reception, lounge (honesty bar), coffee room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden, large grounds (nature trail, tennis, croquet, pitch and putt, 300-metre driving range) on 230-acre dairy farm, unsuitable for disabled.
in reception area and dining room.
all ages welcomed.
Diners, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from €52, D,B&B (spring and summer months) from €78.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Drive through green countryside to come to this peaceful, family-run B&B steeped in centuries-old history. On a working dairy farm, John and Kathleen Mernagh’s 17th-century house adjoins the remains of a 15th-century Norman castle. Inside, rooms are ‘attractively decorated’ in period style: vintage furnishings, gilt-framed mirrors, a grandfather clock. ‘We were graciously welcomed by Kathleen. The fire had been lit in the lounge; tea and coffee were offered in a snug, along with Kathleen’s home-made biscuits.’ Up the wide staircase, bedrooms (two suitable for a family) look over the lawns and surrounding fields. ‘Our beautiful room had a comfortable super-king-size bed with good linen; lovely amenities and a bathtub in the tastefully decorated bathroom.’ In the spring and summer months, the hosts prepare a limited-choice home-cooked dinner using garden salads, and meat from the farm. Come morning, a ‘fresh, tasty’ breakfast, with home-baked bread and home-made yogurt, is ‘a highlight’ – fine fuel for climbing to the top of the castle tower, the best spot to get the lay of the land. (Rebecca Fishwell, Simon Simmons)
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.