Bed & Breakfast at Mount Vernon
Georgian Villa offering charming accommodation in the heart of the Burren region.
We spent our last two nights in Ireland with Mark at Mount Vernon. What a wonderful place! Mark is a great host and could not have been more helpful and gracious. The house and garden are lovely.
You are treated like an old friend at this country manor home. Mark and Ally are warm, knowledgable and entertaining hosts, at the ready with books, maps, and stories to bring Mt. Vernon and the Burren alive for their guests.
This was the highlight of our trip. Our room opened onto the walled garden, and the sitting room lined with books with windows on Galway Bay was delightful. There isn’t a better place to go to experience the Burren landscape and stay in a lovely home by the sea.
Mount Vernon is a lovely Georgian Villa of great charm and interest offering charming accommodation in the heart of the Burren region of Ireland. Built in 1788 on the Burren coastline of County Clare, the house offers guests fine views over Galway Bay and the surrounding area.
The well proportioned reception rooms contain fine antique furniture, comfortable sofas, paintings and interesting artifacts collected from our extensive travels, all set off by the calm green and gold motif of the rooms. Open fires in the sitting room and library add a warmth and welcome to these lovely rooms. The library opens onto a sheltered terrace and a walled garden of rose beds, herbaceous borders, fruit trees and some immense trees believed to have been a gift from George Washington.
During the nineteenth century Mount Vernon was the summer home of Lady Augusta Gregory of Coole, an accomplished playwright and folklorist, and a pivotal figure in the Irish Cultural Renaissance. Lady Gregory entertained many of the luminaries of the Irish Literary Revival at Mount Vernon including W.B.Yeats, AE (George Russell), O’Casey, Synge and George Bernard Shaw.
Approximate location of Mount Vernon, New Quay, Co. Clare