Rent a mansion for Christmas
How do you plan the perfect extended family Christmas get-together that's fun and stress-free? "Don't do it at home," says Des McGahan. Of course he would say that. Northern-Ireland born Des and his Australian wife Lisa run Ballinacurra House, a sprawling 25,000 sq ft Georgian manor on a 40-acre estate in Kinsale, west Cork, which they let exclusively to guests at Christmas, along with the services of a Michelin-starred chef, for €5k plus per day/night and over €6k for the big day itself.