The McKennas had driven from West Cork and when we arrived at Richmond, we sat down in the drawing room and had fresh, warm scones and handmade jam and a pot of tea. The fire blazed away, the comfort was as palpable as the sense of welcome. Was there ever such a happy bunch of travellers, so happy to have arrived at their destination, in such a happy place as Richmond House? Out of such precious, unexpected moments, moments of thoughtfulness and generosity, spring a lifetime’s worth of happy recollections, and that is exactly what Paul and Claire Deevy specialise in, in this lovely country house. They are elemental, thoughtful people.
They and their team look after you, and make sure you have everything you could possibly need, from the tea and scones on arrival to Paul’s lovely country cooking at dinner and then their delicious breakfasts to set you up for the day. Richmond is a special place, a place where time takes its time.