1. Rosleague Manor, Co. Galway

Resting on the quiet shores of Ballinakill Bay, and beautifully secluded within 30 acres of its own private woodland, Rosleague Manor in Connemara is one of Ireland’s finest regency hotels.

Tucked away near the beautiful Connemara town of Letterfrack, just 15 kilometres from the buzzing town of Clifden. Just 5 minutes drive to Kylemore's beautiful Abbey and walled gardens. Salmon, trout and sea fishing; golf and horse-riding all available in the area.

The View: Over Ballinakill Bay in Connemara

room with a view rosleague manor

 

2. Moy House, Co. Clare

Moy House was originally built in the mid 18th Century as home to Sir Augustine Fitzgerald. In its majestic splendor, the house prevails over the breathtaking Lahinch Bay, set on 15 acres of grounds adorned by mature woodland and a picturesque river.

The View: Lahinch Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way.

room with a view moy house

 

3. Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal

Rathmullan House 4 Star Luxury Hotel. Set in idyllic wooded grounds overlooking Lough Swilly in Co Donegal and just a few steps from a two-mile long golden beach, the luxury hotel and restaurant is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the good things in life.  Renowned for the award-winning food, locally sourced and expertly cooked, and the beautifully furnished bedrooms, what brings it all together is the genuine family warmth of the welcome you receive here. With its stunning location, right beside the sea, you can stroll through the gardens of this lovely old house down to a mile long sandy beach.

The View: Over Lough Swilly.

room with a view rathmullan house

 

4. Carrig Country House, Co. Kerry

Hidden away on the shores of Caragh Lake on the Ring of Kerry, Carrig Country House is the perfect place to ‘escape from it all’,  relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful and unspoiled scenery in Ireland. Enjoy a great night's sleep awake to the sound of the lake lapping on the shore. Stroll through the wonderful gardens or sneak away to a secluded corner in one of the spacious drawing rooms and indulge in a good book or game of chess.

The View: Over Caragh Lake

rooms with a view carrig country house

 

5. Currarevagh House, Co. Galway

Currarevagh House is a Victorian country manor romantically situated on the shores of Lough Corrib in 150 acres of private woodland. Built by the present owner's ancestors in 1842, it is still run more along the lines of a private country house rather than as a hotel, and the tranquil informality lends itself to those seeking to escape today’s hectic world. The exceptional food, cooked with originality and passion as well as the magical grounds take centre stage at Currarevagh, and it is the perfect base for exploring the magnificent west of Ireland.

The View: Over Lough Corrib in Connemara

room with a view currarevagh

 

6. Clare Island Lighthouse, Co. Mayo

Clare Island stands guard at the entrance to Clew Bay, off Ireland’s western Atlantic coast. For almost two centuries, the island’s lighthouse has been a nautical landmark perched high on the craggy cliffs, watching over Achill, Westport and beyond.  Clare Island Lighthouse is a retreat like no other, a special place where guests are free to while away their time in solitude or to enjoy mingling and socialising in the welcoming warmth of the kitchen, drawing room or library.

The View: Over the Atlantic Ocean

room with a view clare island lighthouse

 

7. Park Hotel Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Since 1897 many world travellers have enjoyed the pleasure of Park Hotel Kenmare and its renowned restaurant. Set in a heavenly location overlooking Kenmare Bay the hotel is in the heart of Ireland's most scenic countryside. All accommodations are spacious with sitting area, antique furnishings and original art while Deluxe and Suites enjoy a full sea view or private veranda. Home to the Deluxe Destination Spa SÁMAS; guests can experience the virtues of a true spa.

The View: Over Kenmare Bay

room with a view park hotel kenmare

 

8. Gregans Castle, Co. Clare

With breathtaking views across Galway Bay and idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape, this is the ultimate luxury and gourmet hideaway. Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray manage this oasis of comfort and offer genuine Irish hospitality, award winning innovative cooking and elegant bedrooms free from the intrusion of televisions. Antiques, modern art, turf fires, candlelight and garden flowers add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere.

The View: Over Galway Bay and The unique Burren landscape

room with a view gregans

 

9. Ice House Hotel, Co. Mayo

At the Ice House Hotel in Ballina, you’re greeted with a wonderful fusion of old and new. Luxurious bedrooms and suites, all with panoramic river views, marry the beauty of the original eighteenth century building with rich contemporary styling. This eclectic mix perfectly frames the amazing views that stretch across the River Moy to the woodlands beyond.

The View: Over The River Moy

room with a view ice house

 

10. Blairscove House, Co. Cork

In this Georgian country house standing at the head of Dunmanus Bay, everything revolves around the courtyard. Finely restored with cobbled paths, shrubs and flowers, its 250 old stone outbuildings contain four beautiful guest apartments as well as the restaurant, with its magnificent dining room converted from the old stable block.

The View: With beautiful views across the Dunmanus bay and surrounding hills the rooms count amongst the best in West Cork.

room with a view blairscove

 

11. King Sitric, Co. Dublin

Established in 1971, The King Sitric has earned an international reputation for fresh seafood & hospitality. Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Howth you can enjoy its panoramic sea views or perhaps a stroll along Howth Pier. Lobster, Crab and Shrimp are caught by local fishermen in Balscadden Bay, only meters from the restaurant and fish is landed daily on Howth Pier.

The View: Over the Irish Sea.

room with a view king sitric

 

12. Wineport Lodge, Co. Westmeath

Hidden on the quiet, picturesque shores of Lough Ree, Wineport Lodge Hotel Athlone enjoys an incomparable setting – approached by boat or car. Its cedar clad, log-cabin-style exterior is matched with a tasteful, modern interior that reflects the warm and relaxed atmosphere across the lodge and its lakeside grounds.

The View: Over Lough Ree

room with a view wineport

 

13. Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Co. Galway

Despite being situated just outside the vibrant city of Galway, the Glenlo Abbey Hotel is, in fact, a haven of peaceful calm right on the banks the River Corrib and Lough Corrib.

Each of the beautiful rooms at Glenlo have individual character with luxury fittings and furniture. The individual styling perfectly complements the original features creating a real sense of history and modern majestic flair. They ooze opulence but remain inviting and comfortable. Glenlo Abbey’s Corrib Deluxe Suites give stunning panoramic vistas of the River Corrib and Lower Lough Corrib

The View: Over the River Corrib and Lough Corrib

room with a view glenlo abbey

 

14. The Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor, Co. Kerry

The Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor is a luxurious glamping experience like no other. Perched atop a wooded cliff high above the glittering water, enjoy the solitude of your own private veranda as you take in the breathtaking views, interrupted only by the occasional heron fling past.

Nothing short of complete serene seclusion and a surrender to nature. The hideaway at Dromquinna is the utlmate in luxury camping. In reality it is not camping at all but a sumptuous en-suite bedroom on its own private grounds.

The View: Uninterrupted views over Kenmare Bay

room with a view the hideaway

 

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