21. 2 on ground floor.
2 drawing rooms, conservatory/bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 25-acre grounds (tennis).
all ages welcomed.
'well-behaved' dogs allowed.
per room B&B single from EUR100, double EUR150-EUR230, D,B&B double from EUR190. Set dinner EUR36-EUR50, a la carte EUR42. Min. 2-night stay at bank holiday weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘It doesn’t seem to change,’ says a reader who first stayed some 30 years ago at this pink-washed Georgian country house ‘in a glorious setting’, with gardens bordering Ballinakill Bay. Many others return year after year. Built in 1820, it has been run as a hotel by the Foyle family for more than 50 years. The ‘very special’ ambience owes much to third-generation owner Mark Foyle’s ‘endless enthusiasm’ and ‘easy-going hospitality’. Turf fires burn in public rooms filled with antiques and family possessions. Bedrooms are in the original house and a newer wing, some with a sea view against a mountain backdrop. Each is unique: ‘Nothing is standard… the eclectic style is one of the attractions.’ One room might have a half-tester bed or four-poster, another a slipper bath and walk-in shower, another patio seating. In the dining room, chef Emmanuel Neu’s daily-changing menus harness local and home-grown produce for such dishes as Irish Hereford beef fillet, caramelised baby onions, pepper sauce; steamed turbot fillet, courgette spaghetti, saffron beurre blanc. Breakfast brings everything you’d expect, plus, perhaps, devilled kidneys, fresh mackerel. (EC, and others)
- USA Today: 20 of the most beautiful hotels in Ireland
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.