Fodor's Expert Review Coolbawn Quay
Coolbawn Quay, Lough derg, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
The main appeal of this collection of cottages built in the style of a 19th-century Irish village is the magical setting between Lough Derg and the surrounding rolling hills and forests. Cottages are of varying sizes with traditional exteriors but sleek and comfortable interiors. They sleep four to eight and are perfect for larger groups or families, with spacious kitchens and even a turf-burning stove in the drawing room. Four of the cottages are broken up into smaller suites that can be booked as double rooms. The marina gives easy access to the lake, and the spa makes use of a natural spring beneath the village–-in good weather you can take your treatments outdoors. The Clubhouse bar and restaurant has great alfresco dining options.
- incredible natural setting
- great choice of accommodations types
- high-quality spa
- can book up on weekends
- popular for weddings