Privately owned Relais and Chateau, Sheen Falls Lodge enjoys a profile as one of Europe’s finest five star hotels. In addition to the hotel, located on the picturesque Ring of Kerry, Sheen Falls Lodge also offers Ireland’s ultimate self catering experience: Four private villas, nestled in their own secluded grounds offering a combination rural seclusion with 5* facilities on hand.
With stunning décor and every creature comfort at hand these spacious villas and cottage – the Bay Villas and Marianne’s Cottage have all been designed to the highest specifications and are equipped with every modern convenience. They are set within the 300 acre estate of Sheen Falls Lodge where the surroundings seem to border on the mythological. Waterfalls cascade through the woodlands, deer roam free and seals peer playfully from the waters edge.
The three thatched, four-bedroom villas are situated in their own private grounds and accessed through a private gated entrance, each has stunning views over Kenmare Bay and is just a short stroll from the Sheen Falls Lodge Hotel.
The ultimate in comfort and service, each villa has its own character and offers four roomy double bedrooms with en-suite marble bathrooms. The roaring log fires add to the rural idyll and literary enthusiasts can leaf through the well-stacked mezzanine library overlooking the dining area. Guests seeking to be tended hand and foot will find the daily service reassuringly understated but attentive and almost any whim can be catered for, such as a dinner party arranged by the skilled team of hotel chefs and eager waiting staff.
The two-bedroomed Marianne’s Cottage is the ideal secluded sanctuary to enjoy with a loved ones, close friends or family. The airy sleeping quarters feature balconies from which the local marine and bird life can be observed during an idle morning breakfast.
These properties complement the three existing cottages available on the estate: ‘Little Hay Cottage’, ‘Garden Cottage’ and ‘The Green’.
Guests of the Villas and Cottages are invited to enjoy the full facilities of the Sheen Falls Lodge Hotel including the award winning ‘La Cascade’ restaurant, Oscar’s Bistro, Cocktail Bar, Sun Lounge and Library. Wine enthusiasts will be eager to sign up for the pre-dinner cellar tour and wine tasting, courtesy of one of Ireland’s largest public wine cellar complete with over 10,000 bottles of wine from 17 countries.
Guests can indulge in the vast selection of outdoor pursuits including salmon fishing on a private stretch of the Sheen River, cycling, walking, tennis and horse riding is available nearby. Golfers are spoilt for choice with a range of challenging courses but a short drive away. Indoors, guests can enjoy the estate’s health club with its fitness space, swimming pool and treatment rooms.
Located within easy reach of Kerry and Cork Airports, Sheen Falls Lodge is a member of Relais & Chateaux and has recently been voted the top resort in Ireland in the Conde Nast Traveler 2007 Readers’ Choice Awards held in New York.
For further information about Sheen Falls Lodge and these elegant private havens telephone 353 (64) 6641600 or look online at www.sheenfallslodge.ie.
Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Co Kerry, Ireland.
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