Seaview House Hotel & Spa is a destination hotel in one of Ireland’s most scenic areas on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The original Edwardian home in Ballylickey opened as a hotel in the 1940s and has remained in the family since. Ronan O’Sullivan and his wife, Suzanne, took over the hotel from his aunt, the legendary Kathleen O’Sullivan, who ran a tight ship there for four decades.

Period features throughout are accompanied by traditional décor with eclectic decorative splashes.

It offers tranquillity and a home-away-from-home atmosphere with open fire lit nightly, a well-stocked library and award-winning country house dining using the best local ingredients. Harbour vistas, friendly staff and relaxing in the garden make it quite special.

Individual private seaweed baths, with their own steam baths, are filled with local seaweed for a nourishing and relaxing experience.

Four suites open directly to the garden and dogs are welcome. They are asked only to avoid the spa, restaurant.

The night we arrived, we had already enjoyed a pub dinner so had dessert and a glass of wine in the garden, with Mutti busy sniffing his way around the garden.