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Townsend House Guest House
Ranked #3 of 14 Birr B&B and Inns
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Brilliant stay again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Thank you Martin and Lorraine for another brilliant stay in your wonderful guest house. Room very clean and spacious. Breakfast was wonderful kept us full all day. Will definitely stay again, hopefully get a few together for the golf!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

We were going to a family gathering and booked this B & B due to location and weren't expecting very much. So we were blown away when we arrived. The welcome was warm and we were shown to the family room, which is more of a family suite, with two interconnecting connecting rooms and separate bathroom. The children were delighted as they had their own space with TV, and I was delighted as the children were delighted! The room was spotlessly clean. The children slept in until 9am as the beds were so comfy. Breakfast was great, very well catered for without going over the top. The whole experience was such a positive one we would highly recommend.

Room Tip: Family room has 2 single beds in 1 room and a double in the connecting room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed at Townsend House after the ploughing championship. Best nights sleep I've had in ages. The bed was really comfortable and the room in general was really nice.
I couldn't fault the experience. The customer service was warm and friendly and the cooked breakfast we had the next day was huge and really good quality.
The court yard was beautiful with the unusual red coloured creeper plant on the wall.
We will definately be back. The sky dive depot we are booked into next summer is two minutes out the road so its really convenient.

  • Stayed September 2013
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kearns1, Owner at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear Guest,
We are delighted you enjoyed your night at Townsend House and especially your good nights sleep.We use all local produce for our breakfast and we are glad you enjoyed it.Thank you for deciding to leave a review and hope to see you return to us again.
Regards Martin and Lorraine
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Dunstable, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Stayed for 6 nights and was very well catered for by lovely staff, The double room we stayed in was very clean and the room had all you would need for a long stay. Would look too stay here again in any other visits too Ireland as central location is ideal for travelling and using as a base.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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kearns1, Owner at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Dear John and Jerry,
Thank you for deciding to stay at Townsend House for 7 nights,we are so pleased with your review and helpful comments.We hope you will return from England next year.We look forward to your return visit.
Regards Martin and Lorraine
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

I honestly cannot say a bad word about this guesthouse, it is absolutely wonderful. all the staff are so friendly and do their best to meet any needs you could have. the rooms are so warm and cosy and they have a great selection at breakfast time. The room we stayed in was beautiful and so warm and comfortable. It is less than a five minute walk from Birr Castle and it is right around the corner from Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. There is also a wine bar in the guesthouse which has a lovely homely feel. I will definitely be returning as soon as I can.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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kearns1, General Manager at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Dear Guest,Thank you for your positive comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.We look forward to your return in the near future.
Regards Martin and Lorraine
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Hi.Just letting you all know how the Townsend House Guest House was. It was a great place to stay at and i will be returning there soon. A family run business which means a lot .The man was a great host and a gentleman and also his wife was very pleasent and welcoming. The room was spotless and warm and with a nice street view.The bathroom had all you would need.Loads of hot water and a great shower.The bed was A fourposter fit for a king and queen.The parking was to the rear and very safe in a lovely courtyard also locked at night.Birr Castle is only a few minutes walk away.A great place to visit. Hugh Foley. Dublin Ireland.

Room Tip: room 2 fourposter bed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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kearns1, Owner at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Hugh,
Thank you for your review,we are so pleased that you enjoyed your room with the
fourposter bed.We know how important that a good shower is,so we installed all power shower schemes when we opened.
All our guests like the free secure parking in our courtyard.We hope to see you soon again
and thanks again for your great comments.
Regards Martin and Lorraine
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Thanks to the owners, especially for good informative guide books, good beds, delicious breakfast with variety. I particularly liked the furniture and the courtyard. Internet was reliable and in our rooms. All good.

  • Stayed August 2013
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kearns1, Owner at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for your positive comments and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday before returning to Berlin.
Regards Martin and Lorraine
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Additional Information about Townsend House Guest House

Property: Townsend House Guest House
Address: Townsend House Townsend Street, Birr, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Birr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Townsend House Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Townsend House Guest House is located in the center of Birr,Co.Offaly,Ireland's finest Georgian Town.This 19th Century house is complete with mature gardens and offers an enclosed courtyard perfect for private parking.Townsend House Guest House is a period house and all bedrooms are decorated with a Georgian theme and have the finest antique furniture with a mixture of king and queen size beds. All 10 bedrooms are ensuite,complete with direct dial telephone,satalite TV,tea/coffee making facilities and complimentaryWifi access. Townsend House is a 5 minute walk from Birr Castle Demense and Birr Theatre and Arts Centre,it is also within walking distance from the finest restaurants,hotels and pubs. Townsend House Tapas and Wine Restaurant opens Thursday to Saturday nights from 6 Pm till 10 pm for food ... more   less 
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