Lorum Old Rectory
Bagenalstown,, Co. Carlow
Dating from 1863, Lorum Old Rectory sits beneath Mount Leinster in the peaceful valley of the River Barrow. Its warm, yellowish, locally cut granite gives it a distinctive and pleasing appearance. The house sits peacefully on the slopes above the River Barrow at Kilgreaney, about halfway between Bagenalstown and Borris. Behind the house are Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains while in front, across the river, are the plains of Kilkenny. Bobbie Smith and her daughter Rebecca are known for their warm welcome and splendid home baking. They know the area intimately and are always a fund of local knowledge.
Bobbie and Rebecca have built up an enviable reputation as a well-run, comfortable house offering good food and good company. They are both members of Euro-Toques and are renowned for their imaginative home cooking, using home-grown or local organic produce wherever possible.
Blackstairs Mountains and Barrow Valley
Lorum Old Rectory is located between the Blackstairs Mountains and the Barrow Valley, in the south of County Carlow. The secret to discovering the true beauty of the Blackstairs and Barrow Valley is to spend time exploring its hidden treasures and getting to know the local people. Each twist and turn of the road will reveal a new delight, beautiful unspoiled towns and villages, breath-taking scenery, interesting rock formations, heather clad hills, grand country houses and ancient heritage sites. Its terrain is a rich tapestry woven with many coloured threads; fashioned by the forces of nature, megalithic monuments left by our ancestors and the colourful patchwork of carefully managed farmlands and forests.
You can select your own pace, a mountain hike, canoeing along the river or simply exploring and enjoying the unhurried pace of life amongst communities who are eager to share their paradise with you.
Lorum Old Rectory is also well positioned for those also who wish to explore the neighbouring counties of Kilkenny, Kildare, Wexford, and Wicklow, where there is plenty to see and do.
Bobbie and Rebecca want you to enjoy your stay with them, confident that they have put in place measures to ensure both your safety and theirs. They will be following the all the guidelines from Failte Ireland for operating during this pandemic with the following additions:
• You will have exclusive use of the house for your stay. There will be no other guests staying at the same time as your group. Minimum group size of four people, maximum six.
• There will be a minimum one-night break between groups.
• There will be a two-night minimum stay for the rest of the season to accommodate the restrictions we have placed to implement the above.
Lorum Old Rectory, Kilgreaney, Bagenalstown,, Co. Carlow, R21 RD45, Ireland
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