It's tucked away in a quiet area, about 5 minutes SW of Omagh by car. The house is positioned grandly over the surrounding fields and other local houses (of which there weren't many in view from my window) at the top of a small incline from the drive entrance.
There ARE signposts to the B&B but after dark you need to keep your wits about you as I almost missed them and briefly ended up in a small clump of houses half a mile away. Gerard or his wife will 'talk you in' via the phone however. If you miss them you'll eventually end up in Enniskillen!
I was greeted with a pot of tea and choccy biscuits and from then on I couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. The house is very spacious with a grand central staircase as you come in the front door. My room was a good size, a double bed and with en-suite loo and shower and was nice and warm considering the tornado of a gale that was blowing outside. For this reason I think the TV reception was poor (but there's not a lot on N Irish TV anyway!) but I wasn't bothered for one night. Wi-Fi was FREE.
Breakfast the following day was an event. Though my senses hadn't properly focussed, the orange juice seemed a wee bit fizzy (cava bucks fizz? I'm not sure, but it tasted fine). The rest was everything you could imagine from a FULL Irish breakfast (cereals/yoghurts before the cooked breakfast and fruit salad avaialble afterwards) and when the fresh breads were brought in I was already fit to burst. When taking my plate out to the kitchen (in a bid to prevent more food from coming in!), I was greeted with the news that a croissant was due to have been coming my way at that point!
Run by Gerard and his lovely wife, this is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area and have a car.
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