & Gardens

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Thomas Breathnach called to Yvonne & Robert in Birdhill House & Gardens. Another stunning Hidden Ireland house which is the latest addition to the Hidden Ireland family. Thomas found a villa-like splendour and an all-season appeal , with sun trap terraces, palatial bedrooms, and inviting spaces to curl up in. The house also boasts a beautiful decadent drawing room and a library that is just bursting with character! Condé Nast Traveller has tipped Tipperary as one of the best places in the world to visit in 2022.Click HERE to book a stay in Birdhill House & Gardens!

 

Click HERE to read the full list of the Irish Independent’s Fab 50 Ireland’s best places to stay in 2022!

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Treat your Mother to a Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher for Mother’s Day this year and your mum can treat herself to a stay in one of the best places to stay in Ireland for 2022!

Lorum Old Rectory Valentines

Valentines at Lorum Old Rectory

This is the perfect opportunity to treat your Valentine at Lorum Old Rectory. The house sits peacefully on the slopes above the River Barrow at Kilgreaney, about halfway between Bagenalstown and Borris. Bobbie Smith & her daughter Rebecca welcome you to their home, both renowned for their warm welcome and splendid home-baking.

Special Mention

Special thanks to Nicola Brady who included us in “Grown-up getaways: 10 adult-only hotel, spa and country house breaks in Ireland” in the Irish Independent on Sunday. Nicola captures what is so special about Lorum Old Rectory. Nicola describes it as ‘home to a gorgeous collection of homely guest rooms, complete with overflowing bookcases and four-poster beds.

Staying at Lorum Old Rectory

Treat your Valentine at Lorum Old Rectory simply because we offer guests relaxed, Country House style Bed & Breakfast Accommodation where the emphasis is on making guests feel ‘at home’.

The broad, high-ceilinged hallway at Lorum is both elegant and inviting. With a commanding presence is the 18th century grandfather clock marking time with its comforting chime. The glow of fresh flowers reflected in the mirror over the hallstand. All adding to the sense of warmth and generosity is immediately conveyed to the visitor. The spacious, pleasingly-proportioned drawing room, where our Bed & Breakfast guests may enjoy afternoon tea, drinks before dinner and coffee afterwards, has large windows that frame magnificent views of Mount Leinster and the western hills. Three large couches – ideal for perusing the many books that the family has collected or continuing a lively dinner conversation. The room’s many curios and photographs give a lively sense of the family’s and the area’s past. The graceful dining room, small “snug” and the family’s study (where Bed & Breakfast guests may watch television) are also off the main hallway.

 

Click Here to book a stay in Lorum Old Rectory and treat your Valentine!

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Christmas Competition

There is only one day left to get your name into the Hidden Ireland Christmas Competition!

To be in with a chance to win a €500 Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher all you need to do is purchase one of our Hidden Ireland Vouchers before Tuesday 21st December 2021, and your name will automatically be entered into the Christmas Competition draw to win.

Just imagine…on arrival at the house of your choice being welcomed and invited to relax and unwind, simply because the house will be your home during your stay. Take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy some of the most breath-taking scenery that each house has to offer. Sit and relax in the library by the open fire and get lost in a good book. Enjoy the peace and quiet and erase all memories of the nine to five for the duration of your stay! Just visit our website and choose which house you would like to stay in.

Hidden Ireland vouchers are an ideal stocking filler for Christmas, Anniversary or Birthday present. All our Gift Vouchers are valid for 5 years and we can email or post them directly to you or the recipient! Happy shopping from the comfort of your own house!

Hidden Ireland will announce the winner of the Christmas Competition on Wednesday 22nd December 2021. Do not delay; get your name in that draw now!

Click here to buy your Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher and get your name into our Christmas Competition draw for a Gift Voucher worth €500!

 

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Ballyvolane House

Stay at Ballyvolane House

Escape to Ballyvolane House and stay a glorious historic Irish country house. Feast on delicious home-grown food meticulously prepared by our chef Sarah English and sip on our own Bertha’s Revenge Gin tipples. Why not explore the delights of the locality such as cliff walks on the coast, hike up the Knockmealdown or Galtee mountains? Visit Cork City and Kinsale, cast a fly on the river Blackwater or gently glide down the river in a canoe or simply relax here.

Enjoy late breakfasts, curl up by the fire and immerse yourself in all the latest glossy magazines, stroll around the gardens and if inclined, come and help feed the pigs and chickens, or if you are feeling active, play a game of tennis in the walled garden. We are always happy to help plan day trips during the day and book a table at some of our excellent local eateries.

Originally built in 1728, Ballyvolane House is a magical house surrounded by woods, vast gardens and parkland. The house has a charming, peaceful and homely atmosphere. There are three lakes and the huge gardens are impeccably maintained by Jeremy Green. Jeremy and his late wife Merrie, a fly-fishing expert, first opened their home as luxurious country house accommodation about twenty-five years ago. Ballyvolane House is now run by their son Justin and his wife Jenny, who have brought a wealth of Hospitality Management experience with them. Hosting weddings and other special occasions has been a huge part of Ballyvolane House for over ten years. In 2018 they were honoured to have HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to stay at Ballyvolane House during their official visit to Cork.

Book your stay in Ballyvolane here.

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Churchtown House

Churchtown House & Golf Course

Churchtown Estate is the home of both Churchtown House and Beaufort Golf Course. The centre piece of the estate is the Georgian Churchtown House built in 1740 by Sir Rowland Blennerhassett.

Churchtown House mixes traditional elegance with country house charm and modern facilities. The house boasts 2 large elegant reception rooms, roaring fires and quiet reading rooms add to the atmosphere. Enjoy the home entertainment room and games room in the basement of the house for guests to enjoy.

Churchtown House & Golf Course comfortably sleeps 12 in 6 spacious bedrooms. There is a selection of King or twin rooms, with 2 additional ‘pull out’ beds if needed to accommodate 14 guests.

Enjoy meals in the kitchen which is fully equipped with an Aga and halogen hob and modern appliances. Enjoy your breakfast looking out onto the courtyard and Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil.

The ruins of 15th century Castle Corr stand on the 15th green and was built circa 1480 by the MacGillycuddy’s. The MacGillycuddy’s are a branch of the O’Sullivan Mór Clan.

A stay in Churchtown House is a must! There is so much to do on this part of the Wild Atlantic Way!

 

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Hidden Ireland break at The Castle, Castletownshend

Looking for a wonderful destination for a couple of nights break?

Hidden Ireland has the perfect locations!

Why not take advantage of September and have a break away at The Castle, Castletownshend?

Warm Welcome

At The Castle guests can wander the grounds or the village of Castletownshend. In the evening you can make use of the honesty bar to relax and unwind in this peaceful setting. At the Castle each bedroom is individually named and decorated. The balcony in “Army”, large four poster bed in “Archbishops”, or double bath in “Chavenage”, all make for a unique and memorable stay. Breakfast is served each day in the Dining Room on the East side. The morning light streams in on the fresh buffet table or order a hot Irish breakfast.

Bedrooms

Six of our unique rooms have sea views and King size beds which help you to enjoy the luxury of the accommodation offered at The Castle. A ground floor room is also available upon request if stairs are problematic, all our rooms have private ensuite bathrooms.

 

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Exclusive Self Catering Rental in Killarney Co Kerry

Fancy an exclusive self catering rental in Killarney, Co Kerry?

Would you like to plan a trip to Killarney this summer?

Why not choose Coolclogher House, an exclusive self catering rental where you can bring all the family and maybe friends!

Enjoy the joy and freedom of having the house all to yourself! Mary will be there to meet you with open arms and Coolclogher House still has a couple of weeks available. It is never too late to book your stay! Coolclogher House is only a short walk or drive from the heart of Killarney. Coolclogher House is an amazing spot to relax and enjoy your surroundings and if you so wish to go exploring the area, climb mountains, or travel along the Wild Atlantic Way!

Tailor made Holiday!

At Coolclogher House, Mary can help tailor your vacation to help suit even the most adventurous people! Check out the top 5 activities our guests have loved doing right here at Coolclogher House.

Lake and Sea Swimming 

The Killarney Lakes and local beaches are perfect for those families who love to go wild swimming. The best part about swimming in Killarney is the views and because you never know what wildlife you might encounter along the shoreline, with Red Deer and White-Tailed Eagles calling Killarney home. 

Archery

A new addition to Coolclogher House. The combination of local instructor and beautiful scenery creates an informal, fun place to try out archery for the first time.  A fun experience for the whole family.

Falconry 

Eric our local falconry guide brings by his personal aviary and while he shows each individual bird, he tells you about their strengths and what makes them the perfect hunters. You even get a chance to put on the gauntlet and really get to know these birds face to face.

If you find yourself interested please click here to see more of Coolclogher House to to enquire about availability: https://hiddenireland.com/house-pages/coolclogher-house  Enjoy an exclusive self catering rental in Killarney, Co Kerry this year!

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César Award for The Quay House in Clifden

Congratulations to Paddy & Julia Foyle from The Quay House in Clifden, Co Galway who collected their César Award from the Good Hotel Guide in London last week. Well deserved award for two amazing hosts and their wonderful home in Co Galway. Perched on the edge of Clifden Harbour, The Quay House is just minutes from the centre of this vibrant, engaging town. Dating from 1820, it is Clifden’s oldest house, originally built for the harbour master.

Paddy & Julia Foyle

The owners, Paddy and Julia and their family, operate a luxurious town house in what is still very much their own family home. The decoration of the main reception rooms displays their eclectic collection of pictures and objects, which reflects their wide-ranging interests and tastes, and their close attention to detail. The bedrooms are also individually decorated and furnished.