Gougane Barra Hotel

West Cork, Ireland

With a magical, off-the-beaten-path location in the mountains of West Cork, the Gougane Barra stands alone the shadow of a massive hill, overlooking a stunning forest-ringed lake with a beautiful 16th century chapel in the middle. In this Irish fairytale setting, the owners, Katy and Neil Lucey, make guests feel right at home and meals are a gourmet delight.