Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Bed & Breakfast Guests at Clonalis are always confident of a warm welcome. Your hosts, Pyers and Marguerite, have built a reputation for warm hospitality and guests enjoy a level of personal attention that encourages them to relax and absorb the ambiance of this family home.
Our guests can choose to unwind and enjoy tea beside the fire in the library or explore the park and woodland. For those who enjoy tennis there is a hard tennis court and a games room in the court yard where table tennis etc is available.
The bedrooms at Clonalis are luxurious and very comfortable with original furnishings and enjoy wonderful views over the the park and woodlands.
The Green bedroom is decorated in soft, soothing colours which draw the eye to the imposing trees in the garden. This room has a comfortable four poster bed and a spacious en suite bathroom overlooking the garden.
The Gold Bedroom is an elegantly proportioned room with a large four poster bed and magnificent views over the parkland. The bathroom is so spacious that there is room for 2 armchairs!!
Our Twin Room faces due west capturing all of the evening sun. It too has original furniture and several precious family portraits that give a lovely welcoming feel to the room.
The late afternoon sunlight bursts into the fourth of our guest bedrooms, making it bright, light and welcoming. It has a comfortable half tester bed and a spacious shower room.
Georgina Campbell’s Country House of the Year 2012
It’s great that we have a Taoiseach from the North West. It really raises the profile of a fantastic part of the country that – except for a few key destinations such as Westport tend to be underrated. It has always been a favourite area of ours though and deserves to be discovered. Think about this for starters … imagine waking up in a four poster bed in a fabulous 45 room Victorian Italianate Mansion that stands on the land that has been the home of the O’Conors, Kings of Connaught, for 1500 years … wander down for breakfast and then explore the house – there is even a small museum and amazing heirlooms including a copy of the last Brehan Law Judgement handed down about 1580 and O’Carolan’s Harp.
In the evening after a good home cooked dinner you can chat over a night cap beside a log fire in cosy book lined Library before heading back up to one of those beautiful bedrooms. Despite the grandeur anybody can do all this at Clonalis House where the warmly hospitable owners, Pyers and Marguerite O’Conor Nash, make sure there is a homely atmosphere to welcome every guest – it’s the Irish Country House at its best, well placed for exploring the West – and handy to Ireland West Airport at Knock too. Magic.
Awarded, October 2011