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Lough Key House
Ranked #1 of 8 Boyle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 30, 2012

I first came across this B & B on TV-At Your Service. I then suggested it as a weekend away for a group of friends. We had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend it! The house is beautiful, luxurious and so tastefully decorated with antiques, books, and curiosity pieces. Every room has its own charm, many have four poster beds and open fires. We had the tea and home baking on arrival, the best shortbread biscuits I have ever tasted. We also had the five course dinner and it was simply superb! It's a perfect place to visit with a small (10 to 12) group of people and be utterly pampered! Breakfast was another triumph, I had a full Irish minus the puddings, fresh fruit and yogurt and coffee. All delicious. As we had booked exclusive use we had this beautiful house to ourselves for the evening after dinner and we had a really great time. I will be returning soon. Well done Frances-you have really achieved something quite special and unique. We felt so welcome and not like we were in someone elses house :) We will be back. Definitely worth visiting just to experience this beautiful B&B. The Park next door is also amazing :)

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

For anyone who likes the decor and scennery from Downton Abbey this is as close as most of us are likely to get and yet its better. We arrived on a Friday night at 11Pm and were met by the owner offering us tea and rhubarb crumble :-) The smell of fresh brown bread was flowing through the house and the décor was breathtaking. You feel as if you are walking into the past and are surrounded by sumptuous luxury and yet the modern mod cons such as a mini ipod player and bottled water were in the room as well. The room was amazing a massive four poster bed. The bathroom was the size of a normal B&B room free standing bath, power shower and soft fluffy towels. Breakfast was delicious and sets you up perfectly to go outside and meet the donkey, pony , horse , dalmatian and ducks.
I absolutely adore this B&B, we had a fantastic stay and I could not recommend it highly enough. to anyone of any age. If you are thinking of booking a stay in this region book it now and if your not in the region make it your business to come here. It is immediately adjacent to the forest park which is absolutely beautiful and has activities for young and old. Carrick is 5 minutes drive time away and has lovely pubs and restaurants.
We will be back, time and time again.
Thank you Frances you made our weekend.

Room Tip: Talk to Frances
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Rory C
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We travelled to here to see Carrick-on Shannon. the rooms were a good size and the owner very helpful. Breakfast was excellent

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs romm, great views
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jims65
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

myself and my partner have had the most relaxing weekend at lough key hse. food was fab. surrounding was fab. i dont think ud get the care and srevice in any hotel in this country,frances the owner is at hand at any time,and is mighty crack

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank david f
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

"The moment We saw Lough Key House We Sensed something very Extraordinary. Our "42nd" Wedding Anniversary was to be Celebrated someplace Sacred and as We were on Our 1rst trip to Ireland..."Winging It"...had booked only 2 days before by phone. Our arrival was on October 25th 2011 for a 2 night stay and as usual We arrived very early. Frances was Most Gracious and immediately had Sensed Her as a very Special Woman. Her Heart is articulated EVERYWHERE and Her Knowing of Symmetry and Beauty is Impeccable. There is a portrait of the Mother & Child in the Front Sitting room that Emanates Tenacity & Strength of Pure Love...it is a Favorite of Frances' & She very kindly told Us the story behind it & its' Importance in Her Home. The rooms are Royal & Lush...the Breakfast delicious & the Ambience takes Ones' breath away! Frances feels to Me as an EarthAngel...Guardian of the Lough Key Forrest...as Lough Key House sits right beside this Special Place. Lough Key House is a Sparkling Jewel strategically placed for All to receive Sumptuous Experieinces and Frances is the Heart & Breath of It All!!! Eternal Blessings Frances, on all that You set Your Heart & Hand to..."
Love Always & Forever,
L.A.A.F.
Pat Timmermans...Purveyor of "Endless Possibilities!"

Room Tip: "All are Very Special..."
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank flashtimm
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Seems like an outlandish statement, but it's true. The house is beautiful. The room (the Red room) was sumptuous, with it's gorgeous, enormous four poster bed and roll top bath. The breakfast was really mouthwatering (the home made ginger and rhubarb jam was *particularly* lovely). By far the best part of the stay however was the warm and very friendly service given by Frances. Exactly the right mix of professionalism and courtesy, helpfulness and local knowledge that'll have us coming back any time we're in the area. I really can't recommend it enough.

Room Tip: The Red room seemed to be the most sumptuous.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SineadmcDonald
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

My Wife and I and our 2 girls (8 and 10) stayed in this wonderful B&B and it was absolutely fabulous from the great warm hospitality from start to finish. Frances greeted each of us to her beautiful house by name from our initial booking and we were shown into the drawing room and enjoyed tea and biscuits in front of a roaring fire to welcome us. The kids loved the dogs Buttercup and Gwen and Frances showed us where the two Donkeys, Horses and sheep were grazing in the back field who duly trotted over for the kids to pet them. It is a perfect location for visiting the adjacent Lough Key Forest Park and we had two great days at Boda Borg and Zipit. Breakfast was another real treat with open fire blazing and breakfasts cooked to order with homemade brown bread and jams just some of the lovely treats available. Congratulations to Frances and Emily and co and we would echo all the positives in the other reviews.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Alan R
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Additional Information about Lough Key House

Address: Carrick Road, Boyle, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Roscommon > Boyle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Boyle
Price Range: $115 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lough Key House is a small but pleasing Georgian period house located next to the main entrance of the beautiful Lough Key Forest Park. It has 6 bedrooms in total: 3 rather grand & 3 more modest in the back of the house. All for the enjoyment of guests and also provides a sumptuous feast as breakfast: a generous buffet of fruits and cereals as well as fresh herb omelettes or eggs scrambled with smoked salmon. It is beautifully decorated and furnished and the welcome is genuinely as warm as the open fires. ... more   less 
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