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Bellinter House, Navan, County Meath

$400 or more
Ireland, Europe: House is a country house hotel with a hip twist, 45 minutes outside Dublin, Ireland.
Navan , County Meath
Ireland
Tel: 353 46 9030900
bellinterhouse.com
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:

Designed in 1750 by Richard Castle, the architect who created Dublin's Parliament Building, Bellinter House was for centuries a sprawling estate and more recently a convent. Now this meticulously restored Palladian-style gem, on 12 green acres a 45-minute drive north of Dublin, has opened as a country house hotel with a hip twist. Cowhide covers the original pitch pine flooring, and tasteful embellishments, such as the modern artworks and the white paper bull's-head wall sconce, give a contemporary feel to this house of vast proportions. The 37 rooms couldn't be more comfortable, and there's ample diversion with two pools (one indoors), a screening room, a terrific restaurant, and walks along the River Boyne. The combined effect is a welcome as warm as the peat fires that burn in the public rooms.

—2007 Hot List

When to go: Both climate and ambience are pleasant year-round, though winter months have a decidedly more mellow vibe.

Which room to book: Both climate and ambience are pleasant year-round, though winter months have a decidedly more mellow vibe.

Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Pool, Spa

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