REVIEW

Coxtown Manor

Little touches go a long way: The eggs served at breakfast are gathered from chickens that roam outside.

By Jonah Lehrer, Thursday, Aug 6, 2009, 4:00 PM

Coxtown Manor

About this Hotel

Price From $144

While visiting Ireland from Belgium in 1999, Eduard Dewael fell for the lush landscape around Donegal Town and, on a whim, bought an ivy-covered Georgian mansion, which he converted into a B&B.

Coxtown Manor's 10 rooms come in two styles: The main house is full of antiques and marble fireplaces, while the recently renovated Coach House leans toward minimalism, with high-powered showers and Jacuzzi baths.

Little touches go a long way: The eggs served at breakfast are gathered from chickens that roam outside, and beds are covered in soft sheets imported from Belgium.