2 sitting rooms, conservatory dining room, mini-library, free Wi-Fi, ¾-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 4.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per person B&B €40–€55.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A knock at the cherry-red door to this ‘characterful’ B&B is answered by ‘warm, inherently hospitable’ Sheila Griffin. The Georgian house has been the ‘well-cared-for’ family home for nearly a century. The ‘wonderfully relaxed’, recently updated sitting rooms are full of old pictures, books, DVDs and ‘comfortable, sink-into’ sofas; each has a ‘warming’ fire in the evening. ‘A reading nook under a window has a well-lit, fat little armchair and occasional table to put a drink on; an excellent use of space with a great library.’ Traditionally styled bedrooms have a comfortable bed, a ‘well-stocked’ tea/coffee tray. ‘Our large room had a spotless shower room with a narrow walk-in shower and plentiful hot water. A lovely window seat overlooked the street; thick curtains kept out any ambient light or noise overnight. We slept very well.’ The bright breakfast room is overlooked by the colourful grounds, which slope up the side of the house towards beehives, a chicken run and kitchen garden at the rear. ‘Marvellous’ breakfast might have fruit-studded scones, Connemara smoked salmon, ‘Ireland’s best cup of coffee’: fuel to explore nearby Twelve Bens.