15 Mar–31 Oct.
sitting room/hall, drawing room, library/bar with TV, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 180-acre grounds (lake, fishing, ghillies available, boating, swimming, tennis, croquet), golf, riding nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed (50% discount for under-16s).
allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.
all major cards.
per person B&B €75–€90, D,B&B €110–€135. Set dinner €50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The wonderful views of Lough Corrib, combined with warm, easy-going hospitality, make this a place in which we could stay for ages.’ Built in 1842 by an enterprising forebear, the Hodgson family’s manor house standing in parkland draws guests back year after year. ‘Henry Hodgson and his mother, June, make a perfect front-of-house team: she greets visitors and oversees afternoon tea; he manages the enterprise. Henry organised an afternoon’s fishing with a local ghillie, then arranged to cook the brown trout my husband caught so all the guests could enjoy it at breakfast.’ A ‘true country house atmosphere’ reigns: there’s no TV in the spacious, traditionally decorated bedrooms, but there’s a croquet set at the ready, ‘plenty of books to borrow’, and ‘walks to enjoy – plus rain gear in the hall’. Listen for the gong summoning guests to dinner at 8 pm. In the ‘inviting dining room’, Lucy Hodgson’s daily-changing, no-choice menus (perhaps including Black Angus beef sirloin, horseradish romesco, kale) are ‘delicious’. ‘And “seconds” are always offered – excellent.’ ‘Generous breakfasts’ bring freshly baked soda bread and ‘exceptional Seville marmalade’. (Patricia Higgins, Richard Parish)
- USA Today: 20 of the most beautiful hotels in Ireland
- The Independent: 10 of the best hotels for fishing in the UK and Ireland
- MSN Travel: Top 10 most beautiful hotels in Ireland
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
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.