The pleasure was all ours from the moment we walked through the door at Lough Key house. Frances is the warmest, most welcoming maitre d'maison I have ever met.
We were greeted with afternoon tea, served with stewed rhubarb, perfectly tart, with some yoghurt, and the "delux Lough Key blend of tea. The piece de resistance however was the live piano recital by Emily. Chopin's Nocturne on the baby grand set the tone for our perfect overnight.
The house is a hive of intrigue, chock-a-block with antiques, art, and various charms (special V & A scissors for cutting grapes!) and breakfast was the best breakfast I have had in any B&B or hotel. Beautifully stewed fresh fruit, excellent yoghurt, granola, and the perfect pancake. Our four poster bed was magnificent, fresh with crispy linen, and fluffy pillows. The bath too was a delight.
I'm really looking forward to going back here, and bringing friends with me.
Frances gives B & B a new identity and truly raises the bar. Irish accommodation should take lessons from Lough Key House.
Bravo Bravo and I look forward to my encore
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lough Key House Hotel Boyle