drawing room, study, dining room, snug, free Wi-Fi, 1-acre garden (croquet) in 18-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.
by arrangement, not in public rooms
per room B&B €160, D,B&B €260.
Good Hotel Guide Review
There’s no place like home – especially if home is Bobbie Smith’s ‘gracious’ guest house, in a peaceful spot in the Barrow river valley. Admirers this year praise the ‘attentive’ service, ‘friendly’ atmosphere, ‘great’ food and ‘exemplary comfort’. ‘It was flawless.’ ‘Tastefully decorated’, the stone-built 19th-century rectory is filled with fresh flowers, books, paintings, knick-knacks and eclectic personal touches; a grandfather clock ticks quietly in the hallway. Sit by the turf fire in the drawing room: large windows let in the Mount Leinster landscape. Generous bedrooms are individually decorated with antique furniture; some have a four-poster bed, some a fireplace; all have views of countryside and gardens. In the evening, residents meet in the lounge for aperitifs before sitting down to a communal dinner at a mahogany table set with silverware and candles. A member of Euro-Toques, the hostess is dedicated to preserving culinary traditions; her five-course dinners might include pork with Calvados; elderflower sorbet. At breakfast, try the home-baked bread with a full Irish. (Martyn Todd, Fergus Lawson)
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.