We came across Ardmore House on a whim when the places closer to Dublin were booked for Saturday night. We are so thankful that we did. We pulled into the iron gates and saw a picturesque home dating back to 1840. The gardens surrounding the home are incredible with beautiful flowers at every turn. Our hostess Christina, greeted us warmly, and had prepared fresh tea and scones to eat in the front room with a fire, for our arrival. She was very kind and offered us lots of suggestions of places to eat and visit as we traveled around her town. The rooms were spacious and clean with timeless furniture pieces - I felt like I stepped back in time, but had all the modern conveniences of today. The breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit, yogurt, brown break, and anything else that you could ask for. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to stay in the heart of Ireland.
We ate in the next town over called Birr, and I have to say that I highly recommend Dooly's if you are looking for a nice pub environment for dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ardmore Country House is a tastefully decorated period country home located in the heart of the Irish countryside,midway between Dublin and Galway, Cork and Belfast. Enjoy a peaceful relaxed vacation, scenic walks, turf fires, good food. Meet the real Irish at a traditional music sessions in one of the local pubs on Wednesday nights.We are near haunted Leap Castle and can arrange a visit for you. Visit the nearby Birr Castle Gardens and Giant Telescope or the famous monastic site Clonmacnoise. ... more less