We stayed one night at Knockrue House on our driving trip across southern Ireland. We absolutely loved it. The house was beautiful, the location was breathtaking and the owner could not have been nicer or more helpful.
We stayed in a family room which had plenty of space, an en-suite bathroom, and great views of two directions of the Wicklow mountains. My daughter and I had an excellent time walking through the fields and she chased sheep. The lambs were gamboling and I cannot stress to you how idyllic it was!
The house itself is amazing, 250 years and and an imposing stone structure. Big rooms, high ceilings and nicely decorated. I asked how old the house was and Eileen laughed and said the Americans always wanted to know how old it was! LOL. What can I say, we're not used to buildings that old not being museums or something! But someone's everyday residence! It was very beautiful and spacious and you felt you could really relax there.
Eileen was great, just as another reviewer said. When we got there it was fresh, homemade scones and tea and coffee and Eileen chatted with us a bit, asked our plans, made some suggestions but was never intrusive or overbearing. The breakfast was great, also, and the furniture in the dining room was amazing. She told us a story about how the sideboard/buffet piece had come to the house in two pieces by horse wagon and it had taken like 6 men to carry it in. Needs to be seen to be believed!
We also were directed to a great pub about 3 minutes away, excellent, reasonably priced food in a very traditional Irish pub. When we left in the morning we were directed to Glendalough monastic ruins and they were great. Maybe a 20 minute drive from the property. All in all, the location and atmosphere of this B&B are excellent. If you are looking for anything in the Wicklow mountains area, I can highly recommend this place.
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