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Ardmore Country House

Kinnitty, Offaly, R42 K681

Review Score: Superb 9.3/10

In Kinnitty

Meet your host…

Christina Byrne

Hi I am Chris your host. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my home with guests from all over the world for many years. I love to cook. I bake Irish soda bread and scones daily as well as making preserves from the fruits of my garden.The Slieve Blooms and Lough Boora Parklands are excellent for walking and I know them very well as I get out there to explore the trails regularly.I play traditional Irish music on Wednesday nights in one of the local pubs and often take my guests along.

The Walk
R42 K681

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
Admire beautiful scenery and the charm of a cosy ivy-clad home at Ardmore Country House, County Offaly. A welcoming country residence, guests can indulge in authentic Irish hospitality and delicious home baking courtesy of host Christina Byrne. Nestled at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the idyllic village of Kinnitty, the house is on the scenic Slieve Bloom Way walking trail and is close to Birr Castle and its 50 hectares of gardens. Boasting luxurious bedrooms, antique furniture and cosy open fires, guests will easily unwind at the bed and breakfast. 

How to get here

From Dublin Airport: Take M50 southbound. At junction 9 take M7 for Limerick/Cork. Continue on M7 and take exit 15 for Mountmellick. Follow R422 to Mountmellick. Continue on R422 towards Birr to Kinnitty.

From Belfast: Take A1 to Dundalk, N52 to Birr, R440 to Kinnitty.


Sat Nav: Lat (53.0978183) - Long (-7.7188803)

  • Adventure Seekers
  • Ancestry
  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter
  • Pet Friendly
  • Walkers


  • Cot Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Facilities for Pets
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Satellite
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score



Mariann and John Fessenden

02 Jun 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Due to a flight cancellation on our end we were unable to stay. I would, however, like to review our interaction with our host via email. Chris was a very flexible and considerate communicator. We hope that we can stay on a future visit. We were quite sad to have missed the experience.

Matt Curran

18 May 2020 
Review Score: 10/10

My wife and I stayed during March of last year, but I need to fill a promise I made to Chris in leaving a review. We arrived in town and Chris was nothing but gracious, had our room ready to go, was ready to help us find things to do to occupy ourselves. However, we weren’t much fun after a day of driving, coming back from Cork. We went up the road for dinner and had some beers at the pub in town, with the friendliest locals we had met all over Ireland. I also got some time to jog over to the castle and hike around the grounds. The Ardmore house building, garden, and the rooms were all beautiful, and Chris ended up directing us to Clonmacnoise, what ended up being my favorite stop on our tour through the Isle. Sorry for the delay, Chris.

Host's Reply:
Hi Matt, It has been a while since you were here. Hope all is good with you and that the memories of your stay are still with you. Thank you for the lovely review

Heather O'Donnell

21 Nov 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

When we first arrived at Ardmore House, Chris offered us coffee or tea. We declined preferring to have a glass of wine after our long drive. She suggested we sit downstairs in her living room and built us a warming peat fire to enjoy. Our room was welcoming and clean. The bed felt like a big hug and (I may have imagined it but) I think the sheets smelled of fresh lavender! Her breakfast was also our favorite of the trip. The preserves she served seemed to have just come out of the garden. It was the perfect ending to an amazing trip. We really appreciated all the extras Chris put forth for her guests. She set the standard for all other hosts. I was sad to leave.

Host's Reply:
Dear Heather, i am so happy you enjoyed your stay here. I do enjoy providing the best stay i can for my guests. Many thanks for the lovely review. Chris

Jim and Dianne Nugent

15 Nov 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

We had a great time. Chris was a great hostess and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. She was very helpful in helping us find great hikes in the mountains during our stay. Definitely on our visit again list.

Host's Reply:
Jim and Diane thank you for writing this lovely review. I love walking the Slieve Bloom Mountains and Lough Boora Discovery Park myself so I know the many great looped walks in the area. Will be delighted to recommend some more on your next trip Chris

Kelley Schuler

23 Oct 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Thanks to Chris for a great nights stay! We were only there one night, but knew that it would be the best night of our trip. First, Chris's directions to her place were excellent-follow them. Second, her home is amazing! Cozy, clean, beautiful. She greeted us with tea and lemon cake that were delish! Third, we had an amazing night at the local Pub (within walking distance). there was a local entertainer who kept us laughing and singing. A seriously fun night. Fourth. Chris made a great breakfast for us and gave us lots of recommendations which we followed for the rest of our tripand were not disappointed. Our party agreed it was the best stay of our trip! I definitely plan to be back for a much longer stay. Thanks Chris!!

Host's Reply:
Hi Kelly. Thank you very much for the lovely review.It was lovely to meet you and your friends and the night in the pub was a good laugh. I am so happy you enjoyed the comforts of my bedrooms and the breakfast. Hope we meet again sometime Chris