This fine fishing lodge in Cashel, about 20 minutes' drive from Clifden, is another good option for anglers. The unusual building was constructed in 1856 as a sporting lodge for a wealthy family. The guest rooms, many of which look out onto the bay, are decorated with antique and reproduction furniture and neutral fabrics. However, the place could do with a facelift, and some may find the whole effect more stuffy and old fashioned than charmingly retro. The restaurant is good, if a little pricey (€60 for four courses). Seafood is a speciality, and vegetables and fruit come from the inn's own gardens. The view from the dining room is spectacular. The Zetland owns the Gowla Fishery, a private sea-trout fishery with 14 lakes and 6.5km (4 miles) of river, so if you don't catch anything here, you'll have some explaining to do.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Zetland Country House Hotel
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