With glorious views over Bantry Bay, this beautiful boutique hotel is the former home of shipping magnate Sir John Ellerman. Famed for its extensive South African art collection and 9,000-bottle wine cellar, it has just nine elegant rooms and two suites. There is a heated pool in the terraced grounds, a spa and a contemporary-art gallery that doubles as a private cinema. The separate, three-bedroom Ellerman Villa has a private chef and butler service; a second villa, which will house a state-of-the-art wine cellar and wine library, is currently being constructed. Ellerman House offers the pleasure of dining in a luxurious setting with an ever-changing menu. Ellerman House offers the pleasure of dining in a luxurious setting with an ever-changing menu. A small team of talented chefs has created a kitchen in which innovation, talent and the very best ingredients combine to seduce the most sophisticated of palates. All rooms are equipped with iPads for guests’ use.