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Carrig Country House

At a Glance


  • lovely secluded location
  • real country-house atmosphere
  • affable owner-managers


  • tricky to find first time (see website for directions)

Carrig Country House Review

A rambling two-story Victorian house covered in flowering creepers and set on 4 acres of lush gardens along a secluded lakeshore, this comes pretty close to most people's dream rural retreat. The atmosphere is more grand country house than hotel, with turf fires in the main salons to encourage guests to linger in armchairs. Guest rooms are lavishly decorated with period antiques ranging from cozy cottage-style to ornate Victorian spoon-back chairs. As well as enjoying views over the gardens, the lake, and surrounding mountains, you can also hear the lake water lapping the shore from most rooms. Boating and fishing are available. Hosts Frank and Mary Slattery were restaurateurs and their kitchen offers a truly tempting menu (no lunch served) in their conservatory extension.

    Hotel Details

  • 17 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Nov.–early March.
Updated: 02-26-2013

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