Fodor's Expert Review Charlotte's Way

Birr Rd. , Banagher, Co. Offaly, Ireland

The sweet aroma of turf smoke percolates in the living room of this historic B&B, where the delightful Nicola Daly welcomes guests to her "home from home," an 18th-century house that has a connection to Charlotte Brontë, whose husband lived here after her death. Today the B&B attracts much interest from the literary fraternity. A friendly beagle named Lottie also welcomes visitors. Guests are encouraged to choose from a range of jams made from the orchard featuring apple, pear, and plum along with homemade bread. Victorian and Edwardian rooms are furnished with antiques, soft colorings, velvet curtains, and Axminster carpets. Ask for the attic room, which comes with a Jacuzzi.

PROS

  • Victorian history seeps from its pores
  • homemade jams from the property
  • countryside views

CONS

  • quiet
  • short walk into town
  • no credit cards

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Casual
Remote
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 057-915–3864

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.

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