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Ashgrove House
Ranked #13 of 25 Bunratty B&B and Inns
Jamberoo, Australia
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“Best in Bunratty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Location: Approximately 1 mile from Bunratty Castle. Would be difficult without a car but I am sure Sheila could solve that problem.
Staff: Welcomed with an Irish coffee. Just like being at home having a chat with friends. They booked us in to the banquet at Bunratty Castle, which was fun & entertaining.
Accommodation: Clean & comfortable. Excellent full Irish breakfast served with home made warm scones – more than you could eat, Oh, alright, maybe another scone. Thank you Sheila & Frank.
Would I Recommend: Definitely – this is our 2nd visit

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed at Ashgrove house for the first two nights of our trip to Ireland. Sheila had made connections for us to get there from Shannon airport, and arranged transport for dinner as well. The food was great, i think she made the best scones we had the entire trip. Bunratty Castle and folk park are just a short walk away. The rooms are comfortable and clean. She had good suggestions for exploring the area on our free day, and Irish coffee on our return. I would love to go back there.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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San Diego, CA
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

We stayed at Ashgrove House May 2-3 and 17, both at the beginning and end of our tour.

We can verify that everything the 5 star reviews said about Sheila, Frank and Ashgrove House is 100% accurate, though they might have put in a plug for Sydney, the official and adorable four-legged terrier greeter.

It is the absolute perfect location and experience for decompressing after a long flight from afar, and I would recommend staying there for a day or two of uninterrupted rest before embarking on your travels around Ireland. As noted above, we also decompressed there for a day after our two-weeks of touring and our schedule of "on the bus, off the bus" every few days.

Not only will you need the rest, but Sheila has a PhD in taking care of the tired and wrinkled. She will provide guidance in what to do in Ireland, and how to do it, if asked. She has and is a wealth of information on all aspects of the country, and is more than happy to hold forth on whatever you would like to know about it, particularly its history, past and present. It's like taking a university if not a graduate level class in the subject, with a huge break in the tuition, and no exams!

Great breakfasts, snacks, tea...

If desired, Sheila can arrange for a cab to pick you up at the airport (20 Euros) and take you back.

A perfect stay...comfortable rooms, heated mattresses, and the warmth of knowing you are well cared for.

There is only one Sheila and Ashgrove House, and you really don't want to miss out on the experience.

Richard Luros and Barbara Levin
San Diego

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Traveled with a family of four and myself. Sheila was so welcoming with delicious Irish coffees all around. Felt like we were visiting with a relative. Rooms were very cozy and comfortable (bed warmers are a great touch!). Excellent full Irish breakfast. Great location close to the Shannon airport for day #1 in Ireland. Definitely visit Bunratty Castle and folk park. We hesitated to book the medieval dinner at the castle but very glad we did - fun and the kids enjoyed the festivities. The castle and park are just down the road from the Ashgrove House. Definitely recommend Ashgrove House.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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north liberty,Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

Once again Frank and Sheila have outdone themselves. My daughter and I stayed for several days in March and as always, Ashgrove House was warm(heated beds), cozy and inviting. The landscaping is beautiful all year round but the daffodils in the yard were in bloom, and it gave us hope that Spring was actually on the way. We sat at the table and watched Sheila whip up a batch of yummy scones before our eyes. She had warm scones sitting in front of us in a matter of minutes. My children always tell me that they feel like they are coming home when we stay in Bunratty. We love Frank and Sheila and Ashgrove House. It is the BEST!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Lilburn, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

We loved the Ashgrove house. Sheila was the perfect hostess with scones ready for us when we arrived. Also Irish Coffee! She knew so much Irish history and so much about Ireland.
Be sure and do the Irish Dancing Folk night down the street at the Irish Folk Park.
We love Ireland due to so many people like Sheila!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Maynooth
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

We stayed at this B and B in July with our three children for one night on a trip around Clare. It was like visiting relatives. They were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They even sorted our trip to Bunratty castle the next day. One thing I have to comment on were the very comfy beds. Slept like a log! The couple who run it are just lovely and nothing was too much trouble for the kids. We will be back if visiting Clare again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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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 25 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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