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“The most memorable evening in Ireland”
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Springview House
Ranked #1 of 1 Urlingford B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I have been to Ireland twice, with a group of college students. Total of 20 nights. Part of our experience is spending a night at a B & B on a farm, as it was an agricultural tour. Springview was a true gem and a wonderful change from the larger hotels in the cities like Galway, Dublin, Cork, etc.

This was the favorite evening for the me and the students, as we thoroughly enjoyed Eileen. She was the most gracious and welcoming host. She greeted us like family, and we all left giving her a big hug, like we were leaving home. Her son gave the students a farm tour, and her husband spoke to them about the challenges of a small farm.

The food was absolutely the best, with much of the food local and grown on the farm. The desserts were superb. The coach (tour) driver got all giddy as we dropped off the other students at another B&B abd said there was no place he enjoyed more than an evening being fed by Mrs. Eileen Joyce. The students and I were glad we chose to follow the coach driver's lead. I will choose Springview for every trip I take to Ireland.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

I stumbled on this property on the B&B Ireland website.Im so glad i did.It was like staying with good friends on a country property.
We were greeted on arrival by the family dog BEN and the owner eileen took us in sat us by the open fire and served afternoon tea with homemade cake .Room was very comfortable and clean.A beautiful breakfast was set at a fully layed table of Royal Albert Dinner ware.We had a good chat with husband Michael and their (good looking) son Michael who shared with us the stories of farming.We had a great stay.Thanks

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank robspunkrat
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I am a travel agent who specializes in Irish travel and am certified by Tourism Ireland as a Shamrock Club member. I have had the good fortune of visiting Ireland 19 times, and each time, there seems to be that one place or one person that stands out above the already mighty rest. At Springview I found both the one PLACE and the one PERSON. A simple 1 1/2 hr. direct drive from Dublin Airport, and you'll find yourself in the bucolic surroundings of Co. Kilkenny, and the quaint village of Urlingford. This farmhouse exudes warmth as you come up the drive and are greeted at the door by the lovely, Eileen Joyce. A fire will be lit, if one is not already, and tea and scones served fireside as you find yourself not suffering from the jet lag that you had feared. Because you are TRULY relaxed. Eileen offers stimulating conversation and commentary about the area. Above and beyond the call of duty, Eileen facilitated a meeting with a friend who lives in Urlingford and wasn't I surprised when she showed up for tea! The bedroom was inviting, spacious, and cozy. Excellent shower. And, lest I forget THE best breakfast I have ever had in Ireland. Absolutely delicious. Eileen doesn't just open her door, she opens her home and her heart. Do yourself a favor, and don't rush right out the door... a lot of what you come to Ireland for is to meet the wonderful people, and Eileen Joyce will not disappoint. This is a GREAT stopping point for those driving to Cork or Kerry as their final destination, since you'll likely not want to drive all that way from Dublin upon your arrival.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank Mary Ann O
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

Beautiful location and great hospitality.... a special place

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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4  Thank taranorthdublin
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

We wanted to stay in this B&B. Seeing the pictures in the Internet and in comparison with the price we thought to get the same standard as in the rest of Ireland. Instead the room was very dirty and cobwebbed everywhere. We found old beer mats and crown caps and a lot of dust under the beds. The towles in the bath room were still wet, not sure if they were changed. The lady was very nice and friendly and exused the situation with some problems with the water. But the cleanliness and comfort of the mattresses has nothing to do with an issues with the water. Obliging we could leave without paying.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jens E
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Reviewed 27 September 2010

Wow, what a lovely farmhouse b&b this is!! My friend and i are in our mid twenties and enjoyed our visit sooo much we would definitely like to back for another stay. Eileen is such an amazing host, we felt right at home. Eileen's baking was fantastic, the rooms were comfortable and there is plenty to do and see with a short drive. Would definitely recommend a stay here to anyone!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sammijb
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

We received a very warm & friendly welcome, we were given a nice hot cup of tea & warm scones with jam. We enjoyed a very nice visit with Eileen then we were taken to our room which was very clean, cozy & had a great view out the back window over looking the farm. What a nice place to stay, we enjoyed our breakfast in the morning which was more then we could eat & very very delicious! We loved the history of the home & found ourselves wishing we could stay longer. When we travel back to Ireland this B & B is on the top of our list! If you are planning a trip & would like a place that is quiet, clean, friendly, very welcoming & has great food this is the place to stay! Thank you Eileen for welcoming us into your home!
Mike & Kelley

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Springview House

Address: Kilkenny Road R693, Urlingford, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Urlingford
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Urlingford
Price Range: £75 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Springview House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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