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Lorum Old Rectory

Lorum Old Rectory, Kilgreaney Ireland
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A warm welcome is assured at Lorum Old Rectory, County Carlow, where guests can enjoy luxury Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in a charming [1863] Country House. Situated in the rich Barrow River valley at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains the region is renowned for its beautiful scenery, numerous activities and rich heritage. Here Bobbie Smith, a member of ‘Euro-Toques’ (the European Community of Cooks) and her family have built an international reputation for delicious and imaginative home cooking that incorporates mainly local and organically grown produce. Each of the guest bedrooms at Lorum – from the largest to the most intimate – is uniquely charming, providing delightfully relaxing accommodation with exquisite bed linens and distinctive decorative touches. The views of the surrounding countryside and of Lorum’s gardens are wonderfully soothing. All of the guest bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with power showers, tea and coffee making facilities and hand-held hair dryers
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Anne S wrote a review Sept 2023
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Already the arrival was a pleasure, the curved driveway behind which then the house appears, great! Exactly how you want an authentic cottage. The cottage is furnished with great attention to detail and leaves nothing to be desired. Everything has been thought of, even the "first aid" was taken care of by Rebecca for us. Especially the homemade jam and the delicious cookies were a loving welcome. Also for every question, around sightseeing options, souvenirs and bad weather alternatives, she always had an answer. A great place, away from the tourist hustle and bustle to relax well, but also a great starting point for a variety of excursions. We will be very happy to come back one day!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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car0lireland wrote a review Aug 2021
Bray, Ireland18 contributions9 helpful votes
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Rebecca, Bobbie and Mary for a fabulous stay. Their welcome and warmth is second to none, the breakfast and dinners are beautiful and the bedrooms and the house itself are supremely comfortable and inviting. I cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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VMcE wrote a review Jul 2021
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We stayed at Lorum Rectory for 3 nights in July 2021. We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) together with 2 grandparents. We took the whole house. We can’t thank Bobbie and Rebecca enough for their incredible hospitality-nothing was too much trouble. Comfortable rooms (all en suite) fluffy towels, sumptuous beds and amazing food - this really is a special place. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sharyn W wrote a review Oct 2019
Wilmington, North Carolina47 contributions50 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for 5 days while he took a woodturning class with Glenn Lucas. I can't say enough great things about our stay there. Rebecca and her mom, Bobbie offered an amazing level of hospitatlity like none other. The food was incredible, our room and the entire B& B clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The setting is peaceful and beautiful, as are the grounds. It is our fondest wish to be able to return again. County Carlow gets low billing in the tourist recommendations, but we loved the rural setting and opportunity to have a beautiful experience of "the real Ireland."
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Date of stay: October 2019
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AlpinePrincess1 wrote a review Aug 2019
Wilmington, Delaware4 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent the night at Lorum Old Rectory. It was an amazing experience. Rebecca and Bobbie are the perfect hosts. The house is beautiful. The five course dinner was amazing - from drinks in the drawing room to dinner in the dining room - both with wood fires - it couldn’t have been any better. Breakfast was just as good! The bedrooms are lovely and very comfortable. I just wish I had stayed longer. I will definitely be back .
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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mineralman wrote a review Jul 2019
Westlake Village, CA40 contributions66 helpful votes
It's in the middle of nowhere but the Old Rectory is a superb B&B. Bobbie, the mom and Rebecca, the daughter make you feel at home from the minute you arrive at their gorgeous home. The Peat firing is blazing as you sip your afternoon tea in the beautiful Drawing Room full of hundreds of books. Rebecca is a famous chef who makes wonderful dinners and breakfasts. You dine at a common table with other guests which we weren't sure was our style. But we ate there twice during our two night stay with interesting conversation throughout, meeting nice new people. Rebecca accommodated all of our dietary weirdness (no fish, pork or goat's cheese). Much of the veg, including the new potatoes were picked fresh from the garden. Rebecca planned out our free day with terrific places to go within a short drive. Took a long hike along the Barrow River, meeting many locals for some interesting insights into the area. We felt like moving in! We were lucky enough to have the Blue Room. The bed was the best we had in our 2 week trip. We felt like we had left the regular world behind and were transported to the Ireland of our dreams.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carol M wrote a review Jun 2019
Almancil, Portugal94 contributions90 helpful votes
I spent one night at Lorum but wish I could have extended my stay. This is a gorgeous property in a delightful rural setting - an oasis of calm and tranquility! The owners’ attention to detail is impressive and no effort is spared in making guests feel welcome and looking after them. The house is furnished with lovely antiques and even in June the log fire burning in the dining room was much appreciated. The breakfast featuring top quality local produce was excellent.. Rebecca and Bobbi are wonderful hots. I will return! !
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Date of stay: June 2019
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blath wrote a review Apr 2019
Cork, Ireland390 contributions88 helpful votes
Just spent a wet and windy night in Lorum house and we loved our stay. We booked in for dinner which was delicious. Room was stately , bright and warm and we both had a great nights sleep. It is easy to see why the review s are so great ..they do not exaggerate!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Áine McN wrote a review Mar 2019
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Just back from a night at Lorum Old Rectory. Bobbi and Rebecca are the perfect hosts and the Rectory is absolutely stunning. We opted to have dinner here and we were not disappointed. We started our evening by the fire in the drawing room, reading the paper and sipping a gin & tonic while nibbling on Rebecca's homemade pesto on crackers (I got the recipe!). It was a magnificent precursor to an outstanding meal. If you're touring this part of the country or looking for a quiet night away, the Rectory is well worth a visit. We will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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22jj wrote a review Dec 2018
Dublin12 contributions5 helpful votes
Our group of 8 spent a very memorable night in the Lorum Old Rectory. The initial greeting from Rebecca, the log fires, the hospitality, the outstanding dinner and indeed breakfast the following morning, all contributed to an exceptional experience. Amazing rooms. Gems of this quality should be kept a secret but our experience was that good it deserves to be shared. Overall outstanding.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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£188 - £190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty CarlowKilgreaney
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lorum Old Rectory
Which popular attractions are close to Lorum Old Rectory?
Nearby attractions include Shankill Castle (4.0 miles), Matty's Pub & Accommodation (3.9 miles), and Ashlawn Garden Centre (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lorum Old Rectory?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Lorum Old Rectory?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lorum Old Rectory?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lorum Old Rectory?
Conveniently located restaurants include Step House Restaurant, Goodly Barrow Museum And Café, and The Pint Depot.
Is Lorum Old Rectory located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Kilgreaney.
Are there any historical sites close to Lorum Old Rectory?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duiske Abbey (7.4 miles) and Milford Mills (9.1 miles).