Saturday, July 3, 2010
Ireland - Adare
The base for our week in Ireland was at Adare Manor resort & golf club - v.posh. We stayed in a "villa" on the manor grounds. It was plenty big enough for the 4 of us, with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a kitchen, living room and sun-room. Very nicely decorated too with wood floors and granite. The manor grounds were extensive and we had some very enjoyable walks around them being suitably impressed with the gardens and scenery.
The village of Adare is known as Ireland's prettiest village, and deservedly so. Thatched cottages and friendly pubs were the norm, and we enjoyed sampling the Guinness and cider, as well as the home cooked meals. It was a good place to use as a base, with a number of touristy destinations within a short driving distance.