Situated in Kinsale and boasting views of the River Bandon, Rivermount House is five-star boutique-style guesthouse with free private parking and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The property’s six rooms are individually decorated and feature en-suite bathrooms with power showers. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, seating areas, work desks and tea and coffee making facilities.
Facilities include a guest sitting room, a sun room and a garden terrace. Plus, there’s a guest-use computer and free Wi-Fi. Additional conveniences include luggage storage, laundry and babysitting services.
Breakfast options include continental choices as well as a full cooked Irish or vegetarian meal. For lunch and dinner, guests can visit Kinsale, just ten minutes away, where dining spots include Finn’s Table and Crackpots.
Rivermount House lies three miles from James Fort, six miles from the Old Head Golf Links and a 50-minute drive from the Blarney Stone.
High praise is reserved for the hosts, who are routinely credited with making stays memorable. They answer pre-arrival questions promptly, greet guests personally and strike the perfect balance between being attentive but not intrusive, allowing guests to come and go whilst being around to give assistance where necessary.
According to many, the breakfast here is as good as it gets. Even seasoned travellers comment on both the quality of the locally-sourced ingredients and the love with which they are prepared and served. An array awaits, but the pancakes, smoked salmon and white pudding are especially recommended.
Arrivals are invariably bowled over by this tastefully decorated and immaculately clean establishment. Bursting with traditional charm and scented by wildflowers, the house features two spacious and comfortable lounge areas in which to take tea, play cards, chat with the owners or just enjoy the world-class views.
Negative reviews for this establishment are exceptionally rare. There are occasional gripes from some regarding small rooms/bathrooms, a lack of storage, old towels, absent owners and noise from corridors but these are isolated and personal problems which pale into insignificance in light of the wealth of positive comments.