About this listing
Situated on the Táin Way Walking Trail at the foothills of the stunning Cooley Mountains. An excellent location for a walking holiday in the Cooley Peninsula. We cater exclusively for adults who are seeking a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings
Inclusive of full breakfast (Vegetarian, Gluten and Dairy free options available on request) The Táin King size bedroom with private en-suite bathroom is one of 4 bedrooms available for guests to book. All rooms are individually designed to ensure you have a relaxing comfortable stay. Luxurious deep sprung beds and 300 thread count bed linen ensures a wonderful nights sleep. Our Breakfast includes a wide selection to suit all tastes. Price includes Bed and Breakfast, complimentary Tea, Coffee. Afternoon Tea available on request €2.50 per person payable locally (Tea or Coffee and Homemade Scones and Jam)
For a quiet drink take a stroll to our local country pub and restaurant just a couple of minutes away.
We are happy to arrange weekend packages to include Cookery Demonstrations, Horse Riding, Guided Hill Walking Tours, Cycling and Motor Bike tours.
Interaction with Guests
Available at all times
The mountain ranges of Cooley, Slieve Gullion and the Mourne beckon you to explore their splendour on foot, bicycle or horseback, on a variety of looped walks and cycle paths. Local adventure centres offer you rock climbing, abseiling canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing in the waters of Carlingford Lough and the Irish Sea.
Ravensdale to Dublin - Under 1 hours drive
Ravensdale to Belfast- Under 1 hours drive
Ravensdale to Giants Causeway - 2 hours drive
Ravensdale to Donegal - 2.5 hours drive
Ravensdale to Galway - 3 hours drive
Ravensdale to Cork - 3.5 hours drive
Other Things to Note
Evening meals available (48hrs notice required)
The 2 course set menu varies depending on the season.
Vegetarians and other special dietary requirements can be accommodated.
1. We have a strict No Smoking policy within the guest house. Guest who smoke in their rooms will be asked to check out immediately and a €250 charge will be assessed to their credit card. This amount is to cover the cleaning charges incurred in rendering the room smoke-free for subsequent guests.
2. Eating in guest rooms is prohibited
3. Candles, Burning Incense, and Bath Oils are prohibited.
4. Adult only accommodation
5. We own 2 friendly small dogs Jack & Jill so "Ravensdale Guest House" is not suitable for people with dog allergies or who are afraid of dogs (please note our dogs are not allowed in guest accommodation) Unfortunately we are unable to cater for other pets.
Check-in and Check-out policies
Check- in 4-6pm unless otherwise arranged, please let us know if you are to arrive later than 6pm
Check-out 10.30-11am, any outstanding bills payable the evening before departure
We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or to any vehicle or possessions, unless it is proven to have been caused by a negligent act by ourselves or contractors whilst acting in the course of employment.
Carol was an excellent host, our bedroom was very cosy and the bed was very comfortable. We had arrived late on the evening of our stay, Carol had left us homemade biscuts and tea/coffee in our room to refresh us after the long drive. The breakfast was perfect, with a wide varity on offer, freshly prepared and very tasty.
Carol was a wonderful host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Carol and Peadar. They are a lovely friendly couple and did everything to make us feel at home starting the the first pot of tea with home baked goodies. Everything was first class and we could have chatted to Carol for hours. Our room was lovely, the breakfasts just magnificent and the hospitality unbeatable. It was very hard to leave after our two nights.
We spent our last 3 nights in Ireland with Carol and Paeder at their lovely B&B, and we all thought we couldn't have had a better send-off. The home itself is lovely - well laid out, nicely kept, clean, spacious, welcoming. The garden is lovely as well, situated in the Ravensdale area.
Carol was a wonderful host. She offered tips and information about the area and travel tips as well. She provides cookery lessons (on request), which we took her up on, and had a great time! She went out of her way to provide the little things that make a stay excellent - freshly baked biscuits in our rooms, kettles, coffee, tea, a sitting room. It was truly a treat to be there, in the quiet of the country, with such affable people. I would recommend this place highly for those who enjoy good craic and warm company.
Carol was very welcoming and friendly. The room was clean and really comfortable and she offered me some delicious homemade items she had baked.
I look forward to visiting again.
Visiting Ravensdale Guest House was a wonderful experience. It is located right between Dublin and Belfast (an hour drive to either one) and we enjoyed traveling to both. Carol and Peadar gave us a very warm welcome when we arrived and were perfect hosts throughout our 4 night stay. We had requested dinner the first night and it was absolutely delicious, as were the amazing and very filling, homemade breakfasts each morning (Carol is an amazing cook). The rooms were lovely...very clean with luxurious bedding. The sitting room was very cozy (with coals heating in the fireplace in the evenings). My favorite part, though, was visiting with Carol and Peadar who were so much fun to talk to. They also had great recommendations of places to visit and eat (the Fitzpatricks pub was a hit). Overall a wonderful experience and very highly recommended!
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About the Host, Carol
Ravensdale Guest House is owned and run by the Mc Elroy family. Your host Carol loves cooking,entertaining and meeting new people. With a background in training and development Carol also trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School. She believe in celebrating the very best of local produce and in the sustainable use of resource. Using seasonal produce we are extremely conscious of 'food miles' and keep to a minimum the use of imported ingredients. We work hard to make sure that "Ravensdale Guest House" is environmentally sensitive as possible.
Whether for a weekend break or longer family holiday, for a conference or a special occasion, we look forward to welcoming you. Our aim is to provide you with a warm and friendly welcome and the very best of Irish hospitality.