This house is in a time zone so far from today's fast world. We love old houses with steeped history and this big old house has plenty real history. This is an experience we can cherish in our fond memories. We attended a wedding in Rathsallagh House (15 mins by car once you know the way) but stayed in Griesemount as the hotel was fully booked out. Carolyn had our room turn down prepared for us on our return at mid-night and it was so lovely to come back home into the warm cosy and quiet environment of the our unique guest bedroom. We even had books available to read as we had forgot to bring our own. To find the house, talk with Carolyn in advance to get accurate guidance and understanding of the location. It is easy once you have found it but as in the countryside of Ireland, little historic gems such as this are off the beaten track. Allow extra drive time to find and we recommend check-in during daylight hours. Irish breakfast was just fabulous and set us up for the day ahead. A home from home!
Many thanks to Carolyn & Robert
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- - Built 1817 by the Quaker family of Ernest Shackleton with wonderful views over the valley and the River Griese and surrounded by majestic trees and pretty gardens. Carolyn and Robert enjoy welcoming guests where on chilly evenings there's a warm open fire blazing in the drawingroom.On summer mornings breakfast is served in the Sunroom or out on the Terrace, Griesemount a haven of tranquility and old world hospitality. Come and let us spoil you- ... more less