This is a prime example of how a B&B should be. The host and hostess were warm, welcoming, and eager to fill our every need. The room, while small (a triple) was still adequate for our needs. The bathroom was huge, the shower pressure FANTASTIC strong, the breakfast was fabulous!
Our hostess, Brigid, even served homemade jams during our stay, gooseberry and raspberry. She had stewed plums, fresh fruit, and of course the normal suspects for the Full Irish Breakfast. She recommended several places for great music, food, etc.
Our only lack was a fan at night, as it was rather warm, but that was self-correcting as the evening got cooler.
Kilkenny is a great medieval town, and Alcantra was just several long blocks from the castle. We usually drove into town and parked at the Dunnes parking lot.
A wonderful place, and I will definitely visit again next time!