Soak up the unspoilt beauty of Ireland with self-catering specialists Natural Retreats, boasting a coveted selection of properties in this beautiful destination, richly awash with Emerald Isle history and tradition. Whether it’s a family break, a romantic getaway in breath-taking surroundings or the opportunity to hone that golfing technique, Natural Retreats has something to suit everyone.
Avoid the expense of long-haul flights and visit beautiful resorts such as Castlemartyr, just a 30 minute drive from Cork International Airport. Flights from London to Cork take less than 1 hour 30 minutes and further flights from other UK cities such as Manchester mean travel time can be minimised, thus maximising enjoyment of the magnificent surroundings that Natural Retreats offer.
Natural Retreats The Heritage Golf & Spa, County Laois, and Natural Retreats Castlemartyr, Cork offer exceptional self-catering accommodation yet are tucked away in the grounds of iconic hotels, offering a tantalising combination of privacy and service. Alternatively, Natural Retreats The Hollies in County Kerry offers guests their very own mansion and grounds to play with.
Fun in County Kerry – The Hollies, Ireland
Enjoy a big family or friend gathering at The Hollies, a magnificent 19th century mansion house located in a rolling green private estate with separate guest-house sleeping up to 12 guests in total. This incredible property has been renovated to feature all mod-cons to keep tech-mad teens happy but also features a private boathouse with direct access onto the Caragh River, offering some of the best salmon fishing in Ireland. Cook up a storm in the superbly-equipped kitchen after an afternoon’s fishing, or explore the luxury grounds of the Estate. The perfect destination with enough space to keep even the biggest families occupied all holiday long.
Four nights at The Hollies starts from €3,461 (*£3,000) for a six bedroom house
Fun for all the Family at The Heritage – The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, County Laois, Ireland
Tucked away in charming Killenard, the magnificent National Retreats apartments set within the grounds of The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort are perfect for families of all ages. With an impressive array of activities and facilities, the boys can enjoy a knockabout on the tennis courts, while mother and daughter take a dip in the leisure pool. As a family, there are plenty of activities to enjoy together, from outdoor bowling, to movie time at the cinema, or take advantage of the 5km walking track – the epitome of good, clean healthy fun. What’s more, with the fun Kids Club offering complimentary activities during the school holidays, parents can take five and unwind in the sumptuous Spa or on the Championship Golf Course, before cooking up a feast all together in the superbly equipped open-plan kitchen.
Four nights at The Heritage Golf & Spa 2-bedroom apartment starts from €460 (*£395)
Rejuvenate the soul amid Cork’s most wondrous woodlands – Natural Retreats Castlemartyr Resort, Ireland
The five-star Castlemartyr Resort is tucked away in Cork’s most awe-inspiring countryside, an astounding location that epitomises the Emerald Isle’s culture perfectly. A fantastic retreat for retired couples, Natural Retreats Castlemartyr offers guests unique lodge accommodation, located within the sanctuary of the historic walled gardens of the Castlemartyr estate. All residences are equipped with excellent self-catering facilities, yet remain within a stone’s throw of onsite restaurants, should you so desire. Be sure to keep the mind and body active; whether you fancy a spot of croquet on Mitchell´s lawn, a fun tour around the estate by horse and carriage, a bicycle ride or even a walk with the resident red and white Irish setters, Earl and Countess, you can do it all at Castlemartyr. Four nights at a two-bedroom Lodge at Castlemartyr resort starts from €450 (*£386)
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Natural Retreats luxury self catering holidays offer incredible places to stay in beautiful and secluded locations, with a personal concierge service that is unrivalled.
Guests can also stay at stunning UK locations include the Yorkshire Dales, Ll?n Peninsula in Wales, West Highlands in Scotland and Fistral Beach and Trewhiddle in Cornwall.
In 2011, Natural Retreats expanded abroad with beautiful luxury villas in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. Each villa features spacious open-plan living, with a terrace leading onto a private, heated outdoor pool.
Across the pond, Natural Retreats now feature two incredible sites in the US, Virginia Hot Springs and South Fork Lodge in Idaho. South Fork Lodge is widely known as a world-class fishing retreat and Virginia Hot Springs offers outstanding year-round activities including hiking, kayaking and horse-riding in a truly breath-taking location.
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