We had called to say we would be late and were asked if we wanted the kitchen to remain open ...they normally close at 9 I think but they said they would wait for us. We told them not to bother. When we did arrive we were shown to a lovely large room, number 4, and then invited down to the small lounge to join other guests if we wished. So we joined the others, ordered a glass of house red (yummy!) and enjoyed the fire and some interesting conversation.
Breakfast was the best.....and the brown bread ( one of my favorites anyway) was especially good. It is relaxing to sit over coffee and watch the heron in the cove hunt for his breakfast while the fishing boats bobble around on the tide.
Later after a long day out doing the touristy things we joined the "night before gang" for dinner. Hubby and I shared smoked salmon on brown bread as a starter, he had fish in cream and white wine as his entrée and I had baked salmon for mine and I ended my meal with Sticky Toffee pudding. Then all six of us sat around until midnight talking and laughing as if we had known one another for eons.
Breakfast again was very nice...I had a cheese and fruit plate and oatmeal just to be different.
All in all the place was first rate, from the room to the staff to the food to the views! And I asked hubby if we would like it as much if we had not met the other couples and hadn't had such a good time with them...and he though for a moment and said he certainly would come back! I would too...the place is enchanting!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Heron's Cove B&B and Restaurant, Goleen, West Cork has been presented with the AA Hospitality Award Guest Accommodation of the Year 2012-13 for Ireland, AA1 Rosette for culinary excellence and AA Breakfast Award. Near Mizen Head, Ireland's most southwesterly point. 5 cosy comfortable en-suite bedrooms (4 sea view, 4 shower, 1 shower/bath) with DD TV, Tea/Coffee tray, Mini HiFi & Electric Blanket. Failte Ireland 4 stars, B&B Ireland, AA ****. Seaside Restaurant serving best local produce. Friendly local staff. Member: RAI, BIM Seafood Circle, Eurotoques, Slow Food. Recommended: AA, Lonely Planet, Lets Go, Frommers, Fodors, Alastair Sawday's, Georgina Campbell. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Heron's Cove Ireland/Goleen, County Cork