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.’
00 353 0 353 96 31112
6. Plus self-catering units behind house.
Apr–Oct, New Year.
2 sitting rooms, dining room, free Wi-Fi (in public rooms, some bedrooms), wedding facilities, 3-acre garden in 30-acre grounds.
occasionally in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in certain bedrooms, public rooms, not dining room.
per person B&B single €100–€140, double €90–€130, D,B&B double €130–€170. Set menus €50.
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.