This is pretty much my definition of the perfect country house style hotel. It's a beautiful house with traditional interior, but homely as apposed to museum like. The grounds are beautiful and through the trees you can see the castle. The staff/owners made us and our daughter feel extremely welcome and couldn't do enough to make us feel at home. The food is simply superb and even of you're staying elsewhere or live locally I'd recommend it for meal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ballyrafter House is perched on an elevated site opposite Lismore Castle and has a commanding view across the Blackwater River.The Property once part of Lismore Estate has retained the Charm of The 1830's whence it was Built. With modern creature comforts added over the years since first registered as a Hotel in 1966,Homely log Fires 12' ceilings and spacious rooms making it a unspoiled and uncompromised Country House Hotel.Ten Bedrooms, Residents Lounge, bright bay-windowed dining room, Conservatory and Bar Lounge to will away the worldly worries of the Busy Life in Peoples reality.'The Ballyrafter, so easy to enjoy, so hard to forget' ... more less