Good Hotel Guide Review
In shades of heather and bracken, Slieve Foy rises behind the Carroll family’s listed Georgian house. Standing within walled gardens, a tree’s length from the medieval town, the house is filled with family photographs and heirlooms, freshly cut flowers and squashy sofas. Traditionally decorated bedrooms, some with an antique bed, have home-made biscuits to go with garden or mountain views; most have a roll-top bath and a power shower in a modern bathroom. Enjoy walks on the slopes or along the seashore; in cool weather, return to the wood fire-warmed drawing room or ‘elegant’ dining room, where modern Irish menus are based on produce from lough and countryside. At breakfast: home-made jams and marmalades.
Old Quay Lane
00 353 42 9373682
12. 8 in garden annexe, 4 on ground floor
all year except 24–26, 31 Dec, 1–2 Jan; restaurant closed Mon, most Tues in autumn and winter (‘best to book in advance’).
bar, lounge, restaurant, three private dining rooms, in-room smart TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 3-acre garden, parking, electric car charging point.
in bar, restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in kennels in converted stables.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per person B&B €90–€125. 6-course tasting menu from €45, 4-course menu from €57.50, 3-course early dinner €35.