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“Windermere House: One of the very best Bed and Breakfasts in Ireland”
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Windermere House
Ranked #3 of 17 Castlebar B&B and Inns
Troy, New York
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“Windermere House: One of the very best Bed and Breakfasts in Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2010

Mary Beth and I had good fortune of vacationing in Ireland in October 2009 and in September 2010. We stayed mostly in B and Bs, and of all that we visited in those two trips, Windermere House was one of the very best. We simply could not return to Ireland without staying at Windermere House a second time.

Upon arrival, owner Kay McGrath greets guests with tea and freshly backed scones, and those scones are to die for— the very best in all of Ireland. The house is superbly maintained, rooms are well appointed, and Kay is a wonderful hostess. Fine breakfasts are served in a dining room filled with interesting collectibles representing the owner’s own travels abroad.

Windermere house is ideally located for visiting Westport, Newport, and all the Clew Bay area, including Clare Island and the Famine Monument south of Louisburg. And the city of Castlebar is only a few kilometers away.

When you go there be sure to play with Dixie, the wonderful dog who loves to play Gaelic football. Like her humans, she is a delight.

Bob Blackmon, Troy, New York USA

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2010

My mother was born in Co. Leitrim, now living in England, loves to return to the West Coast of Ireland and this was our third visit to Winderemere House, a 40 minute drive from Knock Airport. Kay is so warm and friendly and Winderemere house has lovely spacious rooms all nicely decorated and cleaned to a high standard. We are always greeted with tea and scones when returning from a day of sightseeing, and the breakfast is very good, with best quality bacon and sausages etc.
Kay is a great cook and and a great Host................better book in early for our next trip......... so much more to see in Ireland.........................

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2010

Recently back from a wonderful stay at Windermere House if you are planning on staying in this wonderful part of Ireland look no further than here. From the moment you arrive Kay & Peter make you feel so welcome and the tea & scones on arrival are delicious. Rooms excellent, breakfast excellent, lovely down to earth host who will go out of there way to help you.

Thankyou Kay & Peter again for a wonderful stay.

Mcgreevy & Reed families.
Bristol

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2010

From the moment you arrive until you hug goodbye you are treated as a very special guest. Our ensuite was clean, comfortable and very quiet -- Irish breakfast DELICIOUS. Tea or Coffee, scones with jam and cream, cheese and biscuits were served upon our arrival -- a very unexpected welcome. You won't go wrong with choosing Windermere House.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2010

Arrived late evening to find fresh-baked scones, butter and jam in our room and the offer of a hot drink. Our room was small but it lacked nothing and despite it facing a busy road, we were not disturbed. Next morning our landlady Kay provided an excellent breakfast on time despite being full. As we left, she gave us a bag of scones plus butter and jam and even provided a metal knife for us to use on our journey! We felt we were greeted and treated like family.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2010

A great B&B at a great price. The room was spotless, the breakfast cooked to order and the Kay the owner makes you feel welcome the moment you step in the door. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cozy B&B in County Mayo.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2010

Have previously stayed at this accommodation on a number of occasions and been very warmly received. The owner, Kay &Peter , do everything in their power to make you welcome. If in Western Ireland in the future will definitely stay here.

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Property: Windermere House
Address: Westport Road, Castlebar, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Castlebar
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Castlebar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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