Why stay here?
- One of Ireland’s favourite Country Houses.
- Stunning location, flawless service.
- Excellent Irish Country House cooking with exciting nightly Tasting Menus.
We have visited Moy House many times over the years and are always impressed by the quality of hospitality delivered by Caroline and her team at this unique Co. Clare Country House. For the food, service, character and comfort, Moy House remains top of our list for real hospitality excellence.
The dramatic Atlantic Ocean view and the cosy ambiance of the lounge still leaves every resident feeling like the most privileged guest ever! It is the only lounge I have been in where the trusting nature of the management allows for an Honesty Bar. Here guests are asked to write their name and drinks on a little note pad, as they help themselves to whatever they fancy from the amply stocked drinks cabinet. There are books, magazines and board games, along with little bowels of nibbles, and all in the context of that unique setting – what more could a weary soul possibly wish for?
ACCOMMODATION AT MOY HOUSE
While this lovely country house hotel boasts merely nine unique bedrooms, this is great news for the guest. You really feel like you are staying at a friend’s country residence and technically you will never meet more than eighteen people staying there at any one time, although in reality on each occasion we met no more than half a dozen.
The rooms are beautifully and regularly refurbished with stunningly elegant decor. On our first visit our bedroom was enormous, and the bathroom boasted a claw foot, stand-alone bath, and a huge power shower too. We had lots of space and light and comfort. Our windows looked out to sea and that is the first thing I saw when I awoke in the morning. We had very comfortable beds, top quality linen, television, robes, flowers, water and the most relaxing ambiance we have encountered in any hotel ever. Each of the other rooms we stayed in were equally focused on comfort, simple luxury, taste and style. With lovely L'Occitaine toiletries, fluffy robes, and a present on the bed at turn-down service, every guest feel like they have the best bedroom.
THE MOY HOUSE EXPERIENCE
One friend of mine became a real fan after her first stay at Moy House. She had waxed lyrical about the experience by announcing, “Forget golfing, walking or surfing, even though excellent conditions exist for all these nearby, this is a place for doing nothing!
Forget Victorian mansions or modern timber and glass sculptural buildings; forget manicured lawns and tree lined drives. This unusual house stands on the cliff’s edge, braving the elements, looking proudly out over the Atlantic and the Western sky, next stop America.”
My guest on the next occasion merely looked dreamily out to sea and said “This is the most romantic place I have ever visited”. She announced that she would like to get married there, and was delighted to learn that Moy House does indeed cater for small bespoke weddings where the party takes the whole of the house for the occasion. Sounds like the ultimate in a luxury and stress-free wedding!
DINING AT MOY HOUSE
Moy House is renowned for the quality of food served there, and both dinner and breakfast are a rare treat. But recently dining at Moy House has reached a new level of culinery excellence. Dinner each evening is now a tasting menu created by chef Matthew Strefford using organically grown produce from their own newly planted 20 acre garden. With their own chickens, ducks and pigs there is now a real "taste of Moy House" experience when dining there. I enjoyed Chilled Carrot Soup followed by a Goats Cheese Gnocchi, Pan-fried Salmon, Burren lamb and finally Pannacotta with Rhubarb. Each course was beautifully crafted,and I enjoyed accompanying wines as recommended by chef! It was a rare dining delight, and if like me you are happy to put your dinner course choices in the hands of a seriously good chef - you are in heaven here as you will always enjoy local and seasonal, fresh and largely organic ingredients.There is no doubt that Moy House continues to carve quite a name for itself in the culinary landscape of County Clare.
With such great food, fine wines and lovely location, the scene is always set for gourmet excellence. Breakfast is a real treat too, with fresh pastries, eggs Benedict, warm fruit compote and delicate yoghurts, fresh pressed juices and every kind of tea and coffee you could want. Looking out over the Atlantic Ocean from the conservatory dining room, I can hardly think of a more relaxing setting in the world.
There is complimentary WiFi throughout the house and there is also a computer for guests to check emails, and your mobile phone will work if you want to use it, this place really offers a relaxing break from busy contemporary life. If ever you wanted a bolt-hole from the stresses of modern living, we could not recommend anywhere higher than Moy House.
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