16. 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled, 7 studios (6 with kitchenette) in annexe.
end Mar–end Oct.
2 sitting rooms, breakfast conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small garden, fishing, sailing, golf, riding nearby, breakfast room and public areas wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed.
per room B&B single €95–€120, double €155–€175. 1-night bookings refused bank holiday Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘It is impossible not to like Julia and Paddy Foyle’, the ‘delightful hosts’ of this ‘sybaritic’ harbourside B&B on the fringes of the Wild Atlantic Way. ‘They have a genuine interest in seeing everyone who passes through their doors happy,’ writes a Guide inspector. It is not unusual to see guests pad into the ‘light-filled main sitting room’ to sit before the fire in their slippers. The ramble of interlinking properties, including a 19th-century harbourmaster’s house, is stuffed with antiques and curios – the hosts are itinerant auction hoppers – ‘yet the melee of styles and periods works’. Each individually fashioned bedroom has a terrace or balcony. ‘We spread ourselves out in a roomy, well-equipped triple with squashy seating and large bathroom. We slept like tops on very comfortable beds.’ Breakfast, ‘cheerfully served in the pleasant conservatory’, starts with a buffet of fresh fruit salad, Irish cheeses and cold cuts, a tempting ‘breakfast cake’. ‘Freshly squeezed orange juice and excellent coffee arrived at the table, followed by perfectly poached eggs, piping hot potato pancakes.’ The hosts provide driving and walking routes: ‘Julia transformed our itinerary.’
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.
Day trips available to a Gaelic-speaking, traditional area off the west coast of Ireland.
A long weekend of live music, street parties in the Latin Quarter and the World Oyster Opening Championships.
The racecourse festival is in the last week of July each year, but there are regular meets throughout the racing season.