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Viewmount House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • wonderfully restored house
  • comfort and hospitality are the order of your stay

    Cons

  • 20-minute walk into town
  • limited amount to do in Longford

Viewmount House Review

An exquisite Georgian home once owned by the Earl of Longford, Viewmount has been restored to its former charm by James and Beryl Kearney. The bedrooms are full of character and have impressive period wallpapers and antique mahogany wardrobes and beds. Breakfast is served in a vaulted room cheerily painted in Wedgwood blue. The 4 acres of grounds that surround the house are a gardener's paradise with an old orchard, a formal garden, and a Japanese garden complete with full-size pagoda. VM Restaurant, in a converted stable block, serves flavor-filled delights such as duck-leg confit and Donegal monkfish with a spiced crust, cooked by head chef Gary O'Hanlon. For breakfast try Beryl's own muesli followed by whiskey-smoked bacon with herbs from the Viewmount gardens. At €53, the five-course dinner menu is a great value; even better is the three-course early-bird (6:30–7:30) dinner at €35. The house is 2 km (1 mile) outside Longford Town, just off the old Dublin road (R393).

    Hotel Details

  • 12 rooms, 7 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-26-2013

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