Just back from 3 nights B and B in a 3 bed apartment in Homefarm. My wife and 3 young children were treated to fabulous service and astonishing value for money. From the moment we arrived Amy our hostess was very attentive and made absolutely sure we were comfortable. We requested more logs for our open fire on day 2, and within an hour Amy arrived with a sack full that she had just chopped with her own hand. Needless to say I was pretty impressed. Also impressive were the 3 breakfasts that we were served in the castle dining room. The food was all freshly prepared and delicious,and even though they were very busy the service was seamless. They went as far as preparing french toast (not on the menu), for one of the kids who refused to eat anything else. This was a lovely touch as it made the breakfast table a happier place...(nothing worse than a grumpy 10 year old claiming that he doesn't like any of the food.)
The hotel itself is as i expected it to be. It's 3 star rating is about right. It's a little bit shabby but clean and warm and comfortable too. The big log fire in the lobby was always lit and provided a lovely welcome every time you walked in. The apartments are about 200 metres up the road and are set in a lovely courtyard with pretty gardens to the rear for the kids to enjoy and with the sauna and hot tub housed right next door. The apartment was extremely well equipped, clean, always warm, lots of hot water and with very comfortable beds and bedding. My only minor gripe might be the quality and mismatched style of the other furnishings....very much the flat pack variety, not nice to look at , not great quality , and purely functional. Overall I thought it was perfect for a relaxing break and a great location to explore the region from.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Markree Castle’s 17th Century farmyard buildings, you can enjoy sculpture gardens and a private deck overlooking the river Unsin as well as sauna and hot tub facilities. This range of luxury, self catering suites and the fabulous Granary House are just minutes walk from the Castle itself, where meals and afternoon tea can be enjoyed by prior arrangement. Markree Castle Home Farm gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the peace and relaxation that Markree has to offer while enjoying all the comforts of home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Markree Castle Homefarm Ireland/Collooney