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“Our home away from home!! The BEST!!!!!”
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Ashgrove House
Ranked #13 of 23 Bunratty B&B and Inns
Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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“Our home away from home!! The BEST!!!!!”
Reviewed 22 October 2007

This was our second stay with the Ashgrove House (we also stayed there in Oct 2005). This was my review on their website for 2005: "The Ashgrove House has the best hospitality in Ireland! My husband Josh and I had such a wonderful time. We enjoyed having an Irish coffee with Sheila and chatting so much. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious! Sheila, Frank and Julie really went out of their way to make us feel at home and I will never forget it. The Tiernan family made it all the more difficult for us to leave such a beautiful country! I would highly recommend the Ashgrove House to anyone traveling to Ireland."

When we arrived at the Ashgrove House this time, Sheila greeted us with hugs and we had a long chat with her and Frank. They made us feel so welcome and at home!! They went out of their way to make us comfortable, and I really cannot thank them enough. Their rooms are very comfortable and clean, and include a tea service, lots of information on the area, reading materials, TV, and great conversation. The B&B has a great central location, and the Tiernan's are very helpful with suggestions on things to do and places to eat, too.

Breakfast was outstanding, and included Sheila's famous brown bread and scones, a delicious Irish full breakfast, and an assortment of delicious cereals, juices, tea and coffee. Sheila refilled our tea and gave us more goodies until we couldn't eat another bite. Delicious and truly like home.

We were so sad to leave Sheila and Frank again but know we will see them again as soon as possible! Many heartfelt thanks to our friends across the sea.

  • Liked — Outstanding hospitality!! Beautiful accomodations, great value and delicious food. Everything!!!
  • Disliked — Our only regret was having to leave! It's perfect!
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Batley, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2007

We had a great stay - even without Sheila and Frank - they were on holiday!! Julie, their daughter, was great she really cared about us and our stay. Excellent rooms with their own external door leading out onto a courtyard - internal door into the dining room. Very clean and Irish. Really enjoyed the stay. Julie booked us a dinner table at the Creamery in Bunratty - good meal reasonable prices. Recommend torch and reflective jacket if you walk back in the dark - stars are magnificent!!

Breakfast was excellent - yoghurts , cereals, full irish breakfast.

Recommend the castle and the folk park for a visit.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Keith85
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Cornwall
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2007

We have just been to Bunratty in Ireland and had a wonderful four days there staying with Sheila and Frank at Ashgrove House.
The welcome was warm, very warm actually as we had brought to our rooms Irish coffee on our arrival.
Throughout our stay nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel most welcome.
The food was very good indeed with lots of variety especially for me as i'm not a cooked breakfast fan like the rest of my family.
The scones for breakfast was a new concept but very nice.
While you are visiting Ashgrove, if you decide to go you will find Brunratty full of the most charming and helpful happy people.
There was one bad thing about our stay with Sheila and Frank though and that was leaving and having to go home. Our trip this time was for a family wedding which was excellent but we hope to return to Ashgrove for an extended visit next time getting to see more of surrounding countryside and partaking of the Ashgrove friendly welcome.

Stayed July 2007
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Las Cruces NM USA
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2007

We just returned from a very enjoyable trip to Ireland. We started and concluded our visit with a stay with Sheila and Frank at Ashgrove House, which is located in a beautiful pastoral setting near Shannon Airport. I had read about the B & B on Trip Advisor and am happy to report that I agree with those who have had a warm welcome to Ireland there. Our room was clean and comfortable. The full Irish breakfast is a feast to behold served in a lovely dining room. Frank recommended Dolan's in Limerick for an outstanding pub dinner and Andy provided personal taxi service for that trip as well as the return trip to the airport. The hospitality of Sheila and Frank and our stay at Ashgrove House will be part of our cherished memories of Ireland.

  • Liked — hospitality of the hosts, pastoral location
  • Disliked — no dislikes
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank parocom
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2007

Great location within walking distance to Bunratty Castle & shopping. Sheila and Frank were terrific hosts. Sheila met us with Irish Coffee when we arrived. Breakfast was good and the biscuits were delicious.

  • Liked — friendly owners
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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Thank M00ey
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HELLERTOWN, PA
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2007

Lovely, comfortable B&B with direct room acess from outside.
Convienent to Bunratty Castle, Limerick and Shannon Airport.
Sheila and Frank are the greatest. They immediately made us feel like a part of their family. Spent time chatting with us and providing special refreshments. We will certianly return to Ashgrove House on our next visit to Ireland.

  • Liked — Sheila & Frank
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank JBW7
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london
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2007

Thought I should comment on the delightful stay that my friend and I had at the Ashgrove Guesthouse, Bunratty. Both Sheila and Frank are delightful and we were made to feel very welcome from the start, despite the fact that we were late arrivals which did not seem to be any problem at all (Our Ryanair plane landed at Shannon at 22:45hrs). Our room was spotless and the beds were very comfortable, ensuring 2 excellent night sleeps. The marble bathroom was also spotless The guesthouse is situated in an idyllic location, 1 mile from the village - the walk is very acheivable - it only took me 1/2 hour to walk and I only had a knee operation 10 weeks ago. The walk is also very pleasant talking you safely past country meadows, horses etc - so you can really experience the beauty of the Irish countryside. Should you not fancy the walk Sheila and Frank will always willingly give you a lift or if it is late at night you can call Andy at Bunratty Taxis on 707333 and the trip should cost as little as 5 Euros. (Andy is also useful for trips from and to the airport at 15 Euros each way- just book him beforehand) There is also extensive car parking space should you be drivers yourselves. The breakfasts were excellent, delicious and plentiful, extensive Irish breakfast, fresh Irish sodabread, freshly baked scones which the butter melted into, fresh fruit, fresh orange juice all washed down with good tea/coffee. Personally. I am of the opinion that this guesthouse certainly deserves the title of "best guesthouse in Bunratty" and I can not wait for the chance to return to the Ashgrove and experience again some truly warm Irish hospitality in a beautiful and relaxing environment.

  • Liked — Hospitality
  • Disliked — Can't fault the place - can't wait to return!
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: Ashgrove House
Address: Low Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Bunratty
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Bunratty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ashgrove House is a full-service B&B, close to Bunratty Castle and Limerick City, and a very short drive from Shannon Airport. The Famous Durty Nellie's Pub is right beside Bunratty Castle. This is a traditional county where music and culture abound. Bring your instrument and join in a seisiún with the local musicians playing fiddles, pipes, concertinas and accordions. Your room will be warm with good beds, tea and coffee making facilities, television, clock/radios, hairdryers, curling irons. A warm welcome awaits you, with maybe something to warm the cockles of your heart. We can also arrange a b&b reservation for your next stop. ... more   less 
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