Inspiration

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A Touch of Heaven on the Isle of Skye

Believe us, it’s well worth that extra drive from Portree! The northeast of the Isle of Skye is an exceptionally beautiful and remote part of the island. The ...

By bestloved

29th January 2014

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Ardtara Country House – Without a doubt, one of Northern Ireland’s finest places to stay (and best kept secrets)!

Ardtara Country House has been named by National Geographic as one of the five best places to stay in Northern Ireland – and it’s easy to see why! Far from ...

By bestloved

8th September 2013

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A Perfect Stay at Rudding Park

By Kelly Bailey On entering the beautiful reception at Rudding Park you are aware you are going to have a special experience.  The glorious high ceilings and w...

By bestloved

5th September 2013

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Life in an Irish Castle – Markree Castle

From the moment you make your way up the drive and the massive crenellated neo-Gothic exterior first comes into view, you know that Markree Castle is going to b...

By bestloved

2nd September 2013

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Bushmills Inn: A Warm Peat and Whiskey Scented Haven in County Antrim

As I made my way around Ireland I would sometimes mention to fellow travellers that Bushmills Inn was on my itinerary, which often elicit an excited response ...

By bestloved

14th August 2013

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An Irish Fairy Tale – Solis Lough Eske Castle

As you turn into the long drive and spot the bronze sculpture of a dragon almost hidden among trees, thoughts immediately turn toward fairy tale romance.  Soon...

By bestloved

8th August 2013

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Tempted by Temple House

Temple House is neither a hotel nor a B&B and is all the better for it. Instead, it attempts (and achieves) a much nobler aim – to make you a valued guest...

By bestloved

1st August 2013

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Harvey’s Point exciting updates…..

There are clearly several reasons why Harvey’s Point was voted “Number One in Ireland” in the 2013 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards (and is the onl...

By bestloved

1st August 2013

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Lough Inagh Lodge – Elegant Connemara

Just a very short drive up from the well travelled N59 between Galway and Clifden, the Inagh valley is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots in Connemara....

By bestloved

30th July 2013

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A night in Moy

As Manager Seamus puts it, “Not a bad place for something that started out as a mistake”.  When the original owner Sir Augustine Fitzgerald built Moy House...

By bestloved

30th July 2013

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The Oldest Fair in Ireland….Killorglin’s Puck Fair

Every August in Kerry, the town of Killorglin hosts the “Puck Fair” which dates back to pre 1603!! There are many stories of how this fair came abou...

By bestloved

22nd July 2013

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Celebrate Yorkshire Day at the Talbot Hotel, Malton

Join in the celebration of everything Yorkshire on August 1st 2013 at The Talbot Hotel Malton – it is Yorkshire Day! Local artisan producers will display ...

By bestloved

17th July 2013

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The New Forest & Hampshire County Show

Things are hotting up in the New Forest – and we are not just talking about this glorious weather…..huge preparations are taking place to be ready f...

By bestloved

16th July 2013

Best Loved’s Taste of the Best Series – Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye

Winner of the Isle of Skye’s first and only Michelin star for outstanding food and the Scotland Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year, Chef Marcello Tully is rig...

By bestloved

31st August 2011

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Christmas 2010 at Rathsallagh House Hotel, Ireland

By Olive Roberts Well I think most folk in Ireland will agree that Christmas 2010 will not be forgotten for a while to come. Temperatures got as low as -16 &...

By bestloved

8th February 2011

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Triathlon Training in Westport

By Olive Roberts Best Loved Hotel; Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, County Mayo has just launched a new training weekend programme designed specifically for ...

By bestloved

8th February 2011

Goodwood: The Festival of Speed

For you petrol heads out there, or even people that just like going to a huge garden party in a picturesque estate in the Sussex Downs, the Festival of Speed af...

By bestloved

3rd July 2010