Near the coast of west Clare, between Kilkee and Lahinch, this attractive Victorian country house is set in well maintained gardens. It was the family home of the owner, Rita Meade, who has run it as a restaurant with accommodation since 1994 and, more recently, as a cookery school (details of courses on application).
The restaurant - which has varied opening hours for residents and non-residents throughout the season, and is available for small private functions - is pleasingly set up in a relaxed country style, with pine furniture; part of it is in conservatory at the back of the house, overlooking the garden which is a very pleasant outlook especially in summer.
Wide-ranging menus offer local seafood and exceptional meats from a local butcher, whilst a particular talent with poultry provides a speciality of slow roast spiced duckling with Guinness honey & orange sauce & red onion marmalade.
Arriving guests are welcomed with tea and freshly baked scones, and returning visitors will be very pleasantly surprised by their accommodation. The five en-suite bedrooms have all been stylishly refurbished, with new carpets, wallpaper, bedding - the lot.
The new look has completely transformed them so that they are not only more appealing, but also seem much bigger. There is one ground floor double room suitable for anyone who finds stairs difficult, and all rooms have everything you could need - including complimentary bottled water as well as tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, TV etc and and iron and ironing board is available, also Wi/Fi.
As well as evening meals, afternoon snacks are available on request and, given adequate notice, packed lunches can be supplied. Housekeeping is excellent and this friendly house would make a lovely base for a cooking break, or any of the many other activities the area has to offer.
*Golf breaks available (transfer available to Lahinch or Doonbeg Golf Clubs).