After a thoroughly enjoyable stay in 2011 (see earlier review), we returned this year to Sea-Side for 3 nights, and then for another 8 nights, and were welcomed like old friends. This is a charming home well off the beaten path, with cattle in the adjacent fields and the rural quiet broken only by occasional mooing and the sound of the sea and the gulls. There are three beaches within walking distance. The tea kettle is always on, and the conversation is always entertaining. Frank has a Galway Hooker (traditional sailboat) and a fishing boat, and if you are lucky you may find fresh mackerel or crab claws or scallops for breakfast. Maureen is a wonderful hostess and a great cook, and she sets a beautiful table in the conservatory, where you have a breathtaking view of the sea and islands. You will sleep very well in comfortable surroundings and wake up to a delicious, custom-prepared breakfast. Sea-Side is truly a home away from home for us, and we hope to return again and again.
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