To celebrate my 60th birthday, my wife and I decided to tour the west and southern coasts of Ireland. We could not have had a better start than Philmar House in Co Sligo.
Set back in beautiful gardens you just knew this was going to be good......and it did not disappoint. Mary, our host, was there to greet us and, even arriving a little early, our room was ready. Spacious, airy and spotless this seemed ideal for the one-night stay. Our large bathroon was just across the hall, some might have an issue with this but not us.
Mary was an absloute fountain of knowledge about the local area and gave us many ideas for the day, however, we just decided to take the 5-minute drive down to Rosses Point. Beautiful place, the sun was out, the beach full and everyone enjoying themselves.
We stayed for an hour or so and then drove back and into Sligo town. Lovely old Irish town with the river running through and plenty of shops, cafes and bars for all tastes.
Full Irish breakfast the next morning was both tasty and plentiful. Day 2 of our tour was to be spent in the Galway area and Mary even 'phoned a few B&B's on our behalf to book our next night's accommodation.
We will go back to Rosses Point in the not too distant future and will certainly be calling on Mary again, this hotel is very highly recommended.
Sean and Christina F
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Philmar B&B enjoys old world charm with modern comforts in a quiet scenic location just 4km form the town of Sligo. This delightful B&B is an Ideal base for touring Yeats country and Donegal and features a large garden for guests to relax. All bedrooms are located on the ground floor and consists of TV, hairdryer, tea making facilities. Relax in the comfortable guest sitting room. Delicious breakfast menu available in the dining area. Come and enjoy the 21st anniversary of Sligo International Choral Festival with music and singing and includes 40 choirs from 5 countries which is held over 5 days in October. The accommodation is just minutes away from championship golf course, beaches, yachting and tennis. Conveniently the B&B is beside the Raddison Hotel and only minutes from the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Throughout your stay, you are ideally located to enjoy hill walking, cycling, fishing and surfing or you could just make your way to Rosses Point where the beaches are perfect for walking and swimming. ... more less
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