Stay in Ireland's most beautiful historic houses & intimate venues
Ashley Park House
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Ashley Park House has a magical quality that is particularly appealing. The avenue winds along the shore, through deep woods of oak and beech, until suddenly you reach the Georgian house, surrounded by tall trees, with beautiful views over a private lake. Inside, the rooms are large, comfortable and well equipped.
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.
Killarney, Co. Kerry
Coolclogher House built in 1746 is a historic manor house set on a 68 acre walled estate near Killarney on the Ring of Kerry. Luxuriously restored by Mary and Maurice Harnett, Coolclogher has spacious reception rooms and large, comfortable bedrooms with magnificent views over the gardens and pasture to the dramatic mountains of the Killarney National Park.
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.
Kanturk, Co. Cork
Glenlohane is a house of great character, comfort and tranquillity. It contains furniture and memorabilia that reflect the family’s two and a half centuries of residence. In a parkland setting overlooking terraced lawns, the house is surrounded by stately trees and the rolling fields of the 250 acre farm.
Lorum Old Rectory
Bagenalstown,, Co. Carlow
Dating from 1863, Lorum Old Rectory sits beneath Mount Leinster in the peaceful valley of the River Barrow. Its warm, yellowish, locally cut granite gives it a distinctive and pleasing appearance. The owner, Bobbie Smith, is an enthusiastic hostess, famous for her warm welcome and splendid home baking.
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.
Mountrath, Co. Laois
Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, just over an hour from Dublin, Roundwood is a beautiful and historically significant 18th century that offers a total escape from the hustle and bustle of city life…
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Temple House is one of the finest estates in the west of Ireland. The great house, which was remodeled in 1864, nestles in a wooded demesne, looking out over the Templars’ castle and Templehouse Lake.
Near Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Drive southwards from Dublin through the gloriously rugged Wicklow Mountains and, at the foot of the famous Sally Gap, you will find The Manor, a rambling family home of great charm and character.
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.
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Woodbrook House is a fine house in the shadow of the Blackstairs Mountains, west of Enniscorthy. It dates from the 1770s but was damaged in the 1798 rebellion and substantially rebuilt. The result is a spacious, warm house with an exceptionally large drawing room–much used by guests–and a dramatic ‘flying’ spiral staircase.