Library at Castle Leslie Estate, Co. Monaghan

Enjoy the relaxing and luxurious library at Castle Leslie Estate. On cold winter days, this is the perfect place to to stay warm and relax.

Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. The estate is home to some of the most unique and enchanting accommodation on one of Ireland’s most breath-taking estates. The Castle is a haven of tranquillity. The Castle features 21 unique bedrooms and there’s a bedroom to suit everyones tastes.

The Lodge offers a completely different experience to that of the castle. Complete with 50 rooms, each of which remain true to the building’s original structure and buzzing with activity, there is plenty to keep yourself occupied at the boutique, country house style Lodge.

There is something for everyone at Castle Leslie Estate. A host of activities are on offer including pike fishing, exceptional walking trails, archery and clay target shooting, hot air balloon rides, falconry, a fabulous spa and of course the famous world-class equestrian centre.

To book click here: Castle Leslie Estate

Telephone Number: 047 88100

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Secret Library at Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim

Who doesn’t want to stumble across a secret library? There’s something mysterious about hidden libraries and the one at The Bushmills Inn is no exception. Browse their collection of books and read your favourite in front of the log fire with a glass of whiskey or a hot chocolate on a cold winter night. And of course, you might want to take into consideration that the secret library would be perfect hiding place for a ghost! Keep your eyes peeled..

The award-winning Bushmills Inn is one of Ireland’s most well-known and luxurious hotels. Dating back to the early 1600s, when the Coaching Inn was a favourite stop off for saddle sore visitors en route to the Giant’s Causeway, the Bushmills Inn has had an interesting and varied history and has been restored, extended and refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. Lovely views of the river Bush can be seen from the windows of many of the rooms, giving a soothing outlook for your stay. Overlooking the garden courtyard, the award-winning ‘Taste of Ulster’ Restaurant takes in the original 17th-century stables and wine cellar. Blending classical with modern Irish cuisine each dish is crafted from traditional roots with menus inspired by local produce. Following dinner guests can sample the world-famous Bushmills whiskey from the Inn’s private cask, in the traditional Gas Bar where live Irish music can also be enjoyed.

To book click here: Bushmills Inn

Telephone number: +44 028 207 33000

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Library at Hayfield Manor, Co. Cork

Wooden antiques and leather studded armchairs provide The Library with a warm and cosy classical atmosphere. Choose a book from one of the many shelves or the daily newspaper and enjoy some quiet reading. The library is an intimate sanctuary for our guests, perfect for those looking to indulge in some relaxation time. On chilly winter days and nights The library's hearth is ablaze, making it the perfect location for a warming beverage, aperitif or night cap. In summertime, The Library's French doors open directly onto the manor terrace allowing for a refreshing gentle breeze to rustle the pages of your current read.

Reside in truly elegant surroundings at Cork's premier 5-star hotel. Nestled within a private walled garden, Hayfield Manor provides the charm of a country house with all the amenities of Cork city on your doorstep, while popular tourist attractions such as Blarney, Kinsale and Cobh are just a short distance away. Hayfield Manor is 3km from Cork Kent Train Station which is a short taxi journey of approximately 15 minutes from the hotel.

Hayfield Manor offers a choice of luxurious accommodation. Beautiful antique furnishings and exquisite fabrics make each room a pleasure in which to reside. Hayfield Manor offers two award-winning and distinctive restaurants; Perrotts Garden Bistro and Orchids restaurant. Guests with a penchant for fine food will adore Orchids Restaurant for its contemporary Irish cuisine.

The Beautique Spa at Hayfield Manor is a warm & comforting sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is partnered with Elemis Spa Therapy and Cork brand GROUND Wellbeing.

To book click here: Hayfield Manor

Telephone Number: 021 484 5900

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Library at Liss Ard Estate, Co. Cork

Relax in the stunning libaray at Liss Ard Estate which was refurbished in 2022. 

Escape to 163 acres of pristine nature, with manicured gardens, a 40 acre private lake and James Turrell’s renown Irish Sky Garden. The Estate features 25 unique guest rooms in the heart of West Cork. Their 25 guest rooms all include an ensuite and are in the Manor, its adjacent Mews and the Lake House. 2 AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant – Garden at Liss Ard Estate ethos combines supporting small producers, locally sourced ingredients & farm to fork lifestyle. All dishes are inspired by the seasons, harvested from the garden, coupled with the best of local meat, fish & game to bring you the most authentic flavours in West Cork, known as the culinary capital of Ireland. Lose yourself in tranquillity and feel free to partake in experiences that include kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, yoga, a wood burning sauna overlooking our lake or a private tour of James Turrell's The Irish Sky Garden.

To book click here: Liss Ard Estate

Telephone Number: 028 40000

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Library at Ballyfin Demesne, Co. Laois

Enjoy an 80-foot library with roaring log fires and collections of rare books at Ballyfin Demesne. 

At the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, just over an hour from Dublin, Ballyfin has long been admired as one of the most lavish regency mansions in Ireland. Decorated with Irish art and antiques from around the world, the interiors offer the same spirit of refined elegance that the early house reflected in the 1820s. With just 20 bedrooms and a one-bedroom Gardener's Cottage, Ballyfin has the flavour of a grand private house with the facilities of a five-star resort. Enjoy 614 acres of private parkland, a 28-acre lake, ancient woods and follies, an indoor swimming pool, gym and treatment rooms. A range of experiences and activities are available, such as coarse fishing, clay shooting, horse riding, falconry and wine and whiskey tasting.

To book click here: Ballyfin Demesne

Telephone Number: 057 875 5866

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