The Casey family’s striking dark green and red hotel is just outside Baltimore and enjoys dramatic views over Roaring Water Bay to the islands beyond.
It has been ingeniously developed over the years to add more accommodation and extend the ground floor public areas towards the back, taking advantage of the view over well-kept gardens - including a kitchen garden on the seaward side that supplies seasonal produce to the kitchens.
Some bedrooms also have wonderful views and they are quite comfortably furnished, with all the necessary facilities, including full bath and over bath shower in the compact bathrooms.
The cosy old world bar and friendly staff create a relaxed atmosphere and, as well as a spacious restaurant with sea views, there are well-organised outdoor eating areas for bar food in fine weather. Local seafood is the speciality, of course, but menus always offer other choices, including at least one vegetarian dish - and all suppliers are fully credited.