A country estate serves as the model for this modern deluxe resort on 155 acres straddling the banks of the River Roe—the place is relatively large and impersonal, although the lobby is welcoming and guest rooms have simple, clean-line beds in woods and rich earth tones. Suite furnishings move a bit up the ornate scale with canopy beds and velvet armchairs. Green's restaurant is formal and international; the Coach House brasserie is a relaxed place where golfers congregate;
and O'Cahan's bar takes its name from a local chieftain besieged on a riverside promontory, whose Irish wolfhound leaped an impossible chasm to bring relief—doubtless an inspiration to golfers flagging at the ninth. For those who need pointers, there's an on-site golfing academy. The spa comes with 12 treatment areas and a meditation chamber.
Roe Park, Limavady, BT49 9LB, Northern Ireland