"Ivyleigh House Has it All"
Ivyleigh House is located a short walk from downtown Portlaoise. It’s convenient for both the bus and train, with parking in the rear for guests. The house is a beautifully decorated heritage home kept in immaculate condition by owners, Dinah and Jerry. The rooms are clean and comfortable with high ceilings and lovely views over the garden. The internet signal is strong and the bathrooms are modern. Dinah and Jerry have put heart and soul into making this a wonderful place to stay. They are helpful and well informed about local services and attractions - never too busy to answer a question or respond to a request. And the breakfast is the best I've ever seen. The buffet is loaded with fresh fruit, including poached plums, melon balls, prunes in syrup, cooked rhubarb with seasonal strawberries, a good selection of cereals and fresh creamy yogurt. If you've still got room after that, they will cook you a hot breakfast from the menu, including of course, the “full Irish.” Wash that down with orange juice and a pot of fresh tea or coffee and you're set for the day. This is wonderful place to stay. Dinah and Jerry are the perfect hosts, warm and friendly, and always ready to help.