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The picturesque village of Ballingarry is located in west Limerick amid lush green fields and winding country roads lined with old stone walls. Romantic cottages and grand, historic houses fit beautifully into this tranquil landscape, overlooked by the mysterious Hill of Knockfierna, which is rich in folklore. Fascinating, too, are the ruins of the ancient Ballingarry Castle in the village itself. At one time, Ballingarry was a prosperous weaving and linen centre, but its industry - and population - were badly hit by the Great Famine, beginning in 1845. Today, it welcomes visitors seeking a relaxing break in scenic surroundings with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, including golf, fishing, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting, with go-karting available just a short distance away at Kilcornan. Another great attraction at Ballingarry is Echo Lodge, an elegant country house hotel whose gourmet restaurant, The Mustard Seed, tempts diners from far and wide. A few miles away, the charming thatched village of Adare is well worth visiting. Drivers venturing further afield are well placed to explore the city of Limerick, where the river Shannon flows into the Atlantic, the mountains and woodlands of east Limerick's Golden Vale, and the world-famous sights of neighbouring County Kerry.

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Warpool Court Hotel (158.91 miles)

Warpool Court Hotel
Situated in its own grounds, overlooking the wild Atlantic with its offshore islands of Skomer and Ramsey, Warpool Court has unrivalled views. Easy walking distance to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and the 'city' centre of ... More
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TYF Eco Hotel (159.39 miles)

TYF Eco Hotel

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Attached to a converted 19th century windmill in rural St. David's, this homely and environmentally conscious hotel is an ideal base for a range of outdoor activities. Situated just off a ... More

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Felindre Cottages (161.27 miles)

Felindre Cottages
The two timber lodges at Felindre are surrounded by farmland in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

It is just five minutes walk through the fields to the Coastal Path and the picturesque fishing ... More | visit website
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Quality Cottages (162.64 miles)

Quality Cottages
Wonderful Wales within such a tiny country we have so much squeezed in to see, do and learn. Quality Cottages have for 50 years, been offering both the best of holiday cottages in ... More
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Lochmeyler Farm Guest House (164.53 miles)

Lochmeyler Farm Guest House
A 220 acre working dairy farm in the centre of the St Davids Penninsular. 3 miles from coastal path. Luxury facilities, 5 stars Visitwales, 5 Diamond AA, Visitwales Gold Award. We have 7 en-suite bedrooms, ... More | visit website
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Ty-Hendre (167.71 miles)

Ty-Hendre

Ty-Hendre is a superbly appointed cottage which sleeps 4, is situated just a couple of miles out of Fishguard and with lovely pastoral surroundings. The owners have created a delightful conservation area within the 5 ... More | visit website

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Ferryboat Inn and Restaurant (167.77 miles)

Ferryboat Inn and Restaurant

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Offering quality en suite rooms and forecourt parking, 500 metres from Fishguard ferry port, this is the nearest accommodation provider to Europcar and Hertz car hire, ideal for visiting Pembrokeshire. The 4-star ... More

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Hope and Anchor Inn (167.85 miles)

Fine Food and Comfortable Rooms and the doorstep of the Fishguard Cork Irish Ferry and pembrokeshire National Park ... More
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Y-Grisiau-Tri-Deg-Naw (168.00 miles)

Y-Grisiau-Tri-Deg-Naw

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Just yards from an award winning sandy beach with rock pools at low tide, this attractive and very comfortable property is perfect for family holidays. Broad Haven ... More

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Cuffern Manor (168.17 miles)

Cuffern Manor
Jayne and Julian welcome you to stay in their grade 2 Georgian manor house in the heart of Pembrokeshire. A few miles from stunning coastal scenery, you can be assured of a friendly welcome and ... More | visit website

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