Treasa Joyce’s 150-year old stone house stands out as a beacon at the foot of the Aran islands most famous attraction, Dun Aonghasa. It’s a fine house and well kept, with a neatly manicured front garden and a walled vegetable garden at the back. It’s steeped in history and has a large high-ceilinged hall and wide stairs giving a feeling of spacious grandeur.
The spacious bedrooms are stylish and beautifully finished, with great views of fields, Dun Aengus and sea; four new rooms (and a conference room) were added in 2007 and two of the biggest rooms have king sized beds.
Treasa gets groups who are interested in walks, yoga, music, art and other courses and, when booked into the house, she serves dinner by arrangement; for other guests, staying on a B&B basis, she will provide free transport to Kilronan for dinner there.
Breakfasts are delicious for everybody, and the dinners for groups are based on home-grown, local produce - guests always love Treasa’s baked cod, which she makes with an herb pesto crust or a tapenade, or beef and Guinness casserole on cool evenings - and there is a short, but well-chosen, wine list.
Comfortable accommodation, good food, and warm hospitality make this an ideal place to stay.