This B&B is just perfect, The house and our room was just Fabulous. We had a four poster bed which was comfortable and very beautiful. Our hosts Lilian and Pat were friendly and helpful. The view from our bedroom was on to the lovely gardens and castle ruins and of course the barrow river. Breakfast was outstanding, which was prepared and served by Lillian. She truly knows how to make you feel at home. This village is perfect for a getaway, Wonderful Pubs and walks along the Barrow. Thanks Lillian and Pat, can’t wait to come back in the summer.
Very nice houses within beautiful grounds of this historic castle. The accommodation has all you will need for your base in this lovely part of Ireland, with nice comfortable beds and clean linen(supplied).I would recommend these holiday homes, very good value and the owners are so helpful too. I would recommend the Lord Bagnal hotel which is just across the road for an excellent meal.
Fabulous Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Leighlinbridge, straight across the road from the Fabulous Lord Bagnel Hotel (well known location for Weddings). We stayed on the 1st floor in a beautiful room with a four poster bed and ensuite. Across the room was another double room and a shared bathroom. The breakfast was delicious with plenty served. This is an ideal place to stay if you are attending a wedding or function at the Lord Bagnel Hotel. The couple who run this bed and breakfast also run a local bar (which is not attached to the house). Would definitely recommend and would stay again.
While visiting the historic Christian sites in County Carlow, & the surrounding area, a dear friend, booked me into, The Garrison House, (an 18th Century Georgian Manor House) in the Village of Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow. As I came across the 14th century bridge crossing over the Barrow River, I turned into a arched stone wall opening, I was warmly met at the front door by the charming hostess & owner, Lillian Downey, I entered into a beautiful foyer, with yellow walls, marbled tiled flooring, & natural light streaming through the windows on the stairway. Lillian, ushered me, to an absolutely charming bedroom, on the 3rd floor, with a shared bath. I was offered tea, however, I wanted to get a start, with my friend, touring the historic sites in the area. I must mention, on my return, the bed, linens & pillows, were absolutely heavenly, I slept soundly, & ambled downstairs to the farm style kitchen, where Lillian had set out, the makings for an early morning tea, I walked about the property, w/my tea & camera in hand, (I had asked permission to photograph the house & property). Where do I start? Why, of course, with the remnants of the 16th Century, Black Castle, in the rear of the property, stone walls, that border the Barrow River, even the photos don't do justice to the site. The lovely maintained grounds, included, a few chickens, a rooster & two peacocks who warily watched me walk about the property. Beyond the front parking area, through a hedge, I came upon the greenhouse, where, Lillian & Patrick, grow their own veggies & fruit. I then noticed a magnificent snowy owl, perched in the owl house, observing me. Breakfast, was served in the formal ding room, with deep red walls, lovely furnishings, fresh flowers & family memento's adding a hominess, to the room. The sideboard, groaned, with every breakfast cereal imaginable, fresh fruit filled two bowls, one being berries, juice & milk sat in lovely jugs. I had porridge w/fresh berries, & a full Irish, simply put, outstanding. Hospitality at its absolute best!…