I booked the residential swimming course here after finding it on Google and cannot recommend Ard Na Ciuin more highly!
The property is in a beautiful setting, immaculately decorated and everything has been thought of in terms of comfort and care during your stay - the decor, the facilities, the furnishings, the food, the welcome and advice on local walks and attractions - Trevor and Lynette could not do enough.
To anyone thinking of taking the plunge on the swimming course, do it, do it, do it! The endless pool is a wonderful idea for the learner and Tracey is a brilliant instructor. Learning on a one-to-one basis, with lots of opportunity to put in practice in between lessons, really makes a difference. I arrived at Ard Na Ciuin unsure if I would ever swim, but swam on my second less and finished every single lesson amazed at the progress that it is possible to make in such a short time. And it was a short time, a week in this lovely location flew by all too quickly, I can't wait to go back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ard na Ciuin is an idyllic rural retreat with facilities unique to the region. Learn to swim, find new direction, or just relax and recover in peaceful, holistic surroundings. Enjoy our warm welcome and our first class service. After the perfect night's sleep, far from traffic noise and away from the 'rat race' wake up to incredible views across the Blackwater valley and beyond. Savour delicious home cooking made with fresh seasonal ingredients produced right here on our organically run 15 acre homestead. Take time to explore the area or stay close to home and develop new life skills, safe in the hands of our experts. With forest trails and mountain views right on our doorstep you won't need to walk far to find inspiration and nature at its best. Family run, we know the true meaning of hospitality and we'll ensure your stay feels like a "home from home without having to lift a finger!" ... more less