What wonderful people and such a beautiful place. It was perfect. We could not have been made more welcome or been more kindly and generously looked after. After staying a couple of nights with Pam, Michael and their lovely children (July 2013) we felt we had been made honorary members of their family. Our girls were very happy and we all felt completely at home. They could not do enough to help us enjoy our stay - and it would have been impossible not to. The house is beautiful, spacious, light, warm (geothermal underfloor heating) and so comfortable. It is very elegantly furnished and at the same time completely homely. Pam made many heavenly scones and cakes, the breakfasts were also delicious and generous. It is a peaceful spot and was an easy drive onwards down to South West Cork and from Co. Clare. We had an excellent evening meal in the local pub. There was plenty going on in the area day and night! We swam in the beautiful river, walked locally and were given every local tip and contact to enrich our stay. We only wished we had stayed longer. They are the kindest hosts and we cannot recommend staying there too highly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are delighted to welcome you to Coolefield House, our Georgian style home in a parkland setting, on the banks of the River Blackwater. We offer bed & breakfast accommodation in a comfortable, relaxed & informal setting. Coolefield House is both eco & guest friendly. The eggs we serve for breakfast are freshly laid and our breads are freshly baked. All our guests can enjoy complimentary home baked biscuits or cakes, tea and coffee throughout the afternoon and are free to relax and read a book from our library. We provide packed lunches on request and are happy to pick-up guests from the local train station. Located in the heart of Munster, amidst the rich pastures of the upper Blackwater Valley and in the shadow of the Derrynasaggart and Boggeragh mountains, this is the ideal base to sample the Great Outdoors of Cork & Kerry. Should you wish to golf, hillwalk, fish, cycle or just relax in the Library, our hope is that your stay will be an enjoyable one. Michael & Pam Thornton ... more less