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Kenmara House

45 North Street, Ballycastle BT54 6BP, Northern Ireland
Kenmara House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wonderful place to stay. I would stay here again any day! Ernie Shannon was such a lovely host, and an amazing wealth of information. The town is sweet with beautiful views, but this place has a completely different personality from the town. Thanks for your hospitality, Ernie!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and another couple spent a weekend golfing in Ballycastle and Kenmara House proved to be the ideal place to stay .The House is full of character (as is the owner Ernie Shannon),and the rooms are superb. The view is to die for and the breakfast will set you up for the day. Ernie will keep you entertained with... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ernie's beautiful Kenmara house is very comfortable, in an amazing location looking across to the Mull of Kintyre, beautiful garden and great views. Ernie is very welcoming and interesting and enjoys sharing his lovely house, sitting rooms and dining room beautifully furnished, great paintings, amazing views and spotlessly clean. We will definitely be back and am recommending it to all... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This B@B is absolutely first rate. It must have the best views in the whole town of the seascape, situated as it is at the top of the cliff, but with the town just a short walk away. The rooms are very well equipped and comfortable. Eric the proprietor, with his female helpers, is the perfect host. On top of... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Our double room with en suite shower room was quiet and tranquil and we slept very well. We were, however, surprised not to find tea/coffee making facilities in the room and no TV as this was one of the more expensive night's B&Bs we encountered on our tour of Ireland--both round the North and the Republic. However, breakfast was delicious... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I have stayed at quite a number of Irish and Northern Irish B&Bs over the years, but Ernie's beautiful Kenmara House was the best one so far. It's a beautiful house with amazing views over to Rathlin Island from its location on top of a hill in Ballycastle. It also has some history - make sure to read the sign... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a lovely spot with a great and informal welcome from Ernie. He really knows his stuff both with food recommendations and with spots to visit. Ernie has some fascinating and informed anecdotes that you won't get anywhere else. The rooms were spotless, we were shown them all! The breakfast included 3 types of bread. All in all we... More 

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Luzern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

we were very satisfied in the kenmara b&b in ballycastle! beautifull view to the rathlin island. ernie shannon gave us very usefull information about the antrim coast. breakfast and rooms very nice! lunch or dinner in town possible.

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Waghäusel, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We've been on a two week trip to Antrim and Donegal in Sep/Oct 2011 staying at many B&B's. While almost all of the B&B's in Ireland are good with friendly and helpful hosts, Kenmara House with lovely host Ernie Shannon is the ONE outstanding B&B for the following reasons: 1. The host Ernie is simply a lovely and very knowledgable... More 

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Mildura, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

My husband and I travelled around Ireland with another couple in August. We are from Victoria, Australia. We had been with 33 other Mildura people on a cruise around the Baltic followed by a tour of Scotland, this included the Edinburgh Tattoo. All very fabulous. When the others went home we flew to Dublin, collected our hire car and drove... More 

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