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Townsend House Guest House

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Townsend House Guest House is located in the center of Birr,Co.Offaly,Ireland's finest Georgian Town.This 19th Century house is complete with mature gardens and offers an enclosed courtyard perfect for private parking.Townsend House Guest House is a period house and all bedrooms are decorated with a Georgian theme and have the finest antique furniture with a mixture of king and queen size beds. All 10 bedrooms are ensuite,complete with direct dial telephone,satalite TV,tea/coffee making facilities and complimentaryWifi access. Townsend House is a 5 minute walk from Birr Castle Demense and Birr Theatre and Arts Centre,it is also within walking distance from the finest restaurants,hotels and pubs. Townsend House Tapas and Wine Restaurant opens Thursday to Saturday nights from 6 Pm till 10 pm for food
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A warm welcome from Martin and Lorraine, Townsend house is walking distance to all the town's amenities, there is parking, the house is immaculate, the room was lovely old world, a great tapas restaurant and lovely breakfast next morning , we will return!
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Response from kearns1, Owner at Townsend House Guest House
Responded 5 Nov 2018
Thank you for your great review and Lorraine and myself are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, Looking forward to seeing you Back in Birr soon again,
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Birr is a beautiful town, a bit off the main tourist routes, and this guest house is a converted set of Georgian terrace houses in easy walking distance of the centre and the castle, which is the main attraction. Room spacious if a bit old fashioned, but clean and everything
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Such a friendly welcome from Martin, beautiful antique looking furniture in the room and was so impressed with the four poster bed. Great value and in centre of town, 2 minute taxi drive from the County Arms where we had a wedding.
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Response from kearns1, Manager at Townsend House Guest House
Responded 30 Jan 2018
Thank you for your review, we at Townsend House are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again in 2018.Regards Martin
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Two night stay in Birr, for a wedding, just before the hurricane. A great welcome, very friendly, typically Irish. Room lovely, breakfast ideal. Absolutely "hit the spot" on all fronts. No idea what it is like in a hurricane.
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Response from kearns1, Manager at Townsend House Guest House
Responded 30 Jan 2018
When you arrived in Birr and to Townsend House the hurricane was getting really rough.We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast that "hit the spot" .Hope you can come back to Birr soon again under calm conditions. Regards Martin
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Arrived later than planned, but went to the tapas restaurant adjacent and owned by same people, had small bites and wine - all great. Room was spacious and well decked out. Staff all lovely. Then the big winner, a customer had come over to chat and inadvertently picked up my
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Response from kearns1, Manager at Townsend House Guest House
Responded 3 Oct 2017
Thank you for your positive review, so delighted that you enjoyed your meal and accommodation with us at Townsend House, hope you enjoyed your golf in Portuma. Regards Martin and Lorraine Kearns
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My bedroom, the door leads to another bedroom with 2 twin beds.
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distance from birr castle
Hi Eman,we are just 500 metres from Birr Castle 🏰,at the end of Oxmantown Mall, Regards martin
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"If possible choose a room to the back as its on a busy road"
"Ask for a room not fronting the street and you will avoid some traffic noise, although we really didn't find the noise to be a concern"
"Interconnecting rooms are available and very comfortable."
"Stay in the car park it's quiet there"
"Rooms on the road are probably a little noisier than those at the back."
US$107 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of LeinsterBirr
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