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.
Fermoy, Co. Cork
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 trout 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 for fishermen about twenty-five years ago, and it now run by their son Justin and his wife Jenny.
Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon
Castlecoote House is a fortified 17th century strong house, converted and classicised in Georgian times. It overlooks a beautiful stretch of the River Suck, just outside the village of Castlecoote, in the centre of County Roscommon.
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.
Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Clonalis House is the ancestral home of the O’Conor family, direct descendants of Ireland’s last High King and traditional Kings of Connacht. The family has lived on this heavily wooded 700 acre estate on the banks of the River Suck for more than 1,000 years–an achievement unrivaled elsewhere in Ireland.
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.
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.
Clones, Co. Monaghan
Hilton Park is one of Ireland’s great surviving houses. Located less than two hours drive from both Dublin and Belfast amidst the unspoilt rolling hills of the Monaghan/ Fermanagh border, the house itself is set majestically within five hundred acres of woodland, gardens and lakes.
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.
Kilmokea Country Manor
Campile, Co. Wexford
Kilmokea is a former Georgian rectory, in a quiet, rural location where the Three Sister Rivers, the Suir, Nore and Barrow, meet before flowing out into Waterford Harbour. It’s rightly renowned for its seven acres of award-winning gardens, with a wide range of unusual sub-tropical plants and wonderful organic vegetables.
The Curragh, Co. Kildare
Martinstown House is one of the few Irish buildings by the renowned 19th century architect, Decimus Burton. Built in the 1830’s at the edge of The Curragh, this elegant gothic cottage is surrounded by its own miniature park, with delightful woodland and garden views. The interior has been beautifully furnished and decorated.
Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath
Renowned for its warm hospitality and tranquility, Mornington captures the true spirit of Hidden Ireland amidst the sparkling lakes, rolling hills and ancient forests of County Westmeath. This has been the home of the O’Hara family since 1858 and is now in the careful stewardship of Warwick and Anne O’Hara.
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.
Slane, Co. Meath
Rossnaree has a suitably imposing setting in the heart of Brú na Bóinne, overlooking the Boyne and the five thousand year-old passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth. Rossnaree was built in the Italianate style during the Victorian era and has remained in the ownership of the Law family ever since.
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.
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.