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Bed and Breakfast in  Kinnitty near the Slieve Bloom Mountains

Ardmore Country House Bed and Breakfast in Kinnitty near the Slieve Bloom Mountains is a real treat for anyone looking for a refreshing and authentic Irish experience. Savor the flavor of great home produced food, cosy bedrooms, relax and rest in  high quality accommodation near Kinnitty Castle. Enjoy the peace and quiet, and the wonderful landscape of the Slieve Bloom Mountains on foot or by bike. Ardmore Country House in Kinnitty is at the trail head for the Slieve Bloom Mountain Biking trails. You can access the long distance Slieve Bloom Way or a variety of shorter looped walking trails.

Accommodation near the Slieve Bloom Mountains

Take a break in the wide open countryside, no crowds just nature. Only a few minutes from Ardmore Country House Kinnitty you can be walking in the woods of the Slieve Blooms with the birds singing, listening to the Camcor the river gently trickling over the stones or watching a red squirrel scuttling up a tree.

Stay with Us

Stay with us for weddings at Kinnitty Castle Hotel just 3 minutes drive from Ardmore Country House. Many brides have spent the night before their wedding at Kinnitty Castle Hotel with us. We love having you stay with us

Your Host

Chris your host says “I have been living in Ardmore Country House for the last 29 years and have enjoyed restoring this fine old house to its former glory and developing the gardens. It’s a joy to wake up each morning and take in the beautiful lush green landscape of the Slieve Bloom Mountains through the large picture windows of Ardmore House.” I have been hosting guests at Ardmore Country House for 27 years and enjoy looking after people. I was delighted to be awarded 3rd place in the Irish Independent readers travel awards in 2022 in Ireland, top ten B and B’s.

runner up in Irish Independent readers travel Awards 2022

Failte Ireland Safety Standards

We are very concerned for your safety and welfare and as well as completing the Failte Ireland Safety  Charter we have put extra safety measures in place.

 Guest House Amenities

    • Free off road private parking.
    • Free Wi Fi
    • Complimentary Tea/Coffee and home baking on arrival.
    • Log Fire
    • Choice of Breakfast Menu using fresh local produce.
    • Large private landscaped gardens. Use of BBQ.
    • Lock up garage for bicycles and Motorbikes
    • Walkers/Cyclists drying Room
    • Walking information, maps, walking poles, packed lunch.
    • Bicycle hire locally. Mountain Bikes, E- Bikes Maps and itinerary.
    • Bike wash and secure lockup store


Breakast at Ardmore House Kinnitty is a real treat with fresh local produce, our own home made traditional Irish soda bread, cheese scones, jams and marmalade.

Local Attractions near Ardmore Country House in Kinnitty

There are many hidden gems in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. There is so much to do and see you will always wish you stayed longer.

Slieve Bloom Mountains


The Slieve Blooms are located  near Kinnitty at the crossroads of Ireland and are only a 90 minute drive…


Birr Castle stay at Ardmore Country House, The Walk, Kinnitty


Birr Castle Gardens in the Georgian town of Birr are world famous for the large selection of rare…


Leap Castle


Ardmore Country House B&B in Kinnitty is just a 20 minutes drive from Leap Castle  which is reputed to be Ireland’s most haunted castle….


Tullamore Dew whiskey served with Kilbegganoatmeal,rish Soda Bread served for Breakfast at Ardmore Country House


The visitor centre is located  in the Tullamore Dew Distillary on the outskirts of Tullamore…




Lough Boora Discovery Park is located in County Offaly a 20 minute drive from Ardmore….


Clonmacnoise Monastic site dates back to 550BC is on the banks of the river shannon


Visit the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise near Shannonbridge in Co Offaly on your way to Ardmore Country house bed and Breakfast in Kinnitty. It was founded by….


 Rooms at Ardmore Country House Kinnitty

Our wonderful guest bedrooms are individually decorated to a very high standard to create a cosy relaxed atmosphere

Guest House Reviews

We are thrilled to be placed third in the Top Ten Bed and Breakfasts in Ireland  2022 Irish Independent Reader Choice Awards.

 In 2020  we  are were  ranked in the top 10% of hotels worldwide on Trip Advisor and receive the Traveller’s Choice Award 2020

  • star rating  First of all, Chris our hostess was awesome!
    She steered us in the right direction for sights we would be interested in and not too far away. The breakfasts are... read more

    3 October 2019

    star rating  This was our fourth and final B & B and by far the best! Chris is the definition of a hostess. She welcomes you into her home and offers you... read more

    25 October 2019

    star rating  We stayed here for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Chris was a fantastic host, offering us tea and homemade scones on arrival. She went above... read more

    Emer M
    7 June 2021
  • star rating  Had a wonderful stay with some friends in Ardmore Country House. The house and grounds are fabulous! Comfy beds, great showers. Breakfast was delightful, way better than... read more

    2 October 2022

    star rating  Ardmore house is a beautiful old country house. Chris, the landlady was an excellent host. Lovely fresh cooked breakfast. A stones throw from the pubs and cafes in Kinnity village.... read more

    31 October 2021

    star rating  My husband and I loved our stay at the Ardmore. Chris was an amazing hostess! She greeted us warmly and had a fire waiting for us in the sitting room.... read more

    7 April 2022
  • star rating  A few of us recently stayed in the Chris's wonderful B&B whilst we trekked the Slieve bloom way.

    It was the perfect base for such an adventure and... read more

    20 August 2022

    star rating  This place is magic! Chris is amazing, knowledgeable and fun. We were only here for one night and wish we had stayed for more. It was clean,... read more

    23 October 2019

    star rating  Arrived here completely wet, but it was nice and well-organised. Nice breakfast, also very pleasant and decent lady. The building itself is quite well-maintained, with a beautiful virginia creeper all... read more

    3 August 2020
  • star rating  With 4 friends we stayed 4 nights while walking the Slieve Blooom Way. Even before we arrived Chris ensured our stay would be trouble-free, giving us information... read more

    Anne H
    23 July 2022

    star rating  We were so pleased that we selected Ardmore Country House for our three-night stay. Chris was super helpful during our stay and we found her very friendly, easy-going and a... read more

    1 November 2019

    star rating  Our trip in Kinnitty was very fantastic. Chris welcomed us during two weeks. The room was really clean and beautiful. It’s a great opportunity to try mountain bike available in... read more

    5 August 2019
  • star rating  Beautiful house with all the facilities required for a one-night stay. Christine was such a lovely host and provided great recommendations. Also provided us with tea and cake on arrival.... read more

    3 August 2022

    star rating  This was our fourth and final B & B and by far the best! Chris is the definition of a hostess. She welcomes you into her home and offers you... read more

    26 October 2019

    star rating  Location was good for the event we were attending at the Castle; room was large and spacious. Water pressure in the shower is great! However: cleanliness in parts was not... read more

    7 August 2022
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