I stayed at Derrymore House for 9 days with four other friends. The location had been selected for us by our pilgrimage guide, Andrew Steed and we all found it to be above any expectations we may have had. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms spacious, clean and well- appointed. The rooms with a shared bath were perfectly suited for friends traveling together who want a bit of privacy. Penny, the hostess was so accommodating with any of our special dietary requests for breakfast (Her "Griddle Cakes" and homemade "Muffins" were my personal favorites!) as well for any variations in our morning departures. Finally, the location was superb! The setting is beautiful and features are designed to permit views of the mountain opposite and the lake below. The large property has its own maintained hillside walking trails which are perfect for solitary getaways. When you have walked those paths, you can take and easy and enjoyable stroll to the Glendalough Lower Lake. If you need a destination for your walk, the picturesque St. Kevin's Monastery ruins are within walking distance down the hill to the left. If you prefer to put your feet in the sand and water of the Upper Lake (You can swim there as well.), that is nearby (down the hill again) and to the right of the B&B. If you like hiking up a mountainside, trails around the Upper Lake can satisfy any desire you have for scenic overlooks as well as other sites associated with St. Kevin. I found Derrymore House to be a perfect location for day trips as well as providing the tranquility, beauty and connection with nature that I find so rejuvenating.
- Also Known As:
- Derrymore House Vale Of Glendalough, Ireland