Ross Lake House Hotel

5 km (3 miles) from Oughterard, Rosscahill, Co. Galway, Ireland

Built by James Edward Jackson, land agent for Lord Iveagh at Ashford Castle, this well-off-the-beaten-path, white-trim Georgian house, managed by the enthusiastic Henry and Elaine Reid, has a surprisingly stylish interior, with 19th-century antiques and welcoming open fires. Surrounded by 5 acres of colorful gardens, this country hideaway sits near a stream. Guest rooms above the converted stables are simpler and smaller than those in the suavely furnished house, but all have peaceful garden views and 20-inch flat-screen TVs, should you feel the need.

PROS

  • country quiet—silence, in fact—with style
  • good restaurant on the premises

CONS

  • 5 km (3 miles) out of town
  • no pubs nearby

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 091-550–109

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar. Breakfast

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