These sweet hideaway cottages are ineffably romantic, the site is stunning, the views over to the Macgillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountains, will swallow your heart at any time of day. Set in a fine mature garden, the minute Kizzie for two and the larger Fleur for a family have been renovated, decorated and furnished with flair, loving care, well-chosen furniture on warm wooden floors, and delightful fabrics. The style is perfectly cottagey without ever being twee and the nostalgic aroma of an open turf fire is the best thing ever when you come in from a long day’s fishing, walking or history-hunting. The two sofas in Fleur, the one in Kizzie just ask to be relaxed into. Their kitchens are brand new with grey slate or pine worktops – and all the modern bits you expect. Bedrooms rejoice in tempting quilted bedding on new old-style beds and good storage space. In Kizzie, you can lie in bed and gaze at those magic mountains. In Fleur, the sunroom draws them in. Each has its own patio or garden spot with barbecue and furniture. And pretty Killorglin and its handful of restaurants is within walking distance.