Dingle is incredible.
And when one arrives in Dingle, your expectations tend to be higher than high. Luckily, Castlewood House is there to keep those standards high in the sky.
The country house is nothing short of perfection, and has rave reviews coming out its perfect chimneys to prove it.
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Tenner bets your next holiday will be in Dingle!
1. Because it's been named Ireland's best small hotel
By TripAdvisor in their 2016 hotel awards, no less. So you know it's legit.
2. Because it's super intimate
The 12 bedroom hotel, which owners and spouses Helen and Brian run together, prides itself on the privacy it can offer each and every guest. Previous guests have mentioned how like a family home it feels; warm and welcoming.
3. Because the breakfast they provide is what dreams are made of
Ask anyone who's been lucky enough to have graced Castlewood House what the best part of it is, and we guarantee they'll say breakfast. The food is fresh, with some bits picked straight from the garden, and it's truly decadent, without being bad for you.
The perfect combo.
4. Because this is your view
You spending your time feeling like you're in a postcard.
Get used to it, because it only gets better.
5. Because the hosts treat you like family
Helen and Brian have a glowing reputation for making you feel like one of their own, and their kindness and generosity knows no bounds. You receive a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival, and things only go up from there.
Expect to be treated like royalty, and potentially make friends for life.
6. The list of activities to do is endless
Dingle has been named as one of TripAdvisor's top world destinations, and with so much to do in some of the world's most beautiful settings - it's not hard to see why.
Here you can go walking, hiking, climbing, canoeing, diving, kayaking, sailing, sea angling, dolphin seal and whale watching, horse riding, golfing, archaeology hunting, music finding, culture viewing and also dining in the foodie heaven that is Dingle.
Jaysus, you'll be busy!
7. Because it's all about the details
While the country house as a whole is an experience in itself, it's really the finer details that make the whole Castlewood experience one to remember.
Fluffy towels, robes and soft bedding are only the tip of the dreamy iceberg they provide to make your stay that much more enjoyable.