Built in the 1800s, this historic guest house has an incredibly peaceful atmosphere with white-washed walls, wooden floors, old maps and antiques, fresh wild flowers, many books and open fires.
The sitting room, with 2 large bay windows, an open fire, a piano and beautiful books, opens onto a lovely terraced garden with tables for morning coffee.
THE DINING ROOM:
The walls of the spacious, high-ceiling dining room feature seascapes, model boats, musical instruments and baskets – along with an extensive selection of Irish literature, maps and travel guides. Guests are seated at private tables, where tall windows and double doors leading out to the lawn let in the morning sun. A traditional woodstove adds charm and warmth on chilly mornings.
The garden behind the house is nothing short of spectacular, with three acres of paths winding through azaleas, an organic vegetable patch, wild rocky outcroppings and bluebell woods. The surrounding twelve acres of deciduous woodland include orchards, centurion trees, bluebell woods, wild flowers and ferns with a surprise view at every elevation. These gardens, which are especially beautiful in late spring and early summer, provide a peaceful retreat where guests can read, paint, wander or settle down with afternoon tea. There is a magic here that only those who sit in the secluded back yard can know, with its ancient trees, stone walls and tumbling flowers.
TOUR THE GARDENS
The surrounding twelve acres of deciduous woodland include orchards, wooded walks, wild flowers and ferns. These gardens, which are especially beautiful in late spring and early summer, provide a peaceful retreat where guests can read, paint, wander or sit for afternoon tea.
Serenity & Relaxation
PERFECT for workshop groups, fishing or walking parties, or family/friend reunions. Artists, writers, walkers, sea-enthusiasts, wildlife watchers and photographers – all are welcome. (Not suitable for children)
A new fully fitted kitchen complete with fridge freezer, oven and microwave has been added solely for guests use giving you the option to prepare evening meals, enjoy a night in and really make yourself feel at home.
Full self-catering is a possibility if guests wish to prepare their own breakfasts too. Please contact us to discuss self-catering rates.
Depending on your choice, we serve a cooked Irish breakfast, organic cereals or a choice of egg dishes each morning, complete with homemade breads, scones, jellies and jams. Everything is homemade or sourced locally, and our eggs are fresh from our own hens! Herbs for teas are picked from our own garden, and the fruit compote cooked with fresh garden fruit in season is highly recommended. Our organic oatmeal (porridge) is spiced with sun-dried raisins and freshly ground cinnamon.
The Anglers Return does not provide evening meals. However, we do offer the dining room and now have a new fully fitted kitchen solely for guests use to prepare meals.
We also offer an outdoor coal BBQ in the secluded yard or a gas BBQ in the large but cosy log shed. We provide cutlery, sauces, wine glasses, kettle tables and chairs etc. Just bring back some delicious local lamb or fish… or COOK YOUR OWN CATCH!
If guests prefer to bring back their own cold food, local smoked salmon or cheeses, we can offer a simple salad, home-made chutneys and bread.
Do feel free to bring your own wine.
But, most of our guests like the short 7-kilometer drive into Roundstone where they enjoy a choice of friendly pubs serving pub grub, or any of several restaurants that offer fine dining – with selections of fresh, locally harvested seafood – in a more formal setting.
We also highly recommend a visit to Ballynahinch Castle Hotel – just 2-kilometer upriver – for dinner or bar food or to simply enjoy a pint of Guinness in their characterful pub. Advanced reservations for dinner at the castle are required, which we would be happy to make for you.
At the end of the day, we recommend relaxing beside the open fire in our sitting room with a good book or board game to enjoy a cup of tea, a glass of wine or dram of whisky (your own, of course).
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