Sheen Falls Lodge, a privately owned 5 star country house is fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in the bay of Kenmare, there are views of cascading waterfalls, the delightful bay itself and also the magnificent McGillicuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland looming in the distant sky.
A Condé Nast Award winner, this five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is best described as “classic luxury” with all rooms enjoying breath-taking views.
Rooms : 60 spacious bedrooms and suites Type : Couples, Family, Outdoor Active
Enjoy the simple freedom of strolling through Sheen Falls beautiful woodlands. Meander along riverside walks and forest pathways, explore our hidden 19th century plantation, or contemplate the inspiring art on display in our very own gallery.
Explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The world’s longest coastal route, it takes in 2,500km of stunning natural beauty along the west coast from Malin Head to the Old Head of Kinsale. Make this the year to journey it all, or discover the Clare to Kerry leg with Sheen Falls Lodge as your base.
Guests can also take to two wheels using complimentary hotel bicycles
Get a new perspective of the stunning south west of Ireland. Designed for photographers of all levels, bring your camera along and join our seasoned photographer for an instructive and fun day excursion.
Spacious, relaxed and luxurious. Superior Rooms are similar to the Deluxe Rooms, but with extra space and better views of the waterfall. Perhaps settle into an easy chair and watch the water cascade beneath the bridge. Each of the rooms are decorated with pieces handmade by local artisans from the furniture to the art on the walls.
Estate Room are the perfect place to relax with an open-plan room and plenty of space for a family or couple planning a longer stay. From the sitting area, admire the changing landscape as the bay ebbs and flows, bringing seals at high tide and birdlife at low.
Luxurious Suites provide a comfortable base from which to explore the area, and are complete with truly magnificent views, comfortable furnishings and spacious interiors.
Stay in one of the luxurious Signature Suites with unique features to enhance your stay. Whether it’s a wall of windows facing the waterfall, an open fireplace warming the room, or a balcony looking over the River Sheen
The Landsdowne Suite is the perfect elegant accommodation. Enter through the secluded Georgian-style entrance to a beautiful lounge, open plan kitchen and dining room. Large bay windows provide a spectacular view of Kenmare Bay
Reside in the architecturally stunning Falls Master Suite, complete with twenty-foot high ceilings and oculus. Exclusively furnished by commissioned Irish and European craftsmen, the room is truly unique. Relax in your king-size bed, or perhaps make use of the suite’s Jacuzzi or private bar.
The 300 acre Sheen Falls Estate provides endless opportunity for unforgettable activities.
Salmon fishing on a private stretch of the River Sheen
With 15 miles of outstanding fishing on the estate alone, you can almost feel the twitch of the line from your bedroom window. With plentiful lakes nearby too, salmon, trout and fly fishing are all possible here. Just keep an eye on Oscar the heron, says our resident instructor.
Horse riding holidays in dramatic countryside
Equestrian enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can take to the saddle and canter along carefully chosen river-side trails or trek through forested mountain paths – a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the estate.
World-class golf courses
County Kerry is a golfers dream with it’s picturesque location and proximity to many world class courses.
Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
Glide along Kenmare Bay and paddle amongst the reeds up the Roughty River on a guided kayak trip. This is a fun and informative excursion, with an abundance of wildlife waiting to be seen. Go for the Sunset Kayak to see the water sparkle with bioluminescence.
Our guided Hawk Walks will take you on a stroll through the estate where you can watch, handle and fly these awesome birds for yourself.
With the help of Jamie and Colin master the ancient craft of Archery, our newest activity on offer. You’ll be sure to hit the targets with accuracy, control, concentration and a cool head.
Clay pigeon shooting
Perfect your aim, sharpen your reactions and experience the unrivalled thrill of a shoot. Your instructor will be on hand to offer advice and all of the necessary equipment to ensure you can safely enjoy this exciting sport.
With intimate knowledge of the surrounding landscapes, join a walking guides and ramble through some of Ireland’s most rugged scenic locations. From relaxed routes on the Beara Peninsula to long-distance hikes on The Kerry Way or Wild Atlantic Way.
All-weather, floodlit Savanna Tennis Court is ideally placed overlooking Kenmare Bay, offering superb views of the ebbing tide and the local wildlife as you play
For a relaxing treatment visit the property’s safe haven of tranquillity, the Easanna Spa. Using Elemis and Voya organic products, they offer a menu that includes mud or Atlantic seaweed body wraps, Swedish massage, manicures, pedicures, and a range of facials. Then submerge yourselves in the Jacuzzi
"Incredible setting, very comfortable and large rooms, lovely hospitality and views from the bar and restaurant.."
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Gregans Castle Hotel
Gregans Castle Hotel is an oasis of comfort and genuine Irish hospitality with breath-taking views across Galway Bay. It is the ultimate luxurious and decadent hideaway idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape. The elegant bedrooms, antiques, modern art, turf fires, candlelight and garden flowers add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere. Guests have included J.R.R Tolkien, who is said to have been influenced by the Burren when writing The Lord of the Rings, as well as other revered artists such as Seamus Heaney and Sean Scully.
Rooms : 21 Bedrooms and Suites. Type : Couples, Families, Outdoor Active
Situated in a picturesque Irish village with convenient access to the rest of the country, Adare Manor is an ideal base for exploring the best that Ireland has to offer.
The hotel offers something for everyone – a luxury castle feeling for couples looking for a romantic getaway, state of the art golf for those keen to try their clubs on this championship course and, for those looking for a little pampering, the La Mer Spa is the only one of its kind in the British isles. There is also an abundance of activities for active families looking to explore the outdoors ranging from falconry to archery, horse-riding, cycling and fishing. This historic country castle escape has it all.
Rooms : 104 spacious bedrooms and suites Type : Couples, Active Families, Golfers
Sunday Times “Best Places to Stay Hotel” 2020
As you sweep up the long tree clad drive you will glimpse the beautiful façade of Glenapp Castle; encapsulating the romance of the Scottish Baronial style with magical towers, turrets, and crenellations. Oak panelled halls lead to the heart of the castle offering stunning views out to sea and the famous volcanic outcrop of Ailsa Craig. Beyond that you can see the Isle of Arran, Holy Island, and, on a clear day, the hills of Northern Ireland. Also available for exclusive use.
Rooms : 17 individually designed rooms with stunning views
Type : Couples, Families, Outdoor Actives, Golfers
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