This Victorian-Gothic B&B is a romantic retreat amid lovingly tended gardens. Many of its 1865 details are intact, including decorative Irish brickwork and fishtail slate roof tiles. Inside are high, molded-plaster ceilings and an impressive turn-of-the-20th-century stained-glass entrance. All bedrooms have four-poster queen beds; all have private baths, but only one is en suite. A welcoming fire crackles in the lounge, where guests can read, listen to music, or watch
TV, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout. This historic home encompasses the Claddagh Restaurant ($$$$), where chef Alan works his magic; it offers prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus and an extensive wine list; reservations are essential.