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28
Apr

Molly Keane Writers Retreat: A Beautiful Retreat in Ireland

The Molly Keane Writers Retreat is located in the village of Ardmore in County Waterford. It was the writer Molly Keane’s residence, the place where she lived from 1950 up until her death in 1996. Her daughter made the home available for writers. The house is a peaceful, secluded and comfortable family home with spectacular views over the bay, distant cliffs and vast sandy beaches only a 10 minute walk away.  The house sleeps 9 easily and 11 using folding and sofa...
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25
Apr

The Amazing Versatility of Castles: As Retreats and Coworking Spaces

If you’re not yet familiar with coworking, here’s a simple Wikipedia article to keep you up to speed. Here’s a quote from the article: Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with people who value working...
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22
Apr

More Castle Hotels in France

More beautiful castle hotels in France! France itself is a beautiful place and demands exploring, but of course we’d need somewhere to stay in order for us to enjoy travelling within the country. It’s easy to decide to go with cheaper options, but there are castle hotels worth checking out if you want something different. Each item on the list is a link, and clicking on it will direct you to the castle hotel’s website. Check out the websites for...
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20
Apr

Getting to Know Garden Cities

If you’ve been taking a look at the lists in this website, especially at the pictures, you’ll notice that a lot of castles have well-cultivated, beautiful gardens within the castle grounds. This is worth noting, since gardens are really valuable. One can immediately recognize their aesthetic value, of course – gardens are always important parts of the landscape. The angular harshness of a locale that is made up mostly of steel and concrete can be offset by a good garden....
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18
Apr

A Close Look at a Castle Hotel In Wales

We’ve been looking at lists a lot – lists of castle hotels in different countries, lists of castles for sale, lists of places where we can hold our dream writing retreats, to name a few. But today, we’re going to do something different, and look at a specific location in detail: a particular chateau in Wales. Here is Chateau Rhianfa. The castle hotel’s front page calls it a “magnificent French gothic-styled château hotel on the isle of Anglesey, North Wales,” giving...
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14
Apr

5 Amazing Places In Ireland for Dream Writing Retreats

Beautiful places aren’t, of course, simply confined to castles. Here are five places in Ireland for dream writing retreats. 1. Cliffs of Moher This breathtaking view is found at the edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. The Cliffs are named after a fort called Moher at the southernmost point of the cliffs. It’s a really huge tourist destination, and for good reason – there’s something so compelling about these cliffs that makes you want to come near...
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