Sea Mist House

Clifden, Co. Galway

The colourful cottage-style flowers surrounding the red door of this pretty, stone-built Georgian house are a clue to the warm welcome and cosy atmosphere inside. More

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The colourful cottage-style flowers surrounding the red door of this pretty, stone-built Georgian house are a clue to the warm welcome and cosy atmosphere inside. Sheila Griffin grew up in Sea Mist House, just a couple of minutes from Clifden centre, and that sense of a well lived-in house – photographs, memorabilia, a huge collection of art – is palpable. Guests comment on Sheila’s genial hospitality and the B&B’s relaxed atmosphere. Downstairs, there are two welcoming sitting rooms, a peat fire in one and wood-burning stove in the other, with tables of books, walls of paintings, deep sofas and well-loved antiques. More books are found in a mini-library on the landing. Neat bedrooms have bright rugs and curtains, more paintings, an inviting mix of furniture and often a window seat, but no TVs. Shower-only bathrooms can be a squeeze. Breakfast in the conservatory overlooking the cottage garden is a proper affair with decorative china, fresh flowers and linen napkins. The menu includes home-made compote, bread and scones, as well as pancakes and the full Irish, with eggs courtesy of Sheila’s hens.

Hotel details

Address

Seaview
Clifden
Co. Galway
H71N V63
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 95 21441

Bedrooms

4.

Open

mid-Mar–end Oct.

Facilities

2 sitting rooms, conservatory dining room, mini-library, ¾-acre garden, parking, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

by arrangement.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from €90.

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Last updated: November 12, 2021