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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.