Lorum Old Rectory

Kilgraney, Bagenalstown, County Carlow
Bedrooms: 4
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Lorum Old Rectory: Carlow

Lorum Old Rectory offers luxury Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in a charming period country House in County Carlow.

Situated in the rich Barrow River valley at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains this region is renowned for its beautiful scenery, numerous activities and rich heritage.

At Lorum Old Rectory, Bobbie Smith, a member of 'Euro-Toques' and her family have built an international reputation for delicious and imaginative home cooking that incorporates mainly local and organically grown produce.

Bed & Breakfast guests may relax in the gardens and play croquet; you may be greeted by a peacock in its full regalia.

Places of interest within easy reach include medieval Kilkenny; New Ross where the 'Dunbrody', a famine ship replica built by local craftsmen, is moored and open to visitors, the Viking towns of Waterford and Wexford and the busy nearby town of Carlow.
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Virginia D
July - 2018
Lovely We had a lovely relaxing stay here for one night. Large comfortable room, with a lovely view overlooking the grounds. Lived the comfy large towels too. Visited Clashganny Restaurant near village of Boris for dinner which was also very enjoyable. Had a few walks around the area; near the old mill to the loch, across the viaduct and down to the river. Lovely area. Thanks to the ladies for all the advice, and the great cookies and lovely breakfast
Stuart R - Australia
May - 2018
"It is simply superb" We stayed for two nights at the beginning of May 2018 and it lived up to all the rave reviews. The building is magnificent in very charming surroundings, but the warm hospitality provided by Bobby and Rebecca must really be experienced to be believed. They think of everything, even down to providing USB outlets in the bedrooms to charge your phone. On the night before we left, Bobby cooked a meal that was outstanding. An earlier reviewer said it is the best B&B in the world - that may be a big call, but we haven't found a better one yet. A tip - don't get hopelessly lost like we did - that will only lessen your time there. It's half-way between Bagenalstown and Boris.
BRSIMPSON
May - 2018
"Best Bed and Breakfast in the World!" Bobbie Smith and her lovely daughter and magnificent estate home continues to exceed our expectations each and every time we have stayed with them. Our third and latest visit was amazing and the extra touches make us feel right at home. From the backyard fresh eggs to the mint that was on top of our dinner dessert, Bobbie has perfected the institution of hospitality. Our favorite room is what I consider the “blue” room with warm blue walls and large bed and spacious bathroom. Each evening our bed was turned down and the warm heating pad turned on with a side of delicious chocolates to complete the day. The next morning was in the elaborate dining room with numerous fresh fruits and custom made large plate of delectable Irish breakfast. That evening, our dinner began with drinks and appetizers in front of the warm peat fire and then lead to a candle filled room with well thought out starters, salad, main course, cheese course and dessert. Our evening ended close to midnight because of delightful conversation. Please take a moment to enjoy this country side home and tell Bobbie that we said hello. You will surely come to love it as much as we do. Thank you for a lovely stay!
yvon b - Switzerland
March - 2018
"Just a wonderful stay" We had just such a wonderful stay at Lorum Old Rectory. Bobby and Rebecca, our kindest hosts, made us feel so much at home. Bobby and Rebecca made sure we had all we needed for a most enchanting and charming stay. The house is just beautiful, with all the rooms so well appointed and filled with beautiful antiques and collections of the family over the generations. There was so much to look at and enjoy. Each bedroom is furnished differently, all of them more than cozy and comfortable. The fire was lit in the drawing room on arrival, a cup of tea and some exquisite cake was served with such kindness and attention to detail. We were spoilt with a most delicious dinner in the evening cooked by Bobby, a gifted cook. In the dining room the fire was burning mornings and evenings and the time spent at the beautifully laid out the table was just heaven. The evenings after dinner were whiled away by the fireside in the drawing room in the great company of the other guests. Bobby and Rebecca are so warm hearted and such interesting and genuine hosts. We felt so well cared for. The surroundings and the views from all the rooms are so beautiful. Breakfast was amazing, everything so beautifully arranged, so many different delicious homemade dishes. From the freshly baked bread to the local artisan cheeses and the homemade jams, there was so much to taste and savor. We were fully able to replenish ourselves in the peace and quiet of the Lorum Old Rectory. It is a most happy and peaceful place to be, I do so hope to return on my next visit to the area. Thankyou both, Bobby and Rebecca for the wonderful stay.
A TripAdvisor Member
March - 2018
I spent two glorious nights in Lorum Old Rectory with a friend last weekend. It was lmy first visit and my friend’s second. I felt like I had come home, thanks in the main to the wonderful Bobbi and her daughter Rebecca. Lorum is a beautifully authentic old house, situated up a long avenue bordered by fields with sheep and lambs. The house itself is glorious. It is warm, inviting, and gracious but, at the same time, sits like an old Duchess amid beautiful but relaxed antiques, family photos, and log fires, lit at all times. The bedrooms were very big and spacious, with elegant sash windows and as warm as could be. Each room was kitted out with everything anyone could need. It was home from home. When we went up to bed both nights our electric blankets had been turned on for us, as we slipped into luxurious bliss! Rebecca prepared our delicious gourmet dinner for us as myself and my friend sipped our drinks in the drawing room. The dining room was beautiful with another blazing fire. On the second night we dined out with friends in Kilkenny. When we returned two other guests, Jeff and Jim from Washington DC, were in the drawing room having drinks with Bobbi and Rebecca and discussing world events. We joined them and it felt like we had all known each other for years. Thank you Lorum, amid your gorgeous ancestry, for a totally relaxing and wonderful stay, it was just too short. Bobbi and Rebecca, thank you both so so much too, for welcoming us into the heart of your beautiful, gracious and relaxed home. We will be back again and again. Hidden Ireland can certainly boast an enchanting gem in Lorum
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  • Property Features
  • Charming [1863] Country House
  • At foot of Blackstairs Mountains
  • Set on magnificent gardens
  • Good reputation for home cooking
  • Kilkenny & New Ross within easy reach
  • Play croquet, watch the peacocks
  • Exquisite bed linens, distinctive finishes
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