Knockranny House Hotel & Spa

Boutique hotel in Westport

Open fires take the chill out of the air at this traditionally styled modern hotel, where more than 100 rooms and suites – some quite large – each feature plush classic furnishings and styles. Amenities include an indoor pool and spa facilities. The restaurant, La Fougère, is renowned for its wine list. Westport's centre is 1.5km west, a 15-minute walk.

Afternoon tea (2.30pm to 5.30pm daily) in the Brehon Bar is another favourite.