As soon as you walk through the door of this unique B&B you are bombarded by colour, texture, fragrances that waft around the rooms and endless items that will spark off your curiosity. It is described as a Victorian-style guesthouse but in fact the decor is totally eclectic. The room I stayed in had Indian puppets on the wall and Elvis memorabilia around the room, Victorian style wallpaper on the walls and 50s style satin dressing gowns hanging on the back of the door. It would probably take longer to explore all the rooms in this gorgeous house than the whole of Skibbereen!
Mona Best is an extremely welcoming hostess and very kindly offered me her own bicycle - a great way to get around and see the stunning west Cork coastline of Baltimore and the lazy harbour village of Casteltownshend. Well worth the stop over in Skibb!