This by no means an ordinary b and b. The rooms are separate from the main house and have their own living room, kitchen and breakfast area. The kitchen and breakfast room are in a lovely glass sunroom. Anne Marie will make a cooked to order breakfast for her guests and the ingredients are fresh from the farm, or organic cooking at its finest! Mark and Anne Marie had a map of the area which provided a nice walking tour of a huge abbey, grist mill and downtown. We also were near to an old cemetery and church where people had died from the famine. An interesting note that we had to check the pasture for the bull to get to it. We stayed in the hunter suite which had its own private entrance. The kitchen area was as we walked in and the bedroom was up a couple of stairs. We also had a tour of their personal residence which is awesome! The house has been made from reclaimed materials- stone as well as antiques and building materials. The home reminded me of a wealthy countryman's castle and had a great room fit for a king. This could almost be a destination place on anyone's "got to see list" in Ireland. We are fortunate to have stayed here and will be returning to see Mark and Anne Marie, our new Irish friends. We entered as strangers and left as friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the Valley of the Kings River on the outskirts of Kilkenny, between the medieval village of Kells and Stoneyford, Lawcus a superbly renovated stone farm house offers its guests luxury and tranquility. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lawcus Farm Guest House Hotel Kilkenny