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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
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Pets Allowed
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3 Star Hotel
Our home is 100 years old and when you stay at The Orchard Bed and Breakfast, you will be stayaing with The Murphy Family. We have only 5 guest bedrooms. All of them are ensuite and towels are supplied. There is a cot available on request. I am a short distance from the centre of...
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The Orchard Limerick Road | Co. Limerick, Newcastle West, Ireland
28.5 km to Shannon Airport
18 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Eileen is the perfect hostess! She made us tea and we had fresh cake when we arrived. The room was clean and comfortable. Good internet. Eileen took our breakfast order and time we wanted to eat. We had made to order lovely omelettes with cheese...More

Thank Judith Q
Response from 263Eileen, Owner at The OrchardResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Judith. You certainly understand what "Bed and Breakfasts" are all about. We are about hospitality, in a home setting. I provide a bed and a breakfast. Everything is about home cooking and taking care of the person. It is so easy with nice...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This charming B&B is run by the charming Eileen. The hundred year old home was well maintained and decorated in a flowery and welcoming way. Our room was small but it had a double and triple bed in it. The bathroom was ridiculously tiny. I...More

Thank jsquared1106
Response from 263Eileen, Owner at The OrchardResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Jsquared, Thank you for your lovely comments. I take all of them on board. Even the one about the bathroom. Did you know that when I put in that Shower room in 1995, I went to the Land of Lilliput to get a shower...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Incredibly friendly and helpful hostess. Welcoming tea and cake on arrival; and I appreciated being able to make tea at night and raid the cake tin. Lovely old-fashioned Irish farmhouse, with very comfortable bed, and good shower facility. I loved listening to the gentle mooing...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Found Eileen to be one of those stereotypically hospitable Irish hosts. Wonderfully friendly and chatty, was a pleasure to talk over a cuppa on arrival. Eileen was also very helpful with assisting dinner bookings and directions. Recommended. Excellent breakfast too.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Eileen met us at the door with great enthusiasm. We immediately liked her! The rooms were just large enough for the beds. The ensuite bathroom was clean although a bit tight, with room for only one at a time. The carpets looked a bit dirty,...More

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Our home is 100 years old and when you stay at The Orchard Bed and Breakfast, you will be stayaing with The Murphy Family. We have only 5 guest bedrooms. All of them are ensuite and towels are supplied. There is ...More a cot available on request. I am a short distance from the centre of Newcastle West. (distance: 1.5 Km.) Parking is free. On arrival, there is complimentary tea/coffee and some of my homemade Guinness Cake. Try it and I am sure you will like it. My speciality is home baking. There is always some cake in the cake tin for the guest's use. For breakfast, I serve cereals, juice, fruit and yogurt. Then, would you like bacon, sausage and eggs? Or bacon and scrambled eggs? Maybe scrambled egg and smoked salmon? Or my French customers like my pancakes! I always have homemade Soda Bread and sometimes griddle Bread. If you stay a few nights and use Newcastle West as a centre to visit Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick City and Clare, I will have time to show you how to make my Guinness Cake or scones. Did I say that my husband is a farmer so would you like hen eggs or DUCK eggs? Just asking! You don't have to make your mind up now!As Newcastle West is not a tourist "hot spot" you will find the people very welcoming.In the local area there are many historical sites to see. Check out the Desmond Castle in the town centre, or the monastic ruins at Askeaton. Why not visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscaroll or Adare Heritage centre. Our local Pet Farm at Stonehall now has Zoo Status. The third in Ireland and the only one in Limerick.The Orchard Bed and Breakfast in only 1 hour from Killarney/Tralee and 2 hours from Dingle. Going north, I am just an hour and a half from the famous Cliffs of Moher and the Burren and an hour from Bunratty Castle. A trip to Blarney Castle and then onto the Rock of Cashel and home by the Glen of Aherlow is a must.To get to me is is very easy. I am on the N21. Coming from Limerick, I am on the right hand side of the road, just 200m after the 60 km/hr sign post. If you reach the roundabout you will have passed me by so just turn around and come back to me and I will have that tea or coffee and Guinness Cake ready for you. Less
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