If you are interested in experiencing the Irish countryside and Irish hospitality, this is the place to stay. The people who run/work in this inn are simply the kindest and most generous I have ever met. They can tell you exactly what to do in the area to get the most out of your time, and help you find whatever you are interested in. The rooms were exceptionally comfortable- the beds were hard to get out of in the morning they were so perfect. The breakfast was simply the best I have ever had, and I am still craving the homemade rhubarb compote (which was one of several delicious compotes and fruit toppings served every morning for either oatmeal or yogurt). Breakfast also included fresh scones and toast, and a choice of smoked fish, eggs, or bagels and smoked salmon (and I might be forgetting something). Everything was deliciously prepared and so ample the best thing to do after was take a nap, or perhaps walk around the grounds. The grounds are lovely, and a perfect quiet day could be spent at the inn if there weren't so much to do and see in the area. You will need a car with good gps, as the inn can be hard to find, especially at night. There is no way to get around the area without a car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle Country House has evolved from a 15th century Norman castle. Later it was expanding and became the manor house of the O'Keeffe family. It is a unique property that has been lovingly restored and now provides luxurious accommodation in a beautiful riverside location.Breakfast, using home grown and local produce, is served each morning in the original castle dining room and every effort is made to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable and relaxing stay. ... more less