Viewmount House

Longford, Co. Longford

It is the attention to detail that so impresses at Beryl and James Kearney’s classical Georgian rebuild of a 17th-century house, set in themed gardens with a pond and orchard. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

It is the attention to detail that so impresses at Beryl and James Kearney’s classical Georgian rebuild of a 17th-century house, set in themed gardens with a pond and orchard. From fresh-cut flowers to handmade Irish toiletries and manuka honey with your morning porridge, everything speaks of pride in their enterprise. It is ‘such a wonderful hotel’, writes a reader, who was welcomed by Beryl and shown to a ground-floor suite with ‘wooden floors, large rugs, period furniture (all dark wood) and antique mirrors’, a bathroom with ‘a shower as powerful as any I’ve come across’. Service bells still hang in the original vaulted kitchens, now the guest lounge. In VM restaurant, in the beamed, stone-walled old stables, tables are set with ‘starched napery, a candle and elegant china’, for a dinner cooked by Marcio Laan. Short menus include dishes such as salt-fried sirloin steak, saffron potato, shallot, porcini; monkfish, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, pickle, fish sauce. The next day, there is freshly squeezed orange juice, free-range local eggs, Irish sausages and bacon. ‘As delicious a breakfast as I could ever desire.’

Hotel details

Address

Dublin Road
Longford
Co. Longford
N39N 2X6
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 43 334 191

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except 25 Oct–4 Nov, restaurant open Wed–Sat for dinner, Sun lunch, closed 24–27 Dec.

Facilities

reception room, library, sitting room, breakfast room, restaurant, in-room TV (terrestrial), wedding facilities, 4-acre grounds, breakfast room and restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, family room.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from €160, family room from €200. Set-price dinner €60, early bird dinner €35.

Comments about Viewmount House

Everything about my short stay was memorable, and all for the right reasons. The warmth of the welcome, the quality of the accommodation, the exquisite meals and the setting of the house itself all score the very highest marks. - Trevor Lockwood - April 2019
Warm and friendly welcome from James. His relaxed Irish geniality and easy conversation immediately radiates a sense of confidence in an arriving guest. On the ground floor along a tiled corridor, is a series of modern rooms, each on two levels. As with the restaurant extension, the design is of quality and the decor exudes good judgement and taste. Restaurant service was prompt and polite from a team of young waitresses overseen by Beryl, friendly and clearly a dynamo. Fine food. Delicious breakfast. - RG - April 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide