2011 Award Winners B&B OF THE YEAR 2011
Carlingford House - Carlingford, Co Louth
“The Guide has a long memory and, when (generously) informed by one of our recommended establishments nearby that this house was re-opening after over a decade’s use as a private family home, we knew it would be cause for celebration - even after visiting many hundreds of others over the years, you never forget a beautiful old house with warm hosts who offer genuine hospitality and good food.
So, following our initial visits, a ‘mystery shopper’ was dispatched to reveal all.
And we were delighted to be told that proprietors Peter and Irene Finegan haven’t lost their touch: all was as remembered, only better, as their entire house was completely renovated before they re-opened and it now offers guests a stylish mix of old and new.
Details especially liked include a garden to relax in, very fast free wifi, and the chocolate/ biscuit treats in the room – and, above all, the hosts themselves.
A great destination for discerning visitors to the charming medieval village of Carlingford.”
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Apps and Books
Meals for All Seasons - The Best of Contemporary Irish Cooking (out of print, Hardback)This vintage cookbook is out of print and only available here. Georgina Campbell's outstanding a ...more...
Irish Country House Cooking - The Blue Book Recipe Collection (Hardback)From the homely to the very grand, these delicious dishes celebrate the diversity of Irish count ...more...