My family's and my review of The Gables, a renovated rectory, would
not be as glowing as that of the other forum respondent. While extremely knowledgable, Michael wants you to know it, and will go on and on and on (while his seemingly long-suffering wife stands by). While the grounds are lovely, we visited the home in March, when it was quite chilly in Ireland, so the outdoor experience was lost on us. Most distressing, however, was the Lynches' reluctance to turn up the heat. We huddled in our bedroom---in coats---until it was time for bed (the Lynches were in their quarters before a roaring fire). Sleep, though, was slow coming because Michael had told us they would turn on electric blankets but we were to turn them off when we retired because it was a 200 year old building and "Well, the wiring." I was worried about a fire, although with an indoor temperature the next morning of 46, I doubt one could have started! Also, the famous Irish breakfast of several meats was not offered. We were given a choice of oatmeal, yogurt with fruit, or scrambled eggs. Between admonitions to our children about how to use the shower, how to flush the toilet, how long to stay in the shower, the lack of heat, the comparatively meager breakfast, and yet the still substantial 35 euro per person CASH (even though my credit card number was required to hold the reservation), this ended up being our least favorite B&B. The only thing to recommend it is the tale you can tell when you get home.
If you're looking for the best B&B experience, make sure to visit the Ard ri House in Cashel.