Drive into the grounds of Cloughjordan House and drive into a little bit of Irish paradise. This 400 year old country house situated a few moments drive from the village of Cloughjordan, has the genteel feel of an Ireland of old. Its graceful proportions, manicured lawns and quiet rural setting make for a very restful experience indeed. Behind the tranquil scene which greets all guests on arrival, a pair of dynamic and extremely passionate people run the show. Make no mistake about that! Sarah and Peter Baker specialise in good food, warm hospitality and friendly service with an Irish family welcome.

B&B available from May to October inclusive

B&B is closed for winter months except for cookery course weekends

Cloughjordan House provides a first class offering in the Good Food Ireland Culinary Accommodation bracket. The proportions of this elegant building make for a very comfortable stay.  Eight acres of land provide quiet places to stroll. Morning coffee or afternoon tea on the lawn is pure delight. Bedrooms in the main house have heaps of period features, but facilities are up to the minute modern. The large separate bathroom dedicated to one of the double rooms has a sauna and walk in wet room. 

Other rooms are ensuite – with equally spacious bath and shower rooms.  Two rooms above the Cloughjordan Cookery School also on site here are built into the eaves – these are neatly proportioned and full of charm from the sloping ceilings and country décor. Outside, country garden deck chairs and loungers are positioned to catch the sun when it shines.  Happy hens have their own run on the lawns here and lay gorgeous eggs as a result.  The couple keep a herd of free range pigs which make superlative sausages and bacon for the breakfast menu when they are mature enough.

Food at Cloughjordan House

Breakfast can be taken in the large and friendly family kitchen in the main house, or in a more formal dining room. Peter is often in charge of proceedings in the mornings.  He’ll quite happily rise early to make freshly squeezed orange juice and bake brown bread to be served with Sarah’s home made preserves, and then cook a top class Full Irish for residents of the house. 

For cookery courses or group dinners, vegetables are picked from the house’s walled garden.  At dinner time, Peter easily slips into the role of host – he’s a natural who loves filling his home with guests who really appreciate its age and character - and the good food ethos which drives the couple.

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Diane Curtin, Inspector, Good food Ireland

Charles T, France

Aoife McElwain- icanhascook

D. Bradley, Canada


Mary Hennessy June 2014