Our stay at Churchtown House could not have been better.
Churchtown House is superbly situated for anyone starting or ending a trip in Rosslare. It would however be doing it an injustice to simply see it as a good spot just if you are using the ferry. It stands very well on its own two feet.
We arrived there after an afternoon sailing from Fishguard and found the house easily. It is very conveniently situated for the ferry port but a world away in its setting. I would suggest that it would be very hard not to feel good as you approach up the drive as it is a fine looking house set in extensive and beautiful grounds.
We were greeted by Austin, who was extremely warm and personable. He had already kindly made reservations for us at the Le Marine Bistro at Kelly’s Resort Hotel and Spa when I made the initial reservation by e-mail. He was also kind enough to call them and change the timing when we arrived at Churchtown ahead of when we expected. We would thoroughly commend the choice he made for us.
The inside of the house has a very classical feel, with some lovely antique furniture and soft furnishings. In case anyone with children might feel it a little too ‘correct’ though there is a further modern sitting room, in almost a separate wing, looking onto a very tranquil internal courtyard, where young families wouldn’t feel intimidated and can feel quite relaxed. This area also has plenty of reading material, comfy seats and some very nice art work. Do especially take the time, as we did, to be shown the painting of the woodland setting.
We had two rooms. A double room for us and a room with two singles for our two teenage children. The rooms were away from each other to allow a little peace and independence. Our room was on the first floor and looked out to the side of the house. The children’s room was on the ground floor and looked onto the inner courtyard. Both rooms were very peaceful and, together with one of the nicest mattresses that my wife says she has slept on in a long time, afforded us a very good night’s sleep.
I was able to use the internet connection code left in the room and found access to be reasonable though not lightening fast. I am sure though that closer to the router, which I guess was somewhere downstairs, access would be much quicker.
The bathroom was perfectly in order and quite in keeping with the tone of the house. As to the most important question of “how was the shower?”, It was hot and plentiful. The pressure was fine although if you expect a ‘fire-hose’ type power shower you will be disappointed.
Breakfast was very nice and had everything we would expect. It also gave us a very nice opportunity to chat with Patricia.
The grounds are lovely and a great place for kids to expend lots of energy before being pushed into a car. There is obviously lots of space to run around in, which is probably very atypical of many places that one would stay at.
Austin and Patricia were extremely warm and personable and made our stay all the more memorable. It is obvious that they care passionately about what they do and have high standards.
We would thoroughly recommend staying there to anyone and we look forward to staying there again in the future.
Thanks Austin and Patricia for a great start to our holiday.
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20 November 2010
Thank you Bagpuss and Emily for writing a review of you visit to Churchtown House
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