Stay in Ireland's most beautiful historic houses & intimate venues
Clare Island Lighthouse
Clare Island, Co. Mayo
At the mouth of Clew Bay stands Clare Island an island full of history and made famous by the Gaelic pirate queen Grainne Mhaol.
Gorey, Co. Wexford
A glorious Georgian gem nestled in the heart of the beach area of north Co. Wexford. Minutes from the stunning seaside and beaches at Cahore, Old Bawn, Ballinoulart and Morriscastle; the villages of Ballygarrett and Kilmuckridge and just 15 minutes from the busy market town of Gorey.
Ramelton, Co. Donegal
Formerly a rectory, Frewin is a fine Victorian house in mature, wooded grounds on the outskirts of Ramelton, Donegal, skillfully restored and modernised by its current owners, Thomas and Regina Coyle.
Woodstown, Co. Waterford
Built in the dunes overlooking Woodstown Strand, Gaultier Lodge has a panoramic view over Waterford Harbour, from Duncannon Fort and Hook Head on the Wexford shore to Credan Head in County Waterford.
Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Glanleam was built as a linen mill in 1775 and later converted into a house by the Knight of Kerry, who planted the magnificent sub-tropical gardens. In 1975 Meta Kreissig bought the estate which had declined for 50 years.
Westport, Co. Mayo
Killadangan House is a lovingly restored period house overlooking Clew Bay on the outskirts of Westport town. A Georgian style building, it was erected in the 1850’s as a grand estate house for the land agent of George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, who was the overseer of the lands that stretch from the Barony of Murrisk in West Mayo to the Delphi Valley in the South.
The Burren, Co. Clare
One of Hidden Ireland’s historic houses, Mount Vernon, County Clare, has received a prestigious César award – the Oscars of the hotel industry – from the Good Hotel Guide, the leading independent guide to hotels of character and quality in Great Britain and Ireland.
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Built from the remains of an old famine workhouse, Sallyport House stands on the shores of the Kenmare River at the southeastern border of the Ring of Kerry. The house overlooks a picturesque harbour with views towards the mountains of the Beara Peninsula.
The Quay House
Clifden, 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. It later became a Franciscan monastery and, subsequently, a convent.
Downpatrick, Co. Down
The immortal line of Percy French ‘Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’ could well have been written from Tyrella House’s secluded private beach.