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"We were unable to stay at Ballyportry Castle as it was already booked, but the owner was so helpful, kind and prompt in her replies that I wanted to give the castle a positive review for customer service. I'm sure the owner gives the same amount of care to her castle as she does her customers, which would make it a truly wonderful place to stay!"
Guest: Shana C.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
"Our family of 4 (parents & 2 teen girls) loved our week stay at Bridge House before heading to Limerick for a family wedding.
By itself Bridge House & Fanore are a beautiful, scenic and storybook location! The views are incredible and the house is very charming and just as shown here. It is clean, well appointed, cozy but with plenty of room and had everything we needed. The fire place was a treat to have on one chilly rainy day. Thanks to Mike & Joan for stopping in from Stone House next door to help us get it lighted!
Fanore is a magical place. Even just staying in the house/town would be a great vacation. But we found it is an excellent location for easy day trips. This was the first country vacation for our family and we were a little worried that it would be too remote and maybe not be enough to keep our teens busy. It ended up being one of our favorite vacations. Fanore's peaceful quiet allowed us to rest & relax. Having 2 restaurants and the small market within walking distance would have been all we needed for a week. We really enjoyed walking to O'Donoghues pub (the owner Pat gave us a fresh loaf of brown bread when we met and said we were at Bridge House!). We had several great meals there and enjoyed a trad music night as well. The market had what we needed including a coffee machine that came in handy on early mornings. The walk to the beach along the old road is spectacular.
We are pretty lazy travelers but were able to cover a lot of ground. We toured/hiked the Burren, visited the farmer's market & tea rooms in Ballyvaughn, Cliffs of Moher, had dinner and shopped in Doolin a couple of time, also had dinner in Lisdoonvarna, visited the Perfumery, saw lots of area ruins, spent time in Kinvara and Galway. A must-do is pony trekking with Peter Williams of MountainView Stables near Lisdoonvarna. Peter is fab! We did a 2 hour mountain trail ride but will be back for a beach ride! Peter's place is close by and easy to find, the ponies are lovely and we really enjoyed our guide. They accommodated our beginners as well as letting the experienced in our group ride ahead for some cantering along the trails. We ran into Peter a couple of times post-ride at O'Donoghues and it was like running into an old friend. If you want to see the area on horseback - Mountain View is the place to go!
Ana the caretaker was helpful and friendly. Thanks to Mike & Joan for all of their great suggestions and hosting us for a glass of wine at Stone House!"
Guest: Kate M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 23, 2015
"Everything was so easy, booking, arriving, hospitality of Seamus and Mary, it all made for an extremely relaxing holiday despite the mixed interests of adults and children. The dogs chased swallows on the lawn, the children played on the go carts, the adults went on runs, walks, everyone had picnics, and that was just around the cottage.
We had great fun going to the Falconery and caves at Ballyvaughan, the Burren was just wonderful no matter where we went. It was just a wonderful break and absolutely perfect for a family. Five star, gold star, 10 out of 10."
Guest: Happy holidayerDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 24, 2015