European Vacation
RETREAT Magazine|Issue 20
OH, THE PLACES WE’ D GO! - As lockdown restrictions in Europe begin to ease, these hotels are reopening and welcoming guests back with open arms.

Dunalastaira Hotel Suites

KINLOCH RANNOCH, SCOTLAND

@dunalastairhotelsuites

The luxurious Dunalastair Hotel Suites occupying a picturesque grey-stone Victorian building on the edge of the stunning Loch Rannoch – has launched a range of special rate Staycation. The Highland Retreat promises a luxurious taste of local heritage, incorporating two nights B&B in the sumptuous Munro Suite for two, a 7-course tasting dinner at the hotel’s gourmet and locally-supplied restaurant, Edina’s, and a freshly prepared packed lunch (complete with decadent chocolates) to be enjoyed while discovering the stunning storybook landscape, popular as a filming location for recent TV hit, Outlander, and 1995 Liam Neeson classic, Rob Roy.

ARDMORE BAY, CO WATERFORD, IRELAND

www.cliffbeachhouse.ie

IRELAND

A new, architecturally designed, full-service holiday house opening in Ireland this July. It’s perfect for groups of friends and multi-generational family experiences and is private, airy and at one with nature. The location, Ardmore Bay, is absolutely off the beaten track offering unexpected and varied experiences. A dedicated team at Cliff Beach House can arrange lots of lovely things to do: foraging, sea otter spotting, whale walks and wild hiking, and they also have a little black book of charming local experts to teach everything from writing poetry, botanical painting to how to make the perfect soda bread.

Chateau de la Messardiere

ST. TROPEZ, FRANCE @messardieresttropez www.messardiere.com/en/

FRANCE

Return to the French Riviera staying at Saint-Tropez’s much-loved largest hotel, occupying 25 acres of glorious grounds overlooking the Cote d’Azur and Provencal countryside. Keen bird watchers will relish its 25-acres of manicured grounds which are a haven for birdlife, being officially recognised as a French Bird Protection League and Birdlife International ornithological reserve.

The property with its trademark domed cupolas and turrets has undergone extensive renovation and opened for the summer season on June 25th 2020, and will join the prestigious Airelles brand in January 2021. Renovation works for the opening season included a state-of-the-art Valmont spa and refurbishment of all public areas.

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