The location of the guesthouse would be hard to beat - right in the beach in one of Ireland's special places Dunmore East. There are nine rooms so it is very much a guest house, somewhat like a small hotel. rather than a cosy B&B in the traditional style. Nonetheless there is a nice atmosphere, generated by the welcoming owners and friendly staff who are willing to impart lots of local knowledge.
There is a good choice at breakfast, including lots of fruit if the full Irish breakfast does not attract. The bay window provides a nice area to relax if you want to read a book or just chill out although it is attached to the dining area and, while not overpowering, smells from the kitchen do intrude.
The most disappointing aspect was the mattress which seemed cheap and lacked adequate padding. It made for sore muscles after the first night. Using the duvet under the sheet on later nights solved that problem (it was warm and a duvet unnecessary) and led to excellent sleep for the remainder of the stay.
This is a common problem in Ireland -where hotel and B&B proprietors concentrate on the visual aspects of bedding (multiple pillows, heavy duvets and additional bread-spreads) while buying cheap mattresses that lack sufficient padding. This a hark back to the 1980s, when hard beds were a welcome change from the sagging mattresses common in B&Bs (and many hotels), but is n o out of date. Such bedding has not caught up with the comfort which many people have at home , namely memory foam, latex or properly padded pocket sprung mattresses. This contrasts with our recent experience in New Zealand where on an extended stay over three we found not a single inferior mattress. Standards were so much higher there - Irish B&B owners take notice. In fairness, on I note other reviewers have praised the beds . This may reflect variability in the beds in different rooms or differences in individual bedding preferences.
Overall this is a nice B&B with an excellent location and warm welcome and is well worth considering if staying in Dunmore East