We have just returned from a week's stay at Birch Hill House and in spite of the lovely Irish weather (it only rained once - from Friday until Tuesday!) we had a wonderful time. The house was so big that everyone had plenty of space to chill out (I don't think the photos convey quite how enormous it really is). More importantly, it was in superb condition and despite its size, was quite easy to keep clean. Similarly, the superb insulation qualities and log-burning stove meant that we were cosy throughout our stay. Highlights were the second reception room, with its large screen TV and pool table - an absolute godsend in keeping the kids occupied - and the Miele coffee machine, which got plenty of use during our long lazy mornings. Pete, our host, was very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, on a quiet little laneway, near a quiet little village, and yet only a few minutes' drive from the motorway. Lots to do nearby, including drives through beautiful scenery in the rain! We would happily return.