10. 4 in garden building.
all year except Christmas.
drawing room, study/library, dining room, playroom, table tennis room, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 18-acre grounds (garden, woodland), golf, walking, river fishing nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
all major cards.
 per room B&B €95–€150. Supper (soup, cheese, dessert) €25, three-course set dinner €40 (Sun–Thur), five-course set dinner €55 (all week).
Good Hotel Guide Review
Arrive to tea and home-made biscuits at Paddy and Hannah Flynn’s family-friendly Georgian country house in parkland below the Slieve Bloom mountains. ‘Lovely people’, the hosts encourage an informal, house-party atmosphere in their handsomely lived-in family home, all heaving bookshelves, paintings, log fires and antique furnishings. Choose one of the eclectically furnished bedrooms: large rooms in the main house overlook the lawns and courtyards (look out for the tufted ducks); those in the Yellow House peer over the walled garden. All are cosy, with an electric blanket on the bed. Book ahead for a spot at Paddy Flynn’s communal dinner, so the shopping – for super-fresh, super-local ingredients – can be done in time; dietary needs can be discussed but, in dinner-party style, ‘we decide what you’ll be having’, the Flynns say. (Prefer to eat privately? Ask for the single table by the blazing fire in the study.) In the morning, breakfast on fruit compotes and slices of home-baked bread; griddle scones and a full Irish are hearty options. More reports, please.