Rathellen House, a Georgian style country hotel was one of the best experiences of a great 5 day stay in Ireland. Eamonn and Stella Long have put their hearts into this business and it shows. Near to Bansha in Co Tippeary, the house is beautifully decorated, stylish and simply elegant, yet there is a touch of luxury everywhere; in the furnishings, the bathrooms and a fruit salad at breakfast that boasted fresh pineapple, melon, strawberries and raspberries. Proper bacon and white pudding too, not the cheap ingredients I've come across before at other breakfast tables. The area is extremely beautiful with views of the Galtee mountains, plenty of walks, fishing, horse riding. The welcome is sincere and, if you're interested, Eamonn and Stella will speak enthusiastically about the up and coming organic garden and orchard, their environmentally friendly heating system as well as politics, food and wine. I will definitely go back to experience that sense of peace and welcome I had before, luxury without breaking the bank! Best of luck to them!
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