We stayed at Ballinsheen House for two days while we walked and explored the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. What a lovely B&B! It's a short five minute walk from the center of the small town, with little shops and restaurants in very easy walking distance. It's just far enough out, though, to give you the feeling of being away from the bustle, and so it's quite quiet and peaceful. The room was neat, comfortable, peaceful. The beds were very nice to sleep in.
Breakfast was hearty and delicious, the glassed in dining area lovely. Our host, Mary, was thoughtful and helpful with information about the area, and a lift into town when we were leaving with our bags to lug.
There is obviously lots to do; the cliffs are easily accessed by bus or taxi. We walked back down to town via the green roads, which was one of the loveliest walks. Mountain View Riding Center was an excellent way to see the area; the owner of the stables (Peter) is a charming fellow who obviously loves what he does.
I'd recommend the Ballinsheen any day, and I wish I'd had a few more days to enjoy all of what the Burren area has to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ballinsheen House is a spacious architect designed home surrounded by mature trees with beautiful landscaped gardens.Enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside while being 5 minutes walk from the town centre. . All rooms are en-suite. TV,hairdryers tea/coffee facilities in all rooms. Free WiFi is available with your own Laptop. We offer a full breakfast menu in our spacious dining room/conservatory.Recommended by Rick Steves,Rough Guide,Guide du Routard and Gao Guide Gallimard.Faile Ireland graded 4**** country home and AA graded 4**** ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ballinsheen House & Gardens Lisdoonvarna, Ireland - The Burren