While in Ardmore, county Waterford recently I took lots of photos for the Thursday Doors series. So, to continue on from last week’s cottage murals, here are some of my favourites along with boats, bluebells and balustrades.
As we climbed the hill that led to where we planned on having lunch, we came across this little white cottage, its pretty yellow door looking out over the seaside village and sheltered beach.
At the top of the hill stands the Cliff House Hotel, with its fabulous vista and even more fabulous food from a Michelin-starred restaurant. For a five-star establishment the excellent bar food is great value at a very moderate price and I was so hungry after all that sea air and exercise, I wolfed it down before I remembered to take a photograph. I did, however take a shot of the butter, brown bread and condiments – note the seascape in the background. We could have eaten outside on the terrace but dark clouds were looming in the bay, promising to drop their load on us at any time. There wasn’t even a sign of any of the dolphins that often entertain delighted guests.
The whole of the reception area, front and back, is glass so that all you can really see of the hotel’s doors are the handles. The stairs and its decorative balustrade lead down to the restaurant and bar, with many of the interior walls displaying the same stonework as the exterior.
Empty tables on the terrace and a good job, too, as ten minutes later it bucketed down on top of them. I still have a few more photos from Ardmore to share on next week’s Thursday Doors but if you surf on over to Norm’s blog you’ll find a wide and varied selection to browse through. Thanks for visiting and taking the tour.