2007 Award Winners HIDEAWAY OF THE YEAR 2007

Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Hideaway of the Year 2007 - Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare What do we look for in the perfect Hideaway? Peace and quiet, big log fires, discreetly hospitable staff, soothing luxuriously furnished bedrooms – many of them romantic – and delicious, meticulously sourced food all combine at our next establishment.

It’s a place with a long and interesting history and, although the present house is relatively modern (only going back to the 18th century!) and has some quite recent additions,  the exterior is quite stark, which is in keeping with the surrounding lunar landscape and gives it an air of mystery – such a contrast to the warmth, comfort and uniquely serene atmosphere within the Haden family’s gently luxurious country house hotel Gregans Castle, overlooking The Burren: the perfect hideaway indeed.

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Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Country House / Hotel / Restaurant
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Has Good Hotel Guide Url Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Simple joys like warming turf fires and unparalleled views across the Burren landscape are memorable features of this quietly luxurious country house hotel, along with 'distinctively Irish and unpretentious' cooking' showcasing the wonderful foods of t ...

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