15 Mar–31 Oct.
sitting room/library, drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 180-acre grounds (lakeshore, fishing, ghillies available, boating, tennis, croquet), golf, riding nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.
Diners, MasterCard, Visa.
per person B&B €75–€110, D,B&B €110–€135. Set dinner €50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Reputedly Ireland’s longest running hotel under one family’s ownership: its ‘true country house’ atmosphere and easy access to rural pursuits draw back guests year after year. ‘We met a gentleman who first came half a century ago.’ The early Victorian manor house forgoes TVs, cutting-edge technology, slick bathrooms or even keys in its spacious, homely bedrooms, some with period furniture and shutters. Instead, there are books, big windows with ‘wonderful views’ of Lough Corrib, and ‘easy-going, warm hospitality’ from fifth-generation owners Henry and Lucy Hodgson. ‘The hotel is unapologetically what it is,’ says one regular visitor this year. ‘Reassuring, cosy, undemanding.’ Guests can fish with local ghillies, walk through acres of parkland, or choose from six nearby golf courses. Indoors, unfussy country house dinners, cooked by Prue Leith-trained Lucy Hodgson, reliably deliver main courses of ‘lamb, beef, venison, hake or cod, plated in a modest quantity, with seconds offered – a perfect compromise’. After dessert, there are Irish cheeses; ‘a very happy formula’. As for the breakfasts, ‘the Irish formula is always available, but so is scrambled egg and smoked salmon’. (Richard Parish, PH)
- 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.
Guide Book Vouchers
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.