Slane, County Meath
Ireland PO9 2ES
Dating back to the 17th century, this manor house is proud of its history and has gone to some lengths to preserve a sense of timelessness within its rooms and throughout its expansive grounds. Candelabras decorate mantels and lavender shoots up around a stone fountain, joined to broad lawns by pebbled lanes. Cottage guests have access to private Jacuzzis hidden behind trimmed hedges. For breakfast, the restaurant serves up pancakes, smoked salmon and fresh fruit.