Just spent two nights in the wonderful Faul House outside Clifden in Connemara and what a special experience. This B&B is a little hideaway of warm, welcoming hospitality in the most mystical of landscapes. Sea views, ancient old walls and hawthorn trees leaning into atlantic breezes all around conjure up otherworldly times.
The walks were stunning and the light in the evenings is a painters dream - think Turner and Blake delicate gold and fiery orange.
In the midst of this, the wonderful hosts Kathleen and Michael run a B&B that mixes the best of modern facilities with old-fashioned charm. The combination of open fires, home-made brown bread with spotless rooms and everything we needed was a joy to find. The super-comfortable bed and deep silence of the country side left us feeling relaxed and utterly refreshed after our stay and birdsong in the morning was a delight for city dwellers.
Also great fun was had with our hosts Michael and Kathleen and I wanted to take the little dog Ruby home with me! Can't recommend this B&B highly enough