“My favourite place in the world (and I've been a lot of places).”
As a traveler, people always ask you what or where you liked the best. There are many awesome places in the world. For me, I have a special place in my heart for the Bantry House. If I could, I would stay there forever. I wouldn't even call it a B&B, I think it is beyond that. It is an experience. For a brief moment, you actually can believe that you live there. There are only six rooms. In other words, very few guests in that big old house. You are free to walk around the gardens and tour the house. The gardens are spectacular. In the evening you feel like you almost have the house to yourself. You can make yourself a drink using the honour bar and take it into the library. A fire was made on both ends of the library. We sat at one end and another guest sat at the other end. I imagined that I lived there. Our room we had was spectacular. It overlooked the bay and the garden. It was turned into a family room and I greatly appreciated that. The breakfast was very good and more than just a usual european breakfast.
The story of the house might be my favourite part. It has been in the same family for hundreds of years. We were hoping to see the same older man from our last trip, who was the owner and refused to let us carry our luggage. We were checked in by his daughter Sophie, who informed us that her dad passed away. We were sorry to hear that. This family has a lot of heart and determination. It takes a lot of work, money and time to keep this house going and I hope this family is able to keep it going forever.