12. 7 in modern extension, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 28 Oct–7 Nov, restaurant closed Mon, Tues, 25–27 Dec.
reception room, library, sitting room, breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, wedding facilities, 4-acre grounds (pond, orchard, herb garden, Japanese garden).
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per person B&B from €75, D,B&B from €135. Set dinner €65 (early bird €37.50).
Good Hotel Guide Review
In ‘cleverly designed, well-maintained gardens’ on the outskirts of town, Beryl and James Kearney’s elegant Georgian mansion has ‘uninterrupted views’ of the surrounding land, and a ‘cheerful ambience’ within. ‘Beryl, warm and friendly, is a dynamo; James’s relaxed Irish geniality radiates a sense of confidence in an arriving guest,’ says a Guide inspector in 2017. There are log fires in the sitting rooms, and paintings and ornaments throughout. Bedrooms, individually furnished with period pieces, have contemporary flair. ‘On two levels, my tastefully decorated room had rugs on wood flooring; a metal-and-marble fireplace; an immaculate bathroom with underfloor heating. A pine staircase led to a small, galleried sitting area.’ In the old stables, chef Gary O’Hanlon’s modern cooking (perhaps salt-fried sirloin steak, Crozier Bleu gratin) is thought ‘superb’. ‘As the restaurant was closed on a Sunday evening, we had a late lunch at 4 pm. Tasty fishcakes were followed by aged blade of beef and horseradish potatoes; rhubarb crumble rounded off the fine meal.’ Breakfast, with freshly squeezed clementine juice, is ‘delicious’.
- The i: These are officially the best hotels in Great Britain and Ireland
- Daily Mail: The best hotels in Britain
- USA Today: 20 of the most beautiful hotels in Ireland
- Huffington Post: Five historic hotels you have to visit 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
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
A 15th-century castle and a 19th-century folk park.