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Review of Stanley House Bed and Breakfast

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Stanley House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 10 Schull B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucester, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Real Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2005

Travelling on our way to Killarny we found this wonderful place to stay over night. We were sorry we couldnt stay another night or two! This guest house is just outside the centre of Schull and overlooks the harbour. It has the most spectacular views from inside and out. The conservatory overlooks the very pretty garden, across to the deer and onto the bay.
We were welcomed by the owner Nancy who met us with a cup of tea and a slice of cake. The guesthouse was absolutely spotless and the bedrooms were well equipped and again, had beautiful views.
Nancy was able to direct us to a good restaurant and a pub with supurb music - a must if you are looking for a good Irish evening!
Breakfast was leisurely and gave us the largest choice we have ever come across in all the places we have stayed in Ireland (including large hotels) and was delicious.
There was no rush in the morning, Nancy and her husband spent time chatting with us about the local area and we left feeling like we had known them for years. This was without doubt, Irish hospitality at it's best!
We travel around Ireland reguarly and will certainly be going back to this Guesthouse again, but staying longer!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2005

To say that Stanley House is the best guest house in Schull in an understatement - we found it by accident - and have been coming back for the past four years to see Nancy and Tom Brosnan and to enjoy their beautiful home and their wonderful hospitality.

We knew when we walked in we had struck gold in every sense, from the warm welcome, the wonderfully fresh clean bedroom with tea/coffee making facilities to sitting in the garden playing Scrabble with Nancy running up and down bringing us coffee and biscuits - what a find!

Breakfast is another "experience" - I don't know how Nancy cooks her mushrooms but they taste like nothing I have ever tasted before, absolutely mouth-watering.

I can recommend Stanley House to anyone who wants the best things in life - luxurious accommodation, wonderful food, chat and company. You will not be disappointed.

Welcome to the WOW FACTOR at Stanley House!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2005

My husband and I stayed at Stanley House in Schull on a recent tour of South West Ireland. We had read about Stanley House some time ago in a piece written by Maeve Binchy in The Irish Times. I had kept the article, in the hope that someday I could visit this wonderful place. Nancy Brosnan welcomed us into her beautiful home with a smile and a lovely cup of tea, served in her conservatory where the scent of her creeping Jasmine plant almost distracted us from a view of Schull Harbour that literally took my breath away. Our ensuite room was spotless with a fabulous comfortable bed, fluffy pillows and soft towels. We walked into the village that evening and had a fantastic meal at The Waterside Inn Restaurant. (The chef here is Nancy's son - might have known that the desire for excellence runs in the family!) Breakfast the next day was delicious with a fantastic menu and beautiful home-baked breads. That day we drove out to Mizen Head and walked along Barleycove Beach and Sheep's Head. There is no doubt in my mind that this part of West Cork is a hidden treasure and Stanley House is by far the best B&B my husband and I have ever stayed at. Fantastic hospitality, luxurious accommodation, great people! But then again, who could doubt Maeve Binchy's opinion..

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Property: Stanley House Bed and Breakfast
Address: South Schull | Schull, West Cork, Schull, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Schull
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Schull
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stanley House Bed and Breakfast is a modern house providing a West Cork home from home for many returning guests. Set in beautiful gardens with sea and mountain views, Stanley House is located 1km from the picturesque village of Schull. Your host Nancy Brosnan is renowned for her warm welcome, relaxed homely atmosphere and superb breakfast. She will ensure that your stay at Stanley House is a memorable experience ... more   less 

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