2014 Award Winners HIDEAWAY OF THE YEAR 2014

Echo Lodge, Ballingarry, Co Limerick

Echo Lodge

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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47 votes

The Mustard Seed

Ballingarry, Co. Limerick
Country House / Restaurant
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland 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 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
Established in 1985 as a restaurant by that great Limerick hotelier, Dan Mullane,The Mustard Seed started life in Adare and later moved just ten minutes drive away to Echo Lodge, a spacious Victorian hideaway set on seven acres of lovely gardens, wi ...

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