Robb Reports best new resort 2012 and a member of Relais & Chateaux Ballyfin is an ideal place to escape the stresses of the modern world and reinvigorate mind and body. The magnificent interiors are decorated with Irish art and antiques from around the world. With just 15 bedrooms, Ballyfin has all the flavour of a grand private house with all the services of an international five star hotel. Step outdoors to enjoy 600 acres of private parkland, a 28 acre lake, ancient woods, follies and grottoes. Indoors relax in front of blazing log fires, swim or work out or enjoy a relaxing treatment.