This 18th-century country house makes a beautiful and quiet retreat overlooking the glassy waters of Carlingford Lough. Some guest rooms are in the main house, while others are in an atmospheric converted dairy next door -- all are spacious and have a charmingly old-fashioned feel, with antique beds, floral fabric, and wingback chairs. Little touches -- bathrobes, homemade cookies left in your room -- convey a small sense of luxury. Dinner in the acclaimed restaurant is worth experiencing, and if you like what you eat, there are periodic cooking courses for those who want to learn the tricks. If you're coming in the winter months you might even be able to catch one of the festive Georgian-themed nights, with full costume and authentic dishes, but these generally need to be booked well in advance.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010