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Mount Vernon

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Mt Vernon is not everyone's idea of a guest house. It is a very different experience from your average. It is mercifully free of television, radio, piped music and noise generally. The house is decorated with great eclectic flair - in terms of period, ethnicity etc. Books abound (real ones - not he shelf-fillers that fill most places). The drawing...

1Thank Capam1515
Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 18 March 2013

My wife and I stayed at Mount Vernon for two nights last June during our two weeks trip through Western Ireland. This was the most expensive place we stayed at and the most unwelcoming. We were informed that we could not check in until after 4:00- which was a bit late; but in fact when we knocked on the door...

2Thank booster1959
Reviewed 30 August 2012

My husband and I made a weekend trip from London to Shannon on RyanAir and stayed two nights at Mount Vernon. We'd rented a car at Shannon airport and were very happy we had the TomTom app, because it's a bit tricky to find. That said, it's a very nice little place smack in the middle of The Burren, and...

1Thank jes6ica
Reviewed 4 August 2012

After thirty odd years of work and vacation in the Burren region, this was my first stay in Mount Vernon. My teenage daughter and myself arrived shortly before midnight after a long drive from West Cork, and were received with a glowing open fire and a tumbler of Irish whiskey. This is July, and the open fire didn't come uncalled...

2Thank Sashast
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We stayed 3 nights with Mark and Ally in 2007 and I never got around to writing a review at the time. It was the highlight of our trip. Our room opened onto their walled garden, and the sitting room lined with books, with windows on Galway Bay, and a welcoming fire was delightful. They are terrific cooks and wonderful...

Thank andy60795
Saint Peters, Missouri
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Mount Vernon was recommended by a previous B&B owner. What a delightful surprise as we drove up to find such a lovely treasure by the sea! To walk in and smell the most beautiful aroma of yellow roses, a crackling fire and a glass of wine...I felt like I was home! The home is beautifully furnished and immaculate. We were...

Thank Suzanwarr
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Mount Vernon was recommended to us by previous hosts & we weren't disappointed. Ally & Mark have restored the house immaculately & were charming & helpful with our future plans. It is a very tranquil location by the water & the Burren. Ally organised us a walk with a guide on the Burren which was fantastic despite the sleeting rain!...

Thank BeachshackBrisvegas
London, England, UK
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We just got back from a lovely stay with Ally and Mark in Mt Vernon. I definitely wanted to add my review here, especially after I saw some of the more negative comments. I feel sure that any negative reviews have been left by people who have a very warped expectation of what it is to stay in a historic...

3Thank BetteNoir
portland, oregon
Reviewed 13 June 2011

You really are treated like an old friend at this lovely country manor home. Mark and Ally are warm, knowledgable and entertaining hosts, at the ready with books, maps, and stories to bring Mt. Vernon and the Burren alive for their guests. Mt. Vernon is decorated with lovely antiques, an amazing art collection and eclectic pieces Mark and Ally have...

Thank bettynbob81
Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 May 2011

We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Ireland and our last stop was with Mark Helmore, the owner of Mt. Vernon. It is in a great location to visit the Burren, the countryside and its Irish charm or Galway. We had a super time there, as Mark is a phenomenal host: a super cook who made the most perfect...

Thank Denezia

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Address: New Quay, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms have great views of sea or garden.”
ivan991, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is available in the main living room. Garden rooms were both lovely!”
Waysandmeans, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Wifi in office only, probably all rooms very nice.”
121bw, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The best room that I saw was overlooking the small garden.”
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TerriS371, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“The rooms facing the sea are great”
Graham898, 14 Oct 2013 | Read review
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