Into the Mystic

An inspired reinvention has revived Ireland’s enchanting Ashford Castle.   In its eight-century history, Ashford Castle has passed through the hands of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy, the lord president of Connaught, and, perhaps most famously, the family behind Ireland’s national brew, Guinness. But by the time the hotelier Beatrice Tollman and her daughter Toni acquired it in 2013, the medieval landmark on […]

Jump Start

An English estate’s equestrian center launches riders to new levels. The English countryside is bathed in golden light, the rays of the morning’s sun casting a sparkle on every dewdrop-covered blade of  grass surrounding the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. Inside the stables, Charlie, a sturdy black cob with a white stripe running down his nose, […]

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