We really enjoyed our stay at Gratttan Lodge. Connie and Pat are great hosts - they've been doing this for 16 years and it shows. They are very helpful in making recommendations regarding local things to see and do, if you request it. Pat showed us where we were on the map and gave us several routes to get to town, in case the weather was inclement (and it was later that day, so we were very thankful). The house has 5 bedrooms upstairs, yet it is so quiet we thought we were the only guests there - until we went to breakfast and saw 6 other people! Try Pat's special porridge - it is full of seeds, nuts and fruit - really tasty! :)
The Lodge is right across the street from the bay, a 10 min walk to town or 5 min walk to the Salt Hill resort area. Great pedestrian area in town full of shops and pubs. We found a mini-mart to pick up bottled water and snacks to take on the tour bus. Great live music in every pub, starts usually after 730pm. If you get tired, there are taxis waiting at Jury Inn on your way back to the lodge. There are also taxis at the other end near the square.
Special note for naturalists/photographers: As you walk from the Lodge to town, you will see many wild swans in the water just before the bridge.