A handsome old house in its own parkland – that is the impression as you drive over the cattle grid. Having inherited house and land, Irish horticulturist Andrew and Dutch Antoinette are delighting everyone with their new B&B. Come for home-baked scones on arrival, peace, space and a comfortable slice of Irish life. The largest room, the Master Suite, is suitable for a family of three – unpretentious yet curiously grand, with big sash windows, feather down pillows on a huge bed, a striped sofa, winged armchairs, and a great big bathroom in which an antique wardrobe eccentrically stands. The other rooms each get a small en suite, and the attention to detail is remarkable (note the local toiletries). Organic eggs, rashers, sausages, delicious bread (Antoinette’s) and gourmet jams are enjoyed at polished tables in the ‘fireplaced’ dining room. There’s a huge drawing room, too, with books, music, an open fire… the furniture and artwork are a rarity today. Andrew is putting his heart into the gardens and a chef friend can whip up three-course dinners – just ask!