Historic Bed & Breakfasts in Ireland

Historic Bed & Breakfasts in Ireland
Ireland -- or Eire, as the Irish call their country -- is an island to the west of Great Britain. It is an ancient land that draws many tourists to its borders each year. Accommodation in Ireland is abundant and varied, ranging from five-star hotels to hostels. Some of the more interesting places to stay are Ireland's historic bed and breakfasts.

Old Cable Historic House

The Old Cable House has a history dating to 1866 when the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable was laid between Ireland and the U.S. The Old Cable House is on the Ring of Kerry and is a Milestone Heritage Site. This bed and breakfast has 12 rooms, and guests are provided with free wireless Internet access, free parking and complimentary breakfast. The nearby area offers golfing, boating and fishing opportunities to visitors, as well as walking tours and trips to the famous Skellig Islands.

Old Cable Historic House
Waterville Village
Ring of Kerry
County Kerry
Ireland
+353-66-947-4233
oldcablehouse.com

Temple House

This historic mansion has been home to the Perceval family since 1665. The mansion sits on 1,000 acres of land that includes terraced gardens, woodlands, a Templar castle dating to the 13th century and a lake. Guests are welcome to use the boats to fish or spend time exploring the woodlands surrounding the estate. There are also golfing, horse-riding and bird-watching opportunities in the vicinity. The bed and breakfast has six double rooms with views of the woodlands, lake and castle. The rooms do not come with televisions but have hair dryers, soap and shampoo and irons upon request. There is Wi-Fi in the morning room.

Temple House
Ballinacarrow
Ballymote
County Sligo
Ireland
+353-71-918-3329
templehouse.ie

Castle Townshend

Castle Townshend is in the small village of Castletownshend and can trace its history to the 17th century. This historic bed and breakfast lies on the waterfront and retains much of the original furnishing and decor. Several of the seven guest rooms have a view of the harbor, and self-catering cottages and apartments are also available to let. Guests dine in the restaurant in the village, where they will also find several pubs, a post office and a store. For those looking for some physical activity, a sports center, a golf club, the Skibbereen Rowing Club and the Skibbereen Cycle Hub in nearby Skibbereen may be worth a visit.

Castle Townshend
Castletownshend
County Cork
Ireland
+353-21-283-6100
castle-townshend.com

Article Written By Kristin Sinclair

Based in Oslo, Norway, Kristin Sinclair has been working as a translator and writer since 1990. She specializes in travel, history and philosophy, and her work has appeared in "Living Now!," "Women Redefining Business" and online at Planetexpat.com and other websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in the history of ideas.

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