For now I can dream ~
www.ballyfin.com County Laois, Ireland
After eight years of restoration Ballyfin opens this May 2011 as a small country luxury hotel. 5 stars is probably not enough for this pristine property. You are sure to feel like royalty as you roll in the gates of the exquisite mansion and have your luggage not only brought to your room but unpacked for you~! Activities abound here at Ballyfin. You can try your hand at not only fishing, clay shooting and croquet but also archery and falconry!
Set on 600 lush acres this old world heritage meets new world luxury resort features two championship golf courses, one designed by Nick Faldo and an authentic Thai spa! Accommodations include a variety of options to choose from, lakeside rooms and suites, lodge rooms and you can even rent one of the golf village homes which sleep six people.