Josephine is a lovely host, so is the house. It‘s a great base for an active family vacation. We hiked Croagh Patrick and the Connemara NP, visited Inishbofin Island and Kylemore Abby. The kids loved a visit to the Killary Fjord sheep farm. Speaking of sheep, the B&B place is surrounded by them.
So quiet on the farm. Nature is everywhere around. Josephine did feel us as at home. We started with a stay of one night and ended with 3 nights.Not far from Kylemore Abbey and Leenane , and the National Park. An ideal location,
We spent 5 nights at Glen Valley. Altogether a lovely experience despite the cold wet weather. Josephine is a wonderful host: welcomed us at the end of every day with a roaring fire in the sitting room, scones and tea. Her offer of a hot toddy to help me over the effects of a nasty cold was much appreciated! The walks from the farm are great and our visit coincided with the annual walking festival at Leenane. Great local bars in the village and good food at Leenane Hotel. Would definitely recommend.
Josephine and Joe could not have been more gracious. We were on a Hillwalks walking tour. When Josephine picked us up at meeting point at Lough Inagh we asked how we could hire a cab to visit Kylemore Abbey. She quickly volunteered to take us there right then! Next morning after wonderful Irish breakfast while driving us back to trail head Joe gave us a short course on raising sheep. Our only regret is we didn't spent another day with Joe and Josephine. Highly recomend!
This is a more traditional B and B operating out of a farmhouse and on a working sheep farm located about 3 km off the main road. If you are lucky - as we were - you get to see the farmer and his border collie fetch the sheep from high up on the mountain/hill opposite. Breathtaking. The establishment has been in business a while and most of the furniture looks it. The accommodations are typical of those in converted farmhouses - the bedrooms are rather small due to the retro-fitting of the bathroom which is itself very small. The owners make no concessions to modernity - no television and no wifi - and some of the furniture could perhaps be updated. Breakfast was quite satisfactory and is taken round a large table in the dining room. No credit cards accepted.