2014 Award Winners HIDEAWAY OF THE YEAR 2014
Echo Lodge, Ballingarry, Co Limerick
Everyone loves the idea of a hideaway, and this is one of our most popular awards. Whether it’s the establishments itself which offers that sense of privacy and seclusion, or its location, there is something very appealing about a place that you can disappear to and escape everyday pressures.
It would be hard to imagine anywhere better as a hideaway than this spacious Victorian hideaway set on seven acres of lovely gardens, with mature trees, shrubberies, kitchen garden and orchard - and very luxurious accommodation. This magical hideaway has immense appeal to many different types of guest and, although it is actually a four star hotel, nothing could be further from the image that normally conveys.
It is an hotel like no other - its many special attributes make it a place apart. In addition to sumptuous accommodation in the main house, three newer superior suites offer a more contemporary style along with a residents' lounge and a small leisure centre with sauna and massage room.
Elegantly luxurious yet homely, with log fires, deep sofas and discreet hospitality, it is a perfect destination for a romantic break or a few days pick-you-up in demanding times.
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