Sheedy’s

Guests arrive to tea, home-made biscuits and ‘a warm welcome’ at this ‘excellent’ family-run 18th-century country house near the Burren, where John and Martina Sheedy combine fine cooking (him) and a charming efficiency (her) to create their characterful retreat. More

Contact details

Sheedy’s
Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare
Ireland
00 353 65 707 4026

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

Mar–Sept, closed 1 day a week in Apr.

Facilities

sitting room/library, sun lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden (rose garden).

Background music

'easy listening' at breakfast, light jazz at dinner.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B €120–€180, D,B&B €220–€280. À la carte €47.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Guests arrive to tea, home-made biscuits and ‘a warm welcome’ at this ‘excellent’ family-run 18th-century country house near the Burren, where John and Martina Sheedy combine fine cooking (him) and a charming efficiency (her) to create their characterful retreat. Check in to one of the ‘spacious’, elegant bedrooms, each stocked with cookies, up-to-date magazines, bathrobes and slippers; for extra space, choose a junior suite with a large seating area. ‘A feeling of well-being descends as you sit in the conservatory with a pre-dinner drink.’ In the jaunty, tartan-floored restaurant, John Sheedy’s ‘formidable’, French-inspired dishes – perhaps warm tart of St Tola goat’s cheese, caramelised onions, figs – use herbs and vegetables from the hotel’s garden, along with ‘quality’ ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, crofters and foragers. Informal meals, Irish whiskies and craft beers may be taken by the fire in the ‘cosy’, rustic bar. In the morning, wake to leaf teas and filter coffee; home-made jams, marmalades and breads; organic porridge served with Baileys. Tuck in, then ask the hosts for a map and head out into the dramatic scenery that surrounds. (AW)

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Sheedy’s
Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare

Guest comments

'Still an excellent hotel. The combination of Martina’s welcome and John’s cooking is formidable. We like the tea and home-made biscuits offered on checking in; the spacious bedroom; the feeling of well-being that descends as you sit in the conservatory with a pre-dinner drink; the magic John works with quality ingredients; the attempt to offer something a little different at the buffet-free breakfast. Portions are generous. ' - Andrew Wardrop - July, 2014
'The welcome was warm and genuine. Our room was pleasant but lighting was poor. The food was wonderfully cooked at dinner. Wines reasonably priced. Breakfast is also excellent ' - Esler Crawford - September, 2013
'An excellent small hotel, with a very warm welcome, in a wonderful location. ' - Florence and Russell Birch - April, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Cliffs of Moher

    A stunning series of cliffs on the Atlantic coast.

  • The Burren

    A national park, with diverse flora and fauna, along with celtic crosses and ring forts.

  • Aran Islands

    Day trips available to a Gaelic-speaking, traditional area off the west coast of Ireland.