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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a wedding in NCW and was very happy with all aspects of our stay from start to finish. the lady of the house was very friendly, helpful and professional. the room was nice and warm and bigger than a standard double room. There's parking at this accommodation also which always helps. I would highly recommend.

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GLADSTONE
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you want to experience a true "country farmhouse", try this B&B. On the edge of Newcastle west, room was small, but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. Eileen was a very informative and personable host. This is definitely a taste of the old country.

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights at Eileen's B&B. Very nice accomodation, clean rooms, great breakfast, good wifi;). The best part is the hostess Eileen, lovely woman who is in for a nice conversation, has great cooking skills and has a great sense of humor. Nice jams with special ingredients you have to guess. From the first moment it was like coming...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Yes. I try very hard to take care of my guests and I love baking. I had an aunt who was always making jams and I seemed to have inherited that trait. Your children are wonderful but that is down to you and your wife. Well done. Thank you for...

Reviewed 24 July 2016

I had read reviews about the decor prior to my booking, but Eileen was a fantastic hostess, bedrooms are spotless, and the house is nicely located on the outskirts of the town. This is a great base if you are going on further south west. Eileen's home baking is a lovely touch, and she has the genuine cead mile failte...

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Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Stayed here one night over the weekend, Our host Eileen was just excellent and her bed and breakfast fantastic, Eileen pays attention to detail in her hosting skills and accommodation, Thank you Eileen from Mary and Phil, your bed and breakfast has hospitality at its core, please stay here if your in area needing the perfect stay in the area.

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Thank you Mary and Phil for your kind words. It is easy to take care of nice people. I am glad you liked the home baking and the jams. I particularly liked the conversation. I hope to see you the next time you are in the area. Eileen.

Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Eileen is a lovely, thoughtful hostess and made me feel so welcome and cared for. Her homecooking is delightful and irresistible, especially her own home-made jams and fresh Irish Soda bread. Her spacious house has a warm, inviting atmosphere. I will be back for certain 😊

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Kimberley, You were such a lovely person that it was very easy to take care of you. We did have a few great laughs!!!! I am glad that you enjoyed the "tasting" session. Take care and I hope to see when you come back again. Eileen.

Reviewed 27 January 2016

Eileen was the perfect hostess! Very accommodating, a lovely sense of humor, and a fantastic cook! Breakfast foods, tea, & coffee were lovingly prepared each morning. She taught me how to make griddle bread - and I make it at home now. She always made Irish brown bread and an assortment of her own jams and jellies a part of...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Erin, Thank you so very much for your kind comments. It is so easy to take care of nice people and you and your husband were wonderful. The weather was dreadful but that didn't stop you enjoying yourselves. I am glad that you are enjoying the griddle bread. It is so easy to make. When I get tired and...

San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We called at the last minute because we were just wondering around Ireland, and Eileen told us to come on over! Since it was winter, there was only one other young couple there, and they were very nice also. She gave us a huge traditional Irish breakfast, with five different homemade jams, and homemade Irish soda bread. She also directed...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Valmontefu, Oh! I love praise! Thank you so very much. I love baking and my jams and jellies are so full of fruit and some "vegetables"! Did you guess that last one, the one with the lemon flavour? If you will ever be in this part of the country again, I would love for you to call. Thank you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We loved our stay here. We arrived late in afternoon. We were greeted by Eileen and felt very welcome instantly. Eileen gave us valuable diections to a great pub for food. The room was comfortable snd so was the bed. Eileen provided a beautiful hot breakfast complete with "damper"( aussies call it this). The room was clean and very nice....

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2015

After a long drive Eileen gave us tea and a lovely guinness cake in a room which is available for guests (there was even a guest fridge for us to put our sandwiches in). The room was lovely, comfortable and very clean, with every amenity you could need. I loved the house, which was charming and beautifully decorated. The breakfast...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Brian, It was a pleasure having your family. Your sons were fantastic. I hardly knew that there were two young boys in the house. I think they will remember Newcastle West especially since they were called up on the stage at the West Fest, a music festival held every September. I will be glad to have you stay any...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our home is 100 years old and when you stay at The Orchard Bed and Breakfast, you will be stayaing with The Murphy Family. We have only 5 guest bedrooms. All of them are ensuite and towels are supplied. There is a cot available on request. I am a short distance from the centre of Newcastle West. (distance: 1.5 Km.) Parking is free. On arrival, there is complimentary tea/coffee and some of my homemade Guinness Cake. Try it and I am sure you will like it. My speciality is home baking. There is always some cake in the cake tin for the guest's use. For breakfast, I serve cereals, juice, fruit and yogurt. Then, would you like bacon, sausage and eggs? Or bacon and scrambled eggs? Maybe scrambled egg and smoked salmon? Or my French customers like my pancakes! I always have homemade Soda Bread and sometimes griddle Bread. If you stay a few nights and use Newcastle West as a centre to visit Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick City and Clare, I will have time to show you how to make my Guinness Cake or scones. Did I say that my husband is a farmer so would you like hen eggs or DUCK eggs? Just asking! You don't have to make your mind up now!As Newcastle West is not a tourist "hot spot" you will find the people very welcoming.In the local area there are many historical sites to see. Check out the Desmond Castle in the town centre, or the monastic ruins at Askeaton. Why not visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscaroll or Adare Heritage centre. Our local Pet Farm at Stonehall now has Zoo Status. The third in Ireland and the only one in Limerick.The Orchard Bed and Breakfast in only 1 hour from Killarney/Tralee and 2 hours from Dingle. Going north, I am just an hour and a half from the famous Cliffs of Moher and the Burren and an hour from Bunratty Castle. A trip to Blarney Castle and then onto the Rock of Cashel and home by the Glen of Aherlow is a must.To get to me is is very easy. I am on the N21. Coming from Limerick, I am on the right hand side of the road, just 200m after the 60 km/hr sign post. If you reach the roundabout you will have passed me by so just turn around and come back to me and I will have that tea or coffee and Guinness Cake ready for you. ... more   less 

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Address: The Orchard Limerick Road | Co. Limerick, Newcastle West, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Newcastle West
Price Range: $96 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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