Viewmount House

Longford, Co. Longford

In ‘beautifully maintained’ grounds, from orchards to a Japanese garden, Beryl and James Kearney’s early 17th-century mansion is ‘memorable for all the right reasons’, reports a Guide stalwart in 2019. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In ‘beautifully maintained’ grounds, from orchards to a Japanese garden, Beryl and James Kearney’s early 17th-century mansion is ‘memorable for all the right reasons’, reports a Guide stalwart in 2019. ‘The warm welcome, the quality of the accommodation, the exquisite meal and the setting all score the highest marks.’ The reader’s ground-floor suite had rugs, period furniture and antique mirrors, and a staircase leading up to a seating area with a ‘comfortable sofa, books and magazines’. An ‘immaculate bathroom had a whirlpool bath and a powerful shower’. All bedrooms, some in an extension, have bottled water, cut flowers, handmade toiletries. At dusk, a garden stroll and ‘all was peaceful, the only sound birdsong’. Newly promoted chef Marcio Laan’s seasonal dishes, served by candlelight in VM restaurant, included a ‘perfectly presented crab starter, the most tender and gorgeous lamb rump I’ve ever tasted’, an ‘absolutely scrumptious’ chocolate pudding. The young staff were ‘cheerful, faultless, clearly well trained’. Breakfast brings ‘potato cake with poached eggs and delicious smoked bacon. What a pity I was staying only one night.’ (Trevor Lockwood)

Hotel details

Address

Dublin Road
Longford
Co. Longford
N39N 2X6
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 43 334 1919

Bedrooms

12. 7 in modern extension, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 26 Oct–4 Nov, restaurant open Wed–Sat for dinner, Sun lunch, closed 24–27 Dec.

Facilities

reception room, library, sitting room, breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, wedding facilities, 4-acre grounds, breakfast room and restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B €170–€190. Set dinner €65 (early bird dinner €38).

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