We have looked forward to visiting this area of Ireland for several years and are completely infatuated with the Connemara and our stay at Ardmore House was like the icing on the cake. It started with a very scenic view as we drove up out of Clifden to the Lower Sky Road, arriving at Ardmore House to a very warm welcome from Kathy and her husband John. The house is larger than a lot of B and Bs we have found in Ireland, exceptionally clean with well appointed rooms. Our room looked out over the fields to the bay and we could watch the sun going down, so pretty. We took a walk to the cliffs on their private walking trail and the view from there is simply amazing with the bay and all of the colorful wildflowers, boats and the islands. Very peaceful place to sit and relax after a long day on the road. Kathy and John were both very helpful with suggestions for local restaurants and attractions and the town is only a few km away. We stayed for five days and wish it could have been more, breakfast more than met our expectations with a lovely selection of both cold and warm dishes, fresh fruit, cheeses. There was little need for lunch after such a grand breakfast. We spent several evenings in Clifden enjoying fresh fish and seafood dinners followed by live traditional music in the pubs, returning to our room for a great nights rest.. Ardmore House is also only a short drive from Kylemore Abbey, the Connemara National Park, Mamean (a religious sight in the passage between two mountains) and many other beautiful parts of the Connemara. You won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Approved to Failte Ireland Standard. Awarded 4 Stars by the AA. Recommended in best B&B Guide to Ireland. Free Wi-Fi available in bedrooms. Free Internet access in lounge. Ardmore House is set on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean amid rugged landscape. 5Km. West of Clifden Town, it is a small holding stretching from the upper Sky Road to the lower Sky Road and on out to the cliffs locally known as the Slopers. Here we have made a walkway for our Guests. The views from the cliffs of Clifden Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are some of the best you'll find in the Country. ... more less