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“A perfect weekend”
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Sandymount House
Ranked #1 of 1 Abbeyleix B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A perfect weekend”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This house is amazing. The owners are superb; they were expecting us, there was tea and cake on arrival, the room was spotless, the breakfast was great - we were even given a lift in to town. A perfect weekend!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorset
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were coming to Abbeyleix for a wedding in Durrow and were so glad we stayed at two nights at Sandymount House. Avril is the epitome of Irish hospitality and really welcomed us into her home. You don't get the feeling of just passing through and all the family are charming and welcoming. We had lovely comfortable and well equipped rooms and slept very well. We came back late but this was not a problem. We are already planning an excuse to return it's the sort of place you could stay for a proper holiday. If you are into horses, dogs and family, Sandymount would be perfect.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Ireland
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have stayed here on 3 occasions this year and have found this B&B excellent. All rooms are tastefully decorated and in keeping with the house. Excellent breakfast is served with a great choice of cereals. The ground are very well kept by Robin. Above all the best part of this B&B is the welcome you receive when you arrive. Its like meeting old friends. I thoroughly enjoyed this place and I highly recommend it. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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San Antonio Tx
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12 reviews
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I've just arrived home from a trip to Ireland & wanted to share how much I enjoyed my stay at Sandymount Guesthouse. Although Avril was only there to greet us she left us in the very capable hands of Robin who couldn't have been more accommodating including driving we 4 ladies to a restaurant so that I could enjoy some wine with dinner, he then generously came back to pick us up after our "hen" night out. Our breakfast next morning was delicious especially the fresh fruit salad with raspberries, homemade granola & marmalade, in fact everything was beautifully presented. I fell in love with Billy a beautiful Golden Doodle & his companion Beau Beau. The fact that there was a Bichon Frise as an overnight guest was an extra Bonus. I'm ready to return for another visit & will always include Sandymount on any itinerary I plan.

Room Tip: All rooms were lovely though I can recommend the downstairs room for easy access to car & bringi...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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NEWTOWNARDS
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Was at the Ossory Show but had not booked a B&B arrived at this wonderful place by chance as we had nearly given up finding anywhere . The B&B was full but Avril who was lovely was able to offer us the cabin which was situated a short distance from the house it was perfect comfy beds ,kichen and bathroom we set out side in the sun and had a glass of wine a good nights sleep which was very important as we had a full days work ahead.
The 2 lovely dogs came around for a visit as well as Avril in her little white car.
We hope to do the show next year and if we do will make this our place to stay

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This is the best B&B we have ever stayed in. Avril and Robin were so friendly and welcoming making us tea with homemade scones and biscuits upon arrival. The rooms were beautiful, furnished to a very high standard with amazing power showers! They also have two gorgeous dogs that were so friendly. We were attending a concert in Kilkenny and it was only about a 30 min journey to this B&B. If passing near this area or need somewhere to stay near Kilkenny I would highly recommend staying here. Fantastic value for money!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have just spent a lovely night in this beautiful B&B. The house was in beautiful condition having been newly renovated a few years ago, with no expense spared. Everything extremely clean and a pleasure to visit. We think the most lovely B&B we have stayed in. The owners were very welcoming, with tea and homemade buns when we arrived, which were very much appreciated. The bed was so comfortable and the sheets and duvet were delightful! Our bedroom was lovely. The breakfast was all freshly made to order and was just lovely too. The sun shone and we had the best possible start to our two week tour in Ireland. Thank you so much to Avril and Robin. We would have no hesitation in recommending.

Room Tip: We loved room 3 but we could see into lots of the other rooms at times and they all looked just as l...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sandymount House
Address: Oldtown, Abbeyleix, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Abbeyleix
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Abbeyleix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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