Take a vacation successful Ireland and you’ll find that you’re ne'er acold from water. Any thorough circuit of Dublin volition criss-cross the slow-moving River Liffey repeatedly, and galore of those who caput retired westbound traverse a agelong of the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way – the world’s longest defined coastal driving route, extending from the highlands of Donegal to the pastures of Cork.
Even successful the Emerald Isle’s dewy heartlands, the fields are pockmarked by lakes and chopped by surging rivers. And wherever you go, of course, the menace – oregon committedness – of rainfall is ne'er acold away.
But 1 payment of being successful an infamously bedewed state is that truthful galore of its hotels, whether inland oregon coastal, bask spectacular waterside settings.
Wineport Lodge (pictured) is acceptable slap-bang successful the centre of Ireland connected the banks of Lough Ree successful Westmeath
Wineport Lodge, decked retired Scandi-style, features tranquil, lake-facing rooms with balconies oregon verandas
Staff at Wineport Lodge tin put vessel trips, though guests often travel present conscionable to remainder and work oregon bask day tea
Take County Westmeath’s Wineport Lodge. Set slap-bang successful the centre of the country, this Scandi-style edifice connected the slope of Lough Ree features tranquil, lake-facing rooms with balconies oregon verandas. Staff tin put vessel trips, though guests often travel present conscionable to remainder and work oregon bask day tea.
From astir £200 B&B per country per nighttime (wineport.ie).
Over the borderline by Lough Erne successful County Fermanagh, the wood hideaway of Finn Lough enjoys a spectacular waterside mounting and it’s adjacent amended for stargazing. Its astir celebrated bedrooms are alleged Bubble Domes with transparent roofs truthful that guests tin enactment cosy successful furniture arsenic they respect the skies above.
From £175 B&...