Knockranny House Hotel is a wonderfully luxurious property, situated just 10 minutes’ walk from the charming town centre of Westport, in Co. Mayo. Since opening in May 1997, the Hotel has forged a growing reputation as one of Ireland’s finest establishments, culminating in the receipt of the ‘Best 4 Star Hotel in Ireland’ award in 2010. Approached through secluded grounds and rapidly maturing gardens, Knockranny House Hotel, rises into view against a backdrop of majestic Mayo scenery. Constructed in classic Victorian style, the hotel’s exterior evokes images of bygone times. Step inside and your initial impression is complimented by the decadent qualities of the hotel’s interior. Log fires, warm colour schemes and antique furniture accompanied by a friendly service ensure a warm welcome and unsurpassed comfort.
Knockranny House Hotel offers luxury four star hotel accommodation with 97 rooms that are spacious and bright. All feature elegant furnishings and superb facilities throughout. Warm colour schemes give rise to a peaceful environment, thereby providing for guests a wonderful haven of warmth, calm and relaxation in this four star Westport Hotel.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Crisp Bed Linens
- Bathrobe & Slippers
- CD & DVD Player
- Direct Dial Telephones with Voicemail
- Electronic Safe
- Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
La Fougere Restaurant:
La Fougère Restaurant at Knockranny is renowned for fine dining and the superb quality of its cuisine and wine list. Following on from its National title of ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland 2010’ at the prestigious Irish Restaurant awards and having received Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence in 2011, La Fougère is celebrating again, having been awarded the ‘Best Restaurant in Connaught 2011’ at the FOOD & WINE Magazine Awards 2011.
Head Chef Seamus Commons has been widely recognised for his outstanding talent having been awarded the title of ‘Best Chef in Connaught’ by by FOOD & WINE Magazine 2011 & The Restaurant Association of Ireland 2010 . In addition, he received a glowing review in the 2011 edition of the ‘Bridgestone Irish Food Guide’ and in the 2012 edition of the ‘100 Best Restaurants in Ireland’. Author John McKenna refers to Seamus as “one of the great comtemporary Irish talents, and the good news is that he continues to innovate and continues to get better. The restaurant at Knockranny is an unmissable destination”.
With table d’hôte, à la carte and tasting menus to choose from, Knockranny’s team of chefs headed by Seamus Commons (and including the ‘Eurotoques Best Young Chef in Ireland 2012’- Kamil Dubanik), place high emphasis on fresh seafood and the finest local ingredients. La Fougère also hosts regular themed events throughout the year including a Seafood & Shellfish Weekend, Gourmet Game Weekend and a Vegetarian Weekend.
Knockranny is also delighted to announce its inclusion in the Michelin Great Britain & Ireland Guide 2012.
On the Map: Westport enjoys a coastal location in County Mayo, in the west of Ireland. The town is accessed via the N59 road from Clifden (to the south), or N5 road from Castlebar (to the east).
Westport is a postcard-pretty town with as lovely a main street as you’ll be likely to find anywhere in Ireland. The town lies in the shadow of Croagh Patrick with Clew Bay and its 365 islands just to the west. While in Westport be sure to visit Westport House and climb at least a little of Croagh Patrick. Westport House dates from 1730 and offers everything from a dungeon to a zoo! Croagh Patrick is a 765-meter hill where St. Patrick is said to have banished the snakes from Ireland. This hill is climbed (often barefoot) by thousands of Catholic pilgrims each July. South of Westport are some stunning scenic drives leading into the Connemara region. A trip northwards will bring you to remote Achill island which is accessible by a small bridge. Even further off the beaten path is Belmullet in the northwest corner of County Mayo. Westport also boasts a great selection of traditional pubs, among them Matt Molloy’s of the Chieftains.