This year’s summer holiday is all about the Staycation, as a result we are taking advantage of this and checking out the wonderful areas we can visit without needing to hop on a plane. Every year we are busy planning to jet off away from home, when we could be very well missing out on amazing sites and towns in our own country.
Another brilliant aspect to the staycation is giving yourself the chance to stay in some truly breath-taking locations. We have put together a couple of our highlights in Ireland and the UK to inspire you to go the extra mile when planning your upcoming trip…
Gregan’s Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland.
Nestled in the Burren this luxury destination provides a retreat of stylish interiors, hospitality, and fine dining. For me, Gregan’s embodies the spirit of quiet luxury. From the now mandatory sanitizer provided by Cloon Keen Atelier to the serious attention to detail, the desire for the guest to have a wonderful stay is second to none. With no TV’s in the bedrooms, you get to enjoy a truly relaxing retreat and switch off from the ‘busyness’ of day to day life.
Barnsley House, Cotswolds, UK.
Located in a beautiful Cotswold village, this luxury country house hosts a stunning spa where you can really relax and unwind while you take in the serene surroundings. They also offer a host of activities in the local area so this is the perfect place for a mix of adventure and rest!
Ballyvolane House, Co. Cork, Ireland
A stunning house in the Irish Countryside, Ballyvolane B&B offers a picturesque setting from intimate weekends to glamping, with a homegrown menu to treat the taste buds this is a favourite spot of mine. I was lucky enough to get married here, the incredible hosts Justin and Jenny ensured the whole atmosphere was relaxed, stylish and full of interest.
Lime Wood Hotel, Hampshire, UK.
This 5 star hotel in the beautiful New Forest National Park is the perfect destination for the ultimate countryside retreat! Designed by David Collins Studio, the interiors and exteriors provide a tasteful stay away from the city.