Cosmopolitan Chic blended with Contemporary Cool. That’s Carton House and for once, the slick PR descriptions are justified. Steeped in fascinating history we like the sound of Lady Emily, who created the Chinese room (bedroom to Queen Victoria) and decorated the famous Shell Cottage on the estate with shells from around the world. One of Emily's 23 children was the famous Irish Patriot Lord Edward FitzGerald, leader of the 1798 rebellion. 23 children! Maybe Carton is the place to go for some baby-making relaxation. Or simply to have your chakras balanced during our favourite Aveda Spa treatment ever, the Chakra Balancing Massage. Omm.