I have lived in England for just over 10 years now.  Our (I think I’ve earned the right to claim it as my own if only in my heart) fair isle – where everything is on your doorstep in terms of the rest of Europe, never mind the rest of what’s on the British Isles themselves.

I’ve been very privileged to take advantage of my vicinity to the rest of Europe (although not as much as I’d have liked) and have been to Scotland, Wales, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, the Canary Islands and Iceland (although not technically in Europe but you get my drift hopefully).

However, what amazes me is that I STILL – despite it’s relatively close proximity – have not been to Ireland.  I know, I know.  It’s like people from New York never going to Ellis Island.  Ridiculous.

So I think it’s time I rectify this situation – especially as W’s half Irish on his dad’s side and he does a brilliant Irish accent.

Just as a side note, is the Irish accent the sexiest in Europe?  Discuss.

So when I saw this beauty in County Meath (just about an hour Northwest of Dublin), I realised even more why I would love to go.

Bellinter House is as beautiful as it is welcoming.

From the website…

“Standing majestically on the banks of the River Boyne in the rolling landscape of County Meath, Bellinter House exudes period glamour.”


Glamour, indeed… But also quite cozy, don’t you think?

I’m in love with the stag light.  Seriously, I need that in my life.

The colour mix here is not something I would have ever thought would work but it totally does.

Another one of those lights… dear god.  Please someone tell me where I can get one.  WANT.

Don’t you just want to rock up on that beautiful chair and nestle down with a good book whilst the winds howl outside?

Tufted furniture, lucite tables and wooden floors…. Heaven.


Double rooms start around €120/night.  Anyone else as in love with this place as I am?

All images Mr and Mrs Smith except for last, from Bellinterhouse.com

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