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The Shores Country House
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San Antonio, TX
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“Exquisit getaway!”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Annette gives her guests an incredible experience at The Shores Bed and Breakfast and you cannot beat this value.. We could not have been happier with our stay. Her accommodations are beautiful and high end furniture fills each room. The views from the rooms are unobstructed and breathtaking. We have a 1 year old daughter and Annette goes out of her way to assist with any needs to make the stay more pleasant. Every day, Annette gave wonderful suggestions for sights to see in the surrounding area. She knows everyone and everything to do in the surrounding area! We will be back to stay for sure!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

The location of Shores is quite spectacular and as a touring party of four surfers (who like their creature comforts) was an excellent draw as we were able to look out our bedroom window at the lines of waves out in Brandon bay making this an ideal base for us to explore the waves and coastline around Kerry. On arrival we were greeted by Annette who welcomed us and gave us all of the information that we needed on the area.
The rooms were excellently adorned with a unique level of sophistication that belayed the meagre price for the night. It was certainly more than we were expecting but will certainly draw us back there. The rooms were spotless and nicely decorated. Breakfast was another plus as the layout and spread was exactly what we needed to give us the energy to get out exploring.
I would be delighted to recommend and would like to go back down but next time I might leave the surfboards behind so we can appreciate some of the scenery a little better, perhaps on bike next time.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed here for one night and it was such a great surprise. This bed and breakfast was overwhelmingly beautiful. The house overlooks the water and Annette, our host, and her staff were so great. Our room overlooked the garden and gazebo in the back. It was so nice. Breakfast was amazing. There was so much to choose from. I had the waffles and was not disappointed. Annette talked us into taking a drive around the Dingle Peninsula and it was worth it. So glad we listened. Dinner the previous evening was a little bit of a drive as there is nothing in the direct vicinity and it wasn't a great looking small town but the food in the little restaurant we ate at was great. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name. It might have been The Village Bistro but not sure. We would make sure to stay here if traveling in Ireland again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We had an outstanding stay here during our trip to the Dingle Peninsula. We expected a quaint stay and ended up with the perfect holiday retreat. Our room included a separate setting area with fireplace and kitchen. Annette had excellent ideas for exploring the area to really make sure we had the perfect time. We actually ended up extending our stay longer here because we weren't ready to leave. I would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Ireland and if we ever return this would be the first place we would want to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in September 2012 as part of a week long stay around the West coast of Ireland and I have been meaning to review this place since we stayed. This was our first stop and such a great start to our holiday.

Our room was large, decorated to such a high standard and had a fantastic view of the sea. The dining room was beautiful and small enough to be able to talk to the other guests and compare notes about where we had visited.

Our host Annette and all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful adding to our stay.

I could not fault this place and would recommend it as a place to stay. Still after a year later we still talk about this place and how lovely a holiday we had here.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We spent two nights at the Shores Country House with our two kids. This was our second stop in Ireland and had such a wonderful stay at our first B&B I thought the next one could never measure up. I was wrong. We had the family room and it was actually a little apartment. It had a kitchen and a separate bed room upstairs. Annette was a great host. We toured Dingle while we were there and the B&B was just a short drive to this beautiful part of Ireland. Being there in the off season it was very quiet. The room was decorated beautifully and the village of Castlegregory was very close for dinner that night. My only regret was that we were not able to stay longer. We booked two nights and could of easily stayed another and had plenty to do.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Absolutely wonderful stay. The home was beautiful- rooms were luxurious. Annette and her staff were so incredibly kind and warm. Our room had a large window looking out onto the beach and the bed was very comfortable. We brought along our 7 month old daughter and it was no problem. Annette and her staff treated her as if she were a little princess and took such good care- bringing her rice krispies to snack on. The breakfast was outstanding. Very fresh and with several choices to choose from each morning. My husband and I felt pampered. It should be noted that to get to Dingle you have to go through Conor Pass- not really a problem as it is very scenic but, it is not walkable. You can walk to the beach and to several little trails from the Shores. I actually preferred this location as it was more authentic and we did not feel like tourists. We stopped as several different pubs in Castlegregory and the surroundings and everyone asked if we were visiting family as everyone else was a local. I am already planning my trip back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Shores Country House
Address: | Cappateige, Castlegregory, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Castlegregory
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Castlegregory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shores Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shores Country House offers 5 star luxurious accommodation.It is owned and run by Annette O'Mahony along with her husband. We overlook the longest beach in Ireland (approx 26 miles) and at the rear of the house are a range of mountains, Mt Brandon being the second highest in Ireland. Pamper yourself in our award winning luxurious home offering "Laura Ashley" style 5 star accommodation , most rooms have panorimic sea view , all en suite some with bath, king size beds, sat elite t.V., Tea & coffee, hairdryers and telephones,beautifully decorated with antiques Delightful breakfasts are served in our dining room overlooking Brandon Bay. ... more   less 
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