Come to Killenard for Natural Retreats


AROUND THE BLOCK:THE HERITAGE Golf and Spa resort in Killenard, Co Laois, is the latest in a number of upmarket Irish hotel resorts to offload some of its holiday homes to Natural Retreats, a UK-based company.

Natural Retreats has already acquired holiday homes in Adare Manor in Limerick, Castlemartyr in Cork, Parknasilla in Kerry and The Hollies, a five-bedroom 19th century manor house on the Ring of Kerry.

Apparently Natural Retreats has acquired eight of the Heritage Resorts golf properties – all two and three bed apartments overlooking the course.

The Heritage fits in with the type of swanky resort Natural Retreats typically has on its books because it has a spa, championship golf course, designed by Seve Ballesteros, an Italian restaurant on its grounds as well as another pub and restaurant in the hotel.

The two-bedroom on-course apartments cost from €476-€748 for a five-day stay and the three- beds cost from €595-€935 for a five-day stay.

Guests can avail of a concierge service which helps to plan their stay and offers advice on places to visit.

See naturalretreats.iefor detials.