Finest Country Home Retreats in Ireland

Quintessential living in Ireland can be described as the perfect conversation, the perfect pub, and the perfect pint of Guinness. Another quintessential aspect of Ireland to experience is their wonderful architectural retreats and private estates. When visiting Ireland, selecting an accommodation that allows you to envelope every aspect of Ireland is essential. Step back in time to experience the wonderful elegance of the Victorian country manors such as the Currareveagh House. Located along the shores of Lough Corrib, the Currareveagh features magnificent 150 acres of woodland and breathtaking landscape. Enjoy a scenic setting over a golf course for a taste of real Irish life in the 21st century.

Offering an authentic traditional Irish stay, the Glenlo Abbey dates back to the 1740’s and is situated on 4kms. The Glenlo Abbey is merely 2 miles drive away from Galway City Centre making sightseeing a cinch. Considered Ireland’s 5 star finest, the hotel was fully restored in 1984 and has a golf course. Genlo Abbey Hotel features 48 well-appointed bedrooms and suites. For those interested in a castle stay during your trip to Ireland, the Castle Durrow offers an authentic Celtic stay. Built in 1716, this Irish castle gem set in luscious surroundings is located at Durrow, Co Laois. The Castle Durrow was built in 1716 by Viscount Ashbrook on the banks of the river Erkina in the Ireland’s midlands. This castle is packed with Irish charm and history. It offers the perfect Irish midlands experience.

For the ultimate experience in Irish retreat stay, The Urrareveagh House offers an eclectic quintessential Irish countryside experience. Stay in the private woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib set on 150 acres of emerald forest. Built in 1842, the Urrareveagh House has remained in the ownership of the present owners ancestors for 3 centuries. Located in Oughterard, Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland, this country manor’s Victorian style will make you feel like you stepped back in time. Perfect for romantic getaways, the Urrareveagh House retreat offers the magical Irish charm of a fairytale. For more details and room availability see their website at

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