By the start of the second week of our honeymoon, my wife and I had encountered mixed results (see my other reviews of White Lodge in Cork, the Celtic House in Killkenny, and Dunroven in Waterford, Sea Breeze in Cahersiveen, and Algret House in Killarney).
Ard Na Greine wiped the slate of the previous negative experiences and lived up to everything we'd hoped for in coming to Ireland - perfectly representing even the idealized version of what we wanted from a B&B: beautiful views over manicured gardens, a private balcony for enjoying the serenity (only broken by the occasional bleat of a sheep or neigh of a horse in the distance), extremely well-appointed accommodations in a *beautiful*, well-cared for home, and an utterly charming hostess. And then there was Jack, the family dog who, to put it mildly, was a character in his own right. We actually cancelled our plans for travelling about on the second day of our stay just to relax and enjoy the peace of the place, lounging about and reading a book on the balcony. It's only two minutes from Bantry town, so it works well as a base of operations for Bantry or the Ring of Kerry, but serene enough to offer pure relaxation.
Bantry itself was a lovely town - a true surprise, to be honest- and we could have easily spent a week there, enjoying the comfort and welcome we found at Ard Na Greine. Recommended with the strongest endorsement!
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