Head to the Kenmare countryside to celebrate a special occasion with loved ones at Sheen Falls Lodge, known for its 2 AA rosette restaurant the Falls. The atmospheric dining room, with its plush leather seating and fine art-adorned walls, offers contemporary Irish fare with a twist. With most ingredients sourced locally, food here includes succulent Kerry lamb, fresh mussels from Kenmare Bay, or even smoked salmon caught and cured on the estate. Treat your mum to the three-tiered afternoon tea in the bright and airy yellow Sun Lounge and admire the Sheen Falls through the large Victorian windows. Tuck into delicious finger sandwiches and sweet cakes and pastries that taste even better with a flute of fizz.
Heading for a stay with a group? Go for one of the charming thatched cottages, complete with kitchenette, cosy lounge, and terrace with views over the bay, providing you with all the space you’ll need for a fun girls’ weekend. Otherwise, check in to a classic room or treat yourself and your partner to Suite Falls View, which has a homely sitting room, master bedroom and bathroom, all spread over 800 sq ft. Relax on your king-sized bed and watch the sun set through the tall windows, peeking through the surrounding woodland. The calming decor mirrors the beauty of the outdoors, with floral curtains, botanical-print cushions, and moss-toned blanketing.
If peace and quiet is on the agenda, visit the serene Easanna Spa, housed in a bright and light, wood-clad conservatory. Sink into the steaming Jacuzzi after a few laps of the heated pool, or unwind in the sauna and steam rooms. You can also indulge in a holistic Swedish massage, or pamper yourself with a French manicure, leaving you feeling tip-top.