Our journey to Druid Lodge from Dublin Airport was a bit fraught! We were following instructions that were either from the Druid Lodge website or the GoIreland website (that we booked through), can't remember which, but they were a bit thin on the ground in terms of details. Anyway we ended up making a couple of wrong turns and got hopelessly lost so what should have taken 45 minutes turned out to be two hours and by the time we arrived both of us were stressed out rather than excited about arriving at our destination. On arrival we were unable to open the front door. We thought perhaps there was another entrance and I walked around to the side of the building and found a conservatory open so walked in and wandered around the ground floor of the house trying to find someone, including calling out a number of times without managing to get anyone's attention.
Coming round to the front of the building I was not in the best of moods so vented my anger on the door knob giving it three loud bangs to attract attention. Just after that and before anyone opened the door I spotted a doorbell which had been mainly hidden by vegetation so rang that as well and shortly after the gentleman owner opened the door. I don't think he was very happy with me, he ambled off up the stairs to get his wife and that was the last we saw of him.
His wife was very amiable, very chatty and full of information about the house and area. We had originally been put into a downstairs room but they had a cancellation during the day and we were put in a lovely upstairs room with a view to the bay (which we were told would be the same price as we had originally booked - however when we came to pay we were charged the full original price we had originally booked the room for despite a 10% deposit having already been paid through the GoIreland Website and which should have been deducted from the balance but I wasn't going to quibble on this occasion because we still thought it excellent value for money). The room was absolutely huge and very well appointed. I loved the whole style of this house - a huge array of ornate furniture, furnishings, fireplaces etc and it was steeped in history. We were in Ireland for only 9 days so only stayed the first night here but I would have loved to stay longer to enjoy the house and general area which looked very nice.
We had breakfast in the lovely dining room and I would recommend this accommodation to one and all. I do think however that there could have been some sort of sign to indicate to guests to ring the bell to gain attention. Not having been to the house before we weren't sure whether the front door was even the official entry point for guests.
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