Good Hotel Guide Review
Just off the scenic Connemara Loop, this B&B has been in the same family for three generations, giving it a rich, lived-in patina and making guests feel it is ‘like staying with friends’. Extensive renovations have been carried out since Sheila Griffin’s grandfather purchased the property more than a century ago, but many of its elegant Georgian features remain. Two cosy sitting rooms, one quieter, are furnished with old and new pieces. Original artwork collected over the generations cover the walls. Polished tables are stacked with well-thumbed books. Upstairs (with a peaceful reading nook halfway), bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings, antique furniture and charming window seats. Bathrooms have shower only. Sheila is a ‘relaxed host’, ‘warm and hospitable’. Breakfast, taken in a large, light-filled conservatory overlooking the flower-filled garden, comes courtesy of mainly local producers: a full Irish, perhaps, or smoked salmon from the Connemara Smokehouse topped with scrambled eggs from the owner’s own hens and herbs from the garden. ‘The vegan breakfasts are wonderful.’
00 353 95 21441
2 sitting rooms, conservatory dining room, mini-library, ¾-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 4.
per room B&B €80–€110.