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“Exceptional & Welcoming Period House & Organic Farm”
Review of Lough Bishop House

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Lough Bishop House
Ranked #2 of 3 Collinstown B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This period house has great character. It has many beautiful artefacts is furnished very tastefully. Helen & Christopher are so welcoming, helpful & efficient. Great coffee,home made brack & chat on arrival in the gorgeous conservatory. They engaged in conversation enthusiastically & were interesting to talk with on a variety of subjects. They work this organic farm, having cattle, sheep, hens & bees. The charm & pleasure of our stay included tasting home made bread, honey & jam that they produce. Breakfast was exceptionally nice, including organic yogurt, granola fruit, eggs and succulent non- greasy sausages & rashers. The bed was a dream. Rustic views from the bedroom of grounds which are ideal for a peaceful walk. Room was very clean. Not wishing to be 'too picky' as this is an exceptionally pod B& B experience, more small toiletries & some night & early morning heating is suggested if the Irish Summer goes down to 10C.
Lough Bishop is convenient to local and historical amenities by car & cycle. It is a wonderful B& B, house, location & hosts. Very highly recommended.
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had a fantastic experience here recently with our hosts Christopher and Helen. From the warm welcome, beautiful surroundings, fresh tasty home cooked food from their farm, the relaxing fire side chats and the really wonderful tour of the farm next morning we came away feeling inspired and really delighted that we have chosen to spend a night here and hope to return for many more. A little hidden gem !

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Christopher K, Owner at Lough Bishop House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Great to meet you both - hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Everything written on the other reviews are so sound. This place is an hidden heaven with an amazing environment. But above all, what makes this place so special is the way how Helen and Christopher engage with their visitors. They are, obviously, passionate about their house and its history. Since 2001, they have been working hard to make their home like the "home sweet home"'s visitors! Everything there is nice and welcoming : the walls colours, the beautiful paintings & water-colours, the wood fire, the entrance tiles, the wooden shutter in the room,the sash windows, etc They have pour so much energy and love in transforming this run-down house that it seems that you can get back its positive energy.I'd also like to mention their beautiful Irish Moiled Cattle, rare surviving indigenous breeds, grazing away in this peaceful environment and their Irish draught horses. Congratulations to them for so much dedication in saving this amazing place!

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

When visiting Ireland, I encourage you to either begin or end your trip at the Lough Bishop House near Castle Pollard, a short drive from Dublin. Helen and Chris will greet you with a warm welcome into their beautifully restored, pristine, home, now with an inviting conservatory, spreading lovely light About. Their organic farm, with Irish horses,moile cattle, sheep, chickens, etc., beautifully maintained, acknowledges you are, indeed, in Ireland!
Their hospitality, served up with a hearty breakfast created from their own berries, jams, eggs, breads and whatever else you want! If you let helen know in advance she will cook you a delicious dinner. For us we chose their own lamb and local vegetables.
We stayed here 4 years ago and it only gets better! After staying in many beautiful places in Ireland, Lough bishop and the Kelly's remain at the top of our list!!!

Thank you! Margo, Christina, and Richard

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Christopher K, Owner at Lough Bishop House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

It was great to catch up with you again! One of the nicest things about running a B&B is all the great people we get to meet. Hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Christopher and Helen were the most wonderful hosts.You can just feel the heart and soul of Lough Bishop House. They took the time to tour us around their farm and gave great recomednations that set us out on the prefect trip across Ireland! The best B & B of my holiday!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Christopher K, Owner at Lough Bishop House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

So glad you enjoyed your stay. We love Westmeath and the chance to share it with our guests is a real privilege.... hope to see you again in the future.

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Additional Information about Lough Bishop House

Address: Derrynagarra | Co. Westmeath, Collinstown, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Collinstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Collinstown
Price Range: €127 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in the early 19th Century, Lough Bishop is a charming Country House nestling peacefully into a south-facing slope overlooking Bishop's Lough in County Westmeath, Ireland. Lough Bishop provides unique Country House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation owing to its wonderful location in the middle of a working organic farm. Breathtaking scenery in an unspoilt and tranquil setting, amid the rolling farmlands and lakes of Westmeath make Lough Bishop an ideal refuge from the hustle and bustle of modern life. There are family dogs in the background and animals play a large part of life at Lough Bishop House. Following extensive renovation this attractive Georgian Country Farmhouse offers its guests luxurious bed and breakfast accommodations, peaceful surroundings and fine food much of which comes from our own farm, garden and orchard. ... more   less 
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