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The Shores Country House
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Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful B&B”
Reviewed August 14, 2008

This was our second stay at The Shores, our last being August 2006 ~ but I unfortunately did not get round to writing a review to tell everybody what a fantastic B&B this is !!
If your thinking of staying in the Dingle area, try The Shores
Country House, as it is not to be missed. A beautifully decorated
home owned by Annette and her family, who are all very helpful and hospitable. The house overlooks Brandon Bay which has absolutely stunning views. We stayed in a beautiful room which had a balcony that overlooked this lovely bay.
Annette's breakfast is 'to die for' ~ so don't hesitate to book if you feel like fantastic food and a quiet break in a B&B with 5 star quality, as you will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed June 4, 2008

The Dingle Peninsula is not to be missed when visiting Ireland. Neither is The Shores B&B!

Annette O'Mahoney is the perfect host. Friendly but no invasive. A beautiful decorator. And terrific in the kitchen. And what a kitchen it is!!

What you see when you enter the home is far better than what you see when you drive up. It's slick and edgy and yet has a flavour of antiques and comfort. Our room was so gorgeous I could hardly pull myself away. The bedding is wonderful and the mattress is great. The window coverings are beautiful and really darken the room at night. The bathroom is completely tiled and has new fixtures. Only one glitch and that was there was no hot water for a shower one morning. But the whole space is immaculate.

Beautiful modern breakfast dishes on lush tablecloths....and oh yes, fabulous food served by friendly staff. It really couldn't have been better. I ordered something different every morning just to see how it would be presented. There are no disappointments here! They serve dinner as well but we were always off somewhere else so we never had a chance to try it.

The view of the Atlantic is not quite as close as I was expecting. You get a better view of the cows in the neighbouring field. But it's very pastoral and lovely. And there is a nice beach for an evening walk.

Don't miss the Conner Pass and Inch Beach nearby! And Commodum, a beautiful shop in Dingle.

  • Liked — Walking into the dining room for the first time.
  • Disliked — The cold shower one morning.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, CA
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Reviewed May 19, 2008

We stayed at several B & Bs on our trip and can truly say this one was the best - hands down. Annette was very gracious and the rooms were beautiful. We had the room with the balcony and view of the bay and my mom had the room next door. Both were decorated beatifully. Upon arrival there was home baked bread in the room with tea. Breakfast was amazing - she even bakes her own croissants. She did everything she could to make our stay pleasant - and recommended a great pub for us to go to. It is a bit off the beaten path but well worth it. Annette arranged for transportation for us into town so we did not need to worry about driving. Incredible hostess, beautiful rooms, amazing breakfast!! Highly recommended!

  • Liked — Everything - especially the rooms and the food
  • Disliked — A little out of the way
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jobean2002
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Seattle, Wasington
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Reviewed May 10, 2008

We found The Shores in an old B&B book, and stopped on the way to Dingle. From the moment you walk in, you are treated like royalty. Annette is a gracious host who sees to every detail. The room was immaculate, filled with antiques and had a balcony with sweepng views of the sea. The bed was very comfortable with ultra-fine linens and towels. Breakfast was also excellent with a choice of various times. We were disappointed dinner service has been suspended as there is really no real choice for food nearby. Thomasons down the way had just ok food, and seemed to be very overpriced for off-season April. A simple meal without alcohol was $75 US dollars. The only negative was Annette's recommendation of her "friend's" B&B in Kinsale. We found most B&B's anxious to recommend a "Friend" . The place recommended was definately NOT what was promised, i.e. - no view, and average at best. If you are not on an itinerary - don't book ahead. In April, there are PLENTY of hotels, B&B's empty.

  • Liked — Comfort, Clean, Views
  • Disliked — Other B&B recommendation
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank RainerRock
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Sunny Florida
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Reviewed May 9, 2008

We spent 2 nights at The Shores. This is a beautiful B & B wih an incredible view! Annette is a wealth of information. Believe everything she says! She directed us to a fabulous location for dinner and a different scenic route through the peninsula that we had not previously travelled. Her recommendation for a B & B in Kinsale was exactly what we were looking for later in the week. We will definitely be returning to the Shores the next time we are in Ireland!

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — having to leave
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank lovetotravel1984
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed December 27, 2007

The home is beautiful - rooms are unique and elegant, and view is to die for. The hostess was warm, friendly, and helpful. Breakfast was delightful. We took a walk before breakfast down to the beach which was a perfect start to the day. Wish we had stayed longer.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Workin_4_the_weekend
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bensalem pa
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Reviewed December 8, 2007

This was a great place to stay before heading to Dingle. Beautiful home with a great view. Nice hospitality as well!

Stayed September 2007
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Property: The Shores Country House
Address: | Cappateige, Castlegregory, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Castlegregory
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Castlegregory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shores Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shores Country House offers 5 star luxurious accommodation.It is owned and run by Annette O'Mahony along with her husband. We overlook the longest beach in Ireland (approx 26 miles) and at the rear of the house are a range of mountains, Mt Brandon being the second highest in Ireland. Pamper yourself in our award winning luxurious home offering "Laura Ashley" style 5 star accommodation , most rooms have panorimic sea view , all en suite some with bath, king size beds, sat elite t.V., Tea & coffee, hairdryers and telephones,beautifully decorated with antiques Delightful breakfasts are served in our dining room overlooking Brandon Bay. ... more   less 
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