With views overlooking Dublin Bay, yet still close enough to nip into the city, this coastal spot is great for invigorating fresh air walks. Bull Island Nature Reserve and St. Anne's Park Rose Garden grace Clontarf village which, you may be hapy to learn, is home to cricket in Ireland. All eight bedrooms are en suite, and U-10s get a 50% discount. There's no internet, but isn't it nice to escape the ravages of work - especially in such a lovely setting? Breakfast is included in rate.