Sea Mist House

Clifden, Co. Galway

Sheila Griffin is the innately welcoming hostess at this Georgian house near the foot of the Sky Road, ‘a gorgeous route around the coast and up the Wild Atlantic Way’. More

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Sheila Griffin is the innately welcoming hostess at this Georgian house near the foot of the Sky Road, ‘a gorgeous route around the coast and up the Wild Atlantic Way’. Her grandfather bought the property in around 1920, her parents ran it as a B&B before her, and today she ‘does all the cooking while running front-of-house’, always with ‘warmth and charm’. From the cherry-red front door to the chickens that ‘gossip’ in the flower-filled, sloping back garden, everything lifts the spirit. This is ‘a comfortable, lived-in home’, with ‘pictures of old Clifden, china displayed in cabinets, art on the walls in every room, up the stairs and down the corridors’. On chilly days a peat fire burns in a ‘cheery yellow’ sitting room with ‘dangerous sofas’ (‘you don’t want to leave’). A twin bedroom overlooking the street had ‘a comfortable armchair, lovely little window seat, well-equipped bathroom’ with ‘narrow walk-in shower’. Breakfast is a generous affair, served in a room looking on to that dazzling garden, with eggs from the hens, honey from the bees, ‘excellent spiced stewed fruit, well-cooked scrambled eggs, flavourful soda bread’. Overall, ‘an excellent stay; good value for money’.

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, free Wi-Fi, ¾-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 4.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B €90–€120.

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