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John & Elizabeth Barrett - Bervie Guest Accommodation Achill Island Co Mayo


John & Elizabeth Barrett Bervie Guest Accommodation Achill Island Co Mayo

The Barrett family’s magical beachside house is a low, tucked-in kind of a place with a little wicket gate giving direct access to Keel beach, and an otherworldliness which is very rare these days. Since 1932, Bervie has been the ultimate escape for the many guests who have stayed here. Elizabeth was born here and, aside from the location and the charm of the house itself - which has style without being at all ‘decorated’ - it is the sense of continuity that makes it special. And, of course, she has the ‘hotelier’s gene’. Hospitality comes naturally to her and her husband John, and to all their delightful staff - which, together with comfortable, compact rooms, a cosy fire, great food (at both dinner and breakfast) - adds tremendously to the charm of this very special place. As Elizabeth says, “Hospitality is what we do, what Ireland is all about, and we must treasure it. Without it, what is the point?”


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25 votes

Bervie

Achill Keel, Co. Mayo
B&B / Restaurant
A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
John and Elizabeth Barrett’s magical beachside house was once a coast guard station and, since 1932, has been the ultimate escape for the many guests who have stayed here. It’s a low, tucked-in kind of a place with a little wicket gate giv ...


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