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Philmar House

Philmar Philmar Rosses Point Road, Ballincar, Sligo Ireland
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Philmar B&B enjoys old world charm with modern comforts in a quiet scenic location just 4km form the town of Sligo. This delightful B&B is an Ideal base for touring Yeats country and Donegal and features a large garden for guests to relax. All bedrooms are located on the ground floor and consists of TV, hairdryer, tea making facilities. Relax in the comfortable guest sitting room. Delicious breakfast menu available in the dining area. Come and enjoy the 21st anniversary of Sligo International Choral Festival with music and singing and includes 40 choirs from 5 countries which is held over 5 days in October. The accommodation is just minutes away from championship golf course, beaches, yachting and tennis. Conveniently the B&B is beside the Raddison Hotel and only minutes from the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Throughout your stay, you are ideally located to enjoy hill walking, cycling, fishing and surfing or you could just make your way to Rosses Point where the beaches are perfect for walking and swimming.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Dibble family roscommon wrote a review Sep 2021
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Stayed here for 4 nights with family, spotless clean. Mary is lovely very helpful, homely place. No breakfast due to covit. But lots of tea milk etc and fresh towels. Will be back so handy, bus stop a couple of mins away to sligo town, rosses point and strandhill. Will be back hopefully someday to try your breakfast as, welll. Thanks for everything Mary. Dibble family Roscommon. Covit rules fully in force social distance towels in bags etc as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
sarahchclogher wrote a review Sep 2018
Drogheda, Ireland44 contributions42 helpful votes
Lovely quiet house spotlessly clean and well equipped. The house has a beautiful garden, the house is set well back from the road. It is well signposted. Mary is a friendly welcoming host would definitely stay in Philmar again. Breakfast was good too with plenty of choice.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from PhilmarHouse, Owner at Philmar House
Responded 8 Sep 2018
Thank you Sarah for your lovely review delighted you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Mary
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Gillespies2014 wrote a review Aug 2018
County Donegal, Ireland30 contributions9 helpful votes
We received a friendly welcome from the owner Mary. Room was pretty and very clean with comfy bed & good shower. Breakfast was wonderful! Lovely fresh fruit salad & tasty cooked breakfast. Well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from PhilmarHouse, Owner at Philmar House
Responded 15 Aug 2018
Thank you very much for your lovely review, it was lovely to meet you both and have you stay. Kind Regards Mary
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NinaWarrington_Pa wrote a review Jul 2018
Warrington, Pennsylvania87 contributions16 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this B&B. First of all, Mary couldn't do enough for us. She kindly upgraded us to a larger room that was unoccupied. It had a private entrance and was toward the back of the house. She is very personable and was very good about giving us tips about places to go and see. The grounds around the house are really pretty and we could sit outside in the front garden or on the back deck that had a table and umbrella. We were provided a made to order breakfast the was delicious and generous. This was one of our favorite places .
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Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jim K wrote a review Oct 2017
Olympia, Washington36 contributions32 helpful votes
Extremely comfortable and very welcoming with a great tip for a local pub where we interacted for almost an hour even though they didn't serve food on that night but were then informed of another location to have our dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$92 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty SligoSligoBallincar
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Frequently Asked Questions about Philmar House
Which popular attractions are close to Philmar House?
Nearby attractions include Knocknarea (6.9 km), Rosses Point (6.0 km), and Strandhill Beach (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Philmar House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Philmar House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Philmar House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Philmar House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vintage Lane Cafe, Lyons Cafe, and Knox.
Are there any historical sites close to Philmar House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sligo Abbey (2.6 km), Tobernalt Holy Well (5.9 km), and The High Cross (3.8 km).