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Hanora's Cottage
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

You will forever remember your visit. Cottage is located near a murmuring river rushing down hillside on way to join river Suir. House is furnished to highest and best quality and taste. Bedrooms have jacuzzi bathrooms, etc., and everything to meet your needs.
After dinner in dining room where menu and service is superb, you can relax in lounge in front of nice turf fire with your coffee. Do not miss out on this haven where Mary and staff do a wonderful job

Room Tip: rooms at front have lovely distant murmer of river all rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Eoinwall72, Owner at Hanora's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Thank you so much Edward,
We are delighted that your stay at Hanoras was such a pleasurable experience.
Your comments and support are greatly appreciated by all of us here and we would be delighted to have you back with us again soon.
With best regards,
Mary, Eoin, Judith & all at Hanoras.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have just returned from a weekend in Hanora's Cottage in Ballymacarbry Waterford, what a treat. I was in charge of booking a weekend for a group of friends, all Ladies who like to walk or hike, and needed a break from life's stresses. We hit the jackpot with Hanora's Cottage.
Beautiful bedrooms with classy bed linen amazing Jacuzzi baths and plenty of hot water. The breakfast was amazing with lots of fresh fruit ,cereals, home made breads and scones and your hot breakfast cooked to order. Dinner was fantastic on both evenings but what stood out more than anything else was the fantastic welcome we received from Mary and her wonderful staff. With muffins and tea or coffee on arrival to tea and treats everytime we came back from a walk . I hope to return as does everyone in the group . It was a privilege to stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Eoinwall72, Owner at Hanora's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review.
Your group of ladies were a pleasure to have with us, please pass on our thanks to them & encourage them to come again very soon!!
Regards from all here at Hanoras.
Mary.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Just home from a wonderful stay in Hanora's - what a welcome, such beautiful rooms and superb food. The peace and quiet was awesome, set in such a tranquil valley beside the river. Greeted with tea and muffins on arrival, plenty of towels in the sumptuous bathroom equipped with jacuzzi! Roomy bedroom with lovely furniture and exceptionally helplful staff. We spent a blissful weekend and regretted having to leave. Full marks to Mrs. Wall and her fantastically friendly staff. Nearly forgot - baskets of great books everywhere in case you are in need of reading material! Not really walking people, but went to the forest and were priviledged to glimpse a red squirrel and three deer!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mary O
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Eoinwall72, Owner at Hanora's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Dear Mary O,
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hanoras so much.
Thank you for your lovely review and we sincerely hope that you will come again soon.
Mary & all at Hanoras.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just back from spending 2 fantastic days with Mary & co in Hanora's Cottage and it was wonderful...great food...great place.....great walks...and the jacuzzi...what more can I say....will definitely be back...Maura & Evelyn

Stayed: September 2013
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Eoinwall72, Owner at Hanora's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Hi Maura M,
thank you both for staying with us recently, we enjoyed having you stay as much as you enjoyed staying. Glad to know you were pleased with all we had to offer, hopefully we will see you again,
thanks, Mary and all at Hanora's

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Hanora's Cottage was the first stop on a two week trip thru Ireland. My husband and I were very tired from the flight and just wanted to relax. The cottage is set on a country lane surrounded by gorgeous flowers and vegetation. You can hear the river as soon as you step out of the car. It calms me now just to think about it! We stayed in room 10 for two nights. The room was large and had a nice sitting area and view of the garden. The bathroom is also large, very clean and has a huge jacuzzi tub and a towel warming rack. Mary is an amazing hostess. Her son and daughter-in-law are professional chefs. Breakfast is outstanding and by all means stay for dinner!! This was my favorite stop by far!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eoinwall72, Owner at Hanora's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

Hi Folks,
Thank you very much both for being with us and for your your lovely warm and encouraging comments.
We certainly appreciated your support and sincerely hope to have you with us again on your next trip.
Our very best wishes to you, take care.
Mary, Eoin, Judith & all here at Hanoras.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hanora's Cottage, while in the fading light it seemed a good way out of Ballymacarbry, turned out to be a real gem. Beautifully situated up the unspoilt Nire Valley and only 2kms from the start of great walks on the Comeragh and Monavullagh mountains, the hotel/restaurant is a delightful mixture of old fashioned comfort with modern facilities. Mary Wall and family run a very informal but highly professional establishment and offer the warmest of Irish welcomes.
The breakfast was outstanding in its range of choice and quality of cooking and presentation. We were only sorrow that we could only stay one night and, arriving on a Sunday, missed out on the well recommended dinner in the delightful dining room. We will definitely try to return and have recommended Hanora's Cottage to a number of friends especially as it is open for most of the year.

Room Tip: Room 10 at end of house over the dining room had great views of the bridge over the Nire and gardens...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eoinwall72, Owner at Hanora's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Hi RMNThame, thank you for coming to stay with us recently, and thank you for your nice words. Unfortunatly you were'nt able to have dinner with us as we try to take 1 night a week off and Sunday is the night we take. Hopefully if you should ever get to come our way again, we will be able to have you dine with us, thanks again for your stay and all the very best,
Mary and Hanora's staff

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

I booked two nights at Hanora's Cottage because it seemed close enough, at 25-odd km from Dungarvan, for the start and finish of the Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford bike ride - and it seemed a pleasant enough place judging from the website to leave my wife for the day. It turned out to be a fortunate and magical choice.

The first impression of Hanora's Cottage is of the approach: turn off a regional road at Ballymacarbry, go 5km up a winding local road in the Nire Valley, turn off that again up a smaller road. You come around a bend and there, across a centuries-old stone bridge, alongside a 170-year-old stone church, right on the road, is the broad, welcoming front of the lodging.

Later, I discovered that when Mary Wall and her late public servant husband Seamus moved into the house originally built by his grandparents, nearly 50 years ago, it was little more than a one-bedroom cottage. Over the years, they added and renovated: going sideways, going up and eventually they had a guesthouse with more than a dozen rooms.

Inside, the layout is charmingly unstructured - and immensely cosy. Our upstairs bedroom overlooked the road and the hiss of the rushing brook was a pleasant background sound through the window we left ajar. The room was decorated in mustard tones, with white pointing and ceiling, and brocade curtains which matched the bed covers. The bed was luxuriously comfortable. The ensuite bathroom with spa bath and shower was spacious and well appointed; we hardly expected better.

We did not get the opportunity to eat at Hanora's - on the Saturday night we took the opportunity to eat at The Tannery in Dungarvan, reputedly one of Ireland's finest retaurants, and a decent meal it was, but Mary's son Eion Wall has a great reputation for the food he prepares here - Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote favourably of his visit to the restaurant in The Telegraph.

My experience of Irish BnB's is not wide, but this place was a real charmer. We went there because it was convenient to my sporting event. I would be happy to go back again just for the pleasure alone of staying there - and doing some of the magnificent walks up into the nature conservation area nearby.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eoinwall72, Owner at Hanora's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Hi mikevn,
hope you recovered well from your cycle trip. Thank you very much for your comments and observations of our guesthouse. It gives us immense satisfaction to hear how great a stay people have with us. Hopefully we will see you again, and be assured that you will certainly enjoy the lovely walks from our doorstep. Take care,
Mary and all at Hanora's

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Additional Information about Hanora's Cottage

Address: Nire Valley, Ballymacarbry, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Ballymacarbry
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ballymacarbry
Price Range: $134 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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