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Stay at Ireland’s Best B&B with Irish Ferries

Springview Farmhouse has been named ‘B&B of the Year’ by B&B Ireland, the representative body for the Irish bed and breakfast sector. The Kilkenny farmhouse features in Irish Ferries’ B&B programme, and can be packaged with ferry crossings for a great-value short break or as part of a touring holiday.

“It may only have three guest bedrooms, but Eileen Joyce has given hundreds of our travellers a warm welcome over the years and we congratulate her on the award,” says Ann Pye, holidays manager at Irish Ferries.

Springview Farmhouse is at the heart of the family’s mixed farm in beautiful, rural County Kilkenny. Bedrooms are furnished in traditional style, as befits the house’s early 19th century origins.  Eileen welcomes guests with fresh-baked scones on arrival and serves a ‘full Irish’ breakfast each morning.

The B&B is no more than half an hour’s drive from fabulous Kilkenny city to the east – with its castle and cobbled streets as well as a host of good cafes and restaurants – and the same distance from medieval Fethard and the impressive Rock of Cashel.

A three-night break at Springview Farmhouse, including return ferry crossings for a car and two people, starts at £432 per couple (total) sharing a double or twin room.

Irish Ferries also offers pre-paid ‘go as you please’ B&B vouchers that can be used at hundreds of B&Bs across Ireland, packaged with ferry crossings from either Holyhead or Pembroke.

08717 300 400, www.irishferries.com/holidays