Fodor's Expert Review The White House Blarney
Shean Lower, Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
On an elevated site on the main road between the N20 and Blarney village (a five-minute walk from the latter), this hacienda-style bungalow has a distant view of the castle from its front door. Owners Pat and Regina Coughlan's background in hotel management provides a professional edge, combining impeccable housekeeping standards with a warm welcome—the two are also a mine of touring information. Guest rooms have double-glazed windows to keep out traffic noise, and are pleasantly old-fashioned with dark mahogany furniture; some rooms overlook the back garden and its flower-decked patio.
- good value
- quiet and comfortable
- professional and hospitable hosts
- won't win any style awards