Published on July 15th, 2012 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland
Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, the luxury country house hotel of Ballyfin is a place of history and romance, of tranquility. The house has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and after eight years of restoration, Ballyfin re-opened in 2011 as a 5 star country house hotel. With only fifteen rooms for the 600 acre estate, this 5 star luxury hotel is the perfect place for a break from the stresses of the modern world and provides discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Ballyfin houses an outstanding collection of paintings which traces the development of Irish art from the mid-seventeenth century to today.