Saturday, 16 April 2022

Best new hotels in the UK and Ireland that opened this spring

Cashel Palace Hotel Room 102 Image 2

Reached by a tree-lined avenue, the property’s communal spaces are rich in original, restored details - think wooden panelling and fluted columns. Bedrooms have historical touches, too - from intricate cornicing and rustic beams to gilt-edged paintings and delicately draped bed canopies.

As well as lounges lit by roaring log fires and landscaped gardens, there’s a top-notch spa for Bamford treatments with an indoor-outdoor pool, traditional seaweed baths and yoga room. As for what else to do? Feast on suppers whipped up from ingredients sourced from the pastures of the surrounding Golden Vale at The Bishop’s Buttery restaurant, sip on a pint of Guinness in the basement bar, or tap up the equine concierge for the ‘inside trot’ on the area’s best riding routes.

Saturday 16 April 2022 by Ianthe Butt