This exquisite property is situated among woodlands on a private 310-acre island on the River Suir. Although the castle dates back to the sixteenth century, thoughtful restoration and renovations ensure modern hotel comfort — plus an eighteen-hole championship golf course. Each of the bedrooms enjoys sweeping views across the surrounding countryside, as well as original details such as cast-iron windows set in granite. For those who require extra privacy, secluded self-catering Island Garden Lodges are available. Guests can day trip from the island by ferry and venture into Waterford, one of Ireland's oldest cities and home to the famed crystal factory. For outdoorsy and athletic types, the island offers clay pigeon shooting, archery, tennis, fishing and nature walks (including foraging). Clad in oak paneling, the acclaimed Munster Room Restaurant serves seasonal menus highlighted by Irish specialties.