My daughter and I had the pleasure of staying with Bridie and her family in March. Our story is unusual because, on the way to her house, we lost the clutch in our rental car. We literally coasted into her driveway and, while it's true she's out in the middle of nowhere, let me assure you, I was never happier than when I saw her driveway come into view.
We told Bridie our story, and she immediately assisted us in getting through to the rental car company. Then, she kindly offered to take my daughter and I into town, since it was going to be 4-5 hours before our new car would arrive. Later, when the driver couldn't find her home in the pitch dark, she jumped in her own car and went out to find him and bring him back. Bridie was nothing short of a Godsend.
As for her home, it was lovely, and just like the pictures. It is situated right across from a lovely beach, with beautiful views of the bay. You could hear the surf from your window, and smell the lovely salt air. Everything was spotless and well cared for.
There are great walks nearby, including a rigorous hill that overlooks the bay and a lovely old church and graveyard. And, while some would characterize this as anything but a destination location, I would prefer to think of this area as relatively untouched by the newer "progressive" Ireland -- by that, I mean that the slower more personal way of doing things obviously still matters.
Breakfast was great, especially inasmuch as you would have it overlooking the majestic views. The Slea Head Loop is a great drive as well (although I do agree with a prior reviewer that, at least at night, some of these roads require nerves of steel).
All in all, I don't think you could go wrong staying with Bridie if your travels take you to this lovely part of Ireland.
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