I am a repeat guest at Elmdale. I am a travel agent and I booked myself and my boyfriend in Elmdale years ago. We were recommended by the Irish Farmhouse B&B association when we asked them for a place not too far a drive from the airport. This was some years ago. Of course it would be in the best interest of the B&B association to recommend a place that would review well. Out of all the B&B's in that area, they chose Elmdale. That right there is saying something!
Now, you may be thinking that since they sent me there, I got special treatment because they knew I was reviewing them. Actually no, we didn't have the best start. I forgot to confirm my time and I showed up to nobody home. Well, that was my own fault. We left drove to the nearby Cliffs of Mohr and came back. Anne was there and my reservation wasn't. The B&B association forgot to send her the reservation. Anne gave us a room straight away, not knowing that we were sent by the B&B association...we were strangers off the street, tired from an overnight flight and drive and she was kind and her hospitality was top notch!
Our room was at the front of the house and it was clean, comfortable, great marble bathroom, nice hot shower and all the amenities you can expect from a top notch B&B.
The farmgrounds are gorgeous! This is a working farm with a lot of cattle and tremendous acreage. The farm itself is an industry. The B&B is a pleasure for your hostess to share of herself and to learn about others from all over the world. A stranger is only a friend that Anne hasn't met yet.
We have returned with family and with friends. We completely took over Elmdale for several days in May with my boyfriend's parents, brother's family, my daughter , abotu a dozen of us. We kept our doors open and lived as if we were spending time as one big family at home. It was the warmest welcome. We went on to stay at other B&B's and hotels along the way. For some it was a first time and for other's it was a return to Ireland. For all of us, Elmdale was our favorite place to stay even surpassing a first class hotel.
My boyfriend's neice turned 6 there. I mentioned it in passing to Anne months before we came. She had a pink ballarina birthday cake all ready for us...no charge! She spoiled and loved the kids and the love was returned 10 fold!
This was the only place we stayed during our last trip that the group of us was so moved we all chipped in for a gift for Anne. She is too kind to accept it so we left it with a thank you note and ran! She emailed us later saying we shouldn't have. We don't normally but we really felt strongly that we wanted to express our gratitude for such a kind soul.
The last trip was a week after my sister passed away. Anne sat with me in the common room and talked for hours. She really is a beautiful, loving person and I am blessed to know her.
On the professional side, I have sent many people to Anne on vouchers etc. Not a single one of them every said anything other than it was the best, warmest place they every stayed. I wouldn't stay in business if I couldn't trust the places I send my clients. I trust Elmdale as the safest pick!
If you read a negative review about Elmdale, I would strongly doubt the source. Some people travel, have a fight with thier companion and write a bad review. Some people travel while having PMS, a hangover or a tummy ache. Some people pick destinations not suited for them or when 1 thing goes wrong it ruins the entire trip. Wow, if I couldn't overlook 1 thing going wrong (my reservation not being there)...I would have missed a friendship I now hold dear. Lucky for me, I saw past that. Lucky for my clients and future guests to Elmdale that I pass the good word.
If you would like to see photos of Elmdale, contact me. They just finished the new building as well and I am looking forward to seeing that myself!
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