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.
- Victorian history seeps from its pores
- homemade jams from the property
- countryside views
- short walk into town
- no credit cards
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.