Viewmount House

Longford, Co. Longford

This elegant 17th-century country house set among orchards and beautifully designed gardens ‘ticks every box’ for readers. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

This elegant 17th-century country house set among orchards and beautifully designed gardens ‘ticks every box’ for readers. After receiving ‘the warmest welcome’ from Beryl Kearney and husband James, our regular reviewer was shown to his ground-floor suite where he immediately felt ‘very much at home’. Bedrooms are traditional, with an emphasis on comfort, and boast large windows, period features, antique furniture, fresh flowers and original fireplaces. Many overlook the ‘lovely’ grounds, which include an enchanting Japanese garden. Bathrooms are ‘immaculate’. The spacious candlelit VM restaurant is housed in the old stables; its continuing popularity with locals is proof of its good food. Here ‘very well-trained’ staff serve chef Marcio Laan’s classic French dishes with a modern twist, such as ‘a tiny sphere of pork with a crisp coating and touch of chilli’. Breakfast, cooked and served by Beryl, includes a local twist on eggs Benedict or muffins with Irish potato pancakes, accompanied by the ‘most delicious smoked bacon I can remember’. ‘My stay was memorable and all for the right reasons.’ (TL)

Hotel details

Address

Dublin Road
Longford
Co. Longford
N39 N2X6
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 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 (Freeview), 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. D,B&B €280–€310. Set dinner €60, early bird dinner €35.

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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.

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