Lorum Old Rectory

Afternoon tea is taken by a turf fire in the drawing room of this ‘beautiful’ 19th-century granite rectory at the foot of the Blackstairs mountains. More

Contact details

Lorum Old Rectory
Kilgreaney
Bagenalstown
Co. Carlow
R21R D45
Ireland
0035 599 775282

Hotel information

Bedrooms

4.

Open

Feb-end Nov.

Facilities

drawing room, study, dining room, snug, free Wi-Fi, 1-acre garden (croquet) in 18-acre grounds, wedding facilities, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

by arrangement, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single €110–€120, double €170–€190, D,B&B double €270–€290. Set dinner €50

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Afternoon tea is taken by a turf fire in the drawing room of this ‘beautiful’ 19th-century granite rectory at the foot of the Blackstairs mountains. Interiors are filled with books, paintings, photographs, family mementos, fresh-cut flowers. An 18th-century grandfather clock chimes in the hall. The ‘friendly’ owner, Bobbie Smith, is the life and soul of the place, our readers tell us: ‘She and her daughter made us so welcome in their wonderful home.’ The ‘cosy, comfortable and spotless’ bedrooms have period furniture and immense charm, perhaps a four-poster, an original fireplace. All come with home-baked biscuits. Candlelit dinner is served at the mahogany table in the warmly red dining room, where silverware gleams in the firelight. The chef hostess is a member of Euro-Toques, which celebrates the best food grown, raised, fished in Ireland. She uses local, mainly organic ingredients to create a daily four-course dinner, and hearty breakfasts with home-made bread and jams. The gardens are surrounded by pastureland and Christmas tree crops. People come to walk, cycle and play golf, but most of all to relax and be spoilt. (AM)

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Lorum Old Rectory
Kilgreaney
Bagenalstown
Co. Carlow
R21R D45

Guest comments

'Bobby Smith and her daughter made us so welcome in their wonderful home. The breakfasts and dinners were deliciousthat we ate in both nights. It was like eating in your own intimate restaurant. The rooms are cosy, comfortable and spotless. . memorable. ' - Anne McEneaney - August, 2016
'This is a hidden gem of a place, between Borris and Bagenalstown in Co. Carlow, overlooking mount Leinster. The comfort and quality of service in all respects is exemplary, the hosts Bobbie and Rebecca are attentive and friendly. We felt really at home. The decor is so tasteful, ' - Fergus Lawson - August, 2015
'The thing that you notice about staying here is that it is a home. Yes, it is a beautiful stone house, but what makes it is the hospitality and easy friendliness of Bobbie Smith, and her attention to detail. Our lovely, spacious room had a comfortable bed,books and magazines, tea/coffee making facilities and a bottle of water. The house is grandly decorated throughout. Both dinner and breakfast were delicious: good ingredients, well cooked and carefully presented. ' - Sheila Robinson - January, 2015

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