Good Hotel Guide Review
In the Blackwater valley, visitors to this fine, ivy-clad Georgian country house are invited to stay ‘as if with friends’ by the welcoming Sharp Bolster family. Beyond the beautiful walled garden and terraced lawns lie acres of meadows and farmland. Inside brims with heirlooms and memorabilia collected by more than ten generations of the family. Days might be spent nestled in a fireside armchair in the book-lined study, and having tea in the airy drawing room. Spacious country-style bedrooms are pleasingly old-fashioned, with original fireplaces; one has a four-poster. The hosts offer tips for decent nearby eateries; guests might alternatively give a day’s notice and dine in. Vintage motorcycle or classic car tours can be organised.
00 353 29 50014
3. Plus 3-bed self-catering cottage nearby, suitable for disabled.
drawing room, library, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 250-acre gardens and farmland.
over-12s ‘will be considered’.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single €135–€150, double €235–€250, D,B&B €285–€300.