About Lough Key House Boutique B&B
The house shares two of it's boundary walls with Lough Key
Forest and Activity Park. It's black iron gates are just west of the park entrance, so it is
easily found on the N4.
It is set on eleven acres of paddocks, orchard and gardens. The Rose Garden beside the house is a lovely place to receive tea and home baking
on warm summer evenings. The stone seat in the nearby herb
garden is also a favourite retreat, while the vegetable garden
is for work times only!
Frances loves to experiment with homemade preserves and cordials, her current
favourites are pomelo marmalade and green tomato breakfast jaml! She likes to offer more than just the traditional Irish breakfast, and so makes scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or fresh herb omelettes (eg lovage and chive). Frances tends the herb garden while
the hens enthusiastically lay eggs every morning.
While Frances enjoys hillwalking, her daughter Amy is passionate about horses and so Paul The Destroyer and the donkey brothers graze the paddocks and chomp on the windfalls in October
Afternoons might find us climbing over the orchard wall into
Upper Kilbryan Wood part of the Forest Park, which sprouts
3 million (approx!) bluebells in April-May, and is a sight to behold.
It provides a beautiful walk to the lake's edge. Evenings are whiled away in the warm sitting room with a blazing fire and WIFI!