An extraordinary tower house built in the 19th century, overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, Moy House is a unique place. You can climb the four-story central tower for the best view out to sea, although the view from some of the guest rooms is almost as good, with acres of green fields leading across to the deep blue sea. Rooms are designed in a muted, contemporary style, with large beds and modern bathrooms. In what has to be a one-of-a-kind feature, one bathroom even has an original, glass-covered well. You can walk down to the beach for a stroll along the dramatic shoreline, or relax in the drawing room—the house is packed with bookshelves from which you can borrow. The restaurant is excellent, with a very strong emphasis on seasonal produce, but it’s certainly not cheap at €55 per person for a 5-course fixed-price menu. Check the website for good deals, including dinner-bed-and-breakfast packages.
- Jack Jewers