Ghan House | Hotel in Co. Louth | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Ghan House - Hotel in Co. Louth

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Ghan House, Carlingford, , Co. Louth
Leinster, Ireland

Paul & Joyce Carroll

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+353 (0)42 937 3682(landline)

Choose the quirky, atmospheric family house or the new annexe: Paul will make you feel genuinely welcome, and provide delicious dinners

Enter the low, beamed hall with its blazing log fire – and know 18th-century Ghan House for the much-loved family inn that it is. Joyce and her son Paul give more than just love: warmth, comfort and attention to detail is paramount. The food is excellent: wild boar and venison terrine was on the menu when we visited. Enclosed within the ancient walls of Carlingford, probably the best-preserved medieval town in Ireland, the house looks over the tree-lined road, across Carlingford Lough to the Mourne Mountains sweeping down to the sea. Some guests prefer a room in the quirky timeworn old house, others the peace and quiet of the new annexe. There are arched doorways, mouldings, old-style velvet with tassels, proper bathrooms – everything is impeccably done, everywhere you find thick wool carpets, family antiques, personal bits, a sense of deep peace, plus books in the cosy little sitting room. The Carrolls know and enjoy what they are doing and are genuinely friendly with it. You won't be short of things to do, either. Restaurants, pubs, watersports, hill-walking or the simple pleasure of sitting by a turf fire.


Features
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Garden
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Paul & Joyce Carroll:

Local points of interest from
Paul & Joyce Carroll:

  • Member of Ireland's prestigious Blue Book....narrow Medieval streets, lanes that lead to the harbour, majestic Slieve Foy mountain & the famous mountains of Mourne across the lough all combine to make Carlingford unique in Ireland.
  • Guided walking or bike tours, horse trekking through the mountains - sailing - yoga - yacht charter - windsurfing - canoeing - fishing - cookery classes - wine tasting - kayaking - hiking - water skiing and much more can all be enjoyed here in Carlingford.
  • Carlingford is at the centre of many historic special places, 1 hour - Newgrange - famous 3000BC prehistoric burial chamber. Proleek Dolmen - Portal tomb. Visit Giant's Causeway - world heritage site, within 2 hour's drive & Titanic museum - 55 mins
  • Ghan House is a tree length away from Medieval Carlingford which is on the stunning Cooley Peninsula in County Louth. It is located just over an hour’s drive from Ireland’s two major cities of Dublin and Belfast.
  • Ghan House 2 AA Rosette Restaurant - has views of the gardens and Mourne Mountains. We use herbs from our herb garden and are fortunate enough to have an abundance of superb shellfish from the lough and the famous Cooley Mountain lamb and beef.
  • Awards - 17 Continuous Years ~'Best 100 Places to Stay in Ireland' ~Bridgestone Guide. Restaurant 2 AA Rosettes. Awarded last 5 years ~ 'Best Country House in Ireland 2016' All Ireland Hotel Awards
Points of interest

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 11 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Single
Price:(i) 80 to220 per night

Dinner, B&B €120-€160 per person.

Booking info:

Pets by arrangement.

Meals:(i)

Dinner €25-€52.50. Wine €20. Book ahead. Restaurants within walking distance.

Closed:

Christmas & New Year.

Address:

Ghan House, Carlingford, , Co. Louth


Accommodation:(i)
Hotel 11 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 160 to 220 per night
Hotel 1 Single room
Price: (i) 80 to 95 per night

Paul & Joyce Carroll

Visit website

+353 (0)42 937 3682(landline)