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Townsend House Guest House

Townsend Street, Birr, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 12 Birr B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014
Deirdre C Dublin, Ireland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in Townsend B&B, Birr. Very comfortable room. Very nice breakfast and extremely helpful and friendly staff. We really enjoyed our stay. B&B close very close to Birr town centre so very convenient.

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17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Last friday we had a the most enjoyable evening at Townsend houses new Tapas Bar. Firstly, our wine was lovely (€20 per bottle approx) and €4 for a pint of guinness for our husbands, and the very tasty tapas went down a treat with all. My favourites were the Chorizo and Chickpea with crispy bread, the chicken Oysters and the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped here recently to avail of the tapas and wine, we were warmly greeted by the owners and the tapas bar was quite busy, seemed to be mostly a local crowd as a lot of patrons were chatting from table to table, it was very nice and comfortable vibe.There is a nice selection of tapas and a small but efficient... More

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Exeter, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Martin & Lorraine are wonderful hosts! Highly recommend. Clean, comfortable, and enjoyable, and the food was fabulous. Location is perfect to access the town and local pubs. First time to the Townsend House, will not be our last!

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Saunderstown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Peter Ducharme Lorraine and Martin could not have been more accommodating. We ended our 10 day trip in Birr to relax and enjoy our last couple days in Ireland. The food and rooms were just what we anticipated. After, seeing a lot of the Ireland coast line. The views and slow pace of the country side to Ireland was very... More

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Moycullen, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Was made feel very welcome. The owners did a great job in learning everyone's name (I was with a group of about 15). The breakfast was excellent. The size of the hotel made for good room privacy. At night, the wine bar provided a great sing-song area. I will definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Arrived late Saturday evening, tired from driving with young daughter. Lovely first impression of period building with tasteful decor. Lorraine made us feel very welcome with little fuss. Property looks much loved and is well situated close to town centre and Birr Castle. Charming church bells ring the hour every hour but not too loud as to disturb sleep. Bed... More

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Corowa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We booked this location and accommodation randomly the night before we due to arrive. It was a pleasant surprise. Birr Castle gardens were beautiful and are featured in the Great Gardens of Europe. The town was unique and our accommodation couldn't be better. We will return there and stay longer next time we're in Ireland.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Found a listing for Townsend House in an old Frommer's and had no trouble finding it in the canter of Birr. An old Georgian Townhome, it has been perfectly maintained with large, comfortable rooms and baths. With a comfortable living room, breakfast room and wine bar, Martin provides the comfort & feel of a four star hotel. We highly recommend... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Thank you Martin and Lorraine for another brilliant stay in your wonderful guest house. Room very clean and spacious. Breakfast was wonderful kept us full all day. Will definitely stay again, hopefully get a few together for the golf!!!!!

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Address: Townsend Street, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
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Townsend House Guest House is located in the center of Birr,Co.Offaly,Ireland's finest Georgian Town.This 19th Century house is complete with mature gardens and offers an enclosed courtyard perfect for private parking.Townsend House Guest House is a period house and all bedrooms are decorated with a Georgian theme and have the finest antique furniture with a mixture of king and queen size beds. All 10 bedrooms are ensuite,complete with direct dial telephone,satalite TV,tea/coffee making facilities and complimentaryWifi access. Townsend House is a 5 minute walk from Birr Castle Demense and Birr Theatre and Arts Centre,it is also within walking distance from the finest restaurants,hotels and pubs. ... more   less 
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