Enniscoe House

Ballina, Co. Mayo

It's ‘something of a mystery tour’ getting to this ‘fine-looking’ pale-pink Georgian house, ‘but utterly worth it’, says a Guide inspector. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

It’s ‘something of a mystery tour’ getting to this ‘fine-looking’ pale-pink Georgian house, ‘but utterly worth it’, says a Guide inspector. ‘Welcoming’ Susan Kellett and her son, DJ, are liked for their ‘combination of affable hospitality and attention to detail’. The well-kept grounds are ‘ideal for a tramp before afternoon tea’, with a woodland path revealing the lake and views of Mount Nephin. A roaring peat fire and ‘antiques, colourful rugs and curio upon curio’ fill a comfortable sitting room; a more formal one has French pastels, plush fabrics and gilt-framed oil paintings. Upstairs, each high-ceilinged room is different, a canopy bed here, an enormous Victorian bathtub there; ‘to comment on the “original” fireplace is moot – it’s all original, collected over 350 years of family occupation’. One bedroom has a ‘new’ carpet this year – a ‘heritage’ item from an aunt; another has a revamped bathroom. After preprandials in the former library, dinner in the wood-panelled dining room is cooked by Susan (‘think young Martha Stewart: just delightful’). Everything is fished, foraged and grown locally, some at Enniscoe. ‘Breakfast was wonderful; the mushrooms were especially good.’

Hotel details

Address

Castlehill
Ballina
Co. Mayo
F26E A34
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 0 353 96 31112

Bedrooms

6. Plus self-catering units behind house.

Open

Apr–Oct, New Year.

Facilities

2 sitting rooms, dining room, free Wi-Fi (in public rooms, some bedrooms), wedding facilities, 3-acre garden in 30-acre grounds.

Background music

occasionally in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in certain bedrooms, public rooms, not dining room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B single €100–€140, double €90–€130, D,B&B double €130–€170. Set menus €50.

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