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2006 Award Winners HIDEAWAY OF THE YEAR 2006


Stella Maris Hotel


Georgina Campbell's Hideaway of the Year 2006 - Stella Maris Hotel, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo Few retreats could rival the away-from-it all atmosphere and beauty of this hotel, which is perched on the rugged north Mayo coast, just outside one of Ireland’s most charming and unspoilt villages, Ballycastle. Built in 1853 as a coast guard regional headquarters, this fine property now makes a very special small hotel, restored by the current proprietors who have created a warm and stylish interior where antiques rub shoulders with contemporary pieces. Comfort and a stunning location are this hotel’s major assets: a conservatory built all along the front takes full advantage of the setting, allowing guests to drink in the majestic coastal views . All this, and good cooking too - some guests will never want to leave. Terence McSweeney and Frances Kelly have given this gem of a place the TLC that makes it such a warm retreat.

Stella Maris Country House Hotel

Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Hotel / Restaurant
100%
2 votes
4 euro 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
Built in 1853 as a coastguard regional headquarters, this fine property on the edge of the wonderfully away-from-it-all village of Ballycastle was later acquired by the Sisters of Mercy, who named it Stella Maris, and it now makes a very special small ...


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