From the welcome with tea and fresh-baked scones, to the tour of the garden in which much of our food was grown - invited to pick apples which were juicier and crisper than any I have tasted - to our beautiful spacious room opening up on to the garden, every detail was a delight.
The meals were exceptional - fresh produce, eg local free range eggs, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice - and were well explained eg the difference between west Cork lamb and east Cork lamb, due to the terrain and diet. The seafood menu was extensive, and it was all fresh and delicious, like the mackerel caught this afternoon. On Friday night the entree is a very extensive buffet of seafood and salad - including tomatoes that tasted like tomatoes used to taste. On Sunday night the meal is a magnificent buffet of seafoods for starters, and roasts for main. All of it good, and very well-explained by the owners, and combined with locally made chutneys and sauces.
The walks are lovely, the shop interesting, the location beautiful. We stayed for three days, and loved it.
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